Press Democrat:
BRINLEY, Edward Herman Passed away peacefully on August 23 at Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA. Born July 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, CA to Edward William Brinley and Amelia Hermann Brinley.

He is fondly remembered as a loving and giving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Beverly June Gordon Brinley, son Dana Brinley, wife Janis, and grandson Robert of Victoria, Canada, daughter Diana Edmiston, husband Richard, grandson James and granddaughter Kelly of Reno, NV, daughter Debra Brinley-Koempel, husband Herman, granddaughter Lindsay of Bainbridge Is., WA and son Daniel Brinley of Windsor, CA. Sister Mildred Peterson of TX and nephew Gary Peterson and wife Dyan of NC. Sister-in-law Virginia Mitchell of OR, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Geraldine and Bentley Harriman of Fallbrook. Also cousins and numerous nephews, nieces, and their families and many dear friends he made in his life travels and work. Ed attended schools in Pasadena, CA.

 A proud World War II veteran, he served in the European Theatre with Pattons Third Army, the 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion with a rank of 1st Lt. in the US Army. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he attended Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO and graduated with honors as a member of Tau Beta Pi in 1949.

His 33 year career as a Mining Geologist with Exploration for the Anaconda Mining Co. spanned three countries, beginning in Reno, NV in 49, to Porterillos, Chile from 50-56, to Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) Ontario, Canada from 56-70, to Reno, NV from 70-72, to Tucson, AZ from 72-74, to Salt Lake City, UT from 74-77. In 1977 Anaconda was bought by ARCO and Ed relocated to Littleton, CO. Upon retirement they relocated to Sebastopol, building their dream home and garden. They moved to Windsor in 1998. Ed was a 50 year member of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. He served in many capacities through the years in professional mining associations, with his church affiliations serving on committees, choir, Boy Scouts and serving as a deacon at Sebastopol Community Church.

Memorial services will be held at the Community Church, Sebastopol, Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. Contributions in Edwards memory can be made to Palm Drive Hospital, 501 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, CA 95472 or to the WWII National Memorial, Court House Plaza II, Suite 501, 2300 Claredon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, or to a charity of your choice.

A family interment service will be held at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, Sebastopol. Arrangements made by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-Sebastopol, 301 So. Main St., Sebastopol, CA.