SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

September 9, 2013

David "Bruce" McComb, 79


Marblehead, MA — David "Bruce" McComb, 79, of Marblehead, died on Friday evening, August 23, 2013, at Grosvenor Park in Salem.

Born on November 13, 1933, in Manchester, Conn., he was the son of the late David S. and Hazel (Hughes) McComb. He was raised and educated in local schools in Connecticut. In 1951, Bruce graduated from Mount Hermon School, now Northfield-Mount Hermon School. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Colby College, and later, his master's degree from Columbia University. Bruce had a long career in the financial services industry, working as a municipal bond analyst at Standard & Poors in New York City, but primarily in Boston. Professionally, he was a bond manager for Boston Safe and Trust Co. for decades, and later retired from the EPA, in hazardous waste services in Boston. Since 1961, Bruce had been a resident of Marblehead, where his family was raised.

An avid sports fan, Bruce enjoyed attending the Red Sox and Boston Bruins with his sons, but his passion was basketball and his love for the Boston Celtics. Physically active, Bruce could be seen daily riding his bike or swimming at the local YMCA.

Bruce will be greatly missed.

He is survived by three sons, David McComb and his wife, Deborah (Weston) of Marblehead, Jonathan McComb and his wife, Denise, of Denver, Colo., Christopher McComb of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Donald McComb and his partner, Frank Joe of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Susan McComb Powers and her husband, Stephen, of Centerville, Mass.; and five grandchildren, Emily McComb, Joseph McComb, Emma McComb, and Caroline and Timothy Parent.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lynch/VanOtterLoo YMCA of Marblehead, 40 Leggs Hill Road, Marblehead, 781-631-9622.

ARRANGEMENTS: Private funeral services are under the direction of the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, Mass. To sign the guest book, or for additional information, please visit www.MurphyFuneralHomecom, or call 781-631-885.