Richard Brian Van Neman

September 2, 1941March 6, 2019

Richard Brian Van Neman was born on September 2, 1941 and passed away on March 6, 2019.


27 March

Graveside Service

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary

9101 Kern Canyon Road
Bakersfield, CA 93306


Richard Brian Van Neman

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March 19, 2019

Just wanted to say that I enjoyed working with Brian all these many years on the railroad. He was very kind and sweet and had some funny stories to relate. After 37 plus years working with all of the guys, I felt like they were family members instead of co-workers. My prayers go out to Barbara, David and the rest of Brian's family. I know he is now at peace.

Marcia Sommers

March 12, 2019

Barbara, David, Carla, Judy, Mark. Thinking of all of you at this sad time. I went to school with Brian and had so many good times with him. He was funny, loving, and very kind to me! His Sister Carla is one of my best friends and has been for many years. He will be missed, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marcia Sommers

Nick Gonzales

March 11, 2019

The holidays will not be the same without Brian. I look forward to hearing some more stories in heaven! I am thankful to have had his fellowship here on earth. Love and prayers to all his family.

Michael Vukich

March 9, 2019

It's not often you find a Brother, Mentor and Great Friend, Brian was all of those things combined. I worked with Brian for over 10 years at BNSF Railroad in Bakersfield, Ca. Brian always had a smile on his face whenever I saw him and he was always willing to stop and take the time to talk about anything you wanted. He mentored me as a Switchman, Conductor and Engineer, always taking the time to help me with any issues or questions I may have. Thank you Brian for helping mold me into the Railroader I am today. You will be truly missed. May Angels Guide you in the Heavens Above. May the roads you ride bring you light

Jennifer Kangas

March 8, 2019

He was and always be my birthday buddy. He and my dad were something together. I remember when they flew cross country to rescue my grandparents. I lived in North Carolina at the time and they came threw to see us. I think they had too much fun on that trip. That's how they were together always having fun and laughing.
Sleep with the angels uncle Brian