Grace Church in New York

Restoring All People Within Our Reach To Unity With God And Each Other Through Jesus Christ

Grace Church

in New York

Restoring All People Within Our Reach To Unity With God And Each Other Through Jesus Christ

Anthony Bruce Harland 1925 – 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021 11:00 A.M. EDT


Service Bulletin for Friday, April 30, 2021 - In Thanksgiving for the life of Anthony Bruce Harland

Anthony Bruce Harland
September 9, 1925 – April 9, 2021

Anthony Bruce, age 95, died peacefully at his home in New York City, April 9, 2021. Survived by his loving wife of 68 years Ann Christine “Cree” (nee Munro), sons David and Christopher, daughters-in-law Gina and Ashley, and grandchildren Samuel, Michael and Benjamin.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1925, after graduating from technical college and working as an engineering draftsman apprentice, he attended the University of New Zealand, where he graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in physics, pure and applied mathematics and mathematical physics and was named a Sir George Grey Scholar in recognition of his academic accomplishments. Subsequently, in 2001, the University would award him their Distinguished Alumni Award for his lifetime contribution to international economic development.

It was at the University of New Zealand that he met and became engaged to Cree, who he would follow to the United States and marry in January 1953 at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC. After living briefly in Toronto, Canada and Philadelphia, PA, he and Cree returned to Washington, DC where their two sons were born. In 1960, he obtained a position with the United Nations Special Fund (now the United Nations Development Program) and relocated with his family to New York City.

Over the next 45-plus years, while at the United Nations as an international civil servant, he dedicated himself to the betterment of others in emerging market countries. Working tirelessly, traveling throughout the world, he oversaw development programs and projects in the science, technology and industrial areas. His work in the fields of new and renewable sources of energy, HIV/AIDS, as well as improving the lives of women, was internationally recognized.

Following his retirement, he continued to enjoy traveling with his wife. Until two years ago, he and Cree annually would return to Auckland, New Zealand where they also had a home.

He forever will be missed by his wife, children, daughters- in-law and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The GO Project, 50 Cooper Sq., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003


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