Philip R. Brua, 88, of Zionsville, passed peacefully Dec. 13, 2013.. Philip retired after 44 years with The Portland Cement Association as a civil engineer. He was a 32 degree Free Mason and a member of the Charles F. Frank Lodge No. 760 for 50 years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 79. He loved his country that he served with the Army Infantry during WWII. Following the war, he was a member of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's band. Philip was Zionsville Santa Claus for 18 years, spreading Christmas joy to the entire city. He loved to spend as much time as possible with his grandchildren and family. He also enjoyed wood working and making furniture.. Philip is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Scott Brua (Lauri); step-sons, Jim Henry (Marcia), Michael Henry M.D. (Erin); daughter in-law, Sharon Brua; grandchildren, Philip Brua, Mackenzie Brua, Thomas Brua, Matthew Henry (Kelsey), Krista Henry, Megan Stewart (J.K.), Paige Henry, Jake Henry, Hana Henry, Max Henry, Hudson Henry.. Philip is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Bessie Brua, and first wife, Muriel Brua. He is also preceded by his sister, Shirley McGillicuddy; son, John Brua; and grandson Grant Henry.. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Flanner and Buchanan - Zionsville.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mitochondrial Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Published on  December 18, 2013