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James Richard Brinkley

James Richard Brinkley, 81, of York Springs, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in his home. He was born February 7, 1941, in Canonsburg, PA, to the late Varney and Mary C. (Masiyouski) Brinkley.

James served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war then later worked for and retired from the federal government as a Quality Assurance Specialist where he inspected all vehicles that were used by our military. He was a member of the Mason Shrewsbury Lodge post 423 and his hobby consisted of collecting lead soldiers. 

Surviving is his loving wife Judith L. (Bissell) Brinkley; children, Susan (Randy) Koller of York Springs, Scot (Rebecca) Brinkley of Gettysburg, and Donna of Texas; grandchildren, Grace, Amber, and Shannon; and many nieces and nephews.

Services are being held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 and American Cancer Society, P.O Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Arrangements are being held by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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DAVID FOX Jun 24 2022 11:19 AM

So sorry for the families loss. Even though we were both from York Springs I didn't know him prior to working with him when it was BMY. He walked me thru allot of training issues that arose in our department. Always pleasant to be around.

Loretta (Tanner) Mickey Jun 24 2022 11:18 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at BAE Systems (BMY or United Defense when Jim worked there). Jim always cared about the quality of our vehicles and was tough but fair. He was a dedicated patriot. He is in a better place to help those of us on Earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

John G. Tile Jun 24 2022 8:51 AM

Jim was a great guy with a strong moral character. I worked with him for many years and he always was a strong proponent of getting the best product for the military at a fair price. He was always looking for ways to save and reuse items—finding value where others saw junk.

David Fox Jun 22 2022 11:15 PM

Thoughts and prayers to Jim's family. Always enjoyed working with him and learning learning from him.

Dave Wiker Jun 22 2022 6:29 PM

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