Captain Terry Michael Brazil, 65, passed away in December 2012, at his residence in Fountain, Florida.
Terry was born May 24, 1947, in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He graduated from Loretto High School and studied Seamanship in Alabama, Ohio, and Louisiana. He earned a Master Captain's License for large freshwater and saltwater shipping vessels and sailed throughout the Great Lakes and many oceans around the world. His retirement to Florida was devoted to the sponsorship of children through his favorite charity “Child Fund International”, restoring vintage cars, collecting Native American artifacts, tending to his palm trees, and visiting Thailand.
Terry was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Gordon Brazil; his father, Paul Fayas; a half-sister, Gertrude Lindblom; and half-brother, Gerald Fayas.
He is survived by a son, Terry Brazil, II; two grandchildren, Gabriel and Natalie; seven half brothers and sisters, Doris Gruell, Evelyn Larson, Joyce Stenerson, Lorraine Fayas, Paul Fayas Jr., Gordon Brazil, II, and Carol Gardiner; extended family, James Jabour; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.