Alan Brunette

  • Died: September 9, 2020
  • Location: Chula Vista, California

Tribute & Message From The Family


This photo says so much ! Always with us and Always in Our Hearts! Love and Hugs to you Alan ! Your Family.

""Great Brother with a Heart of Gold""

Message From The Family

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AAlan Brunette, resident of Chula Vista, California, since 1971.

Alan passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side in the early morning of September 09, 2020. Alan is now reunited in Heaven with his Mom, Amelia who passed on May of 2018, his Dad, Robert Sr. who passed on April of 1993 and his sister, Cheryl Jean who passed on September of 1968. Alan is survived by his Brothers: Robert Jr, David (Mona), Dennis (Norma) and Chris. Nephews David Jr, Joey and Brian along with his Niece's Jennifer and Rachael.
Also survived by Uncle. Aunt, Cousins and Great Nieces and Great Nephews.

Alan's passion was working in the Customer Service Industry; Alan enjoyed helping everyone he encountered. Alan was a dedicated worker at Home Depot #0658, on numerous occasions he referred to them as his second family. In 2019, Alan left Home Depot due to his advancing medical condition (Interstitial Lung Disease).

Alan never showed fear and stood strong fighting his medical condition, staying positive and always worrying about the well-being of others verse's his own, that's the kind of person Alan was and that's what made him Very Special, Alan had a Heart of Gold.

Memorable Moments were spending time with family, and on certain days if you could not find Alan, all you had to do was go to his favorite theatre and he was one of the first ones standing in the line to see the new movie being released. Alan was a natural movie critic, that should have been his true calling, his knowledge about the movie industry was remarkable and beyond what most knew. He was a fan of all movies as well as certain television shows; Alan loved all movies even the older ones dating back to 1939, such as Gone with the Wind, to current movies. Harrison Ford was Alan's favorite actor, he seen them all. Alan loved all movies, but his favorite movies were the ones directed by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

As Alan enters the gates of Heaven, Alan is now at peace and pain free and reunited with many loved ones. Alan will be dearly missed by every heart that he touched. Alan's family and friends will dearly miss him, one day we will slowly replace the tears of sadness with the memories that Alan has brought to Our Hearts.

Alan you will "Always be Forever in Our Hearts, we love you very much"
Alan ……"May the Force be with You"

"God said to Alan, come with me."
God saw that Alan was Tired, Alan gave it a good fight. We knew he was not getting better, we stayed positive throughout the night. We prayed for a healing miracle, but there was not one insight.
In the early morning hours. I felt the room change, there was a calm and peaceful feeling, a feeling of Love.
As the dim light shined in the room, I can see that Alan was now at peace, within a minute or two his heart slowly came to rest,
I knew that Alan is now with God and in a better place.

God placed his arms around Alan and said, "come with me, Heaven is a beautiful place, you will now see."

We love Alan dearly, I know it's hard to let go, but the special love in Our Hearts for Alan will always grow.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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I became a part of Alan's family when he was only six years old. It was when I married his older brother David. It's hard to believe that I had a brother-law who was only six years old and became an uncle at the age of eight. I have so many fond memories of Alan, how he would play with his two nephews and his own little brother Chris. Yes, the house was filled with loud noise, boys running around, laughing and of course the occasion fighting. As Alan got older, movies were his passion. He never missed being one of the first people in line to see a new movie.
Alan was the most kindness, patient person I knew. After 44 years of knowing him I never saw him get upset or angry with anyone. He always made a point of stopping and asking how you were when he saw you. He would make you laugh (most of the time making jokes about his little brother Chris). The last words I said to Alan was that although he was my brother-in-law, I always thought of him as one of my sons.
Our family has lost someone very special in our lives. Although Alan is no longer with us, the memories will last forever in our hearts. You are now with your mother, father, sister Cheryl and grandmother who have missed you and welcomed you back in their arms. I love you Alan, Rest in peace

Posted by Mona Brunette - Chula Vista, CA - Family   October 11, 2020

Alan was the love of my life and the sweetest, kindest, funniest person I knew. The 13 years I spent with him were the best of my life. I was hoping to spend the rest of my life with him, but I am grateful for the time we shared and all of the amazing trips we were able to take. We traveled throughout the Southwestern United States, Canada, and 10 European countries; rode the gondolas in Venice, Italy; saw the windmills in Amsterdam; and cruised the Rhine River in Germany. Some of his favorite places were Bodega Bay, CA, where Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds was filmed (one of our favorites); Switzerland, where we took a train through the Swiss Alps to the Matterhorn; and Bavaria, Germany, where we explored the Neuschwanstein Castle (AKA the Disney Castle). He also enjoyed France where we went to the top of the Eiffel Tower, wandered through the Palace of Versailles, and visited Paris, Disneyland. From seeing Andrea Bocelli and John Williams in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, to off-roading in the desert and mountains, even when we would just see three movies a week, at least I can take comfort knowing he lived life to the fullest. Alan, I will cherish our memories forever. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

Posted by Natasha Keller - San Diego, CA - Significant Other   September 28, 2020

Alan was and is a great friend to myself and my girls. I will always remember the talks we had. And his great fullness to everyone he has touched and loved. Spending time with him will always be my favorite memories. Without him I would have been a different person I am today. Love you always Jenny.

Posted by Jenny Deloya - San Diego, CA - Family Friend   September 27, 2020

Dear Family, May God comfort you with the peace that surpasses all understanding . May Alan rest in the peace only God can give...Love to all, Aunt Judy & Uncle Dale

Posted by Judy Boyd - Denver, CO - Family   September 27, 2020

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I wanted to be just like Alan when I was a kid. The last time I saw him was at our Grandmother's funeral. He went out of his way to come and quietly check in with me. I appreciated his gesture more than he will ever know. I'm so sorry he had to leave so soon. I remember how much he loved movies...Now he gets to watch anything he wants from that big theater in the sky. Rest in comfort cousin.

Posted by Francesca O'Brien - CO - Family   September 27, 2020

Alan will always be in our hearts, prayers and memories. Alan was not only an awesome uncle but a great uncle to my children, Amelia and Aidan. Alan was a very fun uncle and we have shared so many great memories together. He has always been there for the family and was always just a phone call away. If for any reason he didn't answer it was because he was at the movies or at work. Alan loved the movies and I believe he has seen almost every film ever made. When I saw him in the hospital he had a basketball game on the TV, I asked him why don't you put on a movie? Alan replied "I've seen them all". Alan was always there to help, very supportive, very caring, and always full of happiness and love. When I last saw Alan our last words to each other were "I love you" and on my way out of the room he said "drive safe"! I will always remember his smile and all the good times we had. I know that he is no longer in pain and is with the rest of the family in Heaven. We love you so much Uncle Alan and will always be thinking of you. We will see each other again (like at the end of the movie "Back to the Future") TO BE CONTINUED...!

Love Jr and family.

Posted by David Brunette Jr. - Chula Vista, CA - Family   September 27, 2020

I never met Alan but I know he was a good person by the stories his great friend Natasha told me about him. My condolences to Alan's family and especially Natasha who loved him and helped him in many ways.

Posted by Patty LoGiudice - Poland, OH - Acquaintance   September 26, 2020

Alan (PALS). Loved life to the fullest even at the end he was still living the best life. He went above and beyond for his family and friends. He will be remembered by all of his amazing adventures with his Lost Boys. Mark and Dave Raszowski, Christopher Brunette. Sending love to the clouds and when we are reunited once again we will celebrate with pots and pans banging them just as we did on new year's. And then we will have pizza!!!

Posted by Christopher Brunette - Chula Vista, CA - Brother   September 26, 2020

Alan was a great brother but also my best friend. My father at times too. He was always there for me in times of sadness and greatness. Even when I found out that I was going to be a father I knew he was going to be The Godfather to my daughter Rachael. And know he's her guardian angel watching her and all of us from heaven. Love you always your baby brother Chris and your god daughter Rachael

Posted by Christopher Brunette - Chula Vista, CA - Family   September 25, 2020

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Alan your always forever in my heart and you will be truly missed.
The conversation Alan and I had in the hospital was very touching, I will remember that forever, it will always stay in my Heart!

Alan was a Great brother as well as a friend. If you knew Alan his main love and passion were movies, Alan knew everything about the movies, he was better than all the critics in Hollywood. He knew how to write stories, as well as produce short home-made films, Alan was a natural, he was very talented.
Alan liked everyone, he made friends very easy and was well like by many. Alan loved working in the customer service industry.
As I sat and talked with Alan on his last day, Alan was strong and he was very positive, always putting everyone else's concerns before himself, more concerned about how I was doing, that's Alan.
Alan will always be with us as we continue in life.
My brothers and I will continue to relive the conversations about Alan and all the joking we have did as we grew up, I know in my heart that Alan will be right there saying, I remember that with his smirky smile.
The sadness of losing Alan has brought pain, hurt and many tears, this one day will slowly disappear, only to be replaced with all the wonderful memories that he brought to us, the memories we share, the laughter and of course the happy tears.
I know Alan is now at peace and pain free, I don't truly know what heaven is like other than what I have learned in church, I do believe it's a beautiful place for all of God's children.
Until we see each other again Alan, I love you very much, always and your forever in my Heart.
I Love You!!

Posted by David Brunette Brunette - Chula Vista, CA - Brother   September 25, 2020


Alan's Album

This photo says so much ! Always with us and Always in Our Hearts! Love and Hugs to you Alan ! Your Family.
I don't see it....LOL
"BRUNETTE FAMILY"
Alan with Dad....as Alan says, "POP"
Great Picture Alan, Love that Smile
Very Rare do you see Alan in a blue stripe shirt, hes more into solid colors, Looking Sharp Alan!!

Alan's Album

Mom and Alan
Herbie the Love Bug. Mark and Alan. Classic Photo
Alan Relaxing
Tiger and Alan
"Brunette Brothers" Dennis, Bobby, Alan, David and Chris
Fitz Casino and Hotel

Alan's Album

Mark and Alan
Alan and Mark
Chris (Brother) Mark & Dave (Grew up with Alan and Chris, They are Our Brothers.)
Dave, Elizabeth and Alan
Classic ...LOL
Alan on Break, I could get use to this.

Alan's Album

Teller & Alan Hanging Out....Where's Penn?
Vegas
Christmas Time....Chris & Alan
Mark, Alan and Dave
I knew they would Fit!
Alan and Linda

Alan's Album

Mark and Alan at Splash Mountain
Francesca, Chris, Alan @ Sea World
Alan & Chris riding their new Bikes
Joey (Nephew) Mark & Alan at the Movies
Joey, Mark & Alan at the Movies
Home Base

Alan's Album

Dr. Pepper is Good!
MARK, Goofy & Alan
Valentine's Day Party at The Condo...Dressing Up??
Alan at Comic Con 2005
Alan hanging out with the Girls
Patricia & Alan

Alan's Album

Christmas....I Look Cool!
Alan holding up the Tree ????
Dad, Mom, Alan and Chris
March 9, 2007 Alan photo opt before the doors open to see the movie "300" "Prepare for Glory"
Hollywood, Mulholland Drive
Hanging out in Hollywood

Alan's Album

Alan Outside at the Rainforest Restaurant Downtown Disney,
Alan and Natasha at the top of the Eiffel Tower Paris
The Boys
Alan & Natasha 2007 @ Navajo Loop
Alan is the one in the Center
Disneyland, November 2007. Alans favorite place to visit

Alan's Album

Alan and Mark @ Matterhorn Ride, Disneyland.
Alan in Big Bear 2008
Alan in photo with The Expendables. Alan is the Tall One...lol
I'm ready for Trick or Treat
Alan & Patricia
Alan always posing for a good laugh, seen from the movie Saw

Alan's Album

Dave, Mark, Elizabeth and Alan at Knotts Berry Farm
Mark, Chris, Dave & Alan
Lift the Sword !!! Mark, Dave, Alan & Chris
Alan with his favorite Actor Harrison Ford
Alan always was drawing, "I Wuv U Baby"
Patricia and Alan

Alan's Album

I have Pizza....Pizza Hut...Yum
Alan In Hollywood at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater
Dave, Alan and Chris hanging out in Hollywood, Sunset Blvd.
Alan & Dave
Dave and Alan
Alan and his collections

Alan's Album

Lisa, Alan, Mark and Chris
Dad on Mr. Toad Ride.....hold on Pop
Bobby (Brother) with Mom
Alan always looking Cool!
Alan, Mark and Dave at Universal Studios Hollywood, California
Mark, Chris Dave & Alan at Universal studios Hollywood, California

Alan's Album

Mark, Alan & Dave....Guess where we are at?
Universal Studios December 1990
Who would of Guessed it....They made a Time Machine out of a DeLorean, Only at Universal Studios, Great Movie "Back to the Future"
Alan as Ring Bearer at David and Mona's Wedding
Alan 4th Grade, October 1980
Alan 5th Grade, October 1981

Alan's Album

Alan 6th Grade, October 1982
Alan sketched by Mark
Brunette Brothers on vacation in the Cayman Islands, of course Chris had to be different and gave me a Star Wars Photo.
Alan & Linda in Hollywood over looking Universal Studios
Alan and Mom
Mom and Alan at Disneyland

Alan's Album

Alan and Mom on a very Slow ride.
"The Lost Boys" Alan, Chris, Mark and Dave
The Golden Compass December 2007
Log Ride , Mark, Chris Dave and Alan. Alan was smart, always sit in the back, and you won't get wet!
Disney Passport ID Card, one of many, Disneyland was one of many favorite places he enjoyed!
Just Hanging Out !!

Alan's Album

Alan, Mark and Jason (See the lady on the left who jumped in on the photo....too funny)
Comic Con 1995: Alan with Anthony Daniels ...and 3-CPO
Ice Cream is good any time !! Dave and Alan
Alan in his Favorite seat, Favorite Row...waiting for the Movie to start. Shhhhhhh....No Talking during the show!!
Alan at Worlds End, Hollywood California
Dave and Alan waiting for the show to start....Hey Dave get your feet off the chair...lol.

Alan's Album

Pepsi is Good Too
Alan
Alan overlooking Las Vegas
In Vegas
Alan and his Skate Board Buddy
Alan and Natasha dining with a new friend in Italy

Alan's Album

Alan kicking back at 6th grade camp
Alan at Big Sur, California
Jennifer and Brian (Niece and Nephew)
You 2 are Looking Cool, Hanging Out at Warner Brothers Studios Hollywood.
Alan and Natasha checking out the "Matterhorn in Switzerland"
Alan and Natasha @ Paris Disneyland

Alan's Album

Alan Hanging Out with his friends
Alan with Natasha hanging out....Top of Europe Swiss Alps
Alan on Route 66
Alan at Yosemite 2009
Alan Rafting Colorado River June, 2008
Alan and Natasha, Dinner on Valentines Day Laguna Beach

Alan's Album

Alan Cruising the Las Vegas Strip.
Alan & Natasha at the Grand Canyon
Alan and Natasha at the Dam
Alan at Monument Valley Utah, Goulding's Lodge
I'm doing Okay !!
Good Food Mom !

Alan's Album

"Indiana Jones" Nice Hat Alan
Mark, Alan and Chris with the Most good looking guy..."The Rocketeer"..
Alan at Universal Studios
Alan and Natasha at Grand Canyon Trail
Alan Opening day for the Turtles II, April 1991
Alan and Chris at the Movis

Alan's Album

Alan and Natasha at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.
What ???
Alan at Antelope Canyon in Arizona
Alan checking out Hollywood Blvd.
Alan always first in line
Alan at opening day to see Superman

Alan's Album

Always in Our Heart

Alan's Family

Mona (sister n law) and David (Brother)
Amelia and Aidan (Niece and Nephew)
Joey (Nephew) and wife Yiase
David (Brother) with Sons Joey and Jr.
Mom and Bobby (Brother)
Alan and Mom (In Heaven together)

Alan's Family

Bobby (Brother)
"This says it All"
Jennifer's Son, Cashton. (Great Nephew)
Amelia (Niece) daughter of David and Aidee and Natalie (Niece) daughter of Joey and Yiase.
Chris (Brother) Dave and Mark have been apart of the Brunette Family for many...many Years, They are Our Adopted Sons as my Mom calls them.
Rachael (Niece) daughter of Chris

Alan's Family

Brian (Nephew) and his wife Felicia
Uncle Bob
Aidee wife of David Jr (Nephew) with Grandma Brunette (at Peace in Heaven)
Brunette Brothers....Dennis, David, Bobby, Chris and Alan.
Our Family in Heaven, we LOVE YOU !
Norma (Sister in Law) married to Dennis (Brother) Mona (Sister in Law) married to David (Brother)

Alan's Family

David Jr (Nephew) with wife Aidee and daughter Amelia (Niece)
Jennifer (Niece) and Brian (Nephew) Daughter and son of Dennis and Norma
Mom, Aunt Edna & Grandma, Resting in Peace in Heaven
Aunt Nancy with Mom ...Together in Heaven
"Brunette Brothers" Alan put your Arm down....LOL
Together with my Dad in Heaven

Alan's Family

Felicia with husband Brian (Nephew)
Jason with wife Jennifer (Niece) with Ilana (Great Niece) and Cashton (Great Nephew).

The Lost Boys Album

These Pictures were copied from Alans scrap book, enjoy, Alan, Chris, Dave and Mark called themselves The Lost Boys.

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Community Photos

Alan (PALS). Loved life to the fullest even at the end he was still living the best life. He went above and beyond for his family and friends. He will be remembered by all of his amazing adventures with his Lost Boys. Mark and Dave Raszowski, Christopher Brunette. Sending love to the clouds and when we are reunited once again we will celebrate with pots and pans banging them just as we did on new year’s. And then we will have pizza!!!
Best Friends
Alan will always be in our hearts, prayers and memories. Alan was not only an awesome uncle but a great uncle to my children, Amelia and Aidan. Alan was a very fun uncle and we have shared so many great memories together. He has always been there for the family and was always just a phone call away. If for any reason he didn’t answer it was because he was at the movies or at work. Alan loved the movies and I believe he has seen almost every film ever made. When I saw him in the hospital he had a basketball game on the TV, I asked him why don't you put on a movie? Alan replied "I've seen them all". Alan was always there to help, very supportive, very caring, and always full of happiness and love. When I last saw Alan our last words to each other were "I love you" and on my way out of the room he said "drive safe"! I will always remember his smile and all the good times we had. I know that he is no longer in pain and is with the rest of the family in Heaven. We love you so much Uncle A
Alan was the love of my life and the sweetest, kindest, funniest person I knew. The 13 years I spent with him were the best of my life. I was hoping to spend the rest of my life with him, but I am grateful for the time we shared and all of the amazing trips we were able to take. We traveled throughout the Southwestern United States, Canada, and 10 European countries; rode the gondolas in Venice, Italy; saw the windmills in Amsterdam; and cruised the Rhine River in Germany. Some of his favorite places were Bodega Bay, CA, where Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” was filmed (one of our favorites); Switzerland, where we took a train through the Swiss Alps to the Matterhorn; and Bavaria, Germany, where we explored the Neuschwanstein Castle (AKA the Disney Castle). He also enjoyed France where we went to the top of the Eiffel Tower, wandered through the Palace of Versailles, and visited Paris, Disneyland. From seeing Andrea Bocelli and John Williams in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, to of