Stephen “Tibby” Brinsko

Date of Death: August 16, 2014
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Endwell, NY 13760
(607) 754-1266 | Map
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Stephen “Tibby” Brinsko, 87, of Endwell, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Patricia (Beatty) Brinsko; two daughters Diane (Paul) Iannon and Gail (Lee) Springer; three sons David (Bernadette) Brinsko; Richard (Jeanette) Brinsko and Daniel (Lara) Brinsko; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was aContinue Reading

Christopher Perry left a message on August 17, 2014:
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Brinsko. He was a special man and I have many fond memories, and a few funny recollections of things that happened when we were kids. Between his sons Rich and Dave, I think they managed to wreck every one of his cars at least twice, and what I remember was that Mr. Brinsko would always fix them up and get them back on the road with only a few choice words thrown in. I'll never forget the time that Rich and I caught one of his cars on fire, in front of my house, while we were "priming the carburetor" with gasoline. Just as the gas caught fire and flames started burning the air cleaner, Mr. Brinsko happened to be driving by. I'll never forget the look on his face as he jumped out of his car and came running over, yelling for us to throw snow on it. He quickly put out the fire while we looked on in stunned amazement. Mr. Brinsko took the car home, replaced the air cleaner and a few other parts that had melted and actually let Rich drive the car that night. Talk about a patient father. Mr. Brinsko would let "Richie" know when he was doing something wrong, but almost always let him continue to use, and abuse, his fleet of vehicles. I also remember Mr. Brinsko taking us to the ballfield to play softball and even once or twice to Tioga Downs to watch the horses run. He was a good man and I know he'll be sorely missed.
Christine McCarthy left a message on August 17, 2014:
Dear Rich and family We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. We never had an opportunity to meet him but from your stories we know he was a great man. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love Chris and Bob McCarthy
David Harrison left a message on August 17, 2014:
Rich, Jeanette, & family: We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Condolences from Dave & Mary-Ellen Harrison.
Linda Lamond left a message on August 18, 2014:
Mrs. Brinsko, Gail and famiy, my thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Many memories growing up starting way back in Maine with our sleepovers. He was a great dad to you. Wish I could be there for you but will see you in about a month. Please know that I am thinking of all of you and my heart goes out to all.
John F. Kennedy left a message on August 18, 2014:
The Brinsko Family, So very sorry to learn of your loss. Mr. Brinsko (and Mrs. Brinsko) always made me feel welcome in their home. In addition to knowing them in our mischievous years, I especially enjoyed visiting and getting to know them as an adult during the holidays - the basement parties were always something to look forward to upon my return visits from Boston. Mr. Brinsko had an energy and enthusiasm in his conversation that was contagious. I'll also way remember when I returned from Geneseo and began my job search; I showed up to see Rich in my shirt and tie after coming back from an interview; Rich made fun of me (for being in a shirt and tie) and Mr. Brinsko defended me and said I was, "hustling"; trying to land a job. That feedback gave me the motivation to work harder and ultimately land my first job; thank you Mr. Brinsko. On a humorous note, one of the funniest moments I had was watching Rich (attempt to) explain to Mr. Brinsko (in Endwell) that Rich (in Albany) didn't get Mr. Brinsko's OTB bet in on time after Mr Brinsko's horse won - you really had to be there as it was one of those Bob Newhart phone calls when you could just picture the person on the other line. The call ended with Rich saying, "hello, hello, I think he hung up..." I'm laughing as I write this. And also as a son of a WW II veteran of the Pacific Theater, I too appreciate and honor the service and sacrifice of our humble fathers. Thank you Mr. Brinsko for being such a kind and fine person to me and others. We will miss you. Richard my friend, We memorize our great parents by being great parents ourselves; and that is all they would hope and ask for. Love you man. Sincerely, John Kennedy Wellesley, MA (617) 966-1251
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Jim del Cano left a message on August 18, 2014:
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Brinsko. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Brinsko served as a great patriarch to a wonderful family. As a kid, he would always amaze me with his talents and skills. His expertise and craftsmanship were unsurpassed. His family values were very strong and were reflected down to his loving family. May your sorrow subside and the loving memories remain within you. My deepest sympathies - Jim del Cano
The Reeves Family left a message on August 28, 2014:
We send our heartfelt condolences to your family. We pray for comfort and peace at this time and are very sorry for your loss.
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