Aaron William Bechtel

April 12, 1979March 28, 2014

BECHTEL, Aaron William, 34, of Brandon received a new assignment to Heaven March 28, 2014. Aaron's career was with Hillsborough County Water Department. His passion was to see the Christian Community come together. He was an avid volunteer and member with The Crossing Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate and supporter of Brandon High School. Aaron was an avid sports fan, enjoyed riding motorcycles, exercising and was a WrestleManiac. Aaron was a loving and devoted father and family man. He is survived by his son, Tristan; daughter, Gabbi; parents, Don (Marga), Glinda Greiffendorf (John); sisters, Amanda, Alyse. A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The Crossing Church, 10130 Tuscany Ridge Dr., Tampa. In lieu of flowers contributions to continue his legacy may be made to his children, Tristan and Gabriella Bechtel, c/o Glinda Greiffendorf, 20300 Leonard Rd #20, Lutz, FL 33558.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 3, 2014

Aaron William Bechtel

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


July 14, 2014

The best advice I can ever give anyone, take the leap... Close ur eyes give it up to God and take the leap. I missed the chance, will never have it again. Aaron u taught me so much about life, love, and understanding. Our souls are forever connected... The pain I still feel to my core tells me that u were right, we were soul mates in every sense of the word. I feel u with me, see u in my dreams, and know when my day is hard I can still feel ur gentle kiss and strong arms wrapped around me. U always knew how to bring me back from the edge, I will forcer treasure our conversations and time spent together... U will forever have my heart.

Amanda Bechtel

July 13, 2014

I really wouldn't know where to begin to express Aaron's passing. He was the most uplifting, rock hard, easygoing, touching brother I could ever have. You were my saving grace, my other half of my heart. There's not a day that doesn't go by I don't call upon you...please stay with me. I know he is in the greatest hands of all from up above. Aaron was the most wonderful father his children could of asked for. Tristan and Gabi was his every breathe everyday and everynight, all the way to his last! Aaron, you were my best friend, the most awsome brother, and wonderful man you had grown to be. We stood foot to foot and followed step by step as we never grew very far from each other. I miss your smile,your hugs,and your smartbutt comments in more ways i can say. I promise to you I will always protect and look after tristan and gabi as we did for one another and our familes. You haved earned your wings and will wear them proud as you did every day of your life. No matter what knocked us down we always held each other up and stood tall. Now you are on my shoulder, in my heart, and beam through two beautiful children to carry on your memory with pride. I respect you, miss you, and love you dearly. There are no words to express how much. I will make you proud as i always did and you will be with me every step of the way. No goodbyes, no more tears, only smiles and see you laters! Until we meet are my bro!! I love you and we will be hand in hand always!!

Julia Castro

July 11, 2014

Tristan Bechtel

July 10, 2014

My dad was a true man of god he was if only he had a longer time with us I had got to see my dad the night before he died I miss him dearly I know he's watch over us and taking care of us to most of us he wasn't just a friend he was family.

Christina Nolte Harper

May 27, 2014

I think I am still shocked. I haven't seen Aaron since probably 97 or 98. But he was so funny and caring and a loving person. I know so many people who loved and cared for him deeply. I am truly saddened for his family. I send my prayers for you all.

Anja Faehse

May 13, 2014

Aaron and I worked together and soon became close friends. Our very first time meeting was in the breakroom, where we went on and on talking about dancing. The group picture I posted was one of my favorite nights. It was a very spontaneous "I haven't tried this type of dancing before (Kizomba), Aaron if you are not doing anything you are more than welcome to join me". As I was putting on my dancing shoes, there was Aaron, all smiles, walking through the door ready to have a good time.

I miss his smiling face peeking around the corner to my cubicle, holding his bag of carrots, with his head to one side as he said "Come on lets go take a break and walk". He was always there to listen with an open heart. I miss those big morning hugs where he almost made me spill my coffee. He also helped my mom and I without hesitation.

There are not enough kinds words to describe Aaron. I am blessed that he was a part of my life, even if only for a short time. He taught me to not take life for granted, that everyday is a gift, to cherish those you love the most, and to make the most of what you have. I take comfort in that he is with God and smiling down on all of us.

Anja Faehse

May 13, 2014

Gigi / Mom

April 9, 2014

Today, I finally was able to open this and read the beautiful things everyone has said, felt and experienced with my son. I didn't just lose a son, I lost a man who was raised that family and friends are everything, and all of you who knew him, knew that in him. It makes me so proud. This will take time to adjust not hearing him on the phone on Mondays, "Hey Mom" or being able to sing my Happy Birthday song to him on the 12th of April, his 35th birthday. It touches my families heart of the out pour of love from near and far, that I know we will always see Aaron's spirit in you all. God, has told me, he is in good hands, and believe it or not, God said he is looking mighty fine with wings. Thank you all for the kind words and sharing the memories of our beloved son.

Lynne Dolph

April 7, 2014

I'm so heartbroken for my Brother Don, his wife Margie, Amanda, Aaron's children, Tristan & Gabbi, their Mother Margie, Glenda, and all Aaron's family and friends. I Have many wonderful memories watching him grow with that beautiful copper red hair and big smile. It was always quite clear how important family and friends were to him. It's such a tragic loss when a young man is in the prime of his life, working so hard to receive his college degree, have a nice home, good job, and active in his church.. trying to provide and live a good life with his two beautiful children. It seems far too soon not to have him in our lives! My Love and Prayers to All, Aunt Lynne


April 4, 2014

I am very sorry for the family's loss. May the God of all Comfort help you cope during the difficult days ahead.