Hill Funeral Home

11723 South Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, MI


Richard Lee Brelinski

February 7, 1940June 7, 2019

BRELINSKI, RICHARD LEE “Dick” age 79, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Genesys Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Hill Funeral Home 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Richard was born February 7, 1940 in Flint, MI to parents Clayton and Sara (White) Simpson. He retired from General Motors in 2006 after 46 years of service. He loved wood working, classic cars, gardening and landscaping. Most of all spending time with his with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are children Todd (Martina) Brelinski, Betsy (Michele) Brelinski, Jeff (Teresa) Brelinski; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews; special friend Sue Lantz. Preceded in death by wife of 52 years, Sharon in 2013.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019


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Patti ShollerBarber

June 10, 2019

My heart is a bit sad for the loss of this man who’s chuckle, tease, joke or story telling lit up any and all events he graced! He always delighted all of us!
He loved the Sholler Clan and next to Glenn and Bud was a pillar of goodness to all.
Peace and comfort to all his family who will miss him. The joy of knowing you were loved by the best parents ever may bring a bit of comfort and warmth in days to come.
The Sholler support for all is undieing and sustaining ... my heart is with you all!
Take good care of each other
Patti ShollerBarber

Matt Sholler

June 10, 2019

As little kids at family gatherings, my sister Whitney and I could count on Uncle Dick to send us into stitches of laughter. His bright eyes and ready smile always seemed to suggest he was just a moment away from the next good-natured quip.

Many years later, I saw Uncle Dick again at Whitney's wedding, with those same eyes and smile. I wish I'd known him better.

My deepest sympathies to Todd, Martina, Betsy, Michele, Jeff, Teresa, and all of Dick's family and friends.

--Matt Sholler

Vicky Sholler

June 9, 2019

Well!!! When I think of the Sholler Family which is often , I recall the sweetest people ever and the Love was abundant ... uncle Dick and Aunt Sharon and all the family were so gracious and welcoming ... at all the family gatherings ... there was always singing and guitar playing ..and drinks and food and fun . the Sisters would start to sing and the rest of us joined in ...I was always impressed and inspired by the love that flowed like honey !!!! Mike and I loved all those great times ....
Y’all are the Best ...
RIP Uncle Dick ... a great life .. well lived !!

Martina Harding

June 9, 2019

My husband used to tease me about how I should have been married to his Father. I'm guessing because we both liked to work and keep busy non stop. I take that as a great compliment. If we have twins out in the universe, Pa was my twin. He accepted me in his family from day one and always has treated me like a daughter! No words can explain how much I will miss him!!!!!

Michael Yancho

June 8, 2019

Dick was one of the die makers that taught me the most when I was about 18 years old(early 1970s)
. Not only about the trade, but about how to remain calm and collected in that environment. To give everything as much thought and planning as you could and then carry out the plan at a steady, measured pace. I won't soon forget him.