Robert "Bob" Brink, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Wednesday morning in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness.
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Son of the late Elwood and Helen Nossal Brink, he was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church and attended St. Peter's Cathedral.
He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and served with the Navy during World War II. Before retirement, he had been self-employed as a painting contractor.
Bob was an excellent dancer and storyteller, who enjoyed playing cards and pool, always dressed in a shirt and tie, and loved driving Cadillacs.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews and his longtime companion, Dotty.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Brink; and a sister, Shirley Miskovic. Bob loved and missed them very much, as well as his best friend of 65 years, Otis Smith, who recently passed away.
The funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, by the Rev. Arthur W. Davis, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 11. Go to www.millerbeanfh.com for additional funeral information or directions.
Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc
436 Cedar Ave Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on July 5, 2013