Stephen A. Spink, MD
Nov. 12, 1924 - Nov. 10, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
10am – 12 noon
Treusdell Funeral Home
65 S. Main Street
Monday, November 16, 2020
Belfast First Baptist Church
Stephen A. Spink, MD, 95 of 115 South Main St., Belfast passed away at his home to be with his Savior and Lord on Tuesday November 10, 2020. Born November 12, 1924 in Rochester, NY, he was the son of Edward F. and Elma Johnson Spink. On March 2, 1946 in Chicago, he married the former Barbara A. Soden, who survives.
Stephen grew up in Rochester and attended high school there, graduating from Rochester East High School, class of 1942. After graduating, he joined the Navy and served at Great Lakes Naval Base, Chicago, as a radio operations instructor. After his stint in the service, he studied at North Texas State University, then the University of Buffalo for his premedical student schooling and later, received his Doctor’s degree.
He began his private practice in Belfast in 1959 at his 115 South Main St. residence where he was a medical doctor until his retirement in 2012. Dr. Spink was also a consulting doctor at various Nursing Homes in the area for several years.
He enjoyed gardening, golfing, traveling to see his children, and serving in various church ministries. He loved his family and spending time with them.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belfast, the American Medical Association, served on the Belfast Central School Board, and the medical Board of Cuba Memorial Hospital. He was also the Allegany Co. coroner for many years.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Barbara, are five sons, Paul D. (Susan) Spink of Clymer, NY, Stephen W. (Janet) Spink of Indianapolis, IN, Rev. Kenneth J. (Debbie) Spink of Berea, OH, David T. (Dawn) Spink of Natal, Brazil, and Jonathan E. (Kim) Spink of Iquique, Chile; seven daughters, Doris A. (John) DiPasquale of Amman, Jordan, Kathryn (Walter) Enders of Belfast, Marion K. Gordon of Belfast, Janet C. (Paul) Lovell of Dallas, TX, Helen C. Spink of Belmont, NY, Esther R. (Chris) McClure of Seminole, FL, and Sharon M. (Eric) Kessel of Bradford, PA; 53 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Stephen was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Spink and Donald Spink; and a sister, Kathryn Arnold.
Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast on Sunday, November 15 from 7-9 pm and Monday 10am – 12 noon. All visitors must wear a mask. Due to COVID only a certain amount of visitors will be allowed at a time. Funeral Services will be held at Belfast First Baptist Church November 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in Bath VA Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button below.