Posted by Just Liz on April 14, 2021
Thanks for the reminder about this website, Vickie, and hello and lots of love to you both Eva and Anne! I miss you people, and of course, Bruce. I have many many great recollections of time spent with Bruce, and his absence is still very strongly felt in our neighborhood. I loved how he'd bring his solo cup with a Manhattan over for a drink at our house and also how much he loved Jerry's jerk chicken (often taking a doggie bag home from a dinner party). He was one of the smartest guys I've had the pleasure to know and I miss his perspective on all of the complex issues of the day. I am glad he didn't have to endure the closing of Doyle's, though. Love to all,
Posted by Vickie Wallin on April 14, 2021
Thinking of Bruce today, his 73 birthday, and the many pearls of wisdom I gleaned from him over the years - not sure of their origins.

"No guts, no glory."
"If there is no wind, row."
"Be passionate about something."

I appreciate the fond memories he left our girls, Anne and Eva, and the impact he had through his dedication to them. He was both a great father, and a great teacher. He'd laugh that he wanted to die at the podium, and he quite nearly did, working down to the last days, even from his hospital bed. His mind was deeply interested in all he did. He lived by his words, of being passionate in his pursuits.
Posted by Just Liz on December 29, 2012
Thanks for the anniversary reminder, website. Bruce is well-remembered and much missed in Jamaica Plain, especially in the Forest Hills neighborhood and at Doyle's. I especially missed the opportunity for robust debate with him during the election.  It's a rare friend who can argue like Bruce - we miss him.
Posted by Mary Duffy on December 29, 2012
As a fellow soccer parent, I remember Bruce from the soccer field, sitting in his blue fold up chair and exchanging observations about the game. It was obvious how much he loved watching Eva play. We had a nice toast to him the other night with Eva and Vicky and friends at Doyle's. Bruce is very much alive in the hearts of all his family and friends.
Posted by Doug Snow on October 3, 2012
My relationship with Bruce was professional. As a partner in research, I admired his ability to cut through the political "noise" that surrounds budgeting. He could get straight to the truth of the matter, and he did it with humor and dedication. Not only am I better at what I do because of Bruce, I also enjoy it more. Thanks, Bruce. I will miss you.
Posted by Michael Cantor on May 24, 2012
I know it's so late at this point, but I just found out about Bruce's passing. Professor Wallin was a huge inspiration. His classes at Northeastern changed my life and set me on my course in the world. He will always be the fondest part of my college memories. The world is a dimmer place without his light in the darkness.
Posted by javier villafuerte on January 23, 2012
Bruce was the Dad on my daughter soccer team from JP I always will remember him for trying to find out how Eva did at the games from my point of view. He liked to listen to my opinion on how I saw the game.
We were suppose to have a beer at Doyles but we postpone it went he got sick, I will see you in heaven and have that beer then. Don't worry I will keep coaching Eva.
Posted by Nick Beek on January 17, 2012
It was an honor to sit in the classroom of Professor Wallin and I was also honored to have the opportunity to be part of his Dialogue in Japan. Professor Wallin was not only a legendary professor but also a good person --and you could tell this from a mile away. Professor Wallin was, and still is, the kind of person you could always learn something from.
Posted by alyssa bissonnette on January 14, 2012
I met Bruce while working as a PT student from Northeastern at Spaulding. Bruce always had such a presence about him and definitely taught me some things while I was there. I am saddened to read of his passing and wish his family peace in this difficult time. You will definitely be remembered Bruce, especially by all of us at Northeastern.
Posted by Jonah Feldman on January 8, 2012
I met Bruce while working with him at Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Boston. He was such a vibrant, spirited guy and I'm deeply saddened by the news of his passing. Even when he was in pain due to his recent surgeries, he maintained a stoic perseverance to continue working with physical therapy and always kept a quick wit and sense of humor. I'll miss you my man! May you rest in peace...
Posted by Kirsten Rodine Hardy on January 5, 2012
Bruce was a wonderful colleague & teacher. We shared funny stories about Berkeley & Prague. I attended one of his classes on Budgets and he had all the students' attention, as he told great stories & asked tough questions. Yet, he was happiest when he talked about his daughters, Anne and Eva. He was so proud of them and loved them deeply - may you find peace & joy remembering his smile.
Posted by Judith Evanko on January 5, 2012
I knew Mr Wallin while he was a patient at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. No matter how difficult the day was for him, he always had the time to talk and share stories about his children. His spirit was always bright and that is how I will remember him.
Posted by Joan Maze Miles on January 3, 2012
Though I am heartbroken at learning the sudden news of Bruce, I am glad to hear Steve Finau say that he closed the phone laughing with him not too long ago --- it makes me glad to picture him with his adored daughters and family around him. Bruce was outstanding in so many ways. I think he would be especially happy to hear all of the wonderful messages from his many students.
Posted by Steve Montgomery on January 3, 2012
While a rugby pitch has oft proven to be a fertile ground for new friendships, Bruce was an instant "cool dude" when he dropped into Berkeley. Subsequently, I was lucky that our career/lives arced twice in different parts of the country -- we were in Chicago when Bruce was at Wisconsin, and I was later in NYC when he'd moved to Northeastern. Fun visits, great memories of laugh+intellect
Posted by Sitiveni Finau on January 2, 2012
Bruce was my good rugby mate at Berkeley where we had many laughs and good memories. I spoke to Bruce on the phone four or five weeks ago when he was about to go into surgery. He proudly put his daughter on (??) and then we closed the phone laughing. Love to Vickie and daughters.
Posted by Heather Stringfield on January 1, 2012
I loved how he would tell me stories and when you guys took us out while you were here visiting. And how he made me believe I was the only one who knew he squinted his eye when he was telling lies. He was very funny and kind and loving and hope he is in peace and happy. I love you Bruce

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