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Carl J. Rinker
Date of Death: December 31, 1969
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Carl J. Rinker, Jr. Carl Jefferson “Peachie” Rinker, Jr., age 70, of Strasburg, Virginia, died Saturday, November 24, 2012, in the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center. Mr. Rinker was born in 1942, in Winchester, Virginia, the son of the late Carl J. and Helen P. Rinker. He was a graduate of Strasburg High School …
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Glenn left a message on January 30, 2013:
I had the honor of knowing Carl over the last 2 years. A mutual friend got us together,Dan Perry, as Dan knew Carl from their work,Carl the surveyor,and Dan ,an environmental consultant. I was diagnosed in June,2010,with esophageal cancer,and Dan knew that Carl had been diagnosed with the same cancer.Carl was 2 weeks ahead of me in surgery.We both went to UVA for surgery,and had the same surgeon.Carl and I became fast friends,calling each other every week or two,with updates on how we were doing,comparing side effects from our surgery and treatments. Carl really pulled me through some tough times.We both shared a lot of the same conditions.I know at times things were happening to me that scared me...I did'nt know if things were way wrong,or just "normal" for what we had been through.I'd call Carl,and tell him what I was experiencing,and he would say,yep...exact same thing was happening with him. Those conversations would so ease my mind.I only hope that I had the same effect on him. Carl was,and is , an inspiration to me. I only hope he and his family knew what his friendship meant to me. Carl and I had planned to meet for lunch,or dinner,or something.But the cancer seemed to always have one of us sidelined. I did go to the hospice,but he was not allowed visitors that day. So,we never met in person,but Carl...you will always be an inspiration and friend to me. One day,we will meet,and that will be a happy moment. Now you have found your peace,and I know that you were ready for that step. Peace and love..... Glenn F. Poston
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Joyce, Kim, Stacie, and Stephanie, We will all miss Peachie when we come to Strasburg. It will not be the same and we will always remember him. Stay close. Our Love, Hary, Mat, Tilden, Jamie and Maria Brill
Debbie left a message on January 30, 2013:
Carl and I 'met' via a thank you letter in 1990. I was the customer relations manager and assisted him with a problem he experienced with a copier he owned with the company for which I work. We have maintained a friendship every since. I never met Carl, but we Skyped a few times, shared photos, Christmas and birthday cards and I even have the CD of his band. Yeah, Peachie, as he always called himself, loved his family, his motorcycle, classic car, trains and life. We shared so many good and bad times in our lives, but he was always remained upbeat and supportive. We considered ourselves soul mates, probably because we had nothing to hide and spoke openly and freely on any subject. When Carl first told me of the cancer that was found, it was hard to find the words to say, but I told him I would keep our talks carefree and happy. He would share with me what he wanted of his treatments, discomforts and fears. When he told me he was going into hospice and the diagnosis, it broke my heart. I asked Carl if he would change his cell phone recording, but he said no. Enough was already changing in his life. When he stopped answering his cell phone, I expected he was too busy with visitors or family to answer. Tonight I Googled his name and found his obituary...and the sadness has been overwhelming. For his wife, family and friends...I want to tell you how lucky I was to have had his friendship for the past 22 years. I will miss his voice, his words of wisdom and know he has a special place in heaven where he is looking down with that Peachie smile.
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
I hope all of you--Mrs. Rinker, Kim, Stacie, Stephanie, and the grandchildren--find comfort and hope at this time. Mr. Rinker was a terrific fellow. It was an honor and privilege to know him. Grace and Peace, David Michael Kenney, Sr. and Family New Hampshire
Glenn Poston left a message on November 26, 2012:
I had the honor of knowing Carl over the last 2 years. A mutual friend got us together,Dan Perry, as Dan knew Carl from their work,Carl the surveyor,and Dan ,an environmental consultant. I was diagnosed in June,2010,with esophageal cancer,and Dan knew that Carl had been diagnosed with the same cancer.Carl was 2 weeks ahead of me in surgery.We both went to UVA for surgery,and had the same surgeon.Carl and I became fast friends,calling each other every week or two,with updates on how we were doing,comparing side effects from our surgery and treatments. Carl really pulled me through some tough times.We both shared a lot of the same conditions.I know at times things were happening to me that scared me...I did'nt know if things were way wrong,or just "normal" for what we had been through.I'd call Carl,and tell him what I was experiencing,and he would say,yep...exact same thing was happening with him. Those conversations would so ease my mind.I only hope that I had the same effect on him. Carl was,and is , an inspiration to me. I only hope he and his family knew what his friendship meant to me. Carl and I had planned to meet for lunch,or dinner,or something.But the cancer seemed to always have one of us sidelined. I did go to the hospice,but he was not allowed visitors that day. So,we never met in person,but Carl...you will always be an inspiration and friend to me. One day,we will meet,and that will be a happy moment. Now you have found your peace,and I know that you were ready for that step. Peace and love..... Glenn F. Poston
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William Sherman left a message on November 27, 2012:
sorry to hear of your loss. Carl was a good friend.My condolences to Joyce and the girls and their families. Bill Sherman, Delray Beach, Fl.
HARRY TILDEN BRILL, JR> left a message on November 30, 2012:
Joyce, Kim, Stacie, and Stephanie, We will all miss Peachie when we come to Strasburg. It will not be the same and we will always remember him. Stay close. Our Love, Hary, Mat, Tilden, Jamie and Maria Brill
Debbie Cowan left a message on December 1, 2012:
Carl and I 'met' via a thank you letter in 1990. I was the customer relations manager and assisted him with a problem he experienced with a copier he owned with the company for which I work. We have maintained a friendship every since. I never met Carl, but we Skyped a few times, shared photos, Christmas and birthday cards and I even have the CD of his band. Yeah, Peachie, as he always called himself, loved his family, his motorcycle, classic car, trains and life. We shared so many good and bad times in our lives, but he was always remained upbeat and supportive. We considered ourselves soul mates, probably because we had nothing to hide and spoke openly and freely on any subject. When Carl first told me of the cancer that was found, it was hard to find the words to say, but I told him I would keep our talks carefree and happy. He would share with me what he wanted of his treatments, discomforts and fears. When he told me he was going into hospice and the diagnosis, it broke my heart. I asked Carl if he would change his cell phone recording, but he said no. Enough was already changing in his life. When he stopped answering his cell phone, I expected he was too busy with visitors or family to answer. Tonight I Googled his name and found his obituary...and the sadness has been overwhelming. For his wife, family and friends...I want to tell you how lucky I was to have had his friendship for the past 22 years. I will miss his voice, his words of wisdom and know he has a special place in heaven where he is looking down with that Peachie smile.
David Michael Kenney, Sr. left a message on December 16, 2012:
I hope all of you--Mrs. Rinker, Kim, Stacie, Stephanie, and the grandchildren--find comfort and hope at this time. Mr. Rinker was a terrific fellow. It was an honor and privilege to know him. Grace and Peace, David Michael Kenney, Sr. and Family New Hampshire
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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