Briant Beryl, 86, of Wallington for 26 years and formerly of Carlstadt and Little Ferry passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2013. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 1, 1927. Briant was raised in Downieville, California. He joined the U.S. Navy, was stationed at the San Diego Naval Base and trained as an X-Ray Radiation Technician with a rank of Hospital Corpsman Second Class, serving four years. Briant worked for Lockheed Martin Aircraft Co. thereafter joined the Agfa-Gevaert Film and Photo Co. in California. He traveled extensively to the parent company in Antwerp, Belgium as the National Technical Manager. In 1973 he transferred to Teterboro, NJ, where he met his wife Carole. The company moved to Ridgefield Park where he tested Non-Destructive Testing products there in Radiography. He retired in 1999 and was known throughout the industry as the "Silver Fox" for his recognizable white hair. Briant was a member and Elder of the Carlstadt First Presbyterian Church, former Treasurer of the Men's Club, a member of the Wallington American Legion Post 381, the Geezers Club of Wallington, the AARP and a former member of the Wallington Lions Club. He was an avid wood-carver and attended workshops and classes in Wayne. Many friends and family were gifted with his creations. Briant was the beloved husband of Carole (nee Ferrier) Christian Brush. Loving father of Linda Coe Frazier, Kathy Blackburn, Laura Apslund and her husband Bill, Kristy Williams and her husband Gary, Cynthia Christian Blanck and Karen Christian Ventura and her husband Vinny. Cherished grandfather of Michael Coe, Ryan Blackburn, Daniel Joseph Blackburn, Holly Blanck, Brielle Ventura, Vincent Ventura, Elizabeth Ventura and great grandfather of Melissa and Ethan Coe. Dear brother of the late Noel Jennings Brush II. Funeral service at the Carlstadt First Presbyterian Church, 457 Division Ave., on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10 AM. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visitation Thursday 2-4, 7-9 PM at the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad St., Carlstadt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 457 Division Ave., Carlstadt, NJ 07072.
Published in The Record/Herald News from May 15 to May 16, 2013
Kimak Funeral Home
425 Broad Street Carlstadt, NJ 7072