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Pine Crest Funeral Home & Pine Crest Cemetery

1939 Dauphin Island Pkwy, Mobile, AL

OBITUARY

Wilbrod Rodolphe "Rudy" Brule' Jr.

February 13, 1933June 20, 2020

Wilbrod Rodolphe Brule’, Jr., born February 13, 1933 in Walpole, Massachusetts and a longtime resident of Mobile, Alabama, passed away calmly, after a long battle with dementia, on June 20, 2020, in Pensacola, Florida. Rudy, as he was known by family and friends, attended North Eastern University in Boston, Massachusetts before entering the US Armed Forces, where he served as a Naval Cadet and a Marine Pilot, instructing formation flying. While stationed in Pensacola, he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Beverly, on a blind date. Rudy worked at IBM for 30 years and had many interests and hobbies. He believed in family first and treating everyone with respect. He loved water and spent time boating, skiing, shrimping, fishing and scuba diving. He raised bees, enjoyed gardening and genuinely loved preserving nature and wildlife. After retirement, Rudy volunteered at the Red Cross and Mobile Infirmary. He enjoyed building and flying radio controlled airplanes, learned to sail and, of course, kept active with Mary Ann's "honey-do" list. He was a great handyman, able to build, fix and do just about anything. Rudy was highly respected by all who knew him. Rudy is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbrod Rodolphe Brule’, Sr. and Doris Viola Marston Brule’, and nephew, Karl Senecal. Rudy is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ann Beverly Brule’; son, Steven Agee Brule’, Sr. (Cyndie); daughter, Susan Viola Brule’ (Jay); grandson, Steven Agee Brule’, Jr.; great-grandson, Sawyer Matthew Brule’; sister, Doris Louise Senecal; nephews, Kevin Senecal and Kenneth Senecal; and other relatives. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Pine Crest Funeral Home on Monday, June 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service hour. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the America Red Cross, 35 N. Sage Ave., Mobile, AL 36607. Condolences may be offered at www.pinecrestfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Wilbrod Rodlophe Brule', Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Doris Viola Marston Brule', Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Ann Beverly Brule', Wife of 64 Years
  • Steven Agee, Sr. & Cyndie Brule', Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Susan Viola Brule' & Jay, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Steven Agee Brule', Jr., Grandson
  • Sawyer Matthew Brule', Great-Grandson
  • Doris Louise Senecal, Sister
  • Karl Senecal, Nephew (deceased)
  • Kevin Senecal, Nephew
  • Kenneth Senecal, Nephew
  • Survivors also include other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

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Charles Green

July 4, 2020

Susan and Mary Ann, Rundy was a great guy and an even better friend. His technical prowess was second to none. I can’t remember how many times he came to bail me out of problems I couldn’t fix at 2 or 3 in the morning. He also taught me all about shrimping and even more about flying radio controlled airplanes. I always enjoyed my time with him day or night. I have been so impressed by his girls throughout his illness. He was a lucky guy to have you two.
Rudy will be missed,

Bill Carr

June 25, 2020

Was saddened to hear of Rudy's passing but am grateful that he is now at total peace with no pains or worries. Rudy was such a kind and gentle man and a true gentleman! We had a good working relationship at IBM and I treasure those memories. I can still see him approaching with his "half" grin the one that made you think he was up to something!! Thoughts and prayers for all. Bill & Lynn

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY