Edward A. Brinkley

April 04, 1947 - July 04, 2021

Visitation: Thursday, July 8, 2021, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Friday, July 9, 2021, 11 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry


Edward A. Brinkley
Age 74, of McCandless Twp., passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at The VA Butler Community Living Center. Born in the Robinson/McKees Rocks area. He was a 1965 graduate of Langley High School. His father, Edgar, and brother, Michael preceded him in death.

Ed was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the US Army. He met his future wife, Diana Cathcart, while working for Eastern Airlines in New Jersey. They were married on August 18, 1973. After moving to Pittsburgh in 1987, Ed finished his working career, selling real estate for Coldwell Banker. He was a big fan of the black and gold, Steelers, Pirates, and especially North Allegheny – “Go Tigers!” Big Ed will be missed sitting in the stands.

Ed is survived by his wife, Diana, two sons, Doug (Michelle), and Derek (Katie). “Poppy” adored his five loving, but a “little crazy” grandchildren, Mia, Brady, Ella, Kylie, and Josie. He will be fondly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews in both the Cathcart, and Brinkley families.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11 am at the funeral home, with Rev. Matt Klenk officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Ed’s name to It’s About The Warrior Foundation, 12590 Perry Hwy., Wexford PA 15090.

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  • Monica Fechik

    Diana, I just saw this today. I am so sorry!
    You will be in my prayers now, and in the coming months! Wishing you God’s love and peace! 🦋

  • James T Katelan

    Feelings may be bad now, but good is just around the corner.

  • Tom & Gail Wiles

    So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

  • Nancy Dunn

    Wishing you peace at this sad time

  • Steve & Renee Illes

    Dear Diana, Doug and Derek,
    Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your husband and father. Hoping that many good memories will help in the weeks to come. We will remember Ed from the good old days of being your neighbors. Steve & Renee Illes

  • Marty and RoxAnn Henry

    Dear Diana and Family….we were sad to read this just now…our hearts are with you. Ed was always kind and engaging and the very best Poppy.

  • Marie England

    Diana & family our thoughts & prayer are with you at the passing of Ed.. Ralph & Marie England

  • Ron and Karen Conrad

    Dianna and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time. We of course, can’t be there for you as we are visiting Chad and his family, but will be thinking of you on Thursday and Friday. Love and prayers, Ron and Karen

  • RICHARD HLOZEK

    I met ED in 1972 working for Eastern he was a good friend and coworker You will be missed ED Hope to meet behind the golden gates RIP ED 🙏

  • Edward M. Brice

    Our family is saddened by the news of Brink’s passing. We are keeping you all in our prayers and hope that the closeness of your family brings you comfort… Ed and Carol

  • Nancy Grech

    Diana,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Ed. You two made an amazing couple. Your love for each other was evident when you were together.
    I have fond memories of Ed from the times you and I worked together at FPFP.
    My favorite memory was him mocking the extremely small smoked turkey breast at a cookout. Ed was always “on” and good at making everyone laugh, but more importantly he had away of making you welcome and included.

    I know your heart is broken, but I hope his beautiful memories, and God’s loves helps you through this incredibly difficult time.

    Lots of love,
    Nancy Grech

  • Robert Bramos

    I am so sorry to hear about this.Ed was an amazing person who always trwsted me with kindness. I’m so sorry for your loss.

 

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