Eric Bernard Debrule
McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home & Crematory
343 South Chester Pike
Glenolden, PA
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 In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Potter League for Animals -
Published by Newport Daily News from Jul. 29 to Aug. 13, 2021.
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Memorial service
The Debrule Home
Newport, RI
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Paul and Valerie, I never met your son but I know that this must be a devastating loss for you both. I would like to reconnect with you to revisit happier days. I can be reached at [email protected]
Donald C. Rhoads
August 10, 2021
We remember Eric fondly from Newport Youth Hockey days and want to say how sorry we are for your loss. May wonderful memories be a comfort to your sorrow.
The Fortier Family
August 5, 2021
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