Bruce Devin Mead-e, Sussex restaurateur

March 18, 2020

Bruce Devin Mead-e of Georgetown passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 8, 2020, at home after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.  He was born Oct. 29, 1953, in Highland, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mildred Mead.

Bruce graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and loved to make desserts.  After moving to Delaware, he was the chef at Café Azafran when it was in Lewes.  He then was a line chef at Baywood Clubhouse in Long Neck.  Bruce also had a lifelong dream of opening a restaurant which he fulfilled when The Upper Crust opened in Georgetown.

Bruce met his spouse, Charles Mead-e on Valentine’s Day 2007, while vacationing in Florida. He leaves behind a brother, Wayne Mead (Waneta) of Virginia Beach, Va.; a niece, Staci Niblett of Holly Springs, N.C., and her two sons, Miles and Spencer; another niece, Krista (Randall) Davis of Charleston, S.C., and their, son Kyle; a nephew, Barry Mead (Stacie) of Pensacola, Fla., and their son, Drew.   He also leaves behind his church family at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown.

Bruce will be cremated and a memorial is being planned at a later date, with interment at St. Paul’s columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 122 E. Pine St., P.O. Box 602, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements in the care of Short Funeral Services, Georgetown.