Thomas J. Brinkman
Thomas John Brinkman, who preferred being called, “Tom”, was born in Batesville, Indiana, to the late Jerome V. and Marilyn P. Brinkman on January 30, 1953. He transitioned to his Heavenly Father on April 12, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Rosa B. Brinkman, and his children, Madison (Nicholas) Bray, Erica Montgomery, Dena (Christian) Hill, Antoinette (Jason) Haap, and Marvin Montgomery Jr. He is blessed with ten grandchildren; Teagan, Nick Jr., Eric, Tyren, Jacob, Izayyah, Key’Arrah, Tyler, Narhtey, and MarShawn. Two sisters also survive him; Kathy (the late Buddy) Riley, Karla (David) Binder, and his Aunt Mae, a host of nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and other relatives.
Tom had a solid Catholic faith while growing up. He attended St. Louis Catholic Elementary School and Batesville High School. He graduated in 1971. Upon graduation, he joined the Army and served in Germany for three years, working in finance and logistics. He received an Honorable Discharge and decided to attend Southern Ohio College, where he earned his Associates Degree in Finance. Thomas worked for National Bank in the Finance Department. Later on, he changed his career path and was a driver for S.O.R.T.A (South Ohio Regional Transit Authority) Queen City Metro until he retired.
In 1989, Tom met the love of his life, Rosa, who he fondly called his “brown-eyed girl.” They joined in holy matrimony on January 18, 1992, at College Hill Presbyterian church. From a blessed union, Madison Nichole Brinkman was born. He also loved his stepchildren as his own.
Tom was a devoted husband and a loving father. He had a passion for reading. You would often catch him in a corner reading a book from his two favorite authors, Stephen King, and John Grisham. When April rolled around, you would find Tom sporting team spirit listening to the baseball game of his favorite team, the Cincinnati Reds. He also enjoyed going to the ballpark with his family. However, Tom was not a happy camper when the Reds lost a game! His family loved to tease him and called him the “human calculator” because of his love of numbers!
Tom had a very special relationship with God. He stood firmly in his faith. He prayed and above all he accepted Christ Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Tom, you will be missed by those who loved you. It is hard to let you go, but we realize that you are in a better place.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10 AM until time of the Memorial Service at 11 AM at College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224. Online condolences can be made at www.paulyoungfuneralhome.com . Paul R. Young Funeral Home (Mt. Healthy) assisting the family.
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