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Brian David Rink

December 29, 1958 - January 23, 2020

Brian David Rink, age 61, of Old Forge, passed away Thursday morning at home.
Born on December 29, 1958, and son of the late Richard and Yvonne “Bonnie” (Tracy) Rink, Brian was a graduate of Cincinnatus Central High School, Cincinnatus, N.Y. A member of a proud family of Veterans, he also served his country in the U.S. Army. For many years, Brian worked as a local screen printer for both Express Printing of Duryea and Godfathers of Old Forge. An amazing artist, he was also the illustrator behind many of those prints.
A lifelong soccer fan, formerly coached in Old Forge’s Triboro Soccer League. A longtime guitarist, he also served as a co-producer for and toured with the band “Mad Jack”.
Brian was a deep thinker, had amazing humor and a good heart. He adored his family, protecting them at any cost. Passing away unexpectedly, he will forever be missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Sunshine Semenza of Old Forge, Heath Cowing of Exeter and Alexis Rink of Scranton; his siblings, Janine Schreck of Minersville, Dennis V. Rink and wife Rose Ann of Harding and Jon-Paul Rink and wife Gina of Scranton; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
His brother, Daniel R. Rink; and his beloved pup, “Shadow” preceded him in death.
A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be Sunday between 2 – 4:00 PM at Villa Maria II Restaurant, 1610 Washburn Street, West Scranton. Military Honors will be by the AMVETS Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave a condolence.