OBITUARY

Brian Joseph Palestina

November 15, 1956November 26, 2012

Brian “Buck” Palestina passed away on Monday November 26, 2012. Beloved son of Alice Santoine and Albert Palestina Sr. Loving brother of Terry Palestina and Albert Palestina Jr. Nephew of Dorothy Santoine. Devoted God-Father of Albert Palestina III and uncle of Leah Palestina and Teri Palestina. Also survived by other relatives and many friends. Brian was a lifelong employee of the Maritime Industry, a former Tankerman and then advanced to Tug Boat Captain, working for several companies and most recent Shane C. Marine Towing L.L.C. He will always be remembered by all who knew him. Aged 56 years, a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services from Leitz-Eagan Funeral Chapel 4747 Veterans Blvd. Metairie, Louisiana on Friday December 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Lakelawn Park Mausoleum. Friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until time of services. Online guest registry available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2012
REMEMBERING

Brian Joseph Palestina

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mary begg

December 29, 2012

dear brian, rest in peace my close friend, love you forever

Diane Masterson

December 7, 2012

Rest in peace cousin Brian. You and the family are in my prayers.

Captain Robert Bourg

December 7, 2012

I have known Brian for many years back in the Hollywood days on the M/V Kerry, He was a tankerman and a darn good one, he and i had great times working together, and greatful for the trouble we did NOT get into. I was wondering where he went of to, now i know. R.I.P. My little buddy.My condolences goes ou to his family

Captain Robert Bourg

December 7, 2012

I had the great pleasure and fond memories working with Brian many years ago on the M/V Kerry, he was a great tankerman and good at what he did. I will never forget the fun times we had and the trouble we did not get into, he will be greatly missed, My condolences to his family.

David Catanese

December 6, 2012

So sorry to hear about Buck. He was a life long friend for 40yrs. My sympathy and condolences to all of Brian's family.Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. David Catanese and Family

Debbie Culotta

December 6, 2012

My condolences and prayers to the family!

Anita White

December 6, 2012

We had a ton of fun and laughter growing up in N.O. East. One of my fondiest memories was cruising around in your red camaro. Lost touch some years ago when I moved to Slidell.
R.I.P. Brian you will be missed.
God Bless you and your family.
A true longtime friend~~~
Anita White

Capt. Scott Castaing

December 5, 2012

I've known Captain Brian"Buck" since we were teens. I had the pleasure of working 3 years with him on boats in the 80's and he was currently an employee of mine for the last 7 years. I must say he was one of the finest Towboat Captains we had. He was always there when we needed him most. He will be truly missed in many many ways. On behalf of myself, my wife Jena and all of us at the Cass Marine Group (Shane C. Marine Towing), his crew on the tug M/V Shane C.,we send our condolences.

Brenda Bleidt

December 5, 2012

Sorry to hear of Bucks passing, he always made me laugh. I will miss him.

Laurie Coniglio

December 5, 2012

Brian did a lot of helpful work for me. A short time of his life. May God Bless him. Laurie Hayes Coniglio