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Bruce Alan GUETZLOE

Obituary
  • "You are in our prayers. He was one of the greatest men I..."
    - John Cracolici
  • "Our deepest condolences to the whole Guetzloe family."
    - Dave and Therese Joyce
  • "Guetzloe family I only met Bruce a couple of times but he..."
    - Toni Cascino
  • "My love to the Guetzloe family. R.I.P Bruce."
    - Veronica Creamer
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    - Sharon Wurzel

GUETZLOE, Bruce Alan 89, of Clearwater, died Aug. 14, 2013, at Morton Plant Hospital. He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of the late R.P. and Mildred Guetzloe. Bruce is survived by his wife, Eleanor Carden Guetzloe; three children, Douglas of Orlando, Laura of St. Petersburg, and Peter of Clearwater; a sister, Mary Buck and her husband, John of Minneapolis, MN; daughter-in-law, Stacey Lewis Guetzloe; three grandchildren, Alexander, Jefferson, and Madison Guetzloe, of Orlando; and brother-in-law, Arthur Carden of Virginia Beach, VA. Bruce was a World War II Marine Corps pilot, who flew the Vought Corsair and was carrier-based, with Squadron VMF 452, in the Pacific Theater. He also flew both Corsairs and jet aircraft during the Korean conflict. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Bruce received his teacher's certification from University of South Florida and his master's degree from University of Florida. He taught high school sciences for many years in the Pinellas County School District, retiring in 1985. Bruce was an avid boatman and pilot, enjoying his days aboard his motorsailer, The Teragram, and in piloting ultralight aircraft. National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements. There will be no local services. He will be inurned, with full military honors, later in the Fall at Arlington National Cemetery. The family has requested that no flowers be sent. Donations may be made in Bruce's name to Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services, PEMHS 11254 58th St North, Pinellas Park, FL 33782.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 25, 2013
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