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Robert Brinston Sr. Obituary
Brinston Sr., Robert Age 76, of Gary, IN, passed away. A graduate of Emerson High School class of 1957. He entered the Army in 1959, where he achieved the rank of SP4. Robert retired from U.S. Steel after thirty years of service as an instrument repairman. After his retirement, he devoted more time to golfing, traveling with his wife of 52 years and playing his music. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Simon Brinston and Earlene Brinston Smith; brothers, Homer Smith Jr. and Simon Brinston; and sister, Willie Lou "Lady" Cunningham. Leaving to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Edna "Mickey" Brinston; daughter, Selena Brinston Steels; son, Robert Brinston Jr.; grandson, Robert "Tre" Brinston III; sisters, Gloria J. Walton (Fred) and Diane Sykes (Calvin); sisters-in-law, Eugenia "Nita" McEaddy and Martha Fay Woodson; lifelong friend, Buford Threlkeld; and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Powell Coleman Funeral Home, 3200 W. 15th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46404. Additional visitation will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ Gary, 1276 W. 20th Avenue, Gary, Indiana. Funeral services begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Indiana.
Published in Post-Tribune on Sept. 3, 2014
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