The Campus Chronicle
Vol. XVIII, Issue 16
for the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts
December 20, 2002

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Stephen F. Bruscoe Sr.

Stephen F. Bruscoe Sr., 91, Stockbridge Class of '31, of Hat-field, a retired painter in Physical Plant, died Dec. 12 in SunBridge of East Longmeadow.

He served on campus for more than 24 years, retiring in 1974.

Within a few years of receiving a degree in Animal Science from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, he showed prize cattle and poultry in St. Louis, where he represented the Bay State on the cattle judging team and served as a state milk inspector in New York.

At the onset of World War II, he returned home to tend his family's
farm and became a milk inspector for eastern Massachusetts.

He managed the Double M-B Ranch in Southwick from 1973-76 and supervised grounds work at Childs Park in Northampton from 1970-90. In 1982, he co-founded Hadley's Bruscoe Family Farm.

He was the past president of the New England Polled Hereford Association, the Black Angus Cattle Association of America, and the New England Gladioli Association.

His wife, Alice, died in 1993.

He leaves a son, Stephen F. Jr. of Hatfield; a daughter, Eileen Dostell, of Hatfield; two brothers, three sisters, and other family.

Sandra Clay

Sandra Clay, 46, of Belcher-town, a senior computer specialist in the College of Natural Resources and the Environment, died Dec. 13 at home.

She served the University for 13 and a half years, first as Employment Office manager from 1982-88. Upon her return in 1996, she became a typist at the Library, followed by a position as a staff assistant in Human Resources, before taking a position in CNRE.

A graduate of Amherst Regional High School, she was pursing a degree in computer science at Greenfield Community College.

She leaves her parents, Raymond W. J. Sr. and Lillian I. Camp-bell of Belchertown; a son, Russell Clay Jr., and a daughter, Samantha Clay, both at home; a brother and three sisters.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Quabog Valley Hospice, 103 Fairview St., Palmer 01069.

Susan E. Wilbert

Susan E. Wilbert, 52, of Adams, a former radiation secretary and Industrial Hygiene technician in Environmental Health and Safety, died Dec. 15 at home of cancer.

She served the University for 14 years before leaving in 1988. In her technician position, she specialized in asbestos abatement.

"She was an extremely dedicated person and a great supporter of UMass, our program and staff," said Don Robinson, director of EH&S.

She moved to Adams and worked for the former Clean Waste Corp. from 1988-92. She then became vice president of Eco-Genesis Co., where she served for 10 years before retiring in ill health in 2001.

She held a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College.

She leaves her primary care-givers, Harold and Isabelle Girard of Adams.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Susan E. Wilbert Scholarship Fund through Auge-Paciorek-Simmons Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St., Adams 01220.

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