10/01/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Sidney Brockwell

Sidney Walker Brockwell, Jr.
(9 June 1914 - 29 Sept 2007)

Newport News High School Class of 1931

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter.  Sidney Brockwell, Class of 1931, passed away in Hampton on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the age of 93.

From the Daily Press - 10/01/07:

                         Sidney Walker Brockwell, Jr.

HAMPTON - Sidney Walker Brockwell, Jr., 93, passed away Sept. 29, 2007.

He was born June 9, 1914, in Claremont, Va., to Sidney Walker Brockwell, Sr. and Alice Emily Topping and moved to Newport News in 1919. Mr. Brockwell was a 1931 graduate of Newport News High School.

During 1931 and 1932 he traveled by ferry to attend the Norfolk division of The College of William and Mary and VPI which is now known as Old Dominion University.
In 1932 he moved to Surry County where he lived until 1940 when he moved to the Washington D.C. area.

In 1940 he moved back to the Peninsula where he went to work for Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock as a ship fitter, supervisor, and X-10 staff. His years in the yard included being a night shift construction supervisor for the submarine/ steel-hull division. He retired in 1977 after 37 years of service.



Mr. Brockwell was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Mae Brockwell and a brother, Joseph Lee Brockwell.

He is survived by his two sons and their wives, Sidney W Brockwell, III and Susie of Hayes and Donald W. Brockwell and Carolyn of Carrollton; one granddaughter, Bonnie K. Brockwell of Hampton; one sister, Ruth B. Miller of Newport News; nieces, Val Pearce and her husband, Jimmy, of Poquoson, Terry and Roger Logan of Hampton, Carol Castillio and her husband, Tom, of Virginia Beach; and several great-nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Scott Kruger, Helen, and the staff of Personal Touch Hospice, Blanie Thomas, Renee Jacobs, Brenda Davis, Beverly Kitchen and other family and friends for their continued love and support during the last few months.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Peninsula Memorial Park with the Rev. Clarence W. Hilling officiating.

Mr. Brockwell's ability to recall family history , tell stories and jokes provided many enjoyable moments for his family and friends. Those moments are now treasured memories.

Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press from 9/30/2007 - 10/1/2007.
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To the entire Brockwell Family, Mr. Brockwell was a kind and generous man. As members of the Peninsula Cloggers, we enjoyed many wonderful moments with Mr. Brockwell. He did a super job with the music and was always ready to help in any way he could. Even though we lost touch with him over the years, we thought of him often. The world has lost a wonderful man. We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob, Barb, Bobbie Jo and Marylyne
Bobbie Brown (Yorktown, VA) - October 1, 2007
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Stephanie Pazur (Norfolk) - October 1, 2007




   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mr. Brockwell's family and friends.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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