Eugene Paul “Brink” Brinkmeier

May 8, 1937 - January 25, 2015

05/08/1937 - 01/25/2015

BRINKMEIER, Eugene Paul “Brink”, 77, of Wheeling, WV, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at home.
He was born May 8, 1937 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Paul and Christine Widmor Brinkmeier.
Gene was a retired employee of the Ormet Corporation, a Production Planner for 41 years.
He was a member officer of the Moundsville Jaycees, officer of the Knights of Columbus, and Central Boosters.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a U.S. Marine Veteran.
He was a major sports enthusiast.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Surviving are his loving wife of 53 yrs., Gloria C. Palmer Brinkmeier; two sons, Bruce Brinkmeier and wife Tammy Okel Brinkmeier of Wheeling; Brian Brinkmeier and wife Tricia Farhatt Brinkmeier; one sister, Dorothy J. Jerome McCloskey of Wheeling; four grandchildren, Jessica, Valerie, Justin and Jenna Brinkmeier, several nieces and nephews.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where Vigil services will be held at 6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling.
Interment with Military Honors in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions can be made to CCHS Athletic Boosters.
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Ron Wilcox
8 years ago

“Brink” was a great guy to be around. Our work areas at Olin/Conalco/Ormet were in different places in the plant, but we would still come in contact several times a week. My condolences to the family and his many friends.

Bill and Jan Kirk
8 years ago

Brian and Trisha:

So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Long
8 years ago

Dear Gloria, Bruce and Brian,

So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Pat Long St.John’s

Fred McDonald
8 years ago

Gene was a fellow worker at Ormet and my deepest sympathy to the family He will be missed

Patsy Glessner
8 years ago

Gloria and Family

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Cherish the memories.

Lee and Patsy Glessner

Tracey Dickimson
8 years ago

Gloria and family ,

Prayers to you. Words can not express your loss. He was a nice man. He’s not in pain anymore. Take care and God bless. Not sure if you’ll know who I am but I liked teasing with Brink at Walmart.

sharon thomann russell
8 years ago


Gary Thalman
8 years ago

I met Gene in early 1973 at a CCHS Booster Meeting and several months later we were both elected officers. From there, a lifetime friendship developed that took us to hundreds of meetings and ball games and thousands of miles of travel supporting our beloved “Maroon Knights”. The memories are precious and “Brink” and I enjoyed every single minute of it. Gene was a loyal and true friend, a loving family man, an excellent worker, a patriotic American veteran and passionate about his beliefs and faith. The entire “Central Family” benefited from his friendship, hardwork and dedication. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

Semper Fi. My friend, hope to catch you on the other side. !!

Ron McCoy
8 years ago

I went through Parris Island with Gene and he was one tough Marine. We had a good time there and i know he will be greatly missed. May God bless and comfort you

Paul Wolodkin
8 years ago

I worked with Brink at Consolidated Aluminum for more than 25 years. I never met a better friend or a more sincere person. My sincere condolences to the entire family. You have lost a really great husband and father.

Patty Martin
8 years ago

I worked with Brinkie at Conalco..

We had several great years working together… I worked in the Planning Dept. You all are in my thoughts and prayers…. Brinkie was a great man, and friend.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Eugene Paul Brinkmeier, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of….. US Marine Veteran, Eugene Paul Brinkmeier, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Bill Coleman
8 years ago

My condolences to the family of Brink. We were good friends in High School with mutual interest of model airplanes.

Bill Coleman

Shirley poole
8 years ago

So saddened to hear of “Brinks” passing. He was one of the people you thought would live forever!! What a great guy. I worked with him 39 of his 43 years At Olin/Ormet/Conalco. He was always fun to be around and always made you feel special. Had the pleasure of seeing him at a recent annual get together we have of the employees. RIP Gene. God bless your family!

Sam Stewart
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of Brink’s passing. We worked together at the Rolling Mill for approximately the same period of time – I was in the Technical Dept but worked with Brink daily as well as we enjoyed visiting at Management Club meetings. Hard to hear so many co-workers have passed. I am out of the are and will not be able to make the visitation however, my sympathies are with you and the family. God Bless

Sam Stewart

Valree & Ken Augustine
8 years ago

We know that nothing we can say will ease the pain of Brink’s passing. We are thinking about all of you and hope his presence in spirit will buoy you now and in the future.