Henry W. Brillant Jr., 72, of Buzzards Bay died June 9 at Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Buzzards Bay.

He was born in Boston, the son of Henri and Barbara (Glastetter) Brillant, and grew up in Sharon.

Mr. Brillant was a veteran of the US Navy, in which he served for six years. He went on to a 32-year career with the US Army as a utility helicopter inspector.

He enjoyed baseball and having discussions about politics.

He leaves his wife of 51 years, Barbara (Jones) Brillant; two daughters; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Brillant was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

Burial was Tuesday, June 18, at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

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