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Robert E. "Bro. Bob" Brimmer

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TROY, N.Y. -- Robert E. “Bro. Bob” Brimmer, 64, of Lilac Lane, Troy, died Monday, May 31, 2004 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a long illness.

Born in Troy, he was the son of Mildred (Hayner) Brimmer of Troy and the late Elmer Brimmer.

He had resided all his life in Troy and was a graduate of Troy High School.

Bro. Bob was employed as a plumber for the plumbers union, Hastings Oil, RPI and most recently for James Schirmer & Sons Plumbing and Heating in Averill Park.

He was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and fisherman and a member of the New York National Guard.

Survivors in addition to his mother include a daughter, Lisa Higgs (Glenn) of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Alma (John) DeFazio of Taborton; two brothers, Richard “Butch” (Gail) Brimmer of Wynantskill and Ronald Brimmer of Troy and two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Bobby Brimmer, and a sister, Patricia M. Waters.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m. at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Ave., Troy.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Interment is at Eagle Mills Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in memory of Bro. Bob Brimmer to the Catholic Charities, 15 Avis Drive, Latham, NY 12110.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 2, 2004
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