OBITUARY

Bruce Arunyon

5 August , 19425 October , 2019
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BUSINESSMAN & DESIGNER/ BUILDER OF BAY AREA VETERANS MEMORIAL - SEABROOK

Bruce Arunyon, 77, of Houston, Texas passed away on Saturday October 5, 2019. He was born August 5, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. He was married to Jennifer Dougherty Arunyon for over 30 years. Bruce was preceded in death by Father-William Arunyon, Mother- Jean Skop Arunyon, and Daughter-Elisa Massaro.

He is survived by loving Wife-Jenny of Houston, Son-Travis Kiro of Shoreacres, Daughter-Tiffany Kiro of Tyler, Son- Neil Arunyon of Seabrook, Granddaughter- Jamie Massaro of Austin, Grandson-Derek Massaro of Tustin Calif., and Jenna Arunyon- Granddaughter of Seabrook. Bruce also had a special love for his long-time nurse/caretaker Samantha Jones of Santa Fe.

Bruce owned and operated Bear Creek Plumbing & NBC Computers in the north side of Houston. He moved to Seabrook in 1999 and started Clear Lake General Contractors which he owned until 2014. His businesses had the highest rating of the BBB. Bruce was a member of the Seabrook Association for many years and was awarded The Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in 2012. His hobbies included photography (which he earned the Best Picture of the Bay award in 2011), making beautiful jewelry (attended Gemology Association classes) boating, dancing with his wife (especially to the PeeWee Bowen Band) and traveling all over the world with Jenny (especially going to waterfront locations). His passion was to always treat his customers with respect, integrity, and always doing the best job he could for them. Bruce’s greatest passion of his life was his ‘labor of love’ project building the Bay Area Veterans Memorial in Seabrook to honor all veterans. This project with fundraising, designing and building took him 3 years (2010-2013). Then on Memorial Day of 2013 the Veterans’ Memorial was dedicated and Bruce and his wife, Jenny presented it to the City of Seabrook. Bruce suffered for almost 6 years from the results of a brain bleed stroke. He now is in peace with God. A visitation for Bruce will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster with a memorial service to begin at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at Tuscan Lakes.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Bay Area Veteran’s Memorial. Electronic donations can be made at www.bahveteransmemorial.com/donations with adding special instruction “In memory of Bruce Arunyon”. Checks may also be mailed to City of Seabrook, 1700 First Street, Seabrook, TX 77586 with the notation line to show “In memory of Bruce Arunyon”.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, 19 October , 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, 19 October , 2019
  • Reception to follow Saturday, 19 October , 2019

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Travis Kiro

22 October 2019

BRUCE WAS VERY GIVING, AN AMAZING HUSBAND, CARING FATHER AND GRANDFATHER, AN UNMATCHED SENSE OF HUMOR, ALWAYS GAVE PERFECT ADVICE, GREAT DANCER WHO ABSOLUTELY LOVED TO TWIRL MY MOM, SMART AND SAVVY BUSINESSMAN, ALWAYS HONEST AND RELIABLE. IN FACT, THE SAME QUALITIES HE HAD WITH HIS FAMILY ALSO TRANSITIONED INTO WHY HIS MULTIPLE BUSINESSES WERE SO SUCCESSFUL. BRUCE ALWAYS DID THE RIGHT THING FOR EVERYONE.

BRUCE WAS ALWAYS A WORKAHOLIC SINCE HE STARTED HIS OWN COMPANY AT 21 YEARS OLD…. BUT HE NEVER WORKED A DAY IN HIS LIFE BECAUSE HE LOVED WHAT HE DID. HIS MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN LIFE ARE HIGHLIGHTED BY HIS LABOR OF LOVE…. DESIGNING AND BUILDING OF THE BAY AREA VETERANS MEMORIAL IN SEABROOK. HIS LEGACY OF BEING A QUALITY HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, FRIEND, AND MAN WILL BE FOREVER REFLECTED AT THE MEMORIAL. I WILL ALWAYS SAY HELLO WHEN I VISIT.

BRUCE’S TREMENDOUS LOVE FOR HIS WIFE, HIS FAMILY, AND HIS FRIENDS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN….
I KNOW YOU’RE LOOKING DOWN ON US SMILING, ENJOYING THE SCENERY OF A RELAXING WATERFRONT SPOT IN HEAVEN, AND DANCING LIKE YOU ALWAYS LOVED.

Nikki Schuetz

18 October 2019

I used to care for Bruce. He was such a wonderful person. I enjoyed our talks about his younger days and especially the beginning of he and Mrs. Jenny's marriage. He loved her so much. He always, always said such great things and shared so many memories with me. I had worked with Bruce daily walking around their home in a circle, trying my best to help him build up his muscles enough so he could walk unassisted. He will be missed dearly by so many. Walk freely and rest in peace now my dear. ♥

Jennifer Arunyon

13 October 2019

My husband, Bruce Arunyon, was a kind, and caring man. He and I had a wonderful marriage. We laughed a lot when he was well.
He also was a wonderful father to my children Travis and Tiffany Kiro and they loved him very much. The last 6 years, after his brain bleed stroke, were tough. However, I wanted to take care of him in our home. With the assistance of wonderful care takers, especially Sam Jones, we tried to make it as meaningful a life to him as we could. I will miss him so much. I know he is in heaven with God and in peace. He will always be in my heart. Love you forever, your wife, Jenny

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