Donald Eugene Rink

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Donald Eugene Rink, 80, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1938 in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Hillary Hudson Rink and Carrie Ethel Fleming Rink. Donald graduated from Boyden High School – Class of 1957 and from North Carolina State University, where he was an honor student and served as Vice-President of his graduating class - 1961. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He had a career in large scale computer operations, working for companies like GE, Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney. He was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Concord. Donald was a man of faith, reading his bible from cover to cover. He enjoyed swinging his hammer with Habitat for Humanity and growing tomatoes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Carolyn, Hillary Jr., Naomi, Dot and Joe. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sue Porter Athey Rink; son, David Rink and wife Kathy of Davidson; daughter, Catherine Rink Mallar of Florida; two step-daughters, Debbie Pelham and Shari Gennaro; one brother, John Felix Rink; five grandchildren, Jonathan Rink, Sydney Rink, Connor Rink, Ashlyn Mallar and Sarah Mallar; and two step-grandchildren, Ian Montalto and Jeri Gennaro. Visitation: The family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 from 4-5 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Service: A Celebration of Life service will begin at 5 p.m. in the Summersett Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lowell McNaney officiating. The family will hold a reception following the service at the Gables Clubhouse, 101 Garner Dr., Salisbury, NC from 6-8 p.m. Memorials: Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County, P.O. Box 3356, Salisbury, NC 28145-3356. Summersett Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rink family. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 4, 2018