JOSEPH, Ore. - Brian Fink, 52, originally of Coudersport, Pa., passed this life unexpectedly on Sunday (April 15, 2012) at his home in Joseph.
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He was born June 18, 1959, in Coudersport, the son of Harold "H.B." and Cynthia Fink.
Brian attended Coudersport schools, graduating in 1977. He received a B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1981 and an M.S. in 1987 from San Diego State University. Brian was a dedicated environmentalist from an early age, working to have his family property in Coudersport certified as a "wildlife habitat" at age 17. For approximately 20 years he owned his own habitat restoration business in San Diego. He also lived in Lake Tahoe, and, more recently he "semi-retired" near a ski area in Joseph. Brian was an avid outdoorsman and hiked many National Parks throughout his lifetime. He also loved to ski, wind-surf and garden.
He is survived and will be greatly missed by his mother of Coudersport; his sisters, Deb Fink Eckenroth of Emporium, Dawn Fink of Coudersport and Robin Fink of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; two brothers, Bruce (Christine) Fink and Chris (Heidi) Fink, both of Coudersport; five nieces; and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, "H.B." Fink.
Memorial services will be held in Joseph on May 9 and in Coudersport on a date to be determined.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Trout Unlimited at P.O. Box 702, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Published in The Bradford Era from May 3 to May 9, 2012