Vincent D. Trinker

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Trinker, Vincent D.

Pittsford: Vincent D. Trinker of Pittsford, died peacefully March 25 in Fairfield, Conn. He was 96 and the husband of Elsa (Febe) Trinker. He was a graduate of Madison High School and Harvard University, and attended Harvard Law School. He earned his law degree from Boston University. He practiced law in Rochester for more than 60 years, retiring at the age of 88. A World War II veteran, he served in the OSS, the intelligence branch of the U.S. Army, and was stationed in China. He spoke several languages and was a past president of the Rochester China Club. He loved music, playing several musical instruments and singing barbershop music, and was an officer of the Rochester chapter of the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., a barbershop-quartet organization, for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include: his wife of 68 years, Elsa Trinker; a daughter, Gretchen Webster and her husband, Gary of Fairfield; a son, Gregory Ditrinco and his wife Monica of Boulder, Colo.; two sisters, Lucy Ferraro of Rochester and Bette Boccacino of Pittsford; four grandchildren: Morgan Gotfried and her husband Ben of Fairfield; Whitney Webster of Philadelphia; and Phoebe and Zeno Ditrinco of Boulder; one great-grandson, Brandyn Gotfried, and many nieces and nephews.

A musical celebration of his life will be held in Rochester on July 6.

Donations: The Eastman Community Music School c/o Office of Advancement, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, N.Y. 14604.



Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Mar. 31, 2014
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