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
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
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, 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
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
She held a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College.
She leaves her primary care-givers, Harold and Isabelle Girard
Memorial gifts may be made to the Susan E. Wilbert Scholarship
Fund through Auge-Paciorek-Simmons Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St.,