Born to Herman and Dorothy Mansur on November 20, 1949 at Kerowagi, Papua New Guinea, Bruce Mansur died peacefully at Christopher House five years following the diagnosis of a rare aggressive sarcoma.
He was preceded in death by both his parents.
Starting at age six, he attended boarding schools in Papua New Guinea and Brisbane, Australia.
After arriving in the U.S. in 1967, he continued his college education for several years before deciding on the emerging field of computer programing. Following training in Minneapolis, he headed to Houston, TX working for Medical Dimensions, then Sisters of Charity for 17 years before being hired by BMC Software. During his 27 years at BMC, he relocated to the Austin area; achieving many accomplishments including authoring 7 patents, the last one in 2017.
Bruce and his wife, Barbara celebrated 25 years of marriage on February 14, 2018; building a hobby farm with donkeys, cats and turtles. He is survived by two brothers, four sisters, a large loving extended family and many, many friends.
Bruce was an accomplished athlete; completing 30 marathons, qualifying for Boston, and receiving numerous biking awards. He also enjoyed shooting, skiing and scuba diving.
He will be remembered for his honesty, integrity, generosity, and sense of humor.
Bruce wanted to contribute to medical education and research and the gift of his body was donated to Genesis Legacy in Tennessee.
A celebration of Bruce’s adventurous vibrant life will be held at a later date.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving forward.”
There was not a day Bruce did not take a step forward. Love and peace, Babe.
Please, no flowers. Instead, please consider a donation to either of his favorite charities:
Peaceful Valley – www.donkeyrescue.org Wild Burro – www.wildburrorescue.org
Condolences may be sent to: www.harrellfuneralhomes.com.