Nancy McEwan Brink, 90 Mother of Wilton resident

Nancy Ellen McEwan Brink, 90, formerly of Binghamton, NY, died peacefully on April 3, 2014, in Ridgefield, CT. Born in Rochester, NY, the daughter of Lee Judson McEwan and Mary Frances Murphy McEwan, she grew up in Binghamton and made her home there for most of her life. She was predeceased by Charles Goodrich Brink, for 68 years her adoring husband, and her brother, Donald P. McEwan. She will be missed by her daughters, Barbara Brink Myers (John) of Wilton, CT and Jennifer Brink Schorr (Lawrence) of Jupiter FL, grandchildren Clayton Goodrich Myers (Angela Tsang) of Somerville, MA, Katherine Schorr Rubin (Lance) of Brooklyn, NY, and Hannah Schorr Smith (David), of Brooklyn, NY, great-grandson Sylvester Max Rubin, sister-in-law Ruth Elizabeth Horne (Nelson) of Chautauqua, NY, many nieces and nephews, and one particularly devoted caretaker, Marlene Wilson, in Connecticut.

Her father served as Superintendent of Schools in Binghamton and her mother was a home economics teacher. She graduated from Columbia Teachers College and taught kindergarten and second grade for many years. She was an active congregant of the First Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday school, serving as the president of the board of trustees, Stephen Ministry co-leader, and as member of session. She was a member and past president of the Monday Afternoon Club, Friends of the Broome County Library, Four County Library System Board, Hospice Advisory Board, and a past member of the Good Shepherd Fairview Home Board, Planned Parenthood, Junior League, and the Shakespeare Club.

Many will remember her skill at and enjoyment of needle crafts, including knitting, weaving, quilting, sewing, macramé, needlepoint, and bargello. She also loved bridge and playing piano. Above all, those who knew her will remember a kind, gentle person with a smart and subtle sense of humor.

A memorial service will be held at United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango St., Binghamton, NY on Saturday, June 14 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to United Presbyterian Church, the Charles and Nancy Brink SOM Scholarship at the Binghamton University Foundation, or WSKG.