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Neptune - Brendan Trinkaus, longtime resident of Neptune, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the age of 94. He was born in the Bronx, New York, to the late Elsie and Bernard Trinkaus. Brendan was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Peggy Mulqueen, his brother John and sister Anna Patsy. Brendan is survived by his 6 children: Brendan (Jean), Clifford (Kim), James (Donna), Sheila (Brian), Kenneth and Kevin (Naylya). Brendan is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A veteran of the US Army and a graduate of NYU, he worked for 30 years as an engineer/radar specialist for the government, contributing to the national defense effort. Brendan was a member of the American Legion in Neptune, he also served as a Boy Scout leader and a coach for Neptune minor league baseball and Neptune recreational soccer. He has many friends as a longtime member of the Neptune Amateur HAM Radio Club. Brendan and his wife were also active in the Neptune Senior Club. The viewing will be held from 3 to 5 PM on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at the Ely Funeral Home in Neptune. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Monday, February 26, 2018, at Holy Innocents Church in Neptune followed by the burial at Saint Catharine's Cemetery in Sea Girt, New Jersey. Condolences may also be offered online at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 24, 2018
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