Eric Bernard Debrule
41, beloved son of Paul and Valerie Debrule and brother of Danielle Debrule of Newport, RI, died unexpectedly on July 18, 2021 in Woodlyn, Pennsylvania due to complications following surgery. Eric was born in Raleigh, NC, and later moved with his family to Newport where he attended St. Michael's Country Day School and Rogers High School. He then graduated with a B.S. from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. He recently divided life between Sicklerville, NJ and Woodlyn, PA.
A good athlete, he excelled in a number of sports from baseball in the Newport Little League to ice hockey, tennis, snowboarding, surfing and later, pickleball. Eric also spent many years learning piano with Ms. Muriel Case. As a personal trainer and sales representative, he was devoted to health, fitness and self-improvement. He found friendship and joy in his new Pennsylvania home with his partner.
He leaves his extended family from his father Paul's birthplace, Liege, Belgium and members of Valerie's family from Memphis, TN: Uncles Barry and John F. Heaton of Memphis, Aunt Donna Dieffenbach (Greg) of Taylor, MS, cousins Janie and Jeffrey of Austin, TX, and Bryan of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He also leaves his partner, Gina Gedion of Woodlyn, PA. Eric will be missed by all.
A memorial ceremony will start Tuesday, August 17, promptly at 2pm- at 11 Cherry Creek Rd., Newport, RI. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs. For further details and condolences please contact www.mcgfh.com
. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Potter League for Animals - www.potterleague.org
Published by Newport Daily News from Jul. 29 to Aug. 13, 2021.