NRA director Bruce Stern, and former director Jim Nicholson, pass on
I was just told that NRA director Bruce Stern, of Connecticut, died suddenly. As an attorney should do, working at his desk. Very sad -- Bruce was a good fellow, and very funny one, always ready with a joke or witty pun.
UPDATE: there will be family-only services. Memorial donations can be made to NRA Foudation. Condolences can be sent to Judi and his family at 75 Heritage Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611.
I am also told that former director Jim Nicholson of Texas passed on a few days ago. Again, a first-rate fellow. Here's his obituary.
Both were very good men, and I'm happy to have counted them among my friends.
Must be getting old. I got the call on Bruce while I was driving to the funeral for the wife of the fellow who designs my documentary sales webpage. Egad, he must be in his mid-40s. Their three sons were there, the youngest maybe 6-8. Cancer got her.
I have been honored to have Bruce Stern as a personal friend for the last 40 years. We met on our first day of active duty in the Army at Ft Lee Va, and served together at Long Binh in Vietnam. I accompanied him several times on "shopping" trips for weapons both in the States and in VN. He was truly passionate about firearms collecting, and I sorely miss him. Rest in peace my friend
Posted by: Ray Busch at February 3, 2008 09:53 AM
Bruce Stern was my first cousin. His mother Sylvia was my mom's sister. I was born seven years after he arrived. When I grew some, I asked my mom why she gave me the same name as my first cousin she replied "I was wondering where I got the idea!"
I wish I could have shared that tidbit with him. I am sure he would have chuckled, knowing my mom's demeanor.
Bruce was my opposite. He was tall, smart and priviledged.
I was overcome with sadness when I learned that he had passed away so young. His life was one of admirable quality and it seems so unfair that it would be cut short.
Expecting life to be fair to a good person is like expecting a bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian I suppose.
Rest in peace cousin. I would have enjoyed knowing you. We are both books on a shelf in the same library.
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