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Julius August Wrech

July 31, 1926 - April 3, 2020

Julius August Wrech,93, of New Port Richey passed away April 3, 2020. Julius is survived by wife of 61 years, Joanne, daughters, Kristina Wrech and Toni Salemi (Chris Salemi), grandchildren, Bradley Salemi and Francine Salemi, one sister, and numerous nieces and nephews – sadly, he was predeceased by daughter, Tracy D. Neville in 2013. As the first American born member of his family, while still in high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was assigned to a naval supply ship and served in the Pacific through the end of the war.  Upon return to his hometown, St. Petersburg, he fulfilled the promise to complete high school and subsequently attended the University of Florida studying Building Construction, a newly incorporated major to that program.  Responsibilities called him away from college and in the family construction business owned by his father. He was drawn to the water throughout his lifetime.  That interest influenced his focus in construction to the newer techniques being tried and implemented by larger construction companies building along the waterfront.  He became a superintendent for several of those companies, specializing in building high rise condos on the water and inland, office buildings, townhomes, banks and later homes throughout the Tampa Bay area – many still notable on the Tampa Bay landscape today including Point Brittany and Isla Del Sol at Tierra Verde. Julius taught his daughters the basics of construction, and when their love of horses necessitated a move to country living, with their help and numerous friends, built their family home, barn and any and all other structures needed to make it home, including a workshop for his many creative “hobbies”.  However, he never lost his love of the sea and always most enjoyed any time available for a day of fishing with his relatives and friends. ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS – WILL MISS YOU!

MUCH LOVE,

YOUR FAMILY

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