Van J. Brockmann

  • Born: April 10, 1988
  • Died: January 20, 2019
  • Location: Scituate, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Van John Brockmann, 30, took his own life on January 20th. Van was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 10, 1988. In 1996, when he was 8 1/2 years old, he was adopted by John and Sarah Brockmann. He grew up in Warwick, Maryland, attending public schools, the Tome School, and Delaware's Centreville Layton School. He studied nursing at Cecil College in 2007.

When Van re-joined his family in Scituate, Massachusetts in 2011, he became an aspiring actor and producer, working both on local, independent films (Killing Khan, 2016) as well as studio productions including Here Comes the Boom (Columbia Pictures, 2012), and RIPD (Universal Pictures, 2013). He also held numerous non-acting jobs, including hospital patient transporter, lifeguard, Med Tech Ambulance transport, and armed security guard. The theme in all these endeavours can be summed up in a quote from Professor McGonagall: "Hogwarts is threatened! Man the boundaries. Protect us! Do your duty to our school!!" (one of his Favourite Quotes on his Facebook page)

Van leaves his parents and his brother, Robbie Brockmann, all of Scituate, as well as his infant son, Nathan (5-months-old), his twin sister Thi T. Brown, and his god-brother, Kenny Martin. He also leaves an extended family who loved him very much, and countless friends and fellow actors. He also leaves his wife, Ashlee, her 2-year-old son Alonzo, and her family.

Funeral services will be held for Van on Monday, February 4th at 11 A.M. at Grace Episcopal Church in Norwood, MA. Those who wish it may contribute to the Nathan Brockmann Education Trust, c/o Brockmann, 78 Mann Hill Road, Scituate MA 02066.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest In Peace Van. My Prayers are with you and your family brother.

Posted by Steve Healey - Foxboro, MA - Coworker   August 06, 2019


My sincerest Condolences on the passing of a true gem and angel.

Posted by Paula Lauzon - Hollywood, CA - Acquaintance   February 17, 2019

With a heavy heart, I send my deepest condolences. He was a lovely man.

Posted by Lisa Parlagreco - Newton, MA - Friend   February 10, 2019

With prayers and condolences. So, So sad... so hard

Posted by Charles McCarron, tssf - Shelter Island, NY - Family Friend   February 04, 2019

We have always had a connection from birth. Love twin sister

Posted by Thi Brown - Sister   February 04, 2019

Dear Sarah and John, I've only just heard the terrible news. I have no useful words but my heart and prayers are with you and I send much love.

Posted by Chris Brennan Lee - Wilmington, DE - Friend   February 01, 2019

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Van always impressed me as a fighter, a sweet soul who wanted to give back to his community in whatever capacity he could. A soul with so much love to give. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you at this most sorrowful time ~ Peg Heron Heidel

Posted by Peg Heidel - Sherman, CT - Friend   January 31, 2019

one of his first school photos with us

Posted by Sarah Brockmann Brockmann - Scituate, MA - Mother   January 30, 2019

John, You and your family are in my prayers. So sorry for this tagic loss. Rick TSSF

Posted by Rick Simpson - Islip, NY - Friend   January 30, 2019

We never got to were a great man. im going to miss your posts and random chats. Rest in Peace Van!

Posted by Kirsty Bartolo - Friend   January 29, 2019

Van its been a while since i seen you when you lived in warwick u lived next to my grandparents gene and paige Montgomery we use to play and swim together may you rest in peace and to family and friends im sending prayers

Posted by Lyndsey Montgomery - Rising sun, MD - Acquaintance   January 28, 2019

My condolences to the family and may the almighty God remains their consolatory.

Posted by Albert Muhatikani - Lynn, MA   January 28, 2019

Van was a wonderful Facebook friend! I loved following his adventures, reading his aspirations and sending prayers for him in his trying times. He was an inspiration for me. I'm going to miss him.

Posted by Karla Smithson - Bella Vista, AR   January 28, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace with god.

Posted by Rocco Ross - Warwick, MD - Friend   January 28, 2019

Thank you Van,

For helping me get settled in the G4S Company. Looked up to you. I'm not really a guy for words but I did wish we talked more, we have a lot in common, we're both August 1988, we're both from Asia, and we both took our jobs seriously....Gonna miss you, sir. I Salute You Sir

Posted by Noel OLaoghaire - Boston, MA - Coworker   January 28, 2019


You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending deepest condolences, love, and prayers.
Kate Jurdi Actor, Friend

Posted by Kate Jurdi - Coworker   January 27, 2019

My heart goes out to the family and friends to a cool Guy that I had a chance to know ... God bless you ( Van )
You will be miss at ( G4S Solutions ) ..... Your friend Kelvin Grubbs , ..... Jan 27, 2019

Posted by Kelvin Grubbs - Dorchester, MA - Friend   January 27, 2019

So sorry!Prayers for all!

Posted by Joan Powers - Scituate, MA - Family Friend   January 27, 2019

To the Brockmann Family:

My deepest condolences and prayers are with you all in this time of mourning. I was wounded to hear of Van's passing. We have known each other and have been friends for years, and I regret not staying in better contact in the last couple of years. He considered me a sister, although I feel unworthy. He was a light in this dark world and he was a kind spirit to all. His impact on so many lives will never be forgotten. He is in Heaven, but his legacy remains on Earth. Blessings to you all, and many many blessings to his little boy.

Posted by Megan Lipps (Burr) - MD - Friend   January 27, 2019

We were so sad to hear about the passing of Van. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Tara and Cale Wheeler - Spartanburg, SC   January 27, 2019


Thank you for being in my life Van!! You helped me and my family when we needed it, I just wish I could have been there for you!! Love and miss you so much!!

Posted by Katie Mueller - Hull, MA - Friend   January 27, 2019

Dear Sarah, John and Robbie,
I am so sorry to hear about Van. My deepest sympathy and continued prayers for all of you.

Posted by Janet Todd - Hamilton, NJ - Friend   January 27, 2019

There arent enough words... Im so sorry things went this way. I pray that youre at peace ❤

Posted by Zafir Latessa - Hanover, MA - friend   January 26, 2019

Sarah, John, and Robbie. Our deepest condolences and love during this most difficult time.

Posted by Harry Birkenhead - Weymouth, MA - Friend   January 26, 2019

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Community Photos

one of his first school photos with us