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ROY W. BRIMER  

ROY W. BRIMER

October 14, 1944 -March 16, 2015

Roy W. Brimer, age 70, of New Castle, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2015 in the comfort of his own home with his loving family at his side. His family was inspired by his positive outlook during his year long battle with kidney cancer.

Born on October 14, 1944 in Newport News, Virginia, he was a son of the late Claude W. Brimer and Colie R. (Dunaway) Brimer.

Mr. Brimer proudly served his country as a member of the Maryland and Delaware Army National Guard. He had a rewarding career at DuPont for 38 years working in various financial roles. His second career was a school bus driver for children with special needs for the John G. Leach School, Colonial School District, which he loved. The children fondly called him “Mr. Roy.”

Roy was a member of the Knights of Columbus and actively served his Our Lady of Fatima Parish. His Catholic Christian faith, family and wonderful friends sustained him.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed a lifelong love of aviation, flying as a private pilot for 35 years and enjoying his own small plane for 14 years. He loved to attend his grandchildren’s sport events and playing ball with them.

Roy took great pride in working with others to start C.E.R.T.S, Inc., Collaborative Effort to Reinforce Transition Success, a successful day program for young adults with severe disabilities. Among his other community activities, he enjoyed volunteering at the Mary Campbell Center and with Christiana Care Health System.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Brimer was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth P. “Kenny” Brimer, who gave his family much strength. He leaves many fond memories to his loving wife of 45 years, Judith A. “Judy” (Finley) Brimer; two daughters, Karen M. Hirt, and her husband, Kevin and Christine M. DiGiovanni and her husband, Don; a brother, David Brimer and four wonderful grandchildren, Jack and Amanda Hirt and Donald and Patrick DiGiovanni.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1:30 pm on Friday afternoon, March 20, 2015 at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. Entombment will be held privately, at a later date, in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In memory of Roy’s love for helping others, memorial contributions may be made to C.E.R.T.S, Inc., 1501 Casho Mill Road, Suite 1, Newark, DE 19711 or to EPIC, (Endless Possibilities In the Community) 69 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. John DiGiovanni, March 17, 2015

    My condolences to the entire Brimer family.
    Roy was the nicest most kind and loving person I have ever met.
    Like many others, I am going to miss him.

    God bless You Roy!
    You were one of a kind!

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    • Karen Hirt, March 18, 2015

      He loved you, John, Sherry, Justin and Adam very much.

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      • Sherry DiGiovanni, March 19, 2015

        We loved him too. We are better people for having known him as is everyone he came in contact with. His greatest gift to this world – his family, and we are so fortunate and proud to be a part of if. We love you all and are here for you always. XO

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  2. Lisa Cobb, March 17, 2015

    To Karen Hirt and Family,
    Sorry for your loss. May the fond memories of your loving father, bring you all strength during your time of loss. With sincere sympathy – Lisa Cobb

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    • Karen Hirt, March 18, 2015

      Memories and our faith will sustain us. Thank you Lisa. Appreciate your love and support.

      Reply
  3. Dave & Lynda Quintus, March 17, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace.

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  4. Sam Mamula, March 17, 2015

    My thoughts and prayers are with Roy and his family.

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  5. Nigel Gordon, March 18, 2015

    If there is anything I can do, please do not hesitate…
    Your Neighbor
    Nigel

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    • Judy Brimer, March 24, 2015

      Nigel,
      I know you are only a door knock away. And I would not hesitate asking you. You have already been there for us when we needed without even asking. Thank you!

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  6. Pat Allred, March 18, 2015

    Judy, Karen and Kris.

    What a loss. I will remember all of you with fond memories. I have never known a warmer and closer family. God bless each of you.

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  7. John and Mary Finley, March 18, 2015

    Dear Judy,
    Selfishly, we hoped Roy would live until our return. When Ann Marie told us how greatly he suffered we were so glad God called him home. We imagine Kenny waiting to greet his dad along with the martyrs and the songs of the angels! Please know that you and your wonderful family are in our prayers. We will be in touch when we return.
    Love and God bless.
    John and Mary

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  8. Rochelle Ferullo, March 18, 2015

    Judy, Karen and Chris, I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. There is no doubt in my mind that Roy has entered the Gates of Heaven. You could not find a more kind and gentle soul. Take comfort in the many memories that you have created and knowing that he is now with Kenny. My prayers are with each of you at this most sad time. Rest in peace Roy…..you will be missed.

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  9. Bob Bigelow, March 18, 2015

    Roy will be missed. I will remember Roy as a true gentleman. My condolences to the Brimer family.

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  10. John, March 18, 2015

    My condolences to the entire Brimer family.
    Roy was the nicest and kindest person I have ever met.
    Like so many others – I am going to miss him.

    God bless you Roy!

    John / Haller family of OLF/KC

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  11. Maria Gbur, March 18, 2015

    Judy, Karen and Chris, so very saddened to hear of Roy’s passing. He was a remarkable and kind man. So sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy.

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  12. Cindi Spink, March 18, 2015

    I am so deeply saddened for your wonderful family to have lost your dear husband and father. What a wonderful, kind and loving man Roy was. May your love and memories give you comfort . I pray for you to be lifted by the realization that he and his Kenny are adding light to their Heavenly home in the joy of their reunion. God bless you all, especially you, Judy. May the Lord stay close to you and give you His tender love, comfort and strength.

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  13. Linda Martin, March 19, 2015

    Judy & family, so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Ken & Linda Martin

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  14. deborah deubert, robert bochet, March 19, 2015

    Judy, family , Lonnie and Geoff,

    We are both sad to hear of Roy’s death. I did not know him well but was so impressed with his obvious caring nature. Cherish your memories.

    Deborah deubert
    Robert Bochet

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  15. Ryan Fisher, March 19, 2015

    I never had the chance to meet you, Roy, but from what I read, the world is going to miss you. Now it’s time to carry on your work in another place. Peace be with you in your journey.

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  16. Roger Blaine, March 20, 2015

    Even from this great distance I feel Roy’s loss. He is a great friend and neighbor and our lives are encouraged and enlightened by his presence. One can only but believe that God has another service for him in the next world and this is just His manner of calling Roy to that service. All my love to Judy, Karen and Chris.

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  17. Henry Chisholm, March 20, 2015

    My Dear Judy and All of the “Fins”—-I am so sorry I was not able to be with you at the Funeral Home on Thursday evening or at the services today for Roy. I

    I so enjoyed the contact with the Lady of Fatima food guys when we would all come together for Art-On The Green in September down at Battery Park–Judy –that seemed to be the time we always got “caught up” on our Leach memories and all of the “Fins.”

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss—I will always remember the Leach years with Kenny and your devotion and dedication to him, and to our Leach Family–

    As for all of the Finley’s in my life–there ain’t enough space here–I loved them all–

    God Bless you, Judy–I hope I see you soon–

    With much love– Henry Chisholm

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    • Judy Brimer, March 24, 2015

      Hank, I feel your arms around me. Your hugs were always special.
      Thank you, Judy

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  18. Carol Gargula, March 21, 2015

    My memories of Roy, Kenny, and the family are filled with dedication to each other, a lot of love, and hospitality to all. My prayers are with you often.
    Carol Gargula

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  19. Jeanne Johnson Tunell, March 22, 2015

    Dear Judy and family,
    We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you all. Roy will be remembered as a kind and gentle man. He always went out of his way to make you feel comfortable. His kindness will be remembered. You have a lot of great memories of family time to keep you smiling! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With deepest sympathies,
    Marie (Johnson) Wagner, Mike and Jeanne Tunell and family,
    Micky and Donna Johnson and family

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  20. Mara Tartack, March 25, 2015

    Judy, I extend heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved Roy.

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