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Wallington — Briant Beryl Brush, 86, formerly of Carlstadt and Little Ferry, died May 13.

He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 1, 1927. He was raised in Downieville, Calif. 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. He 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, 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. He 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.

He was the husband of Carole Christian Brush; 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; grandfather of seven grandchildren; great-grandfather of two; and brother of the late Noel Jennings Brush II.

Funeral was May 17 at Carlstadt First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.

Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

Published in Community News on May 22, 2013
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