Carl Eric Brolin
Carl Eric Brolin
  • December 29, 1946 - November 1, 2017
  • Jefferson, Louisiana

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Carl Eric Brolin, Jr., 70, died Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at the Community Care Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He leaves his wife, Nelly Yolanda Santos Brolin; sons, Toney Keith and Steven Joseph Brolin; daughter-in-law, Valerie Claire Brolin; and granddaughter, Charlotte Paige Brolin.

Born and raised in New Orleans, son of Carl Eric Brolin and Gloria Shirley Risser, he lived a difficult life, full of struggle and hardships. Raised by his uncle, Malcolm M Risser, Carl started working for the City of New Orleans Equipment Maintenance Division at an early age and retired from that position after suffering a nervous breakdown at the age of 42. His mental illness trapped him in a perpetual state of confusion and delusion. Eventually, his body would succumb to congestive heart failure less than two months from his 71st birthday. Although he saw pictures, he never had the chance to meet his first granddaughter, Charlotte.

Although his life was full of torment, his memory will remain in the hearts of his wife and two sons: a man who loved his craft and his family.

A private burial was held on Monday, November 6, 2017 in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

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