Brian Todd Sarmiento

July 5, 1971 - December 29, 2016

07/05/1971 - 12/29/2016

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Saturday January 14, 2017
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
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Brian Todd Sarmiento, 45, passed away on December 29, 2016. Born in California, he was a 1989 graduate of Kempsville High School and a 1993 graduate of Old Dominion University. Brian was a Marine Corp veteran and a teacher with Virginia Beach Public Schools.
Brian was the son of Jose T. and the late Debbie K. Sarmiento. In addition to his father, Brian is also survived by his brother Brad M. (Kristi M.) and his nephew Legend.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. Condolences may be left for the family at In lieu of flowers, please click HEREto donate to the America Diabetes Association in Brian’s honor.

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2 years ago

Knew brian at ODU and met through alpha tau omega fraternity. we lost touch and reconnected a few years before he passed. i have not been back on the east coast for a number of years, but would have loved to have seen him before his passing. RIP. L&R always.

David Throckmorton
6 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family. Always looked forward to seeing Brian in the office. All my girls loved him. He had such a positive light that he shared with us. Just a genuine and cool guy. I know he made a profound impact on the lives of his students. My thoughts and prayers for the family.

Vicki Jones
6 years ago

To my friend Joey (Brian’s Dad) – I am so very very sorry you are experiencing these terrible blows to your heart. I know I am thinking of you and if I could Fedex strength, it would already have arrived on your doorstep. A giant hug when I next see you my friend

Dianna McDowell
6 years ago

Dear Brian,
We went to Kemps Landing together, way back in the day, before it was a gifted school, and when it was a geographical location. I know we laughed later, after both of us had served our nation’s military and were then giving back to our sort of alma mater. But what makes me so happy for you and proud of you is this: These kids adore you, and I am sad for them. I am also so grateful for all of the ways you have lifted these kids up over the years.
With gratitude,
Dianna McDowell

Alyssa Sievers
6 years ago

Thank you Mr. Sarmiento for everything. You were the best man and teacher I ever had. You taught me more than just social studies. You gave us your all everyday no matter what. You gave so much of yourself to us. You worked so hard so that we would be happy and understand. You always brought us food when we stayed after to study and you always made sure we were comfortable. You mixed out studies with our friends and it made us excited to come to class everyday. I enjoyed your class and I miss it like crazy. I miss seeing you stop by my class to say hi or seeing you in the hallway. You were so invested in every student you had and you stayed with them even after your class. Thank you for everything. I love and miss you❤

Mary and Jon Embry
6 years ago

We are saddened to hear Mr. Sarmiento is no longer with us. Our daughter Sophia enjoyed having Mr. Sarmiento as her sixth grade social studies teacher at KLMS. May he rest in peace. Our condolences to his family.

Marilyn Haugen
6 years ago

Joe and family, I was so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I worked at VBMS several years ago and remember what a fine young man he was. He was always a bright spot in the day.

Larry and Joanne Diddlemeyer
6 years ago

Joe, so sorry to learn about the passing of Brian. Joanne and I would have loved to come by to express our condolences in person but alas at our age it is just too bad to travel. Rest assured you are in our prayers and hold a special place in our memories.

Joseph Litz
6 years ago

Mr. Sarmiento was my 6th grade U.S. History teacher, and though he was gone until February due to surgery, he was one of my favorite teachers. He always made the class think, and he attended many afterschool activities.

Carmen Gustin & family
6 years ago

Gone way too soon. All our love to you Uncle Joey and cousin Brad and family. You are in our thoughts and on our hearts as you lay Brian to rest. May you find comfort in knowing that he is now well and at peace reunited with his mom.