John F. Brillhart
John F. Brillhart 86, passed on at his home in Ladera Ranch, CA on Tuesday October 22, 2013.
He was born on September, 18, 1927 in Jefferson, PA in York County, to John F. Brillhart Sr. and Georgia ( Venable ) Brillhart, both deceased.
He lived in Jefferson, PA to the age of 30 and moved to the Mechanicsburg area in Central PA and was a real estate broker with Brillhart Real Estate and several other firms and would later be in the real estate business in Southern California also.
He was a commissioner for Upper Allen Township from 1968-72 and was a member of the volunteer fire company for many years and during his term as commissioner, oversaw both the police and fire departments.
He served his country with Patton’s Third Army in the Special Services during WWII and would play drums with the Special Services band, Fascinatin Rhythm throughout Europe.
He served as a president of his local Lion’s club and was a member of the Lion’s Club and the VFW both in PA and California.
He was a member of the Musician’s Union local 269 of Harrisburg and was the leader of the bands: Silver Sounds, Deluxe Edition and the Catalinas in the Central PA area and would also play drums in Southern California.
He is survived by his wife Alicia Brillhart of Ladera Ranch, CA; a brother Richard Brillhart (wife -Loretta) of Jefferson, PA; three sons, J. Fred Brillhart of Mechanicsburg, PA , Eric Brillhart (Tiffany) of Seattle, WA and Tim Brillhart (Monica) of Lake Forest, CA; and three grandsons, Milo Silverman (Kim) of Altadena, CA and Nathan and Jeremy Brillhart of Lake Forest, CA. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill Brillhart formerly of Jefferson, PA and a sister, Alice Day formerly of Glen Rock, PA.
A Memorial Service will be at, O’Connor Mortuary – Laguna Hills Chapel, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA on Oct. 30, at 1:00 PM.
His ashes will be interred at the Riverside National Cemetery located in California and that ceremony date is yet to be determined.