Clyde Young Vanderbrouk

February 8, 1947October 26, 2012

Clyde Young Vanderbrouk, age 65, died suddenly on Friday, the 26th of October, in Houston, Texas.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Clyde graduated from Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut, and then attended the University of Arizona in Tucson for both his undergraduate and law degrees. Clyde’s career as a petroleum landman spanned 36 years, working for Diamond Shamrock, Blocker Energy, Phillips Petroleum, and several other entities in a consulting role. He was also the American representative for the British consulting firm Hannon Westwood.

He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Memorial, the Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen, and the Houston Producers Forum. Clyde loved sharing his passion for both politics and sports with his sons, whether it was coaching his boys’ T-ball games when they were young, cheering them from the stands, or sharing a Saturday afternoon at Rice University football games.

Clyde is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Smith Vanderbrouk, of Somers, Connecticut, and Miriam Bowman of Phoenix, Arizona, and his stepfather, Junius A. Bowman, also of Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his two sons, Robert Christian Vanderbrouk of New York City, and Peter Knowlton Vanderbrouk, of Houston; his sisters, Jane V. Paige of Scottsdale, AZ and Sarah Laurie of Edinburgh, Scotland; and his grandson, Willem Thomas Vanderbrouk.

A memorial service is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 1st of November, at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main Street in Houston, where the Rev. William Brooks, Senior Associate Rector, is to officiate.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family would request donations be sent to the Rotary International, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL, 60201; or the charity of one’s choice.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 1, 2012

Clyde Young Vanderbrouk

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Deli u Werner Schaer

November 1, 2012

Lieber Peter und Trauerfamilie. Es tut uns so leid, wir sind in Gedanken bei Euch. Mit liebem Gruss Deli u Werner

David Rogers

October 31, 2012

Clyde has been a friend for 45 years. I enjoyed visits with him recently in Texas & Arizona. Condolences to the family, especially the boys.

Lindsey Wild

October 31, 2012

We are thinking of your family in this difficult time. May you be comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Lindsey, Marlo, and the Johnson sisters

Lisa Milam

October 31, 2012

I knew Clyde in study groups that met in the evening at Chapelwood United Methodist church. Clyde was very friendly and warm with everyone and shared freely. Feel very sad to hear that Clyde has passed away. Will miss him. God bless.

Jane Feachen

October 31, 2012

To my Uncle Clyde, we will miss you dearly but wish you peace and much love always, Jane, David, Harry & Saskia x

October 31, 2012

My condolences to the family of Mr. Vanderbrouk. May you be comforted by looking forward to a end to all causes of death and the grief it brings.

Rick Sallinger

October 30, 2012

My deepest sympathies to family and friends at this difficult time. Clyde was a true gentleman. He will be missed.

Vicki Townsend

October 30, 2012

I have lost a very dear friend and the world has lost an amazing human being. Clyde was a kind gentle soul who cherished his family above all. Soar with the angels my friend you earned your wings long ago. We are all so blessed to have had you in our lives! My heartfelt sympathy to his family, please know you were his heart and soul you were always first in his life and he spoke of you often and always with a smile and the greatest of pride.

Ann Wright

October 30, 2012

May God bless the Vanderbrouk family during this sorrowful time. Clyde will be missed.

Charlotte McNulty

October 30, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss. Clyde was a good man. May God comfort you in your grief.