Homer Brickman obituary (1929 – 2021) – Toledo, OH

Dr Homer W. Brickman

Dr. Homer W. Brickman, a man of God, lovingly remembered as BaBap, peacefully returned home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 27, 2021. He was 92 years old.

Homer (Bud) was born on February 28, 1929 in Youngstown, OH, the son of Homer S. and Eleanora (Schuetz) Brickman.

He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947 and graduated from Heidelberg University in 1951 with a major in biology. He enlisted in the military working in biological and chemical weapons testing at Dugway Proving Ground, southwest of Salt Lake City, UT. Bud served in the military for 3 years. Subsequently, he began his quest to become a veterinarian on the GI Bill. He received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1958 from Ohio State University. He opened his own private practice (Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital) in Lexington, OH until his retirement in 1998.

While in Heidelberg he met Joanne Woodling and they were married in December 1954. He loved his wife deeply and together they raised 3 children.

He participated in numerous missionary trips to Haiti, El Salvador, Grenada, Mexico and Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina. He liked to build schools, churches and help with health care. He was passionate about carpentry and loved to do anything for his children, grandchildren and anyone in need. He has spent many hours cheering on his favorite OH teams, in person or on TV; the Buckeyes, the Browns and the Indians. He and Joanne fell in love with Pelee Island, Canada, where they bought a vacation home. Many summers have been spent by the water fishing, boating and sunbathing on rafts. It was a perfect place enjoyed by all!

Bud was predeceased by his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther (Howard) Headley, Thelma (Donald) Pike; and nephew, Jeff Headley.

Joanne, his wife, survives with their 3 children, Dr. Kris (Beth) Brickman of Sylvania, OH, Kathy (Jim) Freyman of Peoria, IL, and Kevin (Anita) Brickman of Oakboro, NC; eight grandchildren, Kelsey Brickman, Kendall (Luke) Reiter, Cameron Brickman, Cory Brickman, Asher Freyman, Hannah Freyman, Joel Freyman and Taylor (Summer) Brickman; and 2 great-grandchildren, Zaiden and Lakelyn Brickman.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at Mansfield First Assembly of God, 1000 McPherson St., Mansfield, OH on Saturday January 8, 2022. Visitations are 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, funeral to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation related to his passion for missionary work, Hope Rises to the Toledo Community Foundation or Mansfield First Assembly of God Missions or donate (Missions) to


Posted by The Blade January 2-4, 2022.