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BRUCE van VOORST

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BRUCE van VOORST  

Bruce van Voorst, long-time correspondent for Newsweek and Time Magazine, died on December 9, 2013, of complications from a fall. He was 81.
During his 35-year journalism career he covered a wide spectrum of international issues, spending 22 years overseas on assignments from Bonn to Beirut, Brussels to Buenos Aires.
He served as Diplomatic Correspondent for Newsweek and Senior Correspondent for National Security at Time.
In the early 1990's he made frequent appearances on PBS' MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour.
In his retirement he became an accomplished watercolorist and pursued a wide range of studies. He and his wife, Barbara, traveled extensively.
Born in Holland, MI, he graduated from Hope College and earned a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan. He received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Hope College in 1991.
His marriage to the former Marilyn Van Hekken ended in divorce. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara van Voorst of Arlington, VA, son Mark van Voorst of NY, and daughters Amb. Carol van Voorst of Arlington, VA, Kathryn Marchmont-Robinson of LaGrange Highlands, IL, and Susan Prins of Holland, MI, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and sister Mary Bloemers.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or a .


Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 16, 2013
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