Bruce J. Spector, age 70, of Brighton, NY passed away on May 2, 2023 after a long hospital stay following a heart attack in December. Bruce was born in Rochester in 1953 to Milton and Minnie Spector. He grew up in Irondequoit, graduated from Irondequoit High School in 1971, then Oberlin College with degrees in Math and Economics in 1974, and then received his Master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1981. During his career in IT, he worked for Bausch + Lomb, Xerox, Hewlett Packard, DXC Technology, and Wipro.
Bruce was a Capacity Planner for nearly the entirety of his professional career. He was well known for his dedication to his colleagues, his skill in managing the systems under his supervision, as well as his ability to participate in multiple virtual meetings at a time. His kindness and enthusiasm were also evident in his commitment to the Rotary Club of Pittsford where he served in multiple leadership roles over the years, including Club President, Foundation Treasurer, and various District roles. He fully embodied the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self,” giving his time and energy to many events on the calendar.
Above all else, Bruce found joy as a husband, father, and grandfather. His love for his children led him to coach multiple soccer teams over the years and attend countless sports practices, music recitals, and dance and theater performances. As his daughters grew older and moved abroad, he and his wife Donna traveled across the world to visit them. From Germany to China, Luxembourg to Switzerland, Bruce loved learning about and experiencing other cultures, and he took immense pride in the multicultural lives his children lead.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 45 years, Donna Gruschow Spector; his three daughters, Jessica (Dax) Liniere, Lauren Spector, and Lindsey Spector; his grandchildren, Aurora and Atlas Liniere; his sister, Laurie (Jay) Pritchard; as well as his niece, nephews, and cousins.
His loved ones are grateful for everyone who supported him throughout this difficult time, including the staff in the 4th floor cardiac units of Strong Memorial Hospital.
A private celebration of life will take place this summer. His family finds comfort knowing that so many will carry on his legacy of service, kindness, joy, gratitude, humor, and love. People are welcome to comment below or email a family member to share stories of Bruce. Donations in Bruce’s memory can be made to the Pittsford Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 161, Pittsford, NY 14534 or a charity of your choice.