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.