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Bruce Douglas Kuhl

February 27, 1944 — December 15, 2023

Silver Spring

Bruce Douglas Kuhl died on Friday, December 15, 2023 in the assisted living section of Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, MD, of Parkinson’s Disease.

Bruce was born in Wichita Falls, TX in 1944, where his father was stationed in the Army.  A few years later, his family moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Bruce later attended Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  He enlisted in the Army in 1963 and served in Berlin, Germany.  He attained the rank of Sargent.  After discharge 4 years later, he returned to college to earn a Master’s Degree. 

Around 1980, Bruce moved to the Washington, DC area.  He worked as a contractor for Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).  One of his projects, the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), earned the chief scientist a Nobel Prize.

In 1986, Bruce became a civil servant for the Naval Intelligence Command (NIC), later renamed Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), in Suitland, MD.  As a Computer Specialist, he worked on the Year 2000 (Y2K) project among many others. He retired in 2002. 

Then, he pursued volunteer work with the Senior Volunteer Service Corps supporting Senator Pinsky in Annapolis, with the National Archives in College Park, and with the University of Maryland in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.

In early 1980s, Bruce moved to an apartment on Parkway in Greenbelt, MD, then bought a townhouse on Ridge Road in 1991.  In 2022, he moved to Riderwood with his long-time partner, Joyce Wineland.

Bruce is survived by his son, Michael Jawer, of Parkway in Greenbelt, and by his nephews, David and Kevin Kuhl, who live near Seattle, Washington.

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