Robert Bruce
Robert Bruce

Obituary of Robert Stephen Bruce

Robert Stephen Bruce began life, Thurs evening, 18April1963, in Radford, VA. Thurs evening, 16Nov2023, in Columbia, SC, Stephen was hit by an SUV while helping a handicapped elderly lady navigate from a bus stop to her nearby house. Stephen was killed instantly; the lady recovered.

Steve saved my life, said the lady; he pushed me, so I didn’t get hurt that much. That was Steve’s final mortal conversation with life; an act of moral courage.

Steve is survived by two sons, Ian, and Gedas; two daughters, Amy and Angelena; granddaughter, Mila; parents, Connie and Robert F. Bruce; and brother, Ian. His trusted Mentor, Scout, a gentle Boykin Spaniel, preceded him in death. Although at a distance, Steve’s beloved children and grandchild were always in his heart.

Steve graduated from North Hunterdon High, Clinton NJ. He attended North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, where he pursued a degree in Mathematics Education. Steve also attended Indiana University (distance education) for Computer Technician Certification. And, he completed Vocational Training (Ridgeland SCC) for appliance repair and carpentry.

Steve loved all animals, and the beauty of the natural world. He could fix anything, PCs, cars, appliances. His antique restoration skills were well known; he loved woodworking. Steve was also a devoted in-home caregiver. He was interested in South Carolina Caregiver Training & Certification for Home-Care.

In remembrance, please donate to the Humane Society of Greenwood, SC, 29649.

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