Brenden W. Pinkas, age 23, of Edwardsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at his residence. He was born June 30, 1993, in Alton, the son of Brian Pinkas of Granite City and Denise Hubbard Schreier of Madison. He is survived by his parents, one sister: Victoria "Tori" Pinkas of Granite City; brothers: Michael Thorp of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Austin Scaturro of Madison; paternal grandmother Bernice Pinkas of Edwardsville, maternal grandfather Paul Schreier and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Brenden was a graduate of Edwardsville High School and Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis. He was an auto body technician. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 8 at Saksa Mateer Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Memorials are suggested to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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