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Kirk Jeffery Brinks, age 59, a long time calculus instructor at Union High School, went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening, February 3, 2011 at his home in Grand Rapids under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.

Surviving are his loving wife, Annabelle Brinks; his father, George Brinks; and friend, Carol Ellis; sister, Karen and Angelo Caminata; brothers, James Brinks and Todd and Cheryl Brinks. Kirk was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Brinks; and brother, David John Brinks.

A memorial Mass is at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1120 Four Mile Road N.E., Grand Rapids, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date this spring and will be announced at that time in The Grand Rapids Press. Contributions can be made in memory of Kirk to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN, 38185.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Michigan Cremation Company, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Amy Vega Boyd on July 30, 2011 at 12:40 am

    I just happened to stumble on this Memory page while googling some images of Union High School. A picture of Mr. Brinks and his Super-B popped up. I clicked on it at in brought me to this page. I remember all of the pictures of that car that he had in his class. After having Mr. Brinks as a teacher I developed an interest and love of turtles. I was lucky enough to be on staff with Mr. Brinks during my first year that I taught at Union. I will really miss him. Every time I see a turtle, I think of him and his class.

  2. Lawrence Conner on September 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I had Mr. Brinks for calc I just found out now that he passed 5 years later I really liked him as a teacher and he will be missed.

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