Condolences for Edward Bruner

Bill Delaney posted on 9/3/20

I want to thank Dr. Ed Bruner for helping me get my Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. Besides being smart, stylish, and fun, Ed was kind and compassionate with students. Struggling during my first year of grad school, Ed came to my aid. The 60s and 70s were tumultuous for the country and Ed was always there as a balanced, level-headed guy. He and Cookie were a dashing couple. Their house was modeled after an Indonesian prototype which at the time was outrageous. Ed stayed in good shape and lived a long, full life. I echo many students who thank him for his important contributions and his warm connections to us all. He was special.


Doreen Halberstam-Huck posted on 8/14/20

To Elaine and all the family. I send you my sympathy and love in the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Ed will be sadly missed by all of us. His smile, his humor, his brilliance and warmth.


Maury K Topolosky posted on 8/13/20

Ed was such a nice .gentle, intelligent man, and he was such a joy at our weekly meetings. He would add so much to our conversations and give his personal outlook as well as his brilliant scholastic knowledge to us. He will be sorely missed. Carry on Professor..


Rabbi Norman and Andrea Klein posted on 8/13/20

Dear Elaine, Jane, Dan and family, We remember your husband and father with great fondness. We will never forget how you, Elaine, and Ed visited our mother Florence on her death bed and how her eyes lit up with joy at seeing you and your meaningful conversation with her. We all appreciated your membership at Sinai and involvement in your chavurah. Andrea remembers a wonderful conversation with Ed about forthcoming book or essay about the indignity of old age. Yet he approached it with his typical grace, warmth, and brilliance.He will be very missed and we offer you all our deepest condolences. B'shalom. Rabbi Norman and Andrea Klein


Diane Gotteheil posted on 8/12/20

What a wonderful guy Ed was and what a great life he had. I send my thoughts to Elaine and family. He was special.


Patricia A Ray posted on 8/12/20

You will be missed. Prayers of peace to Elaine and family.