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June 15, 1956 - Feb. 15, 2013
Paul Bruessow, 56, of Sarasota passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013. Born in Sagamihara, Japan, he had been a local resident for 26 years after moving here from Gainesville, FL. Mr. Bruessow was a U.S. Air force veteran where he served as medic, a graduate of the University of Florida and worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry. Paul loved his family and loved spending time with them. He loved with his whole heart. He always found a way to make people laugh. He was a huge Gator fan, but his all-time favorite pastime was Bass fishing. He is the founder of the website Floridabassfishing.us. Paul will be sorely missed and loved forever. Survivors include his fiancé, Anna Midzio; sons Timothy David (Angela) Bruessow; Thomas Robert Bruessow; daughter Tiffany (Rusty) Harris; stepchildren Patrick Midzio; Monica Midzio; and Nicolette Midzio; brothers, Mark (Barbara) Bruessow; Matthew (Sandy) Bruessow; David (Tina) Bruessow; Joseph (Jackie) Bruessow; sister Michelle (Robert) Bull; and three granddaughters. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Alliance Church, 7221 Bee Ridge RD., Sarasota, FL. 34241. A funeral service will follow the visitation. Interment will follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Arrangements by Veterans Funeral Service and Cremation.
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013