Celebration of Life
Obituary of Bruce J Barclay
Bruce J Barclay
October 17, 1956 – May 14, 2019
Bruce J Barclay passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, May 14, 2019, at 62 years old.
Bruce was born in Washington, IN, the third child of William and Viva Barclay. The family later moved to Indianapolis and Bruce graduated from Marshall High School. A father at 19, Bruce balanced work, school, and his family to earn degrees from Purdue University and Indiana University School of Law. He worked as a patent lawyer for Eli Lilly, then as Deputy General Counsel for Guidant Corp. While he was trained as a lawyer, he enjoyed all aspects of business. Following Guidant, he became CEO for Vascular Architects, in San Jose, CA, SurModics, Inc. in Eden Prairie, MN, and Hansen Medical in Mountain View, CA.
Bruce’s greatest joy in life was his family and he loved nothing more than a house full of kids and grandkids. He is survived by his loving wife Susan, their children Kathryn and Caroline, his first wife, Linda Barclay and their children Jason (Sarah) and Jaime Perez (Jake), grandchildren Annie, Will, Beau, Cole, Carter and Kennedy, his father William, his sisters Paula Falkenberg and Juanita Olsen (Alan) and his brother Byron. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viva.
A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held on Monday May 20, 2019 at Spangler Mortuaries, 399 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA. Visitation is from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, service at 3:00pm, followed by a reception from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm at Left Bank Brasserie, 635 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA.
A memorial service will be held on May 24, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN at Flanner Buchanan Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN. Visitation is from 10:00am to 1:00pm, service at 1:00pm, and a private burial will take place thereafter.
The family is especially grateful to Dr. Jeffery Wolf and all the amazing nurses at UCSF Hematology/Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic. If you would like to honor Bruce’s memory donations can be made to:
PO Box 45339
San Francisco, CA 94145-0339
Designate on the memo line that the gift is to support the UCSF Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative in memory of Bruce Barclay. You can also give online by visiting makeagift.ucsf.edu/grandmmti.
Sunnyvale Chapel and Crematory
174 North Sunnyvale Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94086
Telephone: (408) 736-6294
California License FD#: FD910
Mountain View Chapel
799 Castro Street
Mountain View, California 94041
Telephone: (650) 967-5546
California License FD#: FD579
Los Altos Chapel
399 South San Antonio Road
Loa Altos, California 94022
Telephone: (650) 948-6619
California License FD#: FD927
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