Former long-time Beach resident Chris "Christo" Brauch passed away March 23, 2010, in the Chicago area of Naperville, Ill. He is survived by his sister, Mary, and brother, Ken.
Brauch, who was born on July 25, 1970, was employed as a bartender at The Reef, The Beached Whale and Jimmy B's Rooftop Bar during his years on Estero Island. A memorial service on Fort Myers Beach is being planned for July 25, 2010. He would have turned 40 on that day. More details to follow. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Christopher Paul Brauch