In memory of
Richard Cyril Vanderbrook
In memory of
Richard Cyril Vanderbrook
Richard Cyril Vanderbrook ("Big Rich"), age 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2021 surrounded by his family. A native New Orleanian, Big Rich graduated from De La Salle High School and attended Loyola University. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and then worked in the maritime industry for 55 years beginning with SGS Control Services and then with Ports Americas, Inc. Big Rich was a devout Catholic who lived for his faith, his family, and his work. He was a long-winded storyteller with a fierce love for Tab, Marlboro Lights, chocolate covered graham crackers, and his grandchildren. His life was centered around immediate and extended family, as he enjoyed all the activities and passions of each of them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril J. Vanderbrook and Dorothy Hamm Vanderbrook, and his son, Christopher J. Vanderbrook. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Julie Capella Vanderbrook, his children: Richard C. Vanderbrook, Jr. (Kristy) and their children, Richard, Grace, and Claire; Elizabeth Vanderbrook Knower (Lance) and their children, Madeline, Jackson, William, and Katherine; Mary Katherine Vanderbrook; Victoria Vanderbrook Major (Michael) and their children, Marin, Michael, and Margaret; Dorothy Margaret "Meg" Bankston (Ben) and their children, Molly, Beau, and Joseph as well as a very large extended family and countless friends. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Visitation will be held from 10am - 12pm with Mass at 12pm. Private interment will follow. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD
New Orleans, LA 70124
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In memory of
Richard Cyril Vanderbrook
Richard Cyril Vanderbrook ("Big Rich"), age 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2021 surrounded by his family. A native New Orleanian, Big Rich graduated from De La Salle High School and attended Loyola University. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and then worked in the maritime industry for 55 years beginning with SGS Control Services and then with Ports Americas, Inc. Big Rich was a devout Catholic who lived for his faith, his family, and his work. He was a long-winded storyteller with a fierce love for Tab, Marlboro Lights, chocolate covered graham crackers, and his grandchildren. His life was centered around immediate and extended family, as he enjoyed all the activities and passions of each of them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril J. Vanderbrook and Dorothy Hamm Vanderbrook, and his son, Christopher J. Vanderbrook. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Julie Capella Vanderbrook, his children: Richard C. Vanderbrook, Jr. (Kristy) and their children, Richard, Grace, and Claire; Elizabeth Vanderbrook Knower (Lance) and their children, Madeline, Jackson, William, and Katherine; Mary Katherine Vanderbrook; Victoria Vanderbrook Major (Michael) and their children, Marin, Michael, and Margaret; Dorothy Margaret "Meg" Bankston (Ben) and their children, Molly, Beau, and Joseph as well as a very large extended family and countless friends. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church, 130 Baronne St., New Orleans on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Visitation will be held from 10am - 12pm with Mass at 12pm. Private interment will follow. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Services Provided By
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home
5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD
New Orleans, LA 70124
Past Services ╲╱
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