Bruce Covert Guthrie

bruce guthrie
Bruce Covert Guthrie, 73, husband of 48 years to Dale Ehlinger Guthrie of North Haven, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on June 25, 2013. Father of Susan (David) Duncan of So.Norwalk, Robert (Jennifer) Guthrie of Phoenix, AZ; grandfather of Kate and Will Guthrie of Phoenix, AZ. Predeceased by brothers, Charles Guthrie and William Woodward Guthrie Jr. He was born in New Haven on January 18, 1940 a son of the late William W. and Janis Peix Guthrie Sr. and graduated from Hamden H.S. in 1957 and Quinnipiac College in 1964. Bruce was a long time employee of Readers Digest as a sales director working in Rochester, N.Y.C., Detroit, Los Angeles, returning to North Haven in 1987 prior to retiring in 1995. He was a member of the New Haven Country Club since 1987 and served as Club President in 1999. He also was a member of the Brooklawn C.C., Wallingford C.C. and Lake Wales C.C. in FL. In addition he was a board member of the CT State Golf Assoc. since 1996 and was President in 2004, a member of the U.S.G.A. serving on the Regional Affairs Committee since 1998, and he was a member of the New England Golf Assoc. since 1998 and was President in 2009-2010. His retirement years were greatly enriched by his participation in these associations and by his great love of the game of golf. The Guthrie family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring staff of the Smilow Cancer Center and the home Hospice nurses for their compassionate care. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bruce's Life to be held at the New Haven Country Club, on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM, followed by a reception. Please bring a favorite memory of Bruce to share. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE, HAMDEN. Contributions in his memory are asked to be sent to the 'First Tee of Connecticut', 55 Golf Club Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416 or www.thefirstteeconnecticutorg.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Bob, I m very sorry to hear about your loss. I am sure your Dad was as great a guy as you are. My condolences to your family and you. Sunny Chandwani

  2. Bruce was my Hamden high school class of l957 classmate. my heart goes out to all of you who loved him. may he forever rest in peace.

  3. Bruce will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. My deepest and sincere condolences to his family and friends on their loss of such a fine, loving and generous man. I hope that all your happy memories bring comfort at this sad time. We will miss him and our sincere thoughts to his family. Best wishes, Marshall Breiner CSGA Official & Friend

  4. Dale and Family…we are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Words can never express our feelings of sorrow at these times. I do want to say that Bruce was really one of the real good guys. Our prayers are with you and the Family a this very difficult time.

  5. Susan– My sympathy to you with the loss of your dad. Hoping you find comfort in your memories of him. Liz Corcoran

  6. We are so sorry to learn of the loss of Bruce. He was such a nice and fun man. We know he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your grief. Love to the whole wonderful family. Bill and Lorie Reed.

  7. We are truly saddened by Bruce’s passing. He was a great Husband, Father and Grandfather and a faithful friend to many. His passing will certainly leave a void in the hearts of everyone who knew him. He certainly had a special place in my heart and I will never forget him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Guthrie family during this difficult time.

  8. We spent many holidays and happy occasions with Bruce and will miss him dearly. Our hearts go out to your wonderful family, who we love and care for, in this time of sorrow.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Accessibility Tools