Obit: Harold E. Brill

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Harold E. Brill
(October 26, 1925 – January 4, 2012)

Harold E. Brill, 86, died January 4, 2012, at his home in Jensen Beach, Florida.

He was born October 26, 1925, in North Manchester, Indiana, to Ira and Hazel (Bechtold) Brill and graduated from Albion High School in 1943.

He was a World War II Army veteran, entering the military in July 1943 at the age of seventeen. He served in the European Theater of Operations and fought in the Battle of the Bulge; he was honorably discharged in April 1946.

He was a 1949 graduate of Manchester College in Indiana where he met his wife, Thelma L. Dunn; they married August 7, 1949.

Before retirement, he was Accounts Payable and Payroll Supervisor at BF Goodrich in Troy, Ohio. He was employed at Goodrich for 34 years.

He lived most of his married life at 7 East Dow St. in Tipp City, Ohio, before moving to Jensen Beach, Florida, in 2009.

He was a long-time member of the Tipp City United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Brill; sister, Muriel Judy of Salisbury, North Carolina; brother, Wilfred Brill (Joan) of Michigan City, Indiana; daughter, Penny Conway (Joe) of Indianapolis, Indiana; sons, John Brill of Chicago, Illinois, and Dave Brill (Dawn) of Jensen Beach, Florida; and three grandchildren, Rynn Barrett of Jensen Beach, Florida; Michael Conway and Sara Conway of Indianapolis, Indiana; and one great-grandson, David Cruz of Jensen Beach, Florida; as well as two nieces, Andrea Hammond (Todd) of Dayton, Ohio and Jackie Glenn (Michael) of Michigan City, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, Florida, or The American Cancer Society.

Services: Visitation will be on Monday, January 9, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home in Tipp City, Ohio. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, January 10 at 10:30 am at the Tipp City United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Covington, Ohio.

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