Gilbert Jules Bruneman

Gilbert Jules Bruneman

Gilbert Jules Bruneman died on Saturday, March 10th, just shy of his 90th birthday and 55th wedding anniversary. 

Gil served with distinction in the U.S. Army in Korea, where he earned the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He worked as a sales rep for textile manufacturers for the first half of his business career and later created Bruneman Alarm Systems, a home security business. He joined the Civil Air Patrol, training young cadets and participating in search and rescue missions, and he volunteered with the Coast Guard Auxiliary helping with boating safety and rescue missions.

Gil and his wife, Merle, enjoyed life to the fullest. They traveled to all seven continents and took family ski trips. He flew his own plane and enjoyed boating on Lake Texoma with family and friends. The highlight of each week was his Monday and Tuesday night poker games. 

After Gil sold the business, he found more time for volunteer service. In 2016, the Town of Addison awarded Gil the Advocate Volunteer Award for his 500+ hours of volunteer service. He worked with the Addison Citizens Assisting Police Program and made collection calls for the municipal court. He served on several grand juries. Gil was also the Jewish Family Service Volunteer of the Year, participating in Meals on Wheels, food pantry deliveries and routing gift basket deliveries. 

The love of Gil’s life and his best friend was his wife, Merle. Gil was proud of his five children: Carol (Sandy) Dochen, Steve (Kelly Roy) Bruneman , Bret (Pana) Bruneman, Jill (Robert) Fischer and Keith (Kelly) Bruneman, 11 grandchildren and sister-in-law Carol Kaminsky.

Donations may be made to Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas.