Yale '62 - Obituaries - Bruce S. Pansey

Bruce S. Pansey

Born: February 24, 1942
Died: August 13, 1966

Bruce, one of the younger members of our class at graduation, was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from the Moses Brown School in 1959 and enrolled at Yale with the Class of 1963. However, Bruce took an accelerated program and graduated with our Class in 1962. He was a member of Berkeley College. Bruce was a French major, on the Dean's List, a Ranking Scholar and the recipient of the Montaigne Prize. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Bruce was also a member of the Political Union and President of the French Club.

Following graduation, Bruce studied at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and received a Master of Arts Degree in 1963. Thereafter, he joined the Foreign Service of the United States Department of State. Bruce was 24 at the time of his death on August 13, 1966. He had served three years as Vice Counsel and Aide to then Ambassador William H. Sullivan, at the Embassy in Vientiane, Laos. Bruce never married. He died at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland where he was undergoing treatment. Contributions were made in his memory to the Rhode Island Cancer Society, Providence, Rhode Island.