Niagara Gazette


December 26, 2010

Dale "Ronnie" Rinker

TOWN OF NIAGARA — Dale "Ronnie" Rinker, 52, of the Town of Niagara, NY, died on Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY, following a brief illness. Born on August 11, 1958 in Lewiston, NY, he was the son of the late Dale and Angeline (Gemmati) Rinker.

Ronnie, as he was known by family and friends, was a lifelong resident of the Town of Niagara, NY. He attended local schools and graduated from Niagara-Wheatfield High School. On August 11, 2001, Ronnie married the former Karla Bartel. She predeceased him on July 10, 2009. He was employed as a truck driver for various companies, until his retirement on November 23, 2010. Ronnie was a lifetime member of the Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Company in the Town of Niagara, NY, where he presently resides as President of their exempt's organization.

Ronnie is survived by two step-daughters, DeeAnn Conklin of Elmira, NY and Amanda (Joe) Hescox of the Town of Niagara, NY; one granddaughter, Merissa Hescox; two brothers, Phillip "John" (Eileen) Rinker of North Carolina and David (fiance' Sue Dell) Rinker of the Town of Niagara, NY; one aunt, Antoinette; nieces and nephews, Jerimy, Kim, David II and Mitchell; and many cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY (297-9007), where a funeral service will be held at 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to the Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Company, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 or to the Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Company Exempts Organization, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305.

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