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Robert Bart Brink

December 20, 1957 - January 8, 2022
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"
38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
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Saturday 6/4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, "A Life Celebration Home"
38 State Highway 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-3311 | Map
Saturday 6/4, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Robert Bart Brink, or “Bart” as he was best known, age 64 years, of Raritan Township, NJ, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Although he was taken too soon from this world, he was surrounded by love, holding his daughter’s hands until his very last breath, during an unexpected hospitalization at HunterdonContinue Reading

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Richard Ciallella left a message on June 10, 2022:
Brink Sam and Tyler, sorry I wasn’t here for your Dads and grandpa's memorial service. Although I only met him a few years ago I can tell he was a warm good hearted person. Brink I see the wonderful person he raised in you. I always enjoyed speaking with him when in his company and wish I had the opportunity to have spent more time with him. Rest in peace Bart and keep on fishing.
Tom and karen Destefano left a message on June 5, 2022:
JoAnn Chervassi left a message on January 22, 2022:
My heartfelt condolences to all of Bart’s family. I first met Bart and Lou in our teens in high school and just hanging out with ‘the gang’. He was ‘the man’ back in the good old days and I’m sure he still was today. He was a great guy and made a lot of great memories for everyone. May it give you some comfort that he is now reunited with his long time good friends, my brother Mike and beloved John and I’m sure they will continue on with their rowdy fun times right where they left off. Bart’s memory will be kept alive by all of you everyday from everything that he said to you and taught you. These things will be passed on through generations. He will always be there to continue to help and guide you just in a different way. Share his memories and cherish them forever in your heart. My thoughts, love and prayers to all of you. Love, JoAnn
Maggio Family left a message on January 21, 2022:
Rest in peace Our Dear friend we will never forget you . The Maggio Family ❤️
Doreen Maggio left a message on January 21, 2022:
My Dear Friend and The Dear Brink Family , I am deeply saddened and heartbroken and want to extend my sympathy and condolences . Our Family was blessed to be neighbors when the Brinks came to Bound Brook and changed our lives forever . We were confused when our Mom said when you are at Smalley school you have to call Barchey Robert ? We didn’t it was Barchy to us . We spent our days playing and riding bikes , catching crawdads and worms for bait to fish with and riding our bikes . Sitting on the appletree next to lou’s fish pond and nights of a sporting game called spot “ looking for night crawlers “ . When we went inside the house they had a fountain with a young boy ( no other way to describe it peeing ) when we giggled and said Hey Barchy was is That ? He replied that’s Monica piss !? You know we cracked up every time we saw it .I later found out it was the Dutch national symbol And the name was Correct . We thought he made it up . At 5:00pm Mrs Brink would call out Barchy LooLoo come up eartin we laughed with them every day . Barchey was the only guy who could run faster then me and that still makes me want to challenge him for another run . We all played in the field next door football , baseball he was an outstanding athlete and more importantly He had beautiful sportsmanship skills. I could go on forever with memories as he was a Big hearted Dear friend who made Our Lives a beautiful happy , adventurous Wonderland .We will never forget him , or Thank him enough . Love you Barchey , Dor
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Tim Roussos left a message on January 20, 2022:
Deepest sympathies to the entire family. Bart and I were best friends in 4, 5 and 6 grades when he and his family lived on Chestnut Street. I lived on Church Street about a block away and during those years, we were inseparable. On my way to school in the mornings, I would walk by his house and often we would walk together. Bart delivered a newspaper to the school's janitor (Mr. Jellic sp ?) who took a liking to Bart , and we both would visit with him for a few minutes every morning. Bart was a naturalist in his day and he and I fished, dragged nets and caught crayfish, frogs, turtles, leeches and snakes in just about every creek in a 5 mile radius of our homes. Those were idyllic times. Although Bart and I had not communicated in decades, the memories that he has left me will never be forgotten.
Nancy Parese left a message on January 16, 2022:
In memory of Robert Bart Brink, Nancy Parese lit a candle
Nancy Parese left a message on January 16, 2022:
With a heavy heart, my condolences to Samantha ,Brittany and family. I always had a special place in my heart for your father never forgotten always remembered. RIP MY friend. Nancy
Lar P left a message on January 15, 2022:
The news I got about “Bartchie” this evening so saddened me. I hope I spelled that correctly, as that was how he was “best known” to all in our youth. His family lived on Chestnut Street, ½ block away from me on Winsor, in large house/corner lot. At that time, we locally had quite the collection of ‘characters’ (and you know who you are, out there), and of course Bartchie and his brothers completed our gang of 'knuckleheads' (and I use that, as a term of endearment). I am not sure how I first met Bartchie, and his brothers “Lou Lou” and “Dicky” (also their “best known” names back then) . . . it may have been as simple as I was riding my bike past their house, and they were out on their big front porch and said “hi”, but we became close as we shared a passion for nature and its water creatures. Me and Bartchie did many trips on our bikes up to Warren, to Tom’s Brook and the old reservoir. I have such fond memories of these times, as they were so simple and pure. He may have been the first in our area to have a ‘pond’ in his yard . . . i.e., a simple 1-foot-deep area to hold water made from the biggest piece of plastic we could find, with some makeshift fencing around it, and rocks in it for shade and for the turtles to sun on. This is where we would bring our ‘catch’ back . . . turtles, frogs, polliwogs. Once in while we would catch a snake, but those always got away that evening. We continued to be friends through high school and into our early 20s, since that is how it was in Bound Brook in those days – friendships were forever. As I recall, I crossed paths with him a few times at one of the local bars in town, and we partied and ALWAYS talked about our youth. Over the decades since, I have not seen Bartchie, but I have crossed paths with Lou Lou, which always is a complete joy. I always asked about his bros . . . and Lou Lou would always show me his latest pictures of them and his fam . . . and I always told him, to tell them, I said hi. Even though I did not know him past our young adulthood, I could see/agree with all the attributes his memorial said about him, as that’s how Bartchie was in his youth, too. Complete with his wacky sense of humor. I consider myself privileged to have crossed paths with Bartchie in our youth. It’s sad that he passed so young, as it appears he was an inspiration to many and had a lot more to offer. My most sincere condolences to all of Bartchie’s family. Rest in peace my friend, and build the biggest best pond stocked with turtles, frogs and pollywogs in the sky! PS – his memorial was one of the best I have ever read – nice job, as it truly captured how I remembered him too
Janice Peppe left a message on January 14, 2022:
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please extend my condolences to the entire family . Janice Peppe
Joe P and Family left a message on January 14, 2022:
We will miss Bart. He was a fun and caring guy. Our condolences go out to the family.
David M left a message on January 14, 2022:
I learned a lot from Bart. He was patient and knowledgeable. He put up with my many mistakes, and was always part of the solution. Bart will be missed.
Tina Pope left a message on January 14, 2022:
My sincerest condolences to the Brink family. Went to school with Bart-always such a nice guy-funny and friendly, and always smiling. Prayers to the family-May he RIP.
Brian Yuhas left a message on January 13, 2022:
Lisa Ciallella left a message on January 13, 2022:
Rest Easy Bart! So glad I had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful man. The love he shared with his children and grandson showed what a great guy he was. He treated my son as if he was his own. Taken way to soon! Sending healing prayers to his daughters Brit and Sam remember all the wonderful times and keep those memories close in your heart!
Frank Tomaro left a message on January 13, 2022:
Rip my friend ? ! My condolences to all the family !
Rind family left a message on January 12, 2022:
In memory of Robert Bart Brink, Rind family lit a candle
Becky left a message on January 11, 2022:
Thinking back on my memories with my uncle, I fondly remember playing outside in the Brinks' big driveway in Hillsborough with my cousin Brittany, one of his two daughters, as Bart tinkered away in his garage blasting oldies. It was the first time I heard Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer". And how will I ever forget him imitating "Baba Booey" with a funny voice and his favorite drink in his hand around a fire at family gatherings? He was all about fun, laughter, and life. We're sad, but I know he wouldn't want us to mourn. He'd want us to find peace, a good rock and roll song, a cold beverage, and a cool spot out of the hot summer sun or a warm fire out of the cold winter air surrounded by friends and family. I'll always think of him now as I shout Living on a Prayer at the top of my lungs in my car with the windows down in the summer. And I'll think of him when I crack open a good drink and celebrate his life with my family. I know he'd love that. Sending my prayers to my cousins and aunt Joann during this difficult time.. With love from Bart's niece, Becky
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