Rink’s interests included more than investments. He became a lifetime trustee of the Hospital for Special Surgery and, as a dog breeder, he was treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of theWestminster Kennel Club. He was also an accomplished writer, talented enough to write the “On Language” column in The New York Times when William Safire was on vacation and the “Street Talk” column for The Wall Street Journal.
Rink spent his childhood in Washington, D.C., and New England before prepping at St. Paul’s, where he played football and hockey, rowed, and wrote for the school paper.
At Princeton Rink majored in English, presided at Charter, became managing editor of The Tiger, rowed with the lightweights, and roomed with Duke Butterworth and Mike Jones.
After graduation he served as a naval officer, coordinating communications during the Cuban missile crisis. He then entered the financial industry, becoming the youngest vice president ever at Harris, Upham before founding Reynders, Gray. During his busy career, Rink found time to support his class and Princeton as class agent, special-gifts solicitor, and ASC interviewer.
Rink is survived by, his wife, Nonie; sons John III *93 and Charlton III ’88; daughter Alys; and seven grandchildren. We have sent condolences.