Timothy Miles Brill, 65, of Oley, died March 4, 2021 at Tower Health - Reading Hospital, West Reading.
The loving husband of Lynn (Cawley) Brill, they shared over 42 years of marriage, family and memories.
Born, May 19, 1955, in Temple, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rosa Jean (Reitnouer) Brill.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his four children: Alison L., wife of Ryan S. Kelly of Alsace Township; Melanie J. Brill-Yorgey, wife of Jed D. Yorgey of Ruscombmanor Township; Teryn D. Brill Galloway, wife of Brandon M. Galloway of Colorado; and Timothy M. Brill, fiancé of Andrea C. Miller of Ruscombmanor Township. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Olivia A. and Nolan R. Kelly. Tim’s pride and joy were his children and grandchildren.
Other survivors include his six siblings: Kathleen Kline of Birdsboro, Roxanne Angstadt of Oley, Donna Francavage of Fleetwood, Mabel Hersman of Perry, OH, Michael Brill of Shartlesville, and Sherry Shultz of Oley.
Tim was a 1973 graduate of Oley Valley High School, and a 1977 graduate of Saint Joseph’s College (University), Philadelphia. He left his legacy at both establishments through his athletic careers. Tim was the first-ever basketball player to score 1,000 points in 1973 at Oley Valley High School. But his passion was baseball. Tim was drafted by the California Angels in the 24th round of the 1973 MLB June Amateur Draft. Which he declined to attend college and further develop his skills.
Tim attended Saint Joseph’s College and was behind the plate as catcher. He also had a legendary at bat ability. He ranked second in program history with 12 career home runs when he graduated. Following his senior season, he was drafted in the 21st Round of the 1977 MLB by the Cleveland Indians. He rose through the Tribe's system, reaching Double-A, before finishing his career with the Atlanta Braves organization. He was inducted into the Saint Joseph’s Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2020.
Tim will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, hiking, sports, family and all things Tar Heels. He led a professional career as a tool and die engineer with Dor-Mae Industries for 39 years.
Tim was preceded in death by a daughter, Katie Ann Brill on June 26, 1989, and his brother, Joseph Brill, Jr., 2020, as well as his loving parents.
A viewing will be held Friday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 423 Main Street, Oley.
In lieu of flowers, a sports scholarship fund will be set up in his name. More information to follow.
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