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Bruce Harris Wyma

September 25, 1934 ~ May 23, 2018 (age 83)
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Age 83, passed away peacefully in his home in Forest Hills on May 23, 2018. Bruce was born on September 25, 1934, in Sioux City, IA, to Harry Peter Wyma and Mildred L. (Harris) Wyma. Bruce received his bachelor of science degree from Iowa State University in chemical engineering through an NROTC scholarship that also prepared him for a lifetime of military service. Commissioned as a Naval Aviator, he flew on active duty for 4 years and then served as an active Naval Reservist from 1960 to 1988, retiring as a Captain. He came to Pittsburgh in 1960 as a chemical and sales development engineer for Alcoa, then moved into Corporate International Financial Management after receiving his MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967. He worked in financial investments beginning in 1970 with Hornblower & Weeks and continued with many other firms until his retirement from Morgan Stanley in 2009. Bruce enjoyed family, friends, gardening, golf, and anything fast. Bruce was the father of Kimberly Wyma Emert (William), Kari Wyma-Dominey (Lex), and the late Peter Bruce Wyma. He is also survived by his former wife, Anne Burnett Wyma, his sister Judith Wyma Covey (Keith), nephews Scot Covey (Kim) and Matthew Covey (Marla), great nephew Jasper Covey, grandchildren Miles Wyma Dominey (Kayde), Lela Anne Dominey, Tess Swan Dominey, Sydney Anne Wyma, and two great-granddaughers Zykai and Tavia. Bruce was preceded in death by his partner of 30 years, Patricia Mankel. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Contributions in Bruce's honor may be given to support active duty service members through United Service Organizations (USO), USO Department WS, PO Box 96860 Washington, DC 20090-6860, or Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, Inc. 412-731-5001.

Friends are invited to join the Wyma family in remembering Capt. Bruce Harris Wyma, USNR, Ret. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Hall of Valor. 4141 5th Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213. Directions, drop-off access and parking information can be found on the museum’s website at

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