Arthur "Art" Rinker
Arthur L. Rinker
5/16/1936 ~ 12/4/2012
Arthur L. Rinker, 76, of Parachute passed away December 4, 2012.
Art was born May 16, 1936 in Hillsgrove, PA to Francis & Marie (Brey) Rinker. He married his high school sweetheart, Florence Baumunk, on March 24, 1955 in Montoursville, PA. They shared 56 years of marriage.
Art spent eight years in the Navy, serving during the Korean War. He enjoyed outdoor activities, fishing, snow shoeing, building design, traveling with Flo, volunteer work and spending time with family & friends. After 30 years of service for GTE Government Systems as a facilities planner/architect, he retired in 1993. Art and Flo then moved to Colorado.
Art was the beloved husband of wife, Flo; treasured father to son, Lynn (Stacey) Rinker; and daughter Gay (David Ronnow) Rinker; and grandfather "pap pap" to Lauren, Hayden & Colter; he also leaves behind his brothers Donald, Maynard and Kenneth; sister Marcia; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Tuesday, December 11, 11:00 am at Grand Valley United Methodist Church in Parachute.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Alpine Hospice, 1517 Blake, Suite 100B, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601; or Grand Valley United Methodist Church, 132 N. Parachute, Parachute, CO 81635.
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