Theodore was born the son of the late Lelia (Thayer) and Frederick Frink on August 21, 1924 in Keene. He attended schools in Keene.
Ted enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on November 27, 1942 as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic serving in the Western Pacific. He was the recipient of the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. Ted completed his enlistment on January 31, 1946 at the rank of Cpl. E-4 with an honorable discharge.
Ted worked for twenty five years at International Narrow Fabric. He then went on to work at Markem for twenty years where he officially retired. Later he took a part time job at Hamshaw Lumber for a few years.
On July 2, 1947 he exchanged vows with Beverly J. Hilton at the First Congregational Church in Keene. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Beverly passed away on January 1, 2014 after sixty six years together.
He enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting, fishing, bowling (candle pin), caning chairs and going to yard sales. He was known for his friendliness and long conversations. Ted was an avid Red Sox fan. He liked watching his grandchildren and with time, his great grandchildren grow. Ted was also civically minded. He was a member of the Keene Veterans of Foreign Wars where he assumed roles as Honor Guard, Jr. Vice Commander and Officer of the Day. At the VFW he helped cook holiday meals and helped organize and run bingo games. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus at the VFW, the Keene Tree Lighting ceremony, and family gatherings. He was also a member of the Keene American Legion for 50 years.
Mr. Frink is survived by his sons; Theodore W. Frink Jr. and his wife Emily of Goldsboro, N.C. Daniel H. Frink and his wife Barbara of East Swanzey and Peter D. Frink of North Swanzey. He is also survived by a brother, Mervyn Frink and his sister-in-law Ruth Frink. Grandchildren; Anna Bowien and husband Tony of Birmingham, Al., Monica Frink of Goldsboro, N.C., Jesse Frink and wife Marcy of Keene, N.H., and Abbie Salamone and husband John of Apex, N.C. Great grand-children; Samantha, Cameron, Gillian, Carly, Jaxon and Hayden. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ted is pre-deceased by his brothers, Frederick Frink and his wife Josie, Calvin Frink and sister-in-law Lilo, who died earlier.
A graveside service with military honors will be held in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery in the spring of 2016. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com