Alton W. Brisbane Sr.
- Published: February 24, 2011
Alton W. Brisbane Sr. of Yellow Springs died Monday, Feb. 21 at Friends Care Community Center. He was 87.
Alton was born and raised in Savannah, Ga., served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of World War II. After his service in the Navy, he graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in electrical engineering. There he met his wife of 60 years, Geneva Bradley. They moved to Ohio in 1950. He worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a materials engineer until his retirement in 1982.
Alton was an active member of the community. He gave his time as a Boy Scout leader, board member of the Wright Patterson Credit Union, the Yellow Springs Tree Committee, the Yellow Springs Senior Center, was an Elder and Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church, a board member of Friends Care Community and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Alton enjoyed building, gardening, golf, traveling, the outdoors, Western movies and books.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Flossie Brisbane, his siblings Ella Williams, Leon Williams, Margie Hagan, Flossie Gatson, Lula Mae Dorsey, Blanche Goodwyn and son-in-law Ronnie Calhoun.
Survivors include his loving wife, Geneva Brisbane; children Alton Brisbane Jr. of Texas and wife Angela, Glenda Brisbane of Calif., Carla Calhoun of Maryland and Candace Brisbane of Georgia; as well as grandchildren Dorian Calhoun, Briana Calhoun, Elijah Brisbane, Noah Brisbane and Christen Brisbane. He is also survived by sister Jessie Jones of Pennsylvania and husband James, by brother Joseph Brisbane of Calif. and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the memorial service, which begins at 3 p.m. There will be a repast immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Friends Care Community Center, 150 East Herman St, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.