Skip to main content

John S. Brink, 89

March 26, 2014

John S. Brink, 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Brink was born June 4, 1924, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Stanley J. and Mary (Chacalla) Brink.

He is survived by his wife, Rose M. (Serian) Brink, of Punxsutawney.

He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army with the 955th Field Artillery Battalion as a field gunner.

He was a recipient of the Silver Star and five Bronze Battle Stars, including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

John was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Glen Campbell and the Rossiter American Legion. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, drummer and polka dancer.

In addition to his wife, Rose, he is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Brink-Deters of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Betty Kuhel and husband Ray of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren, Lisa and Tyler Deters; one great-granddaughter, Talia Deters; two special nieces, Stacey Love and Heather Kunselman; many other loved nieces and nephews; and three brothers-in-law, Samuel, Thomas and Dennis Serian.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, John Brink and Zetta Lee Brink; two brothers, Stanley and William Brink; and three sisters, Mary Brink, Jean Puz and Agnes Grusky.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday at the Church of the Resurrection in Glen Campbell, with the Rev. Timothy Kruthaupt as Celebrant.

Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
Punxsutawney — Tuesday evening was an illuminative one at the Lattimer House of the Punxsutawney Area Historical &...
Recently, the Rossiter American Legion Post No. 582 elected its officers for the year. Pictured are the Legion members...
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.
Pitt Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd among ACC's Top 25 Players To Watch

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes