James (Jim) de Bruin
Published in Newsday on March 17, 2012
DE BRUIN - A. James
(Jim), of Southold, NY, passed away in Florida on March 12, 2012 at 85.
Mr. de Bruin was born in Bellerose, New York on November 20, 1926.
His career spanned over 50 years in Surveying and Civil Engineering. In
1964, he started his own practice and developed an unparalleled reputation
for integrity and quality. He was recognized as Engineer of the Year by
the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional
Engineers in 1975.
A lifelong athlete, Jim played two years of professional baseball, won
golf championships at clubs in New York and Florida and shot his age several
times. He was always up for a game of 'shoes', billiards, or ping pong.
Mr. de Bruin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy, children Greg
(Elaine), Karen (Brian), Sue (Keith), and Bob (Lisa), 13 grandchildren
and 4 great grandchildren.
In lieu offlowers, donations may be madeto the Good Counsel Home forUnwed
Mothers,11 ClintonStreet, Hoboken, NJ 07030.