Frederick Boyd Brinkman, 48, of Farnham, president of Fred W. Brinkman Insurance Agency, died Saturday (Oct. 27, 2001) in Lake Shore Health Care Facility, Irving, after a brief illness.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Silver Creek High School and Thiel College in Greenville, Pa., where he received degrees in business administration and accounting. He also attended many classes and seminars related to the insurance industry.
The third generation of Brinkmans in the family business, which was founded in 1911, he began rworking in the office at the age of 12 and joined the operation full time after he completed college in 1974. He succeeded his father as president eight years ago.
He was a former president of the Farnham Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the first-aid squad. He also served two terms as Farnham village justice in the early 1980s.
An avid boater, he received his Coast Guard master captain's license, which permitted him to operate commercial and pleasure vessels of up to 100 tons. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the American Boat and Yacht Council and the Antique and Classic Boat Society.
A certified insurance counselor, he was a member of the Buffalo Independent Insurance Agents. He also was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Farnham.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marion J. Jankowiak; two stepdaughters, Debbie Mackey of Perrysburg and Ginger Santangelo of Farnham; a stepson, Dennis Mink Jr. of Silver Creek; his parents, Fred W. and Dorothy of Farnham; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 633 Church St., Farnham.