Joseph L. Brussels, 92, was a well-loved father, husband, and friend. Joe, as he preferred to be called, passed away peacefully while with his son Stephen J. Brussels and his partner Bryan K. Hao by his side on September 30, 2013. Joe was married to Vivian M. Brussels for 58 years; she predeceased him in 2009. He was a veteran of World War II having served in Europe and the South Pacific. He applied his innate mechanical skills first to repairing the new computer machines of the 1950s and later supported programming for long distance billing at AT&T and NYTel.
Joe enjoyed traveling, golf, and working with stained glass and clay. After moving from his beloved Brooklyn to Queens and then White Plains, he lived in Heritage Village for 19 years, the last 9 at the Watermark at East Hill. He was on the vestry at Grace Church in White Plains and while living in Heritage Village, he led both the clay and stained glass clubs. His interests stirred passions in others as he reminded everyone that retirement required that you keep on moving. He will be missed by all who knew him: the sharply dressed gentleman whose wit and charm were always evident. He is survived by his son, Stephen J. Brussels and his partner Bryan K. Hao as well as several nieces and cousins in Virginia and White Plains.
Obituary courtesy of Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home.