Condolence & Memory Journal

I was deeply shocked when I read about Bruce.
I loved to work with him in different projects for almost 20 years, and it was always a pleasure to meet him in person and discuss with him. I'll not forget his great sense of humor.
Thinking about you and wishing you comfort and peace!

Posted by Hannes Waldmann - Waldbronn, Germany - coworker   September 29, 2020

Even a week after Bruce passed away, it does not feel real. But the hole he leaves already became reality and makes me sad. I had the pleasure to work closely with Bruce for 6 years, his personality, attitude and reputation always was my incentive to become better in many aspects. He was one of the rare guys in that tough world that had the ability to inspire others. I miss his warm way to endure all the questions I had and advices I needed.

Thanks for the chance to be guest at your home. Sorry for never getting the chance to welcome you at mine.
I miss you Bruce - as coworker and friend.
Carol, Megan and Andrew:
Your loss is infinite but Bruce will be unforgettable in our hearts and thoughts.

Posted by Oliver Knitterscheidt - Weil der Stadt - Coworker   September 13, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I was shocked to know about his passing. Bruce was wonderful person and felt honored to have had the opportunity to work with him. We will miss him.
May his soul rest in peace.

Posted by Pradeep Verma - Hockessin, DE - Coworker   September 12, 2020

I miss you deeply as a colleague, mentor, and friend. You always spoke up for what you believed was right no matter how difficult a path that would lead us down.
Our conversations about photography and wine will be cherished forever. I will miss our deep conversations about leadership and the joy that comes from being of service. Even in the last conversation we had on Wed Sep 2nd, we discussed a book you recommended that would help advance my abilities as a leader. Before signing off, I shared with you that I was taking the 3rd off to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary with my wife, who you know, and your last words to me were "You are all right, she could have done worse!"
I am extremely saddened to not be able to have many more of these conversations and rib each other but hope to pay it forward by sharing our learnings with others.

Posted by Vivek Saraff - San Jose, CA - Coworker   September 12, 2020

I remember Bruce as a friendly guy with great skills he was always ready to use around church. When Cornerstone needed a computer specialist, he took responsibility as our technology leader. When we needed computer projection, he set it up and ran it for many, many years. When we needed a finish carpenter, he built a pulpit. When we needed to move mulch, he brought his front-end loader. He had great faith in our Lord and is now with him in person. What a blessing! What a man! Craig Wellman, a fellow deacon

Posted by Craig Wellman - Oxford, PA   September 12, 2020

My sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Dan Matysek - Baltimore, MD - Coworker   September 12, 2020

I really sad. I appreciate all you have done for me. Never forget you, Bruce. May your soul rest in peace.

Posted by Mika Sakai - Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan - Coworker   September 12, 2020

Carol and Family,
My deepest sympathy. Bruce will always be remembered as one of the kindest people I have known. We worked together since 1991. I will always remember Bruce for making me feel welcome when I first started working at Avondale moving from New Jersey.
Rest in peace Bruce.

Posted by Frank Fiori - Newark, DE - Friend   September 12, 2020

Bruce, you are now in the hands of The Lord. I am truly heartbroken you had to leave all of us so soon. I loved being a co-worker with you, and truly honored to have have that privilege. Peace be with you, your family, and friends.

Posted by Philip Lee - Newark, DE - Coworker   September 12, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Bruce was really kind gentleman. When we visited LFS, he gave us advice on how to enjoy LFS stay and took us a lot of places.
My sincere condolences to your family.

Posted by Takashi Kondo - Hachioji, Tokyo - Coworker   September 12, 2020

I am deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Bruce's passing.
I was looking forward to being able to meet him again, because he was a wonderful.
I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with Bruce. And we will all miss him. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Tetsuya Kanda - Hachioji, Tokyo - Coworker   September 12, 2020

I haven't seen you in person but I could feel your warm personality through web conferences or emails. Thank you a lot for all of your support. Rest in peace Bruce.

Posted by Hikaru Mondori - Hachioji, Japan - Coworker   September 11, 2020

Working this closely with Bruce for so long, you can't help but become friends.

Posted by Andre Mosley - Kissimmee, FL - Friend   September 11, 2020

On June 28, 2012 Bruce invited myself and two colleagues to eat dinner at his home with his wife Carol. This was the first of many "Miller Meals" where he cooked up Salmon, Steaks, and seasoned peppers. We shared funny stories about our family, our love for dogs, and a seasoning recipe that to this day still make me smile.

Carol, Andrew and Megan ... please know that when Bruce wasn't talking work, he was talking about you. My condolences.

Posted by Andre Mosley - Kissimmee, FL - Friend   September 11, 2020

(PART 1 of 2)
On the evening of Friday September 4th I received an email that shook me, Bruce Miller is no longer with us. I was heartbroken and it hit me hard.

Maybe it hit me hard because I knew him for more than 20 years since he was my customer and used our software.
Maybe it hit me hard because I had eaten at his home with his wife Carol on multiple occasions sharing steak and salmon recipes and funny stories about our love for dogs.
Maybe it hit me hard because he was always lauding his children and sharing his fatherly pride.
Maybe it hit me hard because we just spent the last few years traveling to Germany working closely together on a major project.
Maybe it hit me hard because we had just celebrated his 47th year at Agilent.
Maybe it hit me hard because he was a praised icon and valued leader at all of our customer events.
Maybe it hit me hard because he was a comforting soul.
Maybe it hit me hard because he was such a great man.

(Responses)
After I gathered myself, I immediately reached out to the dozens of colleagues and friends that I knew would want to know. I lost an entire weekend sharing stories, denying the news, and searching for answers. Responses flooded in reminding me of how special a man he was.

"Not Bruce, the one that gave all the talks at conferences?"
"Not Bruce, the guy that gave me one of the best reviews I've ever received?"
"Not Bruce, he was such a great guy all the time."
"Not Bruce, ..."

It hit me hard, because he was the one person I reached out to when I fought with the difficult life changing decision to potentially leave my company after 20 years. I asked for his advice, and with sage wisdom he told me "think of your family" ... And I did. Ironically the family I thought of wasn't just my wife and children, it was the people I've grown to know and love over the multiple decades of working together. It was the people that touched my life more than they would ever know. It included people like Bruce.

Posted by Andre Mosley - Kissimmee, FL - Friend   September 11, 2020

Carol and Family - My deepest sympathies for your loss. We were shocked to learn of his passing. Bruce was a wonderful person with a big heart - he will be missed. Love and prayers to you and the kids.

Posted by Marjorie Barnett - Smyrna, DE - Family   September 11, 2020

I'm very sorry to hear your loss.
Please accept my deepest condolences.
I really appreciate Bruce took me to a lot of places when I visited LFS 4 years ago.
May he rest in peace.
Please extend my deepest sympathy to his family and all of people who loves him so dearly.

Daisuke Yamamoto, Coworker, Hachioji Japan

Posted by Daisuke Yamamoto - Hachioji - Coworker   September 11, 2020

My sincere condolences. Bruce was a hard-working person who seemed to enjoy everything he did. I will always remember his energy and zest for life. I wish you strength during this difficult time.

Posted by Kathy Kopp - Coworker   September 10, 2020

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Carol and Family, I am a coworker at Agilent and had the pleasure of knowing Bruce for years. We worked on various projects over the years and more closely on one project that last few years. He was always devoted to the needs of the working community and I will miss interacting with him. He was a very generous person, I will cherish the memories of the cinnamon bread at Christmas, the handmade gifts he gave to some retirees, and the nice dinner he hosted last year for this project at your home. He had a lot of diverse interests. I lost my husband when I was 39, so I know what you are going through. Talking through all the fun times really helped me get some closure. I pray for comfort and healing for your family.

Posted by Barbara Bonk - New London, PA - Coworker   September 10, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I am part of Agilent IT and Bruce will be missed by the IT team. My sincere condolences to your family. May his soul rest in peace.
- Priya Pattada

Posted by Priya Pattada - Santa Clara, CA - Coworker   September 10, 2020

To the Miller family:

Bruce interacted with Agilent colleagues all over the globe, and all of us who had the opportunity to work with him are mourning his sudden passing. One of the things I always appreciated about Bruce was his very humble and gentle life statement of Philippians 2:3-4 that he embedded in the footnotes of his emails. To me it always represented a "HP Way" principle that aligns faith and workplace. Bruce will be missed.

- Tim Peck, colleague, Santa Clara, CA
Sept 10, 2020

Posted by Tim Peck - Livermore, CA - Coworker   September 10, 2020

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Carol and Family - My deepest condolences for your loss. I am a colleague of Bruce at the Sant Clara site and have worked him at lot. in fact was talking to him on Thursday morning regarding training. It was a shock to me to find out he passed away the next day. He was a nice and kind person and I enjoyed his company and will miss him a lot. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Posted by Mohan Nanjundan - Fremont, CA - Coworker   September 10, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bruce many times over the 47 years we shared at HP and Agilent. It was always a pleasure. My sincere condolences to your family.

Posted by Dave Clouser - Wilmington, DE - Coworker   September 10, 2020

It was so sad to hear of Bruce's sudden passing. We were entry level technicians in 1974 and we had a good time just trying to figure out how the HP 5890 GC functioned. He also assisted with the building of the infamous "Jones " tower in 1976. At the last Holiday 1/2 day we brought each other up to date. Carol and Family please accept my deepest sympathy.

Brian Wideman, Coworker, Bear, DE Sep 10, 2020

Posted by Brian Wideman - Bear, DE - Coworker   September 10, 2020

Carol and family:

So sad to learn of the loss of your husband (father). I still remember the beautiful pictures Bruce took at my wedding so many years ago (1981) when we worked together at NVF. May God hold you close in his arms during this trying time.

In sympathy,

Donna (Ford) Cowden

Posted by Donna Cowden    September 10, 2020

Carol & Family - Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I had the honor to work with Bruce for many years in Agilent Technologies. He was always positive and upbeat. He will truly be missed. Hoping these words will help you find some comfort during this difficult time. RIP Bruce!

Posted by Bob Sauer - Rescue, CA - Coworker   September 09, 2020

You are more than colleague to me... My sincere condolences to the family...

Posted by Chen Hwang Goh - Malaysia - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Carol and family you have my sincere Condolences May God continue to comfort you in this difficult time

Posted by Karen Campbell - Newark, DE - Friend   September 09, 2020

I was sad to hear about Bruce's sudden passing. My condolences to your entire family. I enjoyed our many conversations together, whether it was during a workshop break, over breakfast, or otherwise. Bruce always shared his expertise, and I always learned something, each time we spoke. Just like so many others, I will miss Bruce.

Posted by Charles Liening - San Jose, CA - Coworker   September 09, 2020

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I am very saddened and shocked to hear of Bruce's passing. He will be sorely missed by me. We have worked together on several corp. level projects and it was always good conversations to challenge each others views and ideas. Please know that your family is in our families prayers as you endure this great loss.

Posted by Thomas Price - Middletown, DE - Coworker   September 09, 2020

I know Bruce for about 16 years since I joined Agilent. I was deeply impressed by his smart, knowledgeable idea , thoughtfulness and warmhearted no matter in work or in life. He loved life, curious at anything interesting. He alway bring happiness, comfort and confidence to the people around. He is not only co-worker,partner but also mentor and friend to me. I feel very sorry for this loss to us. Bless the peace with him in heaven!

Posted by Myles Peng - Toronto - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Carol, Andrew, and Megan. I am at a loss for words. Your husband/father was well respected as a compassionate man of God. I am thankful he was a part of my life. Much peace over each of you during this time of grief.

Posted by Jonathan Shockley - Wilmington, DE - Neighbor   September 09, 2020

"Bruce, thanks for all the time we've been working together. The way you carried out tasks and tackled problems was very impressive and motivating. I will always remember you as a helpful, hardworking and humorous collegue. You will be sorely missed!"
My sincere condolences to the whole family.
With deepest sympathy, Michael

Posted by Michael Wendt - Waldbronn - Coworker   September 09, 2020

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Please accept my deep condolences to your family. Bruce is a wonderful coworker and friend and I appreciate the enjoyable experience working with him in the past several years. I miss chatting with him at the workplace and or on business travels, it was always full of laughter and care. He will be remembered for his knowledge, friendship and love.

Posted by Wenhao Yang - Hockessin, DE - Coworker   September 09, 2020

I will really miss Bruce! He was such a nice guy and wonderful person and he really gave me honest and constructive feedback about so many things over the years. Working with Bruce was always a pleasure, even when we disagreed about something, Bruce always saw logic in what ever we were working on. Agilent and the communities Bruce served and lived in have lost a really great person and I will certainly miss him! Rest in Peace my friend Bruce!

Posted by Bill Ritter - Wilmington, DE - Coworker   September 09, 2020

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I would like to express my condolences to your entire family. It was a shock to hear of Bruce's sudden passing. I had the great fortune to have worked/interacted with Bruce for a large portion of the past 42 years. He had a kind soul and compassionate spirit. Words cannot convey just how much his "counsel" meant to me after my eldest son passed away over 16 years ago. I know that his spirit lives on in all of you, and in the hearts of many others that he came into contact with over his brief lifetime.

Posted by David Flad - Lincoln University, PA - Coworker   September 09, 2020

I am deeply saddened by Bruce's sudden passing. For almost a decade, he and a few others gathered weekly to share life. He was a friend, and I am comforted that our sadness, though deep, is small when I imagine the joy Bruce had in meeting Jesus face-to-face. We continue to pray for Carol, Megan, and Andrew, as well as the many others into whom Bruce invested his life.

Posted by Darren chick - Kemblesville, PA - Friend   September 09, 2020

I was shocked to hear of Bruce's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember when Bruce helped me and Mary Ann install computers in St. Anthony's Grade School. He helped out greatly with the operating system because he liked to help others. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jim DelGrosso - Wilmington, DE - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Bruce photographed my fiance Cheryl in 1984(?) for the newspaper announcement. We both worked together and shared our love of photography. Bruce was always helpful and knowledgeable. It's been a pleasure to know and work with Bruce. Carol I am sorry for the sudden loss of your lifetime partner, cutting short future plans. I know Bruce is waiting for us in heaven. Rebecca (Reed) Earnhardt is my sister. I graduated NHS 1976.

Posted by Kirk Reed - WILMINGTON, DE - friend   September 09, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. One of my favorite memories of Bruce was during a department Soup Day. We talked about his vegetable beef soup. It was so delicious it brought me to tears as it reminded me of my Mother's soup! Please accept my sincere condolences. May God's love comfort you at this difficult time.

Posted by Kathy Baker - Wilmington, DE - Coworker   September 09, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce and I would catch up from time to time about our kids and family and even home projects in the coffee area at HP/Agilent. He loved you all dearly and was very proud of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know Bruce will be missed not just by me, but by many.

Posted by Carol Cannon - West Chester, PA - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Deepest condolences and prayers for the family. A great loss for all of us, I've worked with Bruce for 40 years at HP/Agilent and he was always finding the positive in the situation. Take care and may the memories help you thru this time.

Posted by Loretta Devoe - Oxford, PA - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Bruce was truly a nice guy. I worked with him at Agilent and I never saw him without a smile on his face. I never walked by him without a hello and how are you doing? My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Posted by Jason Barkus - Coworker   September 09, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. In my 26 years at HP/Agilent, Bruce always had a smile and was pleasant to be around. He will be missed.

Posted by Ron Patterson - Middletown, DE - Coworker   September 09, 2020

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Sorry for your loss. Bruce was my co-worker at Agilent Tech. A very nice man and yes man of God. My interaction with Bruce was a good morning hi and sometimes a conversation about God and church. I was so nice to interact with a fellow believer at work and Bruce was that guy. Praying for God's peace at this difficult time.

Posted by Anita Cruz - West Grove, PA - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I'm stunned by this news. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Bruce was always so vibrant at work. Will be missed.

Posted by Jessy Falcon - New Castle, DE - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Bruce was my mentor, teacher, and father figure during my business trips in LFS. I remember that you bring a bag of Lindt Chocolate just to make sure we have all the flavors. I won't forget the laughter, the discussion, and the concept you share. I am very thankful that I have known you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Katherine Nayan - Singapore - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Carol, I was very surprised when I opened the paper and saw Bruce's obituary. My prayers and thoughts to you and your family. Clara Rust (coworker of Carol)

Posted by Clara Rust - Newark, DE - Coworker   September 09, 2020

How do I convey the true depth of my condolences to your family, Bruce, that matches how thoughtful & considerate you have been throughout the many years I have known you? I hope everyone you touched can lean on tons of great memories of you to see them through the pain of your untimely passing.

Posted by Alan P Braunstein (Mentor Graphics) - Saint Petersburg, FL, FL - Coworker   September 09, 2020

Bruce was a wonderful Devoted family man, willing to help anyone. My heart breaks for Carol, Mega, Drew and Andrew. love and hugs Bonnie Church

Posted by Bonnie Church - Willow, AK - Friend   September 08, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. Working with Bruce was a pleasure and I can only imagine how dear he was to you all. May you never know sorrow again.

Posted by Eran Lande - Melbourne VIC Australia - Coworker   September 08, 2020

I had the great pleasure of working with Bruce during my time at Mentor Graphics. Bruce was always more than a customer. He was a partner and friend. Always thoughtful and helpful, he is remembered with happiness and will be very missed. My deepest condolences to your family.

Posted by Angela Anastasakis - Wilsonville, OR - Coworker   September 08, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time. Bruce was a wonderful man and we remember his love of family, his faith, and his smile. He was always there with his positive attitude. God certainly gained an angel.

Posted by Cathy Bailey - Lincoln University, PA - Friend   September 08, 2020

I am sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. I enjoyed my 40 years of working with Bruce at HP-Agilent. Find comfort in the many great memories. I will keep the Family in my Thoughts and Prayers.
Tom Watterson

Posted by Tom Watterson - Avondale, PA - Coworker   September 08, 2020