Mr. Brinkman was a lifelong member of the Niantic Fire Department, a member of the East Lyme Cemetery Association and the East Lyme Republican Town Committee and a former member of the Niantic Lions and the East Lyme Board of Finance. He was a service representative for Guy's Oil Co. in Niantic. He
married Susan Jones on Aug. 18, 1973, in Clinton.
In addition to his
is survived by a son, Jeffrey E. Brinkman of Niantic; and a daughter, Kristine P. Brinkman of Boulder, Colo., and Niantic
A celebration of his
life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic
.The burial is private.