Bruce Alan Campbell died May 2, 2017, from complications of pneumonia. His wife and close friends were with him when he crossed over. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1947. Bruce was a kind, generous, smart, funny, courageous, and compassionate man. He loved the arts, and always supported his friends in their artistic endeavors. He was a guitar player from the age of five, played with various bands, and had been a church musician since 1979. He was a writer, and, although never published, wrote many short stories and a novel. Bruce loved academia and engaging in long discussions with friends on a variety of topics. He received his BA in English from the University of Wisconsin, his MA in English from NYU, and his MA in Public Administration from USC. He taught English at the University of Tuscon while studying for his doctorate. His 30 year career was with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid. He for most of his career he worked primarily with the AIDs epidemic, providing technical assistance to states and community groups with their health care programs and funding. In his work, he traveled as far as Guam, American Samoa, and the Marianas Islands. He was instrumental in reducing the HIV birth rate in California. A true animal lover, he was passionate about his miniature longhair dachshunds. He was devoted to his faith and derived much strength and solace from it. Although in recent years he coped with many health issues, he always had a smile and a kind word for others. Bruce is survived by his wife Trish, who he met in 1974 and married in 1976, his brother Bernard Campbell, his sister Jill Breslin, his nieces Chris Schmidt and Sarah Campbell, his nephews Jay Breslin and Bernard Campbell, Jr, and his godson Ben Dalzell. Bruce’s memorial service is Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1244 St. Francis Road, Santa Rosa, 95409.