Bruce Kendrick, 93, of Pepper Pike, OH, Naples, FL, and Andrews Island, MI, passed away on August 27th surrounded by his family after a brief illness.
He was born on September 7,1927 to George S. Kendrick and Winifred B. Kendrick in Cleveland, Ohio. Bruce graduated from Thatcher School in Ojai, California and joined the Merchant Marines during WWII. After WWII, Bruce attended and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University and completed his education after earning an MBA from Harvard. Upon graduation from Harvard he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF in 1953.
In May of 1953 he married Nancy Reid and became an investment counselor at Fulton Reid and later joined Scudder, Stevens and Clark until his retirement in 1985
After Nancy’s death in 1985, Bruce married Eleanor Dowling Melcher in 1987 and they divided their time in Cleveland, Naples and world travel. His greatest joy was spending summers on a remote island on Michigan’s upper peninsula, where he enjoyed water skiing, boating and skeet shooting. His other hobbies included photography, language studies and the building of model airplanes.
He was a member of St.Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights where he served as an usher and in Florida at Trinity by the Cove.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Eleanor, his son Peter (Debra) of Cheyenne, WY, daughter Lisa Hess (Jamieson) of Elkins, NH, and son, David of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren Erin Cyr (Craig), Susan Hayes (Chad), Brian Kendrick, Kristin Prime (Ben), Darsie Putnam, Bruce Putnam; and great-grandchildren Jacob and Adeline Prime, Isabel Cyr, Emma Hayes, and Sophia Kendrick. Stepchildren include Marian Hanson (John) of Burlington, CT, Lisa Clarke (Bernard) of New Canaan, CT, Cindy Melcher of Naples, FL, and John Melcher (Beth) of Traverse City, MI. Bruce was predeceased by his sister, Keren Lux and brother-in-law, Bill Lux.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, September 8th at 3:00 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra or a charity of your choice.