Bruce Douglas McDonald, 61, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis as a result of a heart attack.

He was born Aug. 13, 1948 in Princeton.

He graduated high school from Culver Military Academy, Culver in 1966. After obtaining his Bachelor’s of Arts in Chemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1970, Bruce completed his Juris Doctorate at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1974. That same year, he and his first wife, Martha Elizabeth (Hale) McDonald-Swan gave birth to their son David followed by a daughter Christine in 1976. After practicing law in Princeton and Evansville and election to judge of the Gibson, County Court, he joined the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration in Indianapolis.

For 25 years he wrote case decisions for the Office of Hearings and Appeals. In Indianapolis he met his presentwife, Diana, formerly of the Indianapolis Star News. In 1989, Diana and Bruce gave birth to their son, Douglas.

Bruce was an alumnus of Alpha Chi Sigma (Epsilon Chapter), a member of the Indiana Bar Association, and an Eagle Scout.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Diana Louise (Cress) McDonald; sons, David Bruce McDonald of Milwaukee,Wis., Dirrell McDonald of Indianapolis; daughter, Christine Elizabeth McDonald Keller of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Georgiana (Cress) Coles of Avon; brother-in-law, William S. “Tawny” Kilborne, Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Elliot David McDonald, Wesley Lee McDonald; niece, Frances M. Kilborne; and nephew, William Kilborne, III.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Irene Codding McDonald and Douglas Hewitt McDonald; and sisters, Irene McDonald Kilborne and FrancesTanny” Ethyl McDonald.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Conkle Funeral Home, 4925 W. 16th St., Speedway 46224, 317-241-6333. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 435 West Troy Ave., Indianapolis, 46225, 317-784-4439.

Visitation wll be 3-8 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2010 at the funeral home.