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Jeffrey Bruce

Jeffrey Lloyd Bruce

Saturday, June 11th, 1955 - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. Jeffrey L Bruce, son of the late Joseph Lloyd Bruce and Audrey Bruce was born June 11, 1955 in Red Bank, NJ. He graduated Red Bank Regional High School in 1973, studied at The University of Kansas and went on to obtain his degree at Iowa State University.

He established Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC) in 1986. Mr. Bruce’s accomplishments, commitment, and vision are well documented. He received over 80 separate design and leadership awards. The award-winning projects of JBC have been published 150 times. He was licensed to practice in 26 states and served as an invited lecturer, visiting critic, and speaker at over 200 conferences and trade shows. In 1996, Mr. Bruce was elected Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

He was Fellow with the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) and Chairman of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC). Mr. Bruce was a LEED accredited professional, a certified irrigation designer, and an EPA WaterSenseCertified Professional. He was one of the first accredited Green Roof Professionals (GRP) in North America and is a founding member of the Sports Turf Committee for the National Interscholastic Association of Athletic Administrators. Mr. Bruce is author of the “Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites” seminar series for GRHC and ASIC.

He departed this life Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 710pm after a short struggle with esophageal cancer. He was loved and influenced so many. He will be cherished and remain in the lives of all that knew him.

Jeff enjoyed reading, traveling, photography, his company and employees while solving problems through landscaping but most of all he loved his family.

Jeffrey L Bruce is survived by Glenda Bruce loving wife of 31 years. They were married in Kansas City on December 2, 1989.

Jeffrey L Bruce is lovingly remembered by his step mother Marilyn Bruce of Holmdel NJ; mother-in-law Marietta Hamilton of Kansas City; sisters Margaret L Boccabella and Cheryl A Nardone; stepbrother Karl Slay; stepson Troy Smith; nephews Trevor Nardone and Austin Nardone.

Two visitations will be held Fri., Jan. 17th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral service Sat., Jan 18th at 10am, all at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St.; Independence, MO 64055.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    Address
    18020 E. 39th St.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    Address
    18020 E. 39th St.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    Address
    18020 E. 39th St.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Mound Grove Cemetery
    Address
    1818 North River Boulevard
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64050
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Private Condolence
MD

Michael DePew

Posted at 06:48am
My sympathies to family, friends, and associates.
NF

Ned Fowler

Posted at 12:55am
Glenda and family,
I was devastated to hear of the passing of Jeff. I met Jeff in 1973 at ISU when he first arrived from Red Bank. We shared so many good times together, experiencing all of college life to the fullest. I was fortunate to see his vision and talent develop while studying together in the landscape architecture program.

Through the years, we remained close friends as our career paths crossed from time to time. We would call each other and sometimes talk for hours. Whether it was hearing Jeff’s laugh after reminiscing about our college experiences or being given innovative design ideas to implement at our locations, I learned and laughed with each call. I knew I could always count on Jeff, if I ran into a work issue. These phone calls were very special to me. In life, there few people you remain in contact with over the years, especially if distance is involved. But Jeff and I maintained our friendship through 47 years. He was such a special person and I will really miss him.

My condolences to your family.
Ned Fowler
MK

Mark Kuiper

Posted at 12:34pm
To Glenda, your extended family, and the JBC family, I extend my deepest sympathies. Jeff was a great mentor and friend and he will be greatly missed.
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Posted at 03:36pm
Our sincere condolences to Jeffrey Bruce's family, friends and community.
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ASLA Iowa Chapter

Posted at 03:27pm
Our warmest condolences
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