Willis Bertrum Brinker
- On February 23, 2022
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Willis Bertrum Brinker, age 90, of Pittsburgh, PA formerly of Greenville, PA went to be with The Lord on Friday February 18, 2022.
Born January 21, 1932 in Vandergrift, PA. Beloved husband of the late Sheryl J. Brinker. Loving father to Jennifer (Mark) Montgomery and the late Lisa Ann (surviving Bill) Skalski. Cherished grandfather to Erin Sankey, Catherine (Kalin) Drennen, Grant Montgomery, and Paige Montgomery. Great-grandfather to Alex Sankey, Kate Sankey, Cora Jean Drennen, and Archer Drennen. Also survived by cousin Martha Wyant.
After graduating from Vandergrift High School in 1949, Will attended Thiel College in Greenville, PA while working at the Greenville Steel Car Company.
He was drafted during his college years into the United States Army and completed his college education when he returned from his time in the service. After graduation, he completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Hospital in Oakland, PA. His training prepared him for a dedicated career as the Chief of Juvenile Probation in Mercer County.
Will enjoyed a lengthy retirement with his family, neighbors, friends and his love of farming. He experienced great joy spending time with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him. A celebration of life will be held with close friends and family on Saturday February 26 at 11:00 am in the Hickman Chapel of Asbury Heights. We also warmly welcome staff and residents of Asbury Heights who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Will to the Asbury Foundation c/o Employee Recognition Fund (700 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243)
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