Robert Brink

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Obituary of Robert R. Brink

Robert Ray Brink

Age 84, died peacefully on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born May 31, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Robert graduated from Laurel Mississippi High School and Princeton University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.  He was a member of the Princeton crew team, winning the Henley Royal Regatta in England in 1956.  Robert later received a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University in 1961.  Also in 1961, Robert married the love of his life, Connie (nee Browning).  He was president of Folger Adams Co., in Joliet, Illinois, for 13 years.  Subsequently he founded RR Brink Locking Systems, in Shorewood, Illinois, in 1976 making it the leading manufacturer of high security detention locks.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Connie (nee Browning) Grinton; three children, Dr. Stephen Folger (Patricia) Grinton, Charles Robert (Catherine) Brink and Susan Brink (Henson) Orser; 15 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

At his request, Robert’s body was donated to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for the advancement of medical research.

Please join the family of Robert Brink in celebrating his life on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 2:00-5:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet.  Please do not send flowers.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at

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