Michael G. Brinkley, also known as Mike, was a retired police officer.
Brinkley died March 16 at Lankenau Hospital. He was 52.
He was born Aug. 20, 1959.
Brinkley grew up in Southwest Philadelphia where he attended Overbrook High School. He served on the Philadelphia Police Department for many years and was also known as the chaplain of the Guardian Civic League.
Due to his friendly demeanor and love of people, Brinkley frequented many places.
During the summer months, you could always find him in the outside cafes and coffee shops of Center City enjoying espresso, laughing and talking to his friends.
Brinkley had a love for cars. He was rebuilding his Mustang into a show-worthy race car that he eventually planned to submit to car shows. He enjoyed making trips to car shows and speedways in the tri-state area every summer.
His parents, Leon A. Brinkley and Betty J. Brinkley, preceded him in death.
He is survived by three daughters, Torraya, Tia and Veronique; two sons, Torron and Terrell; and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held March 24 at Tindley Temple Church, 750–762 South Broad Street. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 10.
Slater Funeral Home handled the arrangements.