Stella M. Brink, 80, of Hamilton, NY passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Elderwood in Liverpool, NY.
She was born June 24, 1935 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of Gordon C. and Dorothy (Carr) Baker. She was a 1952 graduate of East Aurora High School, received her BA from Buffalo State and her MA from West Virginia University. She began her career as a Home Economics substitute teacher and later became a school administrator at Philippi, WV. Moving to New York, she taught at B.O.C.E.S. in Norwich, and was a financial services representative for First Investors in Syracuse until her retirement. Stella had served as the Mayor of the Village of Hamilton for 4 years.
She was a member of the Park United Methodist Church in Hamilton where she had been the church organist for many years.
Surviving are her children, Dawn and Jack Cymerman of Hamilton; Kathy and Kurt Biesecker of Honeoye Falls; Steven and Irena Brink of Bouckville; Linda and Lee Mastellar of Romulus; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Baker of New Port Richey, FL; Doug and Libby Baker of Davenport, FL; Kirk and Marilyn Baker of Boulder, CO; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan Cymerman of Hamilton; Rochelle and Anthony Cavanagh of Altamont; Chase and Meagan Gerbig of Littleton, MA; Chad Gerbig of Rochester; Alex Brink of Bouckville; Tim Mastellar and Emily Mastellar, both of Romulus; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Benjamin Gerbig; five step-grandchildren, Alyssa Christel, Andrea Herman, Magda Forbes, Marta Lowder and Cassie Mastellar; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, David Baker.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Park United Methodist Church, 17 Broad St., Hamilton.
Interment will be in the Elma Cemetery, Elma, NY at the convenience of her family.
Friends are invited to call at the church on Saturday from 9am until Noon, prior to the service.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Earlville Opera House, the Hamilton Public Library, or to the Park United Methodist Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton.