Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pioneer Helped New Mexico Blind.(Final)(Obituary)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

Harold Bruce

Harold Bruce was a pioneer who helped blind New Mexicans become independent.

Although blind himself since high school, Bruce knew no boundaries, friends said.

He would travel the state by himself on a bus to visit clients. He left the security of Albuquerque in the 1950s to earn a master's at Columbia University in New York City. He also toured countries with his wife on a tandem bicycle.

Bruce, former head of the state agency Services for the Blind, died Sunday of complications from congestive heart failure. He was 82. A private memorial will be held in June.

Bruce was distinguished looking and charming, said Lilamae Warner of the state's Commission for the Blind, formerly known as Services for the Blind. …

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