At Rest in The Father’s Arms

At Rest in The Father’s Arms

Today my Sweetheart went to be with The Lord…I’m going to miss him so much! We all will.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Revelation 21:4

Details regarding the service will be forthcoming.


  1. “Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be thy name…”
    Please God help fill the hole in all our hearts.

  2. Jeff Higginbotham
    Feb 25, 2014

    A better man I have never known., a better friend I’ve never had.

  3. Erin & Tim Stanley
    Feb 25, 2014

    Our hearts are truly saddened by this news yet comforted knowing that he is with our Lord safe and sound. We know he lived a life that he loved and adored his precious family more than anything in the world. Aunt Yvonne, Brian, Katie, Billy and Christie…he loved you all more than life itself and will be with you always!!! You are one of the most incredibly BEAUTIFUL families we have ever known and we are so blessed you are apart of ours. He will be forever OUR ANGEL and the best Uncle Brian we could have ever ever had! We love you Uncle Brian, may you rest peacefully with your Lord Heavenly Father. We love you all dearly and hold you deep in our hearts.

  4. Anahit
    Feb 25, 2014

    My deepest condolences. I love you all and wish I could be there with you.

  5. John Flaherty
    Feb 25, 2014

    Brain’s passing will leave a large hole in the lives of his family, and all those who knew and loves him. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. God will most certainly give you the strength to get through this most difficult time.

  6. Ed Young
    Feb 25, 2014

    Sorry very sorry to hear this sad, sad news. Brian was one of the truly good ones and all who had the good fortune to know him will miss him deeply. Know that our Lord will be with you and will carry you through this. Thoughts and prayers with you and all of your family.

  7. faith
    Feb 25, 2014

    My love and sympathy to you all. Brian is one of the best. He will be greatly missed. May God bless and keep you.

  8. Moon Mullen
    Feb 25, 2014

    Rest in peace Brian. Our deepest condolences to the Corcoran family.

    Moon and Robyn Mullen

  9. James Skiman
    Feb 25, 2014

    This is a very sad day for everyone who knew Brian. My deep sympathy goes out to his wife, family and many many friends and co-workers.

    jim skiman

  10. John Benedict
    Feb 25, 2014

    I was so saddened to learn of Brian’s passing today. I have several wonderful/ funny memories of working with Brian in Malibu. I will miss him, his mustache, and his wonderful smile and laugh. But I know he is always with us. My thoughts and prayers to the family and all of Brian’s friends.

  11. kevin mauch
    Feb 25, 2014

    I know words have no value at this time. Take comfort in all the lives Brian impacted during his years on earth. On all the good he did and that was in him, part of his very being. He leaves a big void in many of our hearts. Prayers and love.

  12. John Gentzvein
    Feb 25, 2014

    My sympathies are with you and your family. Brian, a great friend, partner and man, will be missed.

  13. Bill Hutton
    Feb 25, 2014

    Brian, I will forever remember the good times we had which date all the way back to 1981. Our times in San Diego at the Charger’s games were priceless. You will be missed by all. Semper Fidelis, Bill Hutton

  14. Gloria Gressman
    Feb 25, 2014

    So sorry to hear about Brian. Working at Malibu Station with Brian was always filled with laughter and fun. The world will never be the same without him. He was loved by all who knew him.

  15. John O'Brien
    Feb 25, 2014

    God needed a great deputy today, so He called Brian. Too small a space to say what I and others are feeing right now. The legacy Brian leaves will bring comfort to all of us. May the good Lord keep you in the hollow of His Hand, Brian, You will be sorely missed.

    Your friend, O’B

    • JoAnn Funicello
      Feb 26, 2014

      We are so so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing-May he RIP with The Lord ! With love, Joey and Jo

  16. Kent Scholten
    Feb 25, 2014

    Yvonne, Trust in The Lord for your comfort and strength. He will
    provide for all your needs. Draw on the love Brian gives you now
    and from your life together. Your faith will guide you.
    Your brother in Christ, Kent

  17. Terry Spindler
    Feb 25, 2014

    A truly wonderful man who I had the pleasure of knowing. Brian will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My deepest sympathies to the Corcoran family.

  18. Norm Campbell
    Feb 25, 2014

    We will always remember Brian as smiling, happy, and lots of fun to be around. We will miss him. Wishing all the best to his family during this difficult time.

  19. Tony Hollins
    Feb 25, 2014

    I was deeply sadden to learn of Brian’s passing this evening. He was an outstanding man who treated all people with dignity respect. To Yvonne and the rest of the Corcoran family you have our deepest sympathy.

    Tony & Cin Hollins

  20. Mike
    Feb 25, 2014

    Great memories of Brian from the Beach Team in 1985. What a great man and peace officer.

    Comfort and peace to your family……. there are no appropriate words; only faith in God and the cherished memories we share.

  21. Art Medina
    Feb 25, 2014

    My most sincere condolences to the family. Brian was one of a kind and I’m deeply saddened to hear of his passing. God bless.

  22. Hugh
    Feb 25, 2014

    Yvonne, Brian Jr., Katie, Billy and Kristi. It seems like just last week he was having breakfast at Tommie’s with the Malibu guys and gals. Brian was chatting with everyone, and you could hear him a block away. We all said goodbye and see you next time… I remember Brian saying bye to everyone with a big Brian pat on the back or a bear hug. Who would ever guess that we would never talk to him again? We all loved Brian; we loved his personality, his devotion, and everything about him. He was an all around great person, great cop, and a great friend. He had a wonderful and unique personality. I cannot remember not knowing Brian… I guess we ALL go back a long time with Brian… He will forever be in our thoughts and missed by all… There is a New Sheriff in Heaven and Heaven will never be the same, now that Brian is up there…

  23. Bill Ryan
    Feb 26, 2014

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. I first met him in 1980 while working MCJ and I can still picture him walking down the main hallway singing a “Doors” song. Brian was a kind and gentle soul with the greatest sense of humor. I was fortunate to work with him again at Narcotics Bureau where he excelled as an investigator. Whenever I spoke with him he always mentioned his family and how proud he was of them. With Brian’s passing we all have a deep void in our lives, but thinkink of Brian always brings a smile to my face.

  24. Matt Squire
    Feb 26, 2014

    God’s peace to the Corcoran family. Brian always had a smile and helped me become an expert shot in the academy. I am terribly saddened by his loss and wish the family my deepest condolences.

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  25. Gary Lynn
    Feb 26, 2014

    So sorry for your loss, Brian was the best. Great guy with a big heart. Prayers and thoughts sent to you all.

  26. Paige Ellsworth-Smith
    Feb 26, 2014

    Dear Yvonne and your beautiful family. I am lifting you up in prayer at this most difficult time. I know our Father in heaven has his arms around you. I love you.

  27. Daniel Inez
    Feb 26, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the pleasure of meeting Brian while conducting the background check of Billy during his hiring process as Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Brian was so full of life. He was very proud of his family and his time with the Sheriff’s Department. Even during that short time and conversation, he made a good impression.

  28. Doreen
    Feb 26, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your loss. Praise God your hubby is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior! Love you Yvonne…..let me know what I can do for you and your family.

  29. Devina Quintero
    Feb 26, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you! I’m so sorry for your loss. We love you Corcoran FAMILY

  30. Tracy Torres
    Feb 26, 2014

    So deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  31. linda Sabine
    Feb 26, 2014

    “Trust in the Lord with all your Heart: Do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5-6
    Dear Corcoran Family My heart breaks for the sudden lost of sweet Brain! Heaven is definitely a better place with him in it:) Trust in God and he will keep you strong! Hugs to you all!

  32. Kimber Westmore
    Feb 26, 2014

    Dear Yvonne, The news of Brian’s passing takes my breath away. I am so sorry. I can promise you that our Lord has already and will continue to step in at every level to comfort and guide you as a loving parent and best friend. I am here for absolutely anything, anytime and I hope you will trust that God has already prepared your support system for your journey forward. You just have to say what you need. It will be a blessing to all to fill any necessity, big or small at such a helpless time. You and your children will be covered in prayer.

  33. Angela Johnston
    Feb 26, 2014

    My deepest sorrow for you, Yvonne and all of the family.

  34. Nancy Milkovich
    Feb 26, 2014

    Dear Yvonne and family,
    May you find comfort in your faith and in each other. God will be there for you every step of the way. Psalm 73:23 “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand”.
    I am keeping you and your family covered in prayer. I pray that you will be comforted in the knowledge that Brian is truly is a better place.
    With love,

  35. Joe Myers
    Feb 26, 2014

    So very sorry to hear that a good friend and a helluva Cop has passed. We all know he will be in a better place and will now look over the rest of us. God Bless you buddy.

  36. Grace and Jeff Taylor
    Feb 26, 2014

    Dearest Yvonne and family – We will be praying for all of you at this time of great loss. May God continue to comfort you. With love and friendship from Grace and Jeff

    Feb 26, 2014

    My deepest sympathy to Brian’s family and everyone who was touched by this amazing man. Brian will live in the hearts of each and everone of us who were blessed to know him. I am deeply saddened as the world has lost a true hero. He is in heaven now and as usual still looking after us. I love you buddy! J.T.

  38. Mark Winn
    Feb 26, 2014

    We will all miss Brian. No matter where he was working Malibu Station to the Burbank Airport , you could always find him with a big smile under that legendary mustache .

    My prayers go out the Corcoran family and everyone whoever knew Brian.

  39. Lisa Lewis Burns
    Feb 26, 2014

    Dear Corcoran Family:

    Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Your dad was one of the best people in this world. I worked with Brian at Malibu station and again when he was in Narcotics Bureau. I was a secretary at both Malibu and Lost Hills.

    Brian always spoke of how much he loved his wife and family. He was a family man and always thought of all of you FIRST and foremost. I loved that he was rough and tough on the outside and a marshmallow on the inside.

    I will pray for you and your family, that your loss will find comfort and healing. Remember that healing from such a loss does not have a time limit. It is very personal and individual.

    God bless you all and please give my love to your mother, she is a beautiful woman, take care of her.

  40. Russ Hill
    Feb 26, 2014

    Dear Corcoran Family, my deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time as you navigate through the untimely loss of this wonderful man. Brian is truly one of the true-life, real heroes. So many nice memories over the 30 plus years we worked and served together. I looked up to Brian and followed him from Malibu to the Range. Love you Brian, thanks for being my friend and hero to many….Russ Hill (Benny)

  41. Linda
    Feb 26, 2014

    While Brian sleeps we share with you the hope of joyously meeting our loved ones again in the resurrection to a restored paradise earth in which all forms of suffering, pain and death will be done away with. I hope sharing this time with Brian’s friends has encouraged you. May you have comfort and peace as much as possible at this very sad moment. Eccelesiastes 9:5 John 11:11-14

  42. Cheryl Edler Hansen
    Feb 26, 2014

    I will always have Brian in my heart. He had the difficult job of delivering the death notification of my son, Scott, in 1985. When he arrived I wasn’t home. He returned later with Lt. Jack Innes. Brian was obviously sad and upset. I felt for him having to face a fellow deputy he knew from Malibu with devastating news. I am grateful to have known him and can relate to all the great things others have said about him.

    God has blessed you, Yvonne, and your entire family with Brian’s life. May the Lord comfort you and continue to bless.

    • Michael Griffin
      Feb 26, 2014

      Brian… class act, character, professional, wonderful man.

      Keep telling his stories….

  43. Jim and Judi Brady
    Feb 26, 2014

    Brain was always such a pleasant guy, such a neat guy to have around. Brian had a great attitude and just a wonderful guy. It is no wonder his children followed in his footsteps.
    We are better for knowing him.

  44. Virginia Bentley
    Feb 26, 2014

    Dear sweet Yvonne, my heart is so saddened for you and you family. I know the Lord is watching over you all and he will direct your path. Please don’t hesitate to call for any help or comfort you need .

  45. Sara & Family
    Feb 26, 2014

    I couldn’t bring myself to write anything yesterday. However, I want to tell you Aunt Yvonne, Brian, Katie, Billy & Kristy that there really are no words to measure the hurt of losing the treasure we have all lost. Uncle Brian was the kind of man I hope my sons grow up to be like. He was kind, noble and dropped everything to help people, including our family more than once. He was the first to call you his “lu bug” if he was in good spirits or tell you “you’re being a Boob” . He made me laugh, he taught me so much and helped me not give up when I was having a rough time in life. We are going to miss him so very much. I will continue to pray for peace for your family & we will find comfort in knowing Uncle Brian has gone home to be with our Lord. ~ Love you all so much. Ilan,Sara,Tyler,Blake & Ashlee.

  46. John Cater
    Feb 26, 2014

    The Cater Family sends its thoughts and prayers to the Corcoran family in this difficult time. Brian, you were my partner in so many assignments, I cannot list them all. I cried today when I heard the news and have a very heavy heart! You left me with so many great sayings and taught me sooo much about police work and life! What I wouldn’t give to hear you call me “Buckethead” one more time. Heaven is a safer and better place today with you 10-8 there. So long my friend, Love John Cater

  47. Bruno Gerardo, Jr
    Feb 26, 2014

    Our beloved brother-in-law Brian did so much for the Gerardo family. Very proud to call him brother-in-law! May God be with Brian Sr, Yvonne, Brian Jr., Katie, Billy, and Christi. You’re all in my prayers, Love you lots!-Uncle Bru

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      Jan 23, 2017

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  48. Kim
    Feb 26, 2014

    We are all praying for you and your family at this time. Love to all of you.

  49. Nick Heitmann
    Feb 26, 2014

    Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Corcoran once very quick and I think from the back yard to the back door, while sitting around the fire pit before my first adventure to borderline with billy Dallas and friends. With the quick smart ass jokes Mr.C made you could tell he was an outgoing genuine all around great individual.
    Wish I could of had the opportunity to really know this man like so many did. Billy…… The man, friend,person I’ve come to known speaks wonders about the kind of upbringing you had from your father and mother. So in a sense, I have a pretty good idea what kind of man your father was. I know without a doubt he was proud of you. Honor him by continuing being the same great person while he continues to be proud of you, watching from above.

    Ps. Billy, when you have time, we need to have a afternoon Bball session followed by a borderline night in honor and remembering of the big guy.


  50. The Bodles
    Feb 27, 2014

    So sorry for your loss. We’re praying for you all and send our love.

  51. Steve Anderson
    Feb 27, 2014

    To the Corcoran Family…..My sincere condolences. Brian, it was a pleasure working with you on all those “Call-Outs” up in the North end…..I will miss all your quirks, guidance, and most of all, your brutal honesty. I learned alot from you. Rest in peace Brother!

  52. Darryl &Lorie Hill
    Feb 27, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  53. Cousin Rosanne
    Feb 27, 2014

    Dear Cousin – I’m so very sorry for this great loss. I pray God is comforting you, your lovely children and all the family who was blessed with him while here on this earth, with loving memories. Brian, no doubt, was greeted by those who loved him here as well. All my love to you to dear cousin.

    Love Cousin Rosanne

  54. Jennifer & Patrick Bet-David
    Feb 27, 2014

    Dear Yvonne & family,

    You are a dear and sweet woman Yvonne. We know this is a hard time and we are very sorry for your loss. Sending lots of prayers for your mourning hearts.

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

    Blessings with love,
    Jennifer & Patrick Bet-David

  55. Victor Moore
    Feb 27, 2014

    To the Corcoran family…thank you for sharing Brian with us. My sincere condolences. A conversastion with Brian was sure to leave a person in stitches. I still disagree with him, I look nothing like Denzel Washington.

  56. Sharon Hunt Gerado
    Feb 27, 2014

    Holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Continue to hold fast to your faith, family and friends to help you through this painful time. May all the happy memories you, Brian and your beautiful family made over your years together bring you all a measure of happiness through the tears.

  57. Loretta Gerardo
    Feb 27, 2014

    To my dear cousin Yvonne, children, and family, my deepest condolences to all of you during this tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all and may God wrap his arms around you during this painful time. Your cousin Loretta

  58. Christine and Russ Miller
    Feb 27, 2014

    Yvonne and family. Saddened to hear this news. We will be praying for your strength and comfort as you journey through this. So, so sorry for your loss. Grieving with you…
    Much love and big hugs,
    Russ, Christine & Joey Miller

  59. Beth
    Mar 1, 2014

    Thinking of you with love…

  60. Frank Bausmith
    Mar 3, 2014

    Brian was always a humble giant to me. A great man in every way. A mentor to me and many others as a deputy. I have the deepest respect and sympathy for the Corcoran family and pray you are comforted during these difficult days ahead.

    In everything we give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thes 5:18 .

    I am thankful we will have Brian, to help welcome us one day into eternity with Christ Jesus.

  61. John Lofthus
    Mar 3, 2014

    I was in total shock on hearing of Brain’ s hospitalization and then of his passing. He was always such a tough guy on the outside, but a true gentleman/nice guy on the inside. It’s just hard to believe he is gone. But, the good news is that because of his relationship with Jesus he has been healed and is in the very presence of his Savior!
    I pray that knowing this will bring you comfort as you adjust to life without Brain.

  62. Bobby Braswell
    Mar 3, 2014

    I have been reflecting over the last week or so about what a great man and friend Brian was. We spent most of our times talking about our families. I always enjoyed our conversations about our kids. Our boys, their successes, their messes, their character. We talked about our daughters and the hopes and dreams that we had for them…finding that perfect guy. Realizing all the while that no knuckle head would ever be good enough for Katie, Christy, or Kyndal. We laughed about cleaning his guns right in front of the guy on that first date. We talked about how blessed we were to have such wonderful wives! Always there from home schooling to just making our lives so much easier.

    I will miss those conversations and the times we enjoyed having a great steak at Ruth’s Chris or having a family meal at Bakers Square. I will always remember the night he walked with me on Ventura Blvd. as I struggled with Jeff’s health scare. He was the one reminding me that God was in control and Jeff would be ok. He was right!

    Brian was a great friend, and what I appreciated about him the most was the fact that he cared for my children and loved them as if they were his own. He was my friend and my brother and I will truly miss him.

    “A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” (Proverbs 17:17 NLT)

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