Kevin N. Brinkman

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March 15, 1949 ~ November 19, 2022

Born in: Rochester, New York
Resided in: Spencerport , NY


Kevin N. Brinkman

Spencerport – Kevin Brinkman passed away peacefully on November 19th at age 73.  He was born to John and Florence Brinkman of Olean.  He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Cheryl, children Melissa Brinkman (Joe Genovese), Laura (David) Wade, Sean (Christine) Brinkman and Craig Brinkman, grandchildren Neve, SJ, Rogan, Andrea, Elizabeth, and Aerie, sister Karen Brinkman, and sister-in-law Anne Brinkman.  Predeceased by his brother, Kerry Brinkman; niece, Katie Brinkman; nephew, Eric Brinkman and granddaughter Kierstin Wade.


Kevin graduated from Aquinas Institute where he was a member of the Color Guard.  He attended Monroe Community College and then graduated from SUNY Fredonia.  He had a career that he loved – he was a history teacher for many years.  He taught at St. Michael’s, Holy Apostles, St. Andrews, and Nazareth Academy.  He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Yankees.  He was a devoted family man.  He loved running, camping, model trains, and playing sports and games.


Friends may call Monday, November 28th from 4:00–7:00 p.m. at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Rd. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 29th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish, please consider a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation, United to Beat Malaria, or a charity of your choice in his memory.  


Visitation: November 28, 2022 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Mass of Christian Burial: November 29, 2022 9:30 am

St. Charles Borromeo Church
3003 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14616

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss of Kevin. I remember him well from our days together at Aquinas. I will celebrate a Mass for him.
    Dennis Kauffman, CSB

  2. I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Brinkman. I will always remember him as an excellent history teacher who inspired me to learn and love American history 50 years ago at Holy Apostles school. He was a first class individual, and was highly respected & loved by all. Rest in Peace, Mr Brinkman.

  3. Thank you Kevin for your quiet and strong leadership and friendship. Rest in peace. Tom Driscoll. AQ ‘67

  4. Condolences to Kevin’s Family. I remember Kevin well from our days at OLGC ’63, AQ ’67 and MCC. Bob Dunbar

  5. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Brinkman. He was my 7th grade teacher at St. Andrews and then my History teacher at Nazareth Academy for 2 years. I even had him for homeroom one year. He was a great teacher and a wonderful man. I’ve thought of him often in the 30yrs since I graduated. It’s sad to think he’s not still roaming the earth somewhere but comforting to know he’s up there keeping an eye on all of us! ❤🙏🏻

  6. He was a great teacher and I gave him far too much grief during my time at Naz. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

  7. I’m very sorry to hear of Mr. Brinkman’s passing. He was a wonderful teacher at Nazareth and could cheerfully snark right back at us girls. I have many happy memories of his classes. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  8. Dear Cheryl and family,
    It is with such a heavy heart that I saw of Kevin’s passing. My sincere sympathy to all of you. I have such fond memories of our days teaching at Holy Apostles, our days on Linda Lane, our trip to Florida, and the birth of our children. Most of all our friendship. My all of the memories you have of Kevin get you through this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.🙏🙏🙏
    Jean Acquilano(Adamo)

  9. Mr. Brinkman was my teacher at St. Andrews in the mid to late 70s. He then taught my niece and her friends at Nazareth Academy in the 80s. I have very fond memories of being in his classroom. We were spirited kids, and he managed us well. Back then, I never imagined him married, having his own children, and what appears to be a large brood of grand children. I am saddened to hear of his passing, but what a beautiful legacy he leaves. My most heartfelt condolence to you all. Lori Coyle, former student

  10. Mr. Brinkman was my teacher at St. Andrews in the mid to late 70s.
    Cheryl do you remember coming over for Christmas dinner circa 75’…30 people crammed in the basement for an Italian mayhem?
    Kevin was very thankful for the invite.
    May our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ comfort you in these times.

    Anthony Saitta

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