August 19, 1940 — March 8, 2019
SCHUYLERVILLE — Douglas Lee Pink, 78, born Aug. 19, 1940, passed away on March 8, 2019, peacefully with his loving wife, Patricia by his side. He was born in the Bronx to Reginald and Gladys Pink.
Douglas was raised with a passion for motorcycle racing, winning countless trophies over the years. After proudly serving in the U.S. Army in the 1960s, he met the love of his life and had three wonderful children. In his later years, Douglas retired in upstate New York, becoming an accountant at Saratoga Tax and serving as the Water Commissioner in Schuylerville.
He was an aficionado of American history, an avid fan of the Yankees, Giants, and NASCAR, as well as a lover of his nightly martini. Douglas was a supportive father and husband, with an incredible work ethic and an abundance of patience, offering helpful advice and kindness whenever needed. He made a meaningful impact on everyone he knew and will be remembered for his love for his family, quick wit and the thoughtfulness that he carried with him until the very end.
Douglas is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia Pink; his children, Roger (Lisa) Pink, Melissa (Martin) Flanders, and Rebecca Pink; his grandchildren, Kaylee DuFour, Martin Flanders, Jr., and Annabelle and August Pink; his siblings, Donna Cefola and Rodney (Carol) Pink; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his step-mother, Bernese, and his brother, Donald.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. April 24, 2 at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. For those who wish, donations to the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, c/o Voluntary Services, in memory of Douglas L. Pink, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12206 would be appreciated. For the online guest book, please visit reillyandson.com.