On May 4, 2018, DeRM unexpectedly passed away. He is survived by a loving and caring family; having been a wonderful and loving husband to Brigette, a loving and thoughtful son to Patricia Bruce, a wonderful grandson to Emma Bruce, a dedicated and loving dad to Ashley Bruce, a fun and loving cousin to a host of cousins, a loving nephew to a host of aunts and uncles, and a friend and best friend to so many. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him and especially missed by the loved ones he has left behind.
Live Life To The Fullest Daily is how DeRM led his life. He never wasted any opportunity to experience all that this world had to offer. DeRM’s zest for life and the people in his life brought him incredible joy. His ability to bring people together is not only seen when it comes to family but to all those he brought together as an organizer of numerous Meetup groups. It is his LOVE of people that fueled his passion for life. His willingness to do anything for you, no questions asked made him someone you could count on. A true renaissance man, DeRM’s interests spanned the globe. His passion for food, music, travel, and learning about different cultures is what made him so unique. He could talk about anything and relate to everyone he met. His infectious smile and charm made it easy to be around him. Needless to say, DeRM is ONE OF A KIND!
Happiness found DeRM when his daughter Ashley was born. He wanted nothing but the best for her. From the trips to visit her for every birthday, to having her spend summers in New York with him, he made sure to make the time memorable. Nothing brought him more joy than making their time together special. For DeRM, family means everything. Being able to spend time with his mom, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandmother brought him joy. Friends are the extension of his family. DeRM has forged so many friendships over the years. Each having their own special bond. Trips to Philly to hang out with O, recording podcasts with Frank, and couple’s night with the Fergz are just a few things DeRM looked forward to.
DeRM’s vibrant personality will never be forgotten. He has left his mark in this world with his own documentary of his amazing life. He has blessed us with his life by capturing his days by posting the incredible food he created, cocktails he crafted, adventures in the city he loves, and of course, his people that mean everything to him. His playful nature, witty banter, and insight on life will be missed but we can be thankful that DeRM seized every moment and his days on this earth will live on for eternity.
DeRM’s Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx NY. There will be a viewing from Tuesday 5-7pm with a memorial service from 7-9 pm.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in DeRM's honor can be made by going to: gofundme.com/dermbruce2018