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Donald E. Brink, 94, formerly of Bloomsburg, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, August 21, 2022, at Park Creek Place, Horsham. He had moved to Horsham in February, 2020 to be closer to family.
Donald was born in Bloomsburg, February 5, 1928 to Helen E. Brink and Harry N. Brink, formerly of Park Street in Bloomsburg. He attended school in Bloomsburg, graduating from Bloomsburg High School and served in the Air Force from 1946-1949.
For most of his life, Don lived and worked in or near Bloomsburg. He served as a volunteer fireman and Fire Chief of the former Rescue Fire Company and volunteered in the Civil Air Patrol.
After the war, he became an active civilian pilot. He earned a number of licenses including a commercial pilot license. He spent much of his free time at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport. He earned an extremely rare Orville Wright award for 50 years of flying without an accident. He was active in the Bloomsburg Flying Club, the Parlor City Flying Club, Washington Lodge 265, F&AM, and Caldwell Consistory. Some of the younger families may remember him as a devoted school bus driver.
He will be greatly missed by family, friends and former colleagues: his sister, Nancy Brink Evans and her husband, Richard W. Evans, of Doylestown, niece, Debbe Evans, and her husband, Frank Tardif, a nephew, Steve Evans, his daughter, Sarah Lynne, and a nephew, Scott Evans, his wife, Karen, and their three children, Amanda, Brandon, and Alyssa.
The family would like to thank everyone at Park Creek Place and Grainer Hospice for their kindness, care, and devotion to his quality of life after his December 2020 stroke.
A private graveside service at the Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge, will be held for the family.
Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at: www.krinerfuneralhomes.com
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