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Erla Jean (Dommel) Brinkman

August 30, 1932 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 88)

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Erla Jean Brinkman, 88 of North East, MD, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 in the Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Rising Sun, MD, with her husband by her side.


Born in Lancaster, PA, on August 30, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Edward Jennings and Alice (Reynolds) Dommel.  


Erla enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, playing bingo and watching old westerns.  She especially loved spending time with her kids, grandkids and great grandkids, sharing crabs or a good meal and a glass of wine.


She is survived by her husband of 69 years: John A. Brinkman, Jr.; son: John A. Brinkman, III, his wife, Deb and his children: Jonnie Ann Vidales, Bryan Brinkman; son: Todd J. Brinkman, his wife Vicki and his children: Courtney Heckler, Kelly Hirt; daughter: Phyllis J. Brinkman, her fiancé, Todd Warren and their children: Erla Cross, Alexandra Murray, Adam Swayne, Hayli Warren; late daughter: Terry Lynn Pearson and her children: Steven Pearson, Niki Ham, Ashley Pearson; and 18 great grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, Erla was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:00 am at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD, where visitation will be held Wednesday evening, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.


Interment will follow services in Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, PA.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Dementia Society of America, in care of the funeral home.



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January 13, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Crouch Funeral Home, P.A.
127 South Main Street
North East, MD 21901

Funeral Service
January 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Crouch Funeral Home, P.A.
127 South Main Street
North East, MD 21901

Interment following funeral service
January 14, 2021

Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, PA

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