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Lansford native celebrates 95th birthday

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    George W. “Bucky” Brimmer Jr.

Published September 05. 2019 12:46PM

George W. “Bucky” Brimmer Jr., a Lansford native, recently celebrated his 95th birthday.

Brimmer was born and raised in Lansford, the third of George W. and Bertha (Ponting) Brimmer’s nine children. He is a 1942 graduate of Lansford High School.

Brimmer is a World War II veteran. He served with the 17th Airborne Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He is the recipient of the Combat Infantryman Badge, Glider Wings, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. He is one of the senior members of the Lansford American Legion Post 123 and was honored as their Person of the Year in 2016. He is also a lifetime member of the American Fire Company No. 1 of Lansford.

He is a former mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He celebrated 60 years of marriage with his late wife, Mary Alice (Sassaman) Brimmer, before her passing in 2011. They have three children: the late Meryl Hodon, Gwyneth Collevechio of Lansford, and George III of Coaldale; five grandchildren, Sara Karnish, Allison Fredericks, Brittany Collevechio, Morgan Brimmer and George Brimmer IV; and one great-grandson, Holden Karnish.

To celebrate the occasion, a family dinner was held in his honor.

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