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Noel Rudolph Worrell

April 15, 1937 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

On April 15, 1937 Noel Rudolph (Rudy) Worrell was born to Sylvia (Baby) Worrell and Garfield Worrell in the St Michael parish of Barbados. He was the eldest of 7 children.


Known as N.R. by classmates, Noel by colleagues and Rudy by friends and family, Rudy attended Primary School at St Leonard’s Boys School (1942 – 1944), Wesley Hall Boys School (1944 – 1949) and Combermere Secondary School graduating in 1956.


He married his childhood sweetie Shirley and during this union of 57 years union were born 5 daughters.


Upon completing secondary school, Rudy worked for Barbados Public Service from 1956-1966. In 1966 he emigrated to Brooklyn, NY where he worked at the Barbados Mission to the United Nations until 1969, he went on to work for Merrill Lynch Brokerage as a Market Account Research Specialist.  While working full-time he attended Brooklyn College at night when, in 1972, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science.  He continued his education at New York University and in 1974 earned a master’s degree in Public Administration. In 1981 he left Merrill Lynch for employment with NYC Human Resources Administrations as a Senior Analyst, retiring in 2002.  


Rudy's interests included photography, travel, genealogy and writing.  He traveled to England, Europe, Brazil & throughout the Caribbean and brought home a plethora of photos & mementos of his adventures. He researched the Worrell & Gittens family lineage back to the early 1800’s and compiled a comprehensive family tree. He was proud to be a Bajan and enjoyed learning about other cultures and languages.  He also authored a quintet of short stories. Rudy enjoyed soccer, cricket & baseball.


Rudy transitioned from this life peacefully at home surrounded by immediate family on August 9, 2020. Those who were awaiting his heavenly arrival were his parents, Garfield & Sylvia Worrell, his sister Claudette Yarde & brother-in-law Cedric Williams.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Shirley, children: Shelley-ann, Toni, Nicole, Crystal & Nariya. Sons-in -law Wayne & Lester Jr.  Grandchildren:  Ashanti, Khaaled, Ciara, Makalya & Caleb. Great-granddaughter: London.  Sisters: Patricia (and her husband Carl), Sarah & Sylvia. Brothers: Richard & Wendell (and his wife Sandy). Nieces: Charmaine, Carolyn, Ingrid, Mary-Naomi, Ruth-Abigail, Susanna-Pearl & Ester-Joy. Nephews: Ricardo, Antonio, Christopher, Timothy-John & David-John. Cousin: Vere (and his wife Jean) and a host of other cousins, relatives and lifelong friends and alumni.

 

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
August 19, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Frank R. Bell Funeral Home, Inc.
536 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Funeral Service
Wednesday
August 19, 2020

10:00 AM
Frank R. Bell Funeral Home, Inc.
536 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
August 19, 2020

Canarsie Cemetery
1370 Remsen Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11236

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