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Robert John Brill Jr.


1982 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Robert John Brill Jr. Obituary
BRILL Robert John Brill, Jr., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday November 23, 2017. Born December 28, 1982 in Augusta, Georgia, the son of Robert John Brill and Lauren LaPradd Kuhn. He attended the University of North Florida, and in his early 20's became owner and operator of what are now two Jacksonville restaurants, Mr. Chubby's Wings with his close friend, Will Rodgers. John also loved Japanese culture and earned a black belt in Kendo, and subsequently taught classes as a sensei. John was an avid Gator and Jaguars fan. He also enjoyed all things historical, traveling, music, including playing his guitar, writing poetry and songs, attending concerts, golf, fishing, and being outdoors. He had a generous heart and valued staying connected with friends and family. John loved hosting and serving people wherever he saw the opportunity or need. He had a contagious smile and unforgettable laugh, and brought much energy, laughter and joy. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Charles LaPradd, and is survived by his parents, sister Katherine Brill (Shaun) McDonnell, grandparents Tom and Gretchen Brill and Nita Nell (Jack) Hurse, nephews Evan, Jack and Sam, nieces Madalyn and Charlotte McDonnell, and godson John McClary, who all look forward to seeing him again in glory. Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Forest Meadows Central 4200 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville, FL. There will be a visitation, prior to the service at Milam Funeral Home from 1-2p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International www.compassion.com. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Nov. 29, 2017
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