Thomas F. Brinkmann

February 12, 1937 - January 9, 2020

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Brinkmann, Thomas F.  born February 12, 1937, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020, at the age of 82 with his wife and family by his side.  Thomas was the beloved husband of Jeannine Brinkmann (nee Buttelwerth) for 61 years.  Loving father of Tamara (Peter) Anderson, Beth (Kent) Snyder, Holly (Howard) Emsley, Thomas (Melanie) Brinkmann and Brian (Ann) Brinkmann.  Cherished grandfather of Paul, Leah and Robert Anderson; Benjamin (Chrissy), David (Meg), Tyler and Krista Snyder; Thomas, Carolyn and Joseph Emsley; Lydia, Thomas, Meredith and James; Luke, Gabrielle and Teresa Brinkmann. Brother of Agnes (the late John) Moore; the late Carl (the late Peggy) Brinkmann; the late Frank (the late Jane) Brinkmann.  Brother-in-law of James (Linda Reagan) Buttelwerth.

Thomas was a graduate of Roger Bacon High School and, after serving in the Navy, he married Jeannine, his high school sweetheart.  He enjoyed a lifetime career at The Procter & Gamble Company, where he earned the nickname of “Happy” because of his joyful spirit.   He was completely dedicated to his Catholic faith and his family.  His philosophy was to “treat others as you’d like to be treated,” which was how he lived his daily life.  His family will always remember him for his funny expressions and nicknames but more importantly as the most selfless, kind, and humble man they have ever known.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 13, from 9:30 am until 11:30 am with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at St. John the Baptist Church, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Help a Student at St. John School, 5375 Dry Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45252.



Gina (Johnson) Gray - Jan 18, 2020
Jeannine, Tammy, Beth, Holly, Tommy, Brian - I’m so very sorry to hear this. Tom was such an amazing man with a personality larger than life! I have so many wonderful memories of holidays spent with all of you, you are all in my prayers during this difficult time.
Rosemary Brinkmann Kuley - Jan 15, 2020
Please accept my sympathy. I did not know Tom but I was intrigued by his nickname. My dad was Frank J. Brinkmann and everyone called him "Happy"! He as born in 1897 and was the youngest son of Joseph Brinkmann . I am 89 and the last surviving of that generation. I had never seen any obits of that last name with the double n. Dad had brothers Henry, Joe, Clem and sister Frances. I would appreciate if you would let me know of any relation. My dad sounds like Tom, a wonderful kind and gentle man and he was loved by all.
Gena Hoskins - Jan 14, 2020
Dear Mrs. Brinkman and family. Our hearts are broken along with yours. Please accept our condolences. What a joyous and precious soul. Always a joy to talk with. We will miss him terribly. Sending you love and comfort.
Dave @ Judy Zinn - Jan 11, 2020
We offer our condolences to the family of Tom. Tom May your soul Rest In Peace.