AMERICUS: Bruce Americus. After a valiant effort to prevail against the odds, Bruce died peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh in 1946 to beloved parents, the late Norman and Pauline Americus. Bruce spent his undergraduate years at Ohio University. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, first in his class, and joined Buchanan Ingersoll where he became and remained a distinguished partner for 46 years. He was a member of the Duquesne Club, member of the Energy Mineral Law Foundation and other civic associations. Bruce had friends and long-standing clients from all over the world who he loved almost as much as his dogs. An avid sports fan, reader, traveler and student of the world. Bruce is survived by wife Cheryl Americus, stepsons Brett and Corey Gerson, adored brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Patti Americus, sister Cathy Breig (Jack), cherished nephews Scott (Lauren), Brian (Ruthie), Teddy, Paula and great-nephews and niece, Zachary, Jordan and Marnie. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, jfcspgh.org. schugar.com.