Ourso Funeral Home


Brian Vassil

June 21, 1971December 27, 2020

Brian Vassil, 49, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Brian, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is survived by his loving wife, Tanya Vassil; children, Brandi and Brandon Vassil; father, Steve Vassil; and brother, Jason Vassil. He is preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Dixon Vassil.

Brian is a graduate of Kansas State University. He remained a lifelong learner and dedicated his life to a career as an educator, most recently at Westdale Middle School in Baton Rouge. Brian worked for more than 20 years--many of them focused on special education--teaching the next generation and cared deeply about his students. Brian loved the sciences, the outdoors (especially while on his boat) and above all, time spent with family. Gone too soon, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services, including a viewing, will be held, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 15th at St. Margaret Queen of Scotland Catholic Church, 30300 Catholic Hall Road in Albany, Louisiana, and will be live-streamed via Ourso Funeral Home on Facebook.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Brian Vassil’s name to the American Heart Association.


  • Brian issurvived by his loving wife, Tanya Vassil; children, Brandi and Brandon Vassil; father, Steve Vassil; and brother, Jason Vassil.


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Barbara Klinesmith

January 12, 2021

I met Steve through his beautiful wife Tanya. Tanya and I both worked at Staples. We became friends and they needed a sitter for their daughter Brandi. We all became friends. Steve was a great father and husband. Steve loved teaching. He will be greatly missed and my prayers go out to Tanya, family, and loved ones. My heart hurts for this family. Miss and love you Tanya. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

TykoBoom Hill

January 12, 2021

Vassil, as I called him the last 5 years I worked with him our work relationship was like Rocky Road ice cream bumpy at times but at the end was sweet I will truly miss your at ease spirit, to your family this is a lost no one saw coming my prayers or with you during this difficult time.

Sincerely, Hill

Cameron Hogan

January 11, 2021

Mr. Vassil was a good teacher and I'll miss him.

Curtis A. Washington

January 6, 2021

Mr. Vassil was a fine man. I enjoyed our conversations and the time we worked together at Westdale Middle School. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to Mrs. Vassil and the kids.

Mildred Wilson-Lovey

January 6, 2021

Mr. Vassil I'm going to truly miss you!!! I've been in the classroom with you at Westdale Middle for three of the five years I've known you. I considered you as my brother. We had the BEST working relationship I've ever had and we always could finish each other's sentences and read each other's mind. You were the only person I knew who was an expert with paperwork . When I wanted to "flash" out, your calming spirit would mellow me out. I'm truly, truly, going to miss you!!! I will never forget the times, and laughs we shared!! Rest in peace my brother!!!! Love You!!!

Mrs. Lovey

Deborah Williams

January 4, 2021

Steve and I have worked closely together at Westdale Middle School in Baton Rouge for a long time. I am so deeply saddened by his passing. He was a conscientious Special Education Teacher and cared about his students. He will be missed by the faculty, staff, and students. My condolences to the family and he will always be a part of our Westdale Family.

Deborah Williams

David Nelson

January 1, 2021

Brian, his brother Jason, father Steve and his mother Wanda lived across the street from me back in the early '90's. It was a pleasure to know Brian and I really enjoyed our good conversation the last time he visited Kansas City. Heartfelt condolences to Brian's family and friends.