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Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Reverend David Edward Brinkmoeller

July 18, 1945September 27, 2019

Brinkmoeller, Reverend David E., age 74, of West Milton OH died September 27, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph A. Brinkmoeller, his mother, Catherine M., and his brother James J. He is survived by his sister-in-law Judith G, his nephew Mark Brinkmoeller (Sara), and nieces Beth Nottage (Bruce), Katy Lonneman (Rich), Susan Brown (Den) and Amy Brinkmoeller. Also survived by great nephews and nieces: Zachary Chris and Anna Nottage, Trey, Jack and Will Lonneman, and Imogen Brinkmoeller, and by a large extended family of Brinkmoellers and Kotters. Also survived by Kathy Parsons (the bride at the first wedding he ever performed: his father was the groom!) and by her daughter Beth Veite (Bob) and their 3 daughters. He was ordained as a Catholic priest by Archbishop Paul Leibold on May 29, 1971. Until his retirement in 2016, he served as pastor of St. Helen and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parishes in Dayton. Prior to that he served as pastor of Ascension Parish, Kettering. In 1987-92 he served as Executive Director of the Secretariat for Priestly Life and Ministry at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. In 1979 – 87 he served as Director of Priestly Formation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and other roles in ministerial formation. From 1971-87 he served at various parishes in Cincinnati. The Rite of Reception of the Body will be held at 3:30 p.m., with a visitation following from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019, at St. Helen Catholic Church, 5100 Burkhardt Road, Riverside, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 2300 S. Smithville Road, Dayton, Ohio with Bishop Joseph Binzer as the celebrant. A private family interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Fr. Dave requested that you make a gift to the refugee resettlement program at Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, a program and organization which he supported passionately for many years. Online condolences and remembrances may be left for the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of the Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek Chapel.

Services

  • The Rite of Reception of the Body Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Private Family Burial Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Paul Schnur

October 9, 2019

We have known Dave for 43 years when he came to St. Ann's. He was what a priest should be! His funeral was beautiful!

The Schnur's

Frank Doyle

October 8, 2019

During my years at the Bishops Conference, I was blessed to know Dave, I recognized him as a genuinely holy man, motivated entirely by the love of Jesus Christ, and seeing Jesus in every human being. Although I have not seen him in many years, I have never forgotten the impression he made.

Kathy and Steve Cusack

October 6, 2019

Fr Dave was such a kind reverant example of faith.
We are so very grateful that we were put in his path , during our brief stay in Ohio.
Our deepest condolences to Fr Dave"s family and friends .
We pray you find comfort and peace ! God Bless You.

Elizabeth Wiley

October 6, 2019

There are not enough songs to sing and words to say to describe how he changed my life for the better. He is the reason why I chose St Helen as my home parish back in 2006. The messages he delivered during his homilies inspired me to seek ways to be closer to God by being a better person. He preached from his heart and soul about love. Many times he told me, "that in our belief, love conquers all. And a family that knows how to talk together and cry together and lean on each other is a wonderful focus for love."
He baptized two of my family members. He spoke joyfully at both baptisms when he was so excited to welcome the large group of babies into the church.
Fr Dave often talked about his mom. She passed away when he was 19 years young. He talked about running into her arms with a strong embrace in Heaven when it was his time to be with God.
He would have the biggest smile on his face when he talked about football. Many times he told me, "I have a pressing engagement at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday..."
One of the last conversations I had with him, he and Fr Rob had a ball finding a great big and beautiful Christmas tree and that he gathered all the "old" guys to decorate it.
I felt at peace when I was around Fr Dave. He truly blessed my life. Thanks be to God for Fr Dave~*

Jenny Baldwin

October 5, 2019

My daughter ERIN was the first Baptism Fr Dave did at Ascension when he came there in 1992. I remember him holding her in the air at then end and then snuggling her close. The awe and joy could be seen in his eyes. He is truly the only priest I have ever felt as if listening to him you were listening to what God intended. Today I went to his funeral mass. It’s easy to forget that a priest is a person with a family other than the church family. The homily was beautiful and I enjoyed hearing how his life as an Uncle was also just as fulfilling as his priesthood. I have never known someone who was loved the way he was and shared his love of God with family, friends and strangers which he never knew one. I truly feel blessed to have had the honor of being a small snip in his life. RIP Fr Dave. I will forever pray for you and try to live in your Love of God that you shared.

Theresa & Larry Kopa

October 4, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the entire Father Dave family. He was not only our priest but a very dear friend. In January 2018 we were blessed to have him say the mass for our 50th wedding anniversary. His sermons and our weekend jabs about the Bengals and Browns will always be remembered. Father Dave allowed us to share his journey during his illness and how to prepare for death with grace and dignity. He is truly missed and we will keep him in our hearts forever..

Ginny Zimmerman

October 3, 2019

Duff was a loving man and priest and friend. He was in the seminary with my husband and kept those connections with other priests and ex- seminarian friends all of his life. We were all the richer for it. He was that amazing man who had integrity, commitment, humor, and an unshakable belief in God’s love for us all.
Amen! Alleluia‼️

Linda Thomas

October 3, 2019

We offer our deepest sympathy. May the peace of Christ be with you Father Dave.

Sincerely,
Martha Newman & family

Rev. John Porter

October 3, 2019

Dear Relatives of Father David,
My name is Father John Porter and I live at the Lange Estate. We all appreciated the presence of Father David. It was a delight to have him present and talk to him. He kept us informed of the activities of the universal church. He will be missed.
I will be unable to attend his viewing and his funeral Mass. I have Lyphadema and walk with a walker. Fr. David will be in my prayers the rest of my life. May he be at peace with our Lord. Fr. John Porter

Jean Mitchell

October 3, 2019

Father Dave. What a wonderful priest and holy man! When I first moved to Dayton in 2015, I attended Immaculate Conception and had the pleasure of hearing your impressionable homilies. I'm sure all is well with your soul. May you now rest in peace.
Jean Mitchell

FROM THE FAMILY