C. Bryant Brink

December 30, 2017

U.S. Veteran

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Obituaries » C. Bryant Brink

C. BRYANT BRINK, age 71, of Stowe, VT, husband to Trine (Lütken) and father to Elisabeth Jennings, of Naperville, IL, died on Dec. 30, 2017. The eldest son of the late Edward Loren Brink and Anna Catherine (Stemmerman), Bryant was born and grew up in Philadelphia. Bryant attended Germantown Academy and the University of Pennsylvania where he earned an undergraduate degree in English and was a member of the rowing team and the Naval ROTC. Upon graduating, he spent several years as an Ensign in the Navy before settling in Stowe. Bryant met Trine from Oslo, Norway and after their marriage, he ventured into the retail world with his brother, Michael, and opened Michael Bryant’s, before returning to Philadelphia in 1975 and receiving his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The family returned to Stowe and Bryant spent over 20 years in the investment and finance divisions of The National Life Insurance Co. Bryant’s most notable personal accomplishments include a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a member of Mensa, a deacon at the Stowe Community Church and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. His hobbies included cartooning, reading up on Native American tribes of the Northeast and being a member of the Lake Mansfield Trout Club and the Waterbury Fish and Game Club. Bryant leaves his wife of 46 years, Trine (Lütken); daughter Elisabeth Jennings; son-in-law and good friend Kenneth Jennings; beloved grandchildren Calvin, Drew and Lauren. He also leaves behind a sister, Lois Ann, and her husband, Jake Gaffigan, of Denver; brother Michael and wife Nancy, of Waterbury Center; brother-in-law Nils Christian Lütken and wife Cate, of Oslo, Norway; and several nieces and nephews.

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