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By Joshua Smith

Elba - Mr. Carl H. Brinkman, 62, of Elba, an inspector at AGL in Rochester, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at United Memorial Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Mr. Brinkman was born January 10, 1948 in Batavia, a son of the late Holden Jerry and Loretta Woolever Brinkman.
Mr. Brinkman loved spending time with his family and served with the United States Army from 1968-1970. He enjoyed attending car shows and was the owner of Brinkman’s Sewing Machine Repairs.
His wife, Elaine Balduf Brinkman, died September 6, 2008.
He is survived by his children, Kevin (Kristine) Brinkman of Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Brian (Danielle) Brinkman of Elba, Debora (Joel) Pocock of Bergen and Nicholas Brinkman of Elba; seven grandchildren, Allysen, Courtney, Holden and Dakota Brinkman and Jaden, Logan and Novalee Pocock; two brothers, Dennis Brinkman of Piffard and Donald (Janet) Brinkman of Batavia; two sisters, Barbara Brown and Bonnie (Larry) Horine, both of Batavia; his father-in-law, Loren (Betty) Balduf of Stafford; a brother-in-law, David (Patricia) Balduf of South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Donna (Larry) Stiles of Batavia and Bonnie Brinkman of Bergen; and several nieces and nephews.
He is the brother of the late Richard Brinkman who died in 1999.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Daws Corners Cemetery, Batavia. Memorials may be made to Daws Corner Cemetery Association, c/o 74 South Pearl Street, Oakfield, New York 14125.
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