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Willis Bertrum Brinker

  • On February 23, 2022

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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Denny Thieroff
Jennifer (and family), I never met your Dad but after talking with you it was so apparent that he was a great Dad. I learned of his sense of humor and he was a bit of a philosopher majoring in common sense. I know that he loved you and was proud of all you have accomplished in your life. That kind of support and love is priceless. We all have one father and you were fortunate to have such a wonderful one.
Bill McKeown
Will was a great man and neighbor. He gave me my first job on his farm and I loved the memories of sitting and chatting with him and Sherry. I will miss him but cherish the memories! Condolences to the family for the loss of a great man. Bill
Jaime L Alexander
I thought about Willis today....He was such a pleasure to know. Having worked with him for several years at Asbury. He was truly a gentleman and a kind soul. Always with a funny jome or just kind words. He was a wonderful man. May he rest in everlasting peace!