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  • "To the family, Luke 20:38 assures us that your loved one is..."
    - G Boddie
  • "Remembering Joel with John and Alan as small boys in MD..."
    - Penny Brinkley
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    - Linda Mains
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    - Becky Browder Neustadt
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    - Richard Beers
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Age 61 of Palo Alto, CA died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC of leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Sabra Chartrand and two children, Charlotte and Veronica Brinkley all of Palo Alto, CA; two brothers, Alan Brinkley of New York, NY and John Brinkley of Washington, DC; a sister, Alexis Collins of Fort Worth, TX; his step-mother, Susan Brinkley of Bal Harbour, FL. He was predeceased by his mother, Ann Brinkley and his father, David Brinkley. Joel was a former college professor, an author and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.
A visitation will be held on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service in the Chapel of Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC at 5130 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Memorial donations may be made to Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Published in The Washington Post from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2014
Joel Graham Brinkley
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