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BRINKER Catherine Viola Mars Brinker, 91, of Fleming Island, FL and of Miami, FL passed away April 18, 2012. She was born April 7, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William and Dorothy Mars. Catherine was the wife of the late Richard P. Brinker, Clerk of the Circuit and Dade County Courts 1972 1992. She proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1944-1953 and was the first enlisted member of the Women's Army Corps, regular Army, to receive a commission as Second Lieutenant. She was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association. She enjoyed attending St. Paul s Lutheran Church (Miami, FL), traveling, reading, and sewing. Her smile and kind touch will never be forgotten. Survivors include her daughter, Jeannie Brinker-Jester (Richard Jester); and grandchildren, Sarah Barber and Kristina Barber. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Richard P. Brinker. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd., Bldg. 200, Ste., 250, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services under the direction and care of Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 22, 2012
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