William

William "Bill" Brinager Sr.

William “Bill” Brinager Sr., 88, of Albion, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at his home.  Bill was born in Painesville, OH, on September 20, 1930, a son of the late William James and Florence Mae (Bradshaw) Brinager.  Bill was a clerk at the United States Post Office in Willoughby, OH, for 31 years and he worked at the Willoughby News Herald for many years.  He was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.  Bill loved cars, trucks, shooting guns, telling stories, the Cleveland Indians and going to the Indy 500.  In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Rozine “Rozie” Brinager and his sister, Martha Yankow.  He is survived by five daughters, Donna Ann McLaurin of Peoria, AZ, Connie Lee O’Toole of Willoughby Hills, OH, Sandra Jo Davis and her husband, Drew, of Grand River, OH, Janet Sue Kane and her husband, Kevin, of Albion, and Denise Lynn Griffin of Lehigh, FL, two sons, Michael Alan Brinager and his wife, Dawn, of Chesterland, OH, and Bill Mahlon Brinager Jr. of Girard, PA, three sisters, Leta Cecerre and her husband, Paul, of Wilmington, NC, Anita Jarvis of Eastlake, OH, and Carolyn Harper of Stow, OH, and one brother, Henry Brinager of Eugene, OR, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Monday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Harry Johns III officiating.  Burial will follow in Albion Cemetery with full military honors.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA, 16511.  To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com.

Condolences

Left by  “Leta/Cheetah/Lee Brinager-Cecerre” on 09/27/2019

Bill was always my big brother, even unto death, and he helped make me what I am today, I will always thank Mom for telling him to "take care of those kids" when she left this earth - and he kept his promise even unto death...my heartfelt thanks, until we meet again...

Left by  “Susan Western” on 09/16/2019

Thank you for being such a wonderful uncle and brother. We will always love and cherish you in our hearts.

Left by  “Your niece, Debra” on 09/16/2019

I always loved to see your smile and hear your stories. Your red roses to your sisters and sending me "ice cream" money to treat mom last year will always remain in my memories. I am so honored and thankful to have had you in my life. Love you, Debbie

Left by  “Sister Carolyn Harper” on 09/15/2019

My Brother Billy enjoyed and spent much time supporting his sage advice with research from TV documentaries/info programs and magazines (mostly consumer report magazines). How very thankful and blessed am I that my Brother Billy cared enough to believe me capable and faithfully, lovingly, encouraged or spoke truth into my life choices and endeavors. Thank you Lord for making him my big Brother. May we have eternity together!

Left by  “Sister Carolyn Harper” on 09/15/2019

Left by  “ KAREN & DAN ALEXANDER & FAMILY ” on 09/15/2019

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD; I SHALL NOT WANT. HE MAKES ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES: HE LEADS ME BESIDE STILL WATERS. HE RESTORES MY SOUL: HE LEADS ME IN PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME SAKE YES, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL: FOR YOU ART WITH ME; YOUR ROD AND YOUR STAFF THEY COMFORT ME. YOU PREPARES A TABLE BEFORE THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES: YOU ANOINT MY HEAD WITH OIL; MY CUP RUNS OVER. SURELY, GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE: AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOR EVER. PSALM.23: 1-6. AMEN. OUR BELOVED UNCLE BILL, WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS. LOVE NIECE KAREN & DAN & FAMILY.

Left by  “love your niece christine” on 09/14/2019

stvm5 YOU WILL HAVE A SPECAIL PLACE IN MY HEART WITH LOVE


YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART WITH LOVE




Left by  “Connie ” on 09/14/2019

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