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“Cousin Jim was always such a gentle, giving soul. He was always faithfilled and interesting. What a rare person... we are all blessed to have known...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Stephanie Deindorfer-Tomaszek - MI

“The comments of Jim's past students are a great tribute to him and show the legacy he has left behind. What a wonderful friend he was to me from high...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Ernie Zaremba - Poinciana, FL

“A servant of the Lord in all he did. The loving way he treated his mother, the respect of, and interest in, each of his students at St. James, the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Yvette Becker - Comstock Park, MI

“Jim was a wonderful man. knew him for years at St. James and at God's Kitchen. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Cathy, Dawn & family....I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending lots of hugs. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Michelle Marin - Wyoming, MI

“Sorry to hear about Jim's passing. We were classmates at CC and Aquinas. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Walsh - Bothell, WA

“I had Mr. Brink for a teacher at St. James in 3'rd & again in 6'th grade. He was a wonderful teacher & a humble a servant of the Lord in various...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Durka-Holwerda - MI

“So sad to hear. Mr. Brink was my favorite teacher at St. James. He taught me so much of Christ and the love of the Catholic faith. He will be greatly...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Maggie (Danielson) Sonke - MI

“Sad to read of Jim's passing. Jim was a classmate at Catholic Central and one of the nicest young men. May he Rest In Peace and sending prayers to...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Pat (McGillicuddy) Ellis - MI

“He was my favorite teacher at St. James. He was kind, and generous. He will be greatly missed. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Homminga - Walker, MI

“Jim Brink taught me and my sons Zachary, Elliot, and Ethan about Jesus at St James. He was the best teacher and advocate for Christ. He will be...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: James Wood - Grand Rapids, MI

“I had him as my third grade teacher back in the early 90's. He was definitely my favorite! I was just thinking about him last week, and then see this...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Mullane - Grand Rapids, MI

“I went through 8 years at St. James and 4 years of West Catholic. I received 2 bachelors degrees. Among the numerous teachers that I've had, I...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Tim O'Hearn - Comstock Park, MI

“Great teacher, modest person,compassionate individual,honest to a fault,true friend, could go on and on about this truly good man.Blessed to have...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: jack dudick - Grand Rapids, MI

“Long memories. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Sampson - Grand Rapids, MI

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James was born on June 13, 1941 and passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

James was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time of passing.

The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 am at St. James Church where he will repose for one hour prior to the Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Arsulowicz Brothers Stocking Mortuary, 585 Stocking Ave NW where the Vigil Service will be held Tuesday at 7 PM. AUG 15. 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Arsulowicz Brother's Mortuary, Inc. 585 Stocking Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49504 AUG 15. 07:00 PM Arsulowicz Brother's Mortuary, Inc. 585 Stocking Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49504 Vigil begins. AUG 15. 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Arsulowicz Brother's Mortuary, Inc. 585 Stocking Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49504 AUG 16. 11:00 AM St. James Church 733 Bridge St NW Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49504 Mass of Christian Burial begins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 4300 Mt. Carmel Dr. NE Ada, MI 49301.