Paul Andrew Brunner, a resident of Darien, Connecticut for nearly 33 years, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Sunday, June 1st. He was 78 years old, born in Antwerp, Belgium but raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mr. Brunner was the son of the late Ziegmund Brunner and Juliette Wisslitz Brunner. Paul received his bachelor’s degree from University of Buenos Aires and his MBA from Syracuse University and was a licensed CPA.

Paul started his career with Coopers & Lybrand before he started his rise to become President of Crouse Hinds Corp. Paul then went on to became President of ASEA Brown Boveri Inc. in 1981, and subsequently President and CEO of Spring Capital in 1986.

Paul also served lengthy and distinguished tenures on the Boards of both Johnson Controls Corp., and Trex Company Inc.

Friends and family would often refer to Paul as a renaissance man.

He spoke seven languages and was an avid cellist in his free time.

Paul also enjoyed reading, snow skiing, cycling and spending time with his grandchildren. Friends and family will miss his generosity, consul and love of the fine arts.

Paul is survived by his wife Elizabeth of Darien, his daughter Pamela Lancaster, Pamela’s husband Olin and grandchildren Olin IV (14) and Christopher (12). Paul is also survived by his son Daniel and Dan’s wife Christine. Family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien CT on Thursday June 5 from 6pm-8pm.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2pm at the Tokeneke Beach Club, 4 Butlers Island Road, Darien CT with a repast to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Darien EMS-Post 53, P.O. Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820.

— by the Family