Robert W. Bruce

09/12/2012 9:24 AM |

Robert W. Bruce of Greenport died Aug. 28 at Eastern Long Island Hospital. He was 68 years old.

He was born Nov. 22, 1943, in Woodbine, Ga., to Rose May (Miller) and Theodore Wilson Bruce. The family moved to New York City when he was a child. After attending college in Tennessee and studying social work, Mr. Bruce returned to New York City, worked briefly on Wall Street and then became a social worker.

He moved to Southampton, where he opened Dolphin House Antiques. He closed the shop in the late 1990s and retired to Greenport, where he lived for 15 years and continued to collect and restore antiques.

Mr. Bruce is survived by a cousin, Burford Clark of Woodbine.

Interment was private, with arrangements handled by Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.

Donations may be made to Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport, NY 11944.