Bruce Americus
September 1, 2017

Visitation Information

September 3 2017 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

September 3 2017 - 3:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc, 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

AMERICUS, BRUCE: After a valiant effort to prevail against the odds, Bruce died peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017.  Born in Pittsburgh in 1946 to  beloved parents, the late Norman and Pauline Americus.  Bruce spent his undergraduate years at Ohio University. He graduated from Pitt Law School, first in his class, and joined Buchanan Ingersoll where he became and remained a distinguished partner for 46 years. He was a member of the Duquesne Club, member of the Energy Mineral Law Foundation and other Civic Associations. Bruce had friends and long standing clients from all over the world who he loved almost as much as his dogs. An avid sports fan, reader, traveler and student of the world. Bruce is survived by wife Cheryl Americus, stepsons Brett and Corey Gerson, adored brother and sister in law, Robert and Patti Americus, sister Cathy Breig (Jack), cherished nephews Scott (Lauren), Brian (Ruthie),  Teddy, Paula and great nephews and niece, Zachary, Jordan and Marnie. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 3 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (2 - 3 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Jewish Family and Children's Services of Pittsburgh, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.


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I am so sorry for your loss Cheryl ..... My thought and prayers are with you and your family at This time Love Joan

By Joan Elko - September 06, 2017

Dear Cheryl - I just heard about your husband and wanted to let you know that I am deeply sorry about your loss. I hope you are holding up ok. May his soul rest in peace. With Sincere Sympathy, Mahin Mahmoodi

By Mahin Mahmoodi - September 04, 2017

Cheryl, I am very sorry for loss.

By Carol Rosen - September 03, 2017

I am very sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. I worked closely with Bruce for several years and have great respect for him. You can always count on Bruce to tell you like it is and he was never one to mince words. Bruce was wise and always had advice to give. I fondly recall him saying things like "you get what you pay for" and "life is short." I also got to know Bruce as a guy with a big heart. He was a great entertainer who always had a story; a great host who made his guests always feel welcome. Bruce was a class act. I also knew him to be very charitable but of course he didn't make a fuss about it. He loved his family and would tell me about all of their great accomplishments. He loved his dogs (Tillie, Millie, Mollie, etc) and I hope the ones who passed were all there to greet him at Heaven's door. The last conversation I had with Bruce was one year ago. I was moving away and he called me into his office to wish me well. I asked him if he was ever going to retire and he replied "then what would I do?" His work was his life and he was so good at it. I will miss you dearly Bruce. You were one of a kind. My thoughts go out to his wonderful wife Cheryl and the family.

By Jessica Kinsey - September 03, 2017

Dear Cheryl, My heart is with you at this sad time. You were so fortunate to have found each other and have the wonderful times you shared. May your memories warm your heart forever.

By Karen Egorin - September 03, 2017