Stephen Flink, 80, of Penn Valley, Pa., passed away June 28, 2020. Steve fought a yearlong, valiant battle against pancreatic cancer.
He was predeceased by the love of his life Shelly Rosenbluth Flink, in 1981. He was a devoted husband to Shelly and a loving father to his daughters Lauri (Neal) Frenkel of Atlanta, and Bonnie (Dan Feiner) Flink of Philadelphia, Pa., and cherished Grandpop to Jennie, Jake, Rebecca and Melanie Frenkel.
Stephen was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Miami, Fla., and returned to Philly at age 18. He was a self-made man with no college education. Steve and his business partner Teddy Hoffman started Component Enterprises in 1965 and he retired at age 50 to enjoy his many hobbies.
Steve was a voracious reader, ham radio operator, photographer and horseback rider. He loved trading stocks and building model railroads. He took great pride in his daughters saying, “My Daddy can fix anything,” loved country music, old Westerns, and canning applesauce every fall.
Steve passed on his love for animals and animal advocacy to both of his daughters as well as his old-fashioned values and strong sense of commitment to family. He will be greatly missed.
Contributions in his memory can be made to A Pet’s Purpose, Inc., P.O. Box 189, Madison GA. 30650. This animal rescue was very dear to his heart as it was founded by his daughter and granddaughter to save and place shelter dogs as service, therapy and emotional support animals.