Rod Brinker, age 63 of Rillton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was born on Dec. 15, 1954 in Natrona Heights, the son of the late Sheldon and Shirley Neubert Brinker. He was employed at Bettis Nuclear Power Plant in Dravosburg. He enjoyed bowling, boating, softball, skiing, and all other sports but especially loved football.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Fasiska Brinker of Rillton; step-daughters, Malory (Shawn) Bailey and Monique (Mitchell) Semian both of Glassport; sister, Cathy (Kevin) Svitek of Tarentum; grandchildren, Haley, Miranda, Ethan, Nolan and Conor; nieces, nephews and his “Boat People.”
Arrangements were handled by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6191). Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.
Remembrances may be made in Rod’s name to White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Originally published September 12, 2018.