In Memory

Bruce Harrison

Bruce Harrison

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08/01/20 06:37 PM #1    

Jim Fici

So very sad to hear of Bruce’s untimely passing.  He was a kind and thoughtful person, a great classmate and someone who also happened to be a very good athlete.  His personality endeared him to many people.  We will miss you Bruce.  May God bless your soul and may you rest in peace! 


Attached is a picture of Bruce, Roger Nalepa and myself from October 5, 2016.  The day before, Bruce drove down from Michigan and Roger drove from Delaware to my home on the golf course at a country club where I lived about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA.  We had a great dinner at the club that night with my wife Pat and then spent time reminiscing at my home afterwards.  This was just before my wife and I moved to South Carolina.  The picture was taken the next day just after we finished a late lunch at the club following a round of golf.  Later that day, Roger drove back to his home in Delaware and Bruce drove home to Michigan.  That's the last time I saw Bruce.  

08/01/20 09:44 PM #2    

Stephanie Lafata (Vitale)

I will never forget Bruce Harrison.  He was a wonderful, kind, caring and gentle person.  He was a great friend to all who knew him.  He could always make me laugh when I was feeling a little sad.  He is smiling at us all in Heaven.  We all loved him so much.  God bless the Harrison Family.  Many prayers to all of you in this very difficult time.   Stevie Vitale

08/02/20 01:34 PM #3    

Joseph Reynolds

During my years at B.G. I only knew Bruce casually.  But still I remember him as being a sweet and gentle guy.  Praying for God's merciful love to envelop Bruce and all those who loved him.

08/02/20 04:54 PM #4    

Kathleen Hemmen (Carlson)

I didn't know Bruce very well while attending OLQP and BG.  He was part of the popular group of athletes but he was always a kind and gentle person to all of his BG classmates. At our gathering before the 50th Reunion, I remember his talk about needing eye surgery so that he could improve his golf game.  He said until he had surgery he would just ask the people he was golfing with where his ball was located.  I will not forget the little talk we had in January at Jim Brigulio's service.  Bruce's smile will be missed.  He is another BG '66 light shining in Heaven and looking down on all of us.  Blessings and prayers to Martine and all of the Harrison family.   Kathy Carlson

08/03/20 09:51 AM #5    

Roger Nalepa

I am very sad to hear of Bruce's untimely passing.  I knew Bruce well as a teammate on the BG basketball team and admired his skill, competitiveness and teamwork.  I only saw Bruce once or twice after graduation but did have the opportuntiy to get together with Bruce and Jim Fici a few years ago.  We had lots of great conversation intermixed with a round of golf.  This interaction reminded me what a gentle, caring person Bruce was. We had lots of laughs and I have a great memory to hold on to. His smile, as captured in every photo I have seen of Bruce, truly captures his kind, generous nature.

Rest in Peace Bruce.


08/03/20 10:51 AM #6    

Philip Cunningham

Bruce and I were mates on the basketball court, not so much off of it, but I admired his calmness and determination. He was a great talent and it was an honor to play alongside him. I’m saddened by the tragic circumstances of his death, and I regret not going to the 50th reunion to see him one last time.

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