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Benjamin Hiram Brauchler

December 30, 1929 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 90)


Brauchler, Benjamin Hiram “Bud”, 90, joined his Lord and Savior on May 6, 2020 (Covid-19 complications). Born on December 30, 1929 in Salem, NJ to Philip and Mary Brauchler, Bud lived most of his life in Florida and was the owner/operator of B & B Aircraft Service for over 60 years, alongside his beloved brother, Phil.

Bud “Pop” is survived by his children: Benjamin (Lisa) Brauchler, Jr., twins Sean (Marta) Brauchler and Mary “Missy” (Paul) Donnellan, and their mother, Sheila; Daniel (Debi) Welsh, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Ilene Karney and Joan Laury, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bud was welcomed at the gates by his brothers David and Philip, and his sister-in-law, Faye.

Bud graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1954 and over the course of his aviation career, he worked as a Flight Engineer and mechanic on many types of aircraft. He cataloged many flight hours around the world, resulting in numerous stories and experiences that he loved to share. Bud and Phil owned a Fixed Base Operation in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sebring, FL and Wauchula, FL.

A veteran of the United States Army, Bud served in the Korean Conflict and lived the last two years of his life at the State Veterans Nursing Home in Pembroke Pines, FL. Alzheimer’s Disease claimed many memories and recognition, but Bud was known for his kind manner and a ready smile for his caregivers.

Bud lived a good, long and often colorful life, but always kept the Lord first. He was always involved in church ministries, particularly Light for the Lost missionary fundraising. His latest service was Security at Victory Assembly of God in Lakeland, FL.

A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.

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