He is survived by his wife, Sandy (Wynne) Brutkoski, whom he married on Dec. 22, 1973, at St. Monica's Church in Forest Dale; their daughter, Donna Brutkoski of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Thomas Brutkoski of Castleton, Joseph Brutkoski and his wife Cheryl of Brandon and Chuck Brutkoski and his wife Shelby of Lincoln; two sisters, Joanne Gokey and her husband Bob Scarborough of Brandon, and Sharron Brutkoski of Brandon; one uncle and three aunts; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert "Skip" Baltz, pastor, was the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial, in the family lot, at St. Mary's Cemetery will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the "John B" OV Scholarship Fund, c/o Nancy Robinson, Otter Valley Union High School, 2997 Franklin St. Brandon 05733.