Obituary of Philip Thurston Warren

July 25, 2020

Philip "Phil" Thurston Warren, a devoted and loving husband and father, died suddenly on July 25, 2020, at the age of 47.
He is survived by his wife, Brooke Brandes Warren; his two children, Reagan Brooke Warren and Charlotte Piper Warren; his parents, William Edwin Warren and Karen Min Warren; his elder sister, Sarah Richards; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Phil was born in Denver, Colorado on September 14, 1972. Phil grew up in Livermore, California, and graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1990 where he was the recipient of the prestigious L.L. Russell Award. Phil graduated from Princeton University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Phil was a member of Tiger Inn and president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Phil met his wife while working at JP Morgan in New York City. They were married in Houston, Texas in 2004. Phil loved Brooke and his girls immeasurably. He exuded happiness in their presence.

"Phil, You were an incredibly loving and devoted husband. You carried me with your strength. I marveled at the adoring and engaged father you were to Reagan and Charlotte. You were everything to us and we were everything to you. We will carry you in our hearts forever.

You lived your life without complaint. Though you faced immeasurable challenges- you were always jovial and uplifted others. You soothed your own pain by being kind and generous to everyone you met. You were resilient and persevered through darkness in a way that only someone with your internal light and pure spirit could. Your moral compass and loyalty to family and friends was a beacon of light for everyone." Brooke Warren

"Philip was a beautiful soul, giving and generous, patient, and true. Hard-working and uncompromising. There are no words to describe the amazingness of my father - he is a superhero! He loved his family and cherished each moment he had with them. He adores his friends and regretted not having the time to spend more time with them. God gained the most wonderous angel imaginable. Rest in eternal peace, Phil. " Reagan, Age 11

Phil had a 26-year career in Finance. He was a Managing Director at BC Partners. He was previously Partner/Head of Underwriting and Portfolio Management at Varagon Capital. Prior to that, he was in Specialty Lending at TPG and Goldman Sachs, in Private Equity at Grumman Hill and JP Morgan Partners and in Investment Banking at Price Waterhouse and Solomon Brothers.

A Mass to celebrate his life will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 2nd, at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, 22 Barclay St, New York, NY. Online viewing of mass is available at

Phil will be buried in a private service at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to the Philip Warren Memorial Fund for the benefit of Reagan and Charlotte Warren. Contributions can be made via Venmo at or Zelle at Special arrangements can be accommodated by contacting Bonnie Brandes at

Funeral Services

Funeral Mass

August 2, 2020

1:30 PM

St. Peter's Church

22 Barclay Street

New York, NY 10007

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