BRYKALSKI, Evelyn Grace

BRYKALSKI, Evelyn Grace, 94, of St. Clairsville, OH, made her final journey to be with the Lord on Monday, October 15, 2012, at East Ohio Regional Hospital.

She was born November 10, 1917, in Clarington, OH, daughter of the late Floyd Minamyer and Harriet Vanna Howell Minamyer.

Evelyn was a homemaker and a member of the Clarksburg United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step grandson, Matthew Riesbeck; two sisters, Shirley Minamyer and Wanda Gargala Clark; five brothers, Robert, Howard, Charles, Paul and William Minamyer.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Walter Brykalski Jr.; four children, Marilyn “Lynn” Brykalski of Martins Ferry, Walter “Buzz” (Cindy) Brykalski of Cranberry Township, PA, William “Bill” Brykalski of Hayward, CA and Diana (Mike) Riesbeck of St. Clairsville; a sister, Erma Gruce of Marietta, OH; nine grandchildren, Danielle, Tiffany, Ashley, Kayla, Mickey, Marty, Derrek, Kelly and Carla; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Services will be held at Clarksburg United Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Mark Statler and Pastor Larry Helms officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, online at or by mail: P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.