Bruce W. Everitt

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EVERITT, Bruce W., 77 years old, left this world on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 in Green Valley, Arizona. He leaves us with his wife, Carolyn H. Everitt; two sons, Daniel E. Everitt and Andrew H. Everitt and eight grandchildren ages 7 - 23. Dan and his wife, Paula, are the parents of Rory, Dana and Morgan of Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Andy and his wife, Julie, are the parents of Kyle and Cooper of Easton, Pennsylvania. His daughter, Jill E. Antobenedetto died at 37 years of age in New Hampshire but she leaves us with Daniel, Jay and Ariel. He leaves his sisters, Barbara Everitt Bryant of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Pamela Everitt of Utah. 1964 to the present Bruce was a Boston based financial analyst and technology investor in the high-tech and medical areas for corporate communications, investor relations, corporate finance and venture investments. 1969 - Chartered Financial Analyst. Bruce was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 14, 1928. The family moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1942 where his father was Director of Operational Research for the United States Signal Corps. Randolph Macon Military Academy, Front Royal, Virginia 1956. Valedictorian and Captain Adjutant. 1944 - clerk, Rocket Development Division the year that the Pentagon opened. Moved to Urbana, Illinois after World War II where his father was Dean of Engineering at the University of Illinois. He was a graduate of the U of I in Electrical Engineering, elected to Tau Beta PI and Eta Kappa Nu national engineering honorary societies. He spent almost as much time in extra curricular activities as in studying - Homecoming Chairman, Spring Carnival Chairman - resulting with the honor of being selected, by the faculty, to President of the Ilini Student Union. 1952 class of Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. 1st Lt. Signal Corp. Armed Forces of the United States. Bruce began his engineering career at Motorola as Manager, Marketing Control in the Communications Division. He was an active member of the Chicago JCs that included everything from ringing bells in front of Marshall Fields to poll watching in skid row to taking orphans for a Christmas breakfast and shopping spree in the Walnut Room at Fields. In 1959 he moved into the financial world and investment management as a specialist in institutional investment analysis in fields of high technology with Duff, Anderson & Clark in Chicago. In 1964 he moved the family to Boston where he and two other men founded the investment advisory firm, G.S. Grumman & Associates where Bruce was Executive Vice President/Director of Research and Working Analyst Director. He has helped in the formation of several technology companies and served on corporate boards as well as forming and helping to manage several investment advisory companies. Bruce never retired and remained active in analyzing and writing for investment in high technology and the medical field, most recently as Portfolio Manager for Ensign Investment Advisors LLC. Boston. Bruce married Carolyn Hedberg Everitt, June 21, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois. They did everything together for 53 years, except for scuba diving which Bruce has a certificate for from St. Thomas for an open water dive to 35 feet. Skiing and the ocean near-by in Massachusetts were his recreational pursuits with the family. They had homes in Clarendon Hills and Glen Ellyn, Illinois and raised the family in Wayland, Massachusetts. In Wayland, Massachusetts Bruce was a trustee of the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation and chairman of its endowment committee for 27 years. His community involvement was on the Wayland School Committee and on a succession of church boards. The philosophy by which Bruce lived he took from his father. I am an optimist rather than a pessimist. It is possible that the pessimists may be proven right in the long run, but we optimists have a better time on the trip. "It's far better to say, I'm fine, with a grin, that to let folks know the shape you're in." Bruce lived to help others. Memorial gifts may be made to Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, Arizona 85614. Memorial service Friday, October 28, 2005 1:30 p.m. Valley Presbyterian Church.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Oct. 23, 2005