Rhona Brink Obituary, Death – Rhona Brink, one of our most cherished and beloved members, as well as a previous recipient of our Lifetime Achievement award, died away yesterday. Our sincerest condolences go out to her family and friends. Always in our hearts will be a place for remembering and cherishing her love of music, teaching, and learning from others. I pray that she finds eternal rest.
After suffering from worsening health for the past two years, Dennis “Denny” Brink, 75, of Continental, passed away on Thursday morning, March 29, 2018, at 1:51 a.m. at the CHP Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. Denny Brink was born on April 14, 1942 in Putnam County to the late Charles Brink and Marvel (Zachrich) Brink. Both of his parents have since passed away. He was born in Holgate and received his high school diploma and education at Holgate High School.
He continued his education at Defiance College and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration after completing his studies there. After working at Campbell’s to put himself through college, he found work at Defiance Grocery and stayed there until it went out of business. In addition to that, he spent one year working for a grocery store corporation in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Although he had departed from his role as owner of the Continental Market in 2007, he continued to be the owner of the Denny’s restaurant located in Liberty Center.
Denny was a diligent worker who enjoyed traveling and playing golf, particularly in the state of Michigan. His children, Todd (Melissa) Carnahan and Teresa (Brad) May, both of Liberty Center, are his companions’ children. He is left by his dearest friend and companion of twenty years, Mary E. (Hoffman) Carnahan; one son, Michael (Rhonda) Brink of Holgate; one daughter, Susan (Lee) Mock of Liberty Center; and his companions’ children.
Also surviving are ten grandchildren; Tyler Mock, Ciara Brink, Steven Carnahan, Brittany Rohda, Lauren Shay, Blair May, Hunter Carnahan, Jacob May, Tory May and Mazie May; six great grandchildren, Addie Mock, Evan Mock, Payton Carnahan, Molly Rohda, Oakie Shay, Beckett Shay and Kali McLeod and one brother, Fred (Carol) Brink of Toledo. His parents, one of his brothers named Burdette Brink, and one of his sisters named Ann Brink all passed away before him.