Dreifuss, Maurice "Bud"
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May 1, 1914 - Mar. 8, 2013
Maurice "Bud" Dreifuss, 98, died on March 8, 2013 at Manor Care in Sarasota, FL where the doctors and nurses took exceptionally good care of him, and they all loved him. They all treated him like family. There will be a burial at sea, and the National Cremation Society is handling the arrangements. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Clubhouse at Strathmore Riverside Villas on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM.
In 1926, Bud graduated from Dondero High School in Royal Oak, MI and in 1934 graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. His father was a judge in Detroit, but Bud embarked upon a new career when he bought Abrasive Blasting Company in Detroit, and ran the company until his retirement at age 55.
Bud and his wife, Dot, then moved from Royal Oak, MI to Venice where they became so involved in so many activities they used to always say "we don't have time to even put in a load of wash."
Bud's great passions were tennis and golf, and at age 95 he was honored with a tennis tournament where he was a member of the Jacaranda Country Club in Venice, FL., and played three times a week. However, bridge became a frontrunner, he became a Life Master in his 60s, and at age 97 he was playing bridge six times a week.
Bud so enjoyed boating with his daughter, Pat, with the blue-green waters and azure blue skies looking down upon him on his numerous overnight ventures out at sea. He particularly loved handling the lines, eating brunch and dinner on board, and with binoculars in hand, finding the next marker.
Bud will be deeply missed by his loving daughter, Pat Lawrence. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Dot, and his son, Dave. Bud loved his family so much, always had a smile, never said "no" to anything or anyone, and lived life to the fullest.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Green Way, Sarasota, FL 34236 or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.
Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2013