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August 17, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. I was Bruce's secretary when he was Graduate Dean. Everyone can speak of his brilliance, but he had a humorous side as well. He kept getting his tie caught in the top drawer of his desk, so he often walked the halls with his tie flung over his shoulder. Finally, he put blocks under the legs, but the office gremlins pranked him with several bricks, making the desk much higher.
It was a pleasure to work for Bruce. I am saddened by his loss.
August 15, 2019
Dr. Ristow and family. Ellen notified me of Bruce's passing. My condolences go to you and your daughters . Prayers with you and the family during this difficult time.
August 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Ristow family. I worked with Bruce from 1984 until his retirement. Bruce's excitement for technology is what helped Geneseo advance quickly in the early days of the digital era. I work in the IT department. I can't thank Bruce enough for his enthusiasm, support, and creativity in funding our first computer labs, our first fiber-optic network, our first classroom technology, our first academic mainframe computer (UNO), and our residential network. Bruce loved Apple computers. I was the recipient of his hand me down tangerine clamshell iBook when he moved on to the next new thing! Bruce loved to get together with us IT folks to watch the Apple keynotes announcing new products. I enjoyed working with Bruce and I especially liked his sense of humor. I am sorry for your loss.
August 14, 2019
I am so saddened to read Bruce's obituary. He hired me in December 1972 to work in his office and I worked for him for many years. I always enjoyed our working relationship. He was so far ahead of his time in incorporating computers in to the workplace as well as the academic agendas. He was the boss that I most respected and admired in all of my working career. He was smart and easy going. Back in the days when it was acceptable, he held sherry parties in the office for the graduate students when he was graduate dean. It was a great way to mingle with the students and staff. He will be missed by so many including me. He leaves me with fond memories of my early working life. May God Bless him and his family.
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