Samuel Orville (Fuzzy) Brindle Jr.

Born: Sun., Dec. 29, 1929
Died: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 04, 2019
Location: Kelso Cornelius Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 05, 2019
Location: Kelso Cornelius Funeral Home

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Samuel (Fuzzy) Orville Brindle Jr, 89, of St. Thomas, PA went home to be with the Lord on February 21, 2019 while at ManorCare in Chambersburg, PA.  He was born December 29, 1929 in Chambersburg to the late S. Orville Sr. and Gladys (Funk) Brindle.  Samuel graduated from Chambersburg High School in 1947 and later went on to serve his country in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean Conflict. 


Sam spent most of his career in the auto industry.  He owned/operated a salvage yard, used car lot and an auto body shop.  He also served as an arbitrator at PADE Auto Auction.  Sam loved to fish, hunt, tell stories and make people laugh, but what was most important to him was spreading the word of God to everyone he met.  He helped with the Released Time program at Camp Joy-El and helped with work at Camp Gilead in Florida. He and his wife conducted Sunday services at the Saunderosa Campground in Mercersburg, with offerings going to Camp Joy-El.  He also enjoyed Singing and playing music to people he would visit in nursing homes. Sam is a member of the Mt. Olivet United Brethren Church in Chambersburg and the American Legion in St. Thomas.


Sam is survived by his wife of 68 years Betty P (Grimm) Brindle and children Michael F Brindle (wife Karen), Steven M Brindle (fiancé Ruth Kuhn), Patricia A Mixell (husband Steve), John A Brindle, Susan M Brown (husband Rick), and David C Brindle (wife Frankie).  He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Lois Brindle and Louise Fitz.


The family will receive friends at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in St. Thomas on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM.  Funeral services will be at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in St. Thomas on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11 AM, with visitation one hour before the service.  Reverend Ron Strader will be officiating.  Interment will be at the St. Thomas Cemetery.  In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Olivet United Brethren Church, 8204 Fort McCord Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or Joy El Camps and Retreats, 3741 Joy El Dr., Greencastle, PA 17225.  Online condolences may be made at

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   Posted Tue February 26, 2019

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Charlotte Witmer Stowers
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
I have so many pleasant memories of Mr. Brindle. I practically lived at his house while growing up in St. Thomas many years ago. He and his family took me to church with them, included me in family dinners, took me with his family to Rehoboth Beach fishing, visiting family members in nursing homes, etc. He treated me as one of the family, and I will be forever grateful for the example of Christ-like living that he lived. He and Betty are true disciples of Christ.

Jerry and Marie Traister
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Our love and prayers go out to Betty and the family as they grieve the earthly passing of "Fuzzy". Such a loving, kind and "would do anything that he could for you" Christian man. We loved his smiles, his stories and great sense of humor. We will look forward to spending more time with him in Heaven.

Cathy Garber
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Dear Betty and Family, My heart goes out to all of you at this time of great sorrow. “Fuzzy” was a great friend to many. His love for his Savior, his family, and for serving the Lord in any way he could was precious. I remember good times we had at Joy-El and at Camp Gilead over the years. He is now rejoicing with his Savior and is waiting for us to join him! God be with you Betty. Love and prayers!