Rosamond Colbe Fink Of Remsenburg Dies April 12


Rosamond C. Fink of Remsenburg, known as “Roz,” died on April 12, under hospice care at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, after sustaining a traumatic pelvic fracture. She was 94.

Born on July 5, 1920, to James Lewis Gumpert and Florence Kelly, she attended Friends Academy and Hewlett High School. She attended school in Laussane, Switzerland, until World War II began. During the war, she worked for Grumman as a draftswoman. She then had a calling and volunteered with the Red Cross and served in the overseas division, working in a Red Cross donut truck. She served in Germany and England. She continued to serve the Red Cross for 43 years by helping during blood drives.

She married Martin R. Fink in February 1949. They moved to Westhampton Beach in 1955 and later to Remsenburg in 1963. They enjoyed summers sailing on Moriches Bay with the Westhampton Yacht Squadron. Ms. Fink also excelled in pistol target shooting and collected many trophies as an expert shot with her .22 pistol. She was a member of the Quogue Gun Club and practiced in the range located in the basement of the old Quogue police station and in her own basement, where she had a trap.

Ms. Fink was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her four children, Robert Spencer and wife Frances Barnes and their two sons, Spencer Jr. and John (Jack); James Steven and his son, James Dylan; Siri Alison; and Martin Dietrich and wife Deborah Hogan and their two sons, Ryan Martin and James Douglas, and their daughter, Hayley Alison.

A funeral service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Westhampton Beach on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., with a reception following in the church hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross,

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