Brian E. Fink

July 15, 1954 ‒ January 15, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Brian Eugene Fink, 65, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening , January 15, 2020 at his residence.

Born July 15, 1954 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Glen Eugene Fink & Tennie F. (Conley) Jolly. He attended and later graduated from Washington State University with an Associate’s Degree in Journalism. Brian owned and operated his own landscaping business called Ground Worx. Brian was also a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Delaware.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to cherish his memory are children Kenneth  and Kimberly  Fink; love of his life and mother of his children Janette Harvey; brothers Ken (Linda) and William (Jackie) Fink; sister Missy (Jerred) Fillinger.

When Brian wasn’t busy with this landscaping business he enjoyed reading books, or watching movies. Brian also enjoyed traveling around town. His greatest achievement in life was raising his two wonderful children. He will be remembered as the passionate, opinionated, and loving father, brother, companion and friend that he was.

Family and friends may gather February 23rd, from 2pm-4pm at the Delaware Fraternal Order of Eagles, 127 E. William Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015 for a memorial gathering celebrating Brian’s Life.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards House of Hope, 1034 Harrisburg Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43225.

To share a fond memory or to leave messages of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements

  • Brian was always such a kind person & kept me laughing on a regular basis. We talked about the church..our beliefs..our passion for life in sobriety. I had a vision of him this morning..he’s in heaven…dancing..smiling..laughing..looking much younger..he’s finally home..in fact..him & Hal..probably have a meeting started already..

  • My heart is heavy today, but I am grateful to have been able to call Brian a friend. I am blessed that when I saw him Monday, we left each other with “I love you” and I truly believe that. He struggled, but was ever mindful of his gratitude for his sober life. I will be at the morning meeting with Hal and Brian someday. Until then, I will miss his smile, quick comebacks and hugs.

  • I am grateful to have known Brian and to also have been his friend. He never complained or said anything bad about anyone no matter what. I too believe that he and Hal have already started a meeting and someday I hope to be a part of it. I will miss him terribly.

  • I was talking with some other musicians about Brian’s career as a rock’n’roll singer in high school and just after. They remember him, as I do, as “dynamic’, “a real entertainer” who “really knew how to grab an audience”. He was a real inspiration to a lot of folks a little younger than himself who went on to play in bands themselves. I don’t think he ever performed again after his teenage years and people who didn’t know him then might be surprised at that side of him. I wish they could have seen him onstage.

    • I too remember the “musical brian” while in high school. he was funny and loved the music. I know the “band” and us groupies all appreciated his talents…coogans bluff, if I recall were a good group.

  • Oh Brian, I did not know you found sobriety. I’m grateful you did. You were a great friend for many, many years even in absence. You will be missed by so many because you had a good heart & you will stay in my heart. And, Jim Breece, I remember his stage presence singing Rolling Stones & Mountain! We will never forget ‘The Fink’. So glad you found peace.

  • I remember the band rehearsing in our garage with Brian watching from the sidelines. Then, in front of an audience, he lit up like a firework. He was a great performer.
    He could always make me laugh, especially when I wasn’t expecting it. I’ll miss his sense of humor.

  • Brian you will be missed, You where a great friend and always a fun person to be around. You will always be in our prayers and we love You.

  • I’m so glad I was able to meet and get to know Brian. I will miss all the talks we had, about anything and everything, and seeing him around every day. My son still asks and talks about the “guy who went to see end games”. Brian will be missed and I’m glad I was able to give him one last hug.