Warren Matthew Brue peacefully slipped the bounds of earth to join his Heavenly Father on Friday July 20, 2018 at the age of 96. He passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends during his last days.
Warren was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Metairie for the past 60 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Edwina Clarke Brue, daughter Cynthia Anne Brue, son Paul Matthew Brue, brothers Rt. Rev. Msgr. Arthur P. Brue, Peter E. Brue, William J. Brue, Francis A. Brue, Harold J. Brue and sisters Grace Brue Campbell and Shirley Brue Braiwick.
Warren is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Margaret (Peggy) Blaine Brue, his children, George Brue (Patricia Pittman Brue), Dianne Brue Dumestre (Brock), Craig Brue (Colleen Plunkett Brue), his daughter-in-law Lynn Taggert Brue, and his sister Patricia Brue Majeau. He was a loving grandfather, known as Pop, to nine grandchildren, James Brue, Nicole Brue Cumbie (Jason), Barry Brue (Amy), Katie Dumestre Yaquinto (Michael), Andre Brue , Justin Dumestre, Rebecca Dumestre, Sabrina Brue and Jennifer Brue. He was also Pop to seven great grandchildren, Barry (Joey) Brue, Jr., Patrick Brue, Savannah Brue, Olivia Caldarera, Ashley Caldarera, Aiden Cumbie and Jayden Cumbie. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of St. Aloysius Class of 1938. He attended Loyola University until entering the Navy during World War II serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. In the Atlantic he served on the PC 565 and later in the Pacific on the USS Crowley DE 303. When the war was over Warren made his way to Staten Island, NY to marry Margaret Blaine. They lived there for eleven years and he was employed by Untied Fruit Company. When the Korean War began, Warren was again called into military service. In 1957, Warren moved his family back to New Orleans where he was employed by Texas Transport Terminal until opening and operating his own company, Warren Brue Salvage Corp in 1965, later to become B & HB Salvage Corp. servicing many companies and industries with the disposition of damaged goods and commodities.
Warren was a proud member of the American Legion Thomas J. Hanly Jr. Post 350. Warren was also very active in the USS Crowley Reunion Group in which he planned many reunions and travel activities with his WWII shipmates.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Cindy Lohr who took such great care of Warren during this last year. She was our rock! They would also like to thank the staff of AmeraCare Hospice for their care and kindness.
A celebration of Warren’s life will be held Friday July 27, 2018 at St. Ann Church & Shrine, 3601 Transcontinental Drive in Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery & Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Joseph Seminary College General Fund.
Arrangements by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Information 504-835-2341. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.