Bruce D. Drucker
October 21, 1944 – April 7, 2020
Bruce Drucker, 75, of Wellfleet, MA, died on April 7th at Cape Cod Hospital from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. Prior to last week, he was never sick in his life.
Bruce was born on October 21, 1944, in Brooklyn, NY. As a child, Bruce’s parents took him to Cape Cod which began his lifelong passion for the Outer Cape and a commitment to spending as much time on the sandy shores as possible. Bruce graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA in 1965. In 1967 while attending SUNY law in Buffalo, he met the love of his life, Claudia (nee Kowal) and they married three months later, on January 13, 1968. Bruce went on to a distinguished career as an attorney, first in Western New York and then as a co-founder of a law firm in Chicago where he and his family relocated in 1979. In 1991, the family relocated to Long Island where he continued his legal career as managing partner in a large firm. Bruce retired in 2000 to take up permanent residence in Wellfleet where he and Claudia had maintained a home for years.
Bruce was a gifted orator who used his talents to tell a joke, a story or answer a question. A voracious reader who loved to learn, Bruce loved the opportunity to engage in discussions with anyone he met and made friends easily. For the last 20 years, Bruce was a devoted resident of Wellfleet and served on the Zoning Board. He exercised regularly and enjoyed walked with his friends and helping Claudia in her remarkable garden. After decades of wearing a suit and tie, Bruce was free to wear his crocs and t-shirts; he loved blues music, New England sports, entertaining and his family. He and Claudia were accomplished scuba divers who traveled the world, stepping off the beaten path to explore many cultures and foods. When he wasn’t on the Cape or globe-trotting, Bruce could be found in Chicago visiting his daughters and grandchildren.
Bruce Drucker is survived by his wife of 52 years, Claudia, his daughters Rachel Drucker (div. Beyler) and Bethany Drucker and his grandchildren, Kurt and Veronica Beyler.
A private burial was held on April 9, 2020. A celebration of Bruce’s life will take place at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, the Drucker family asks the donations to be made in Bruce’s name to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) ifaw.org.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Bruce D. Drucker
April 16, 2020
Dear Family and Friends of Bruce Drucker,
As a lifelong resident of Wellfleet, I will miss saying “hello” and waving to Bruce as he frequently walked by my house on Holbrook Avenue. He had a commanding presence and an air of confidence about him. I extend my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all of you. May our dear Lord comfort and keep you.