Brinkerhoff, Burt Hall
Birth: Friday, October 05, 1945 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Residence: Port Republic, Maryland
Death: Friday, March 02, 2018 at the age of 72
Laid to Rest: in the Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, Maryland
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Burt Hall Brinkerhoff, 72, of Port Republic, MD passed away March 2, 2018 at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1945 in Glen Ridge, NJ to Kenneth Stephen and Mary Jane (Hall) Brinkerhoff. He graduated from Hasbrouk Heights High School in New Jersey. Burt met Sandra Ann Paille at a Roller Skating Exhibition in Taunton, MA in 1962 and they were married February 15, 1969.
Burt was National Champion Roller Skater (placing 4th in World's) beginning from age 8 until he turned professional at age 20. He was a Professional Roller Skating Instructor for 20 years, teaching and mentoring many students. He also managed and operated many roller skating rinks in New Jersey and Maryland. He worked for his sister, Ruth and brother-in-law, Paul, at Paul's Beltway Plastics in Prince Frederick, MD as an Office Manager.
He started and operated a family business, Entertainment Avenue, in 2006. He continued to work alongside his family until just weeks before he passed. He truly loved to entertain people and touched so many lives in doing so. Burt truly enjoyed traveling with his wife, boating, cruising, snorkeling, watching and attending Baltimore Ravens & Baltimore Orioles games. He also enjoyed watching ice skating, and most of all spending time with his family no matter where he was.
He fell in love with the Catholic faith and joined the Catholic Church in April, 2010. From April 3, 2010, his love for Christ and the Blessed Mother was always at the center of everything he did and the firm foundation in his life. He was a strong man of faith and a beautiful witness to all who knew him.
Burt is survived by his wife Sandy, children Tammy L. Baker and her husband Patrick and Ronald S. Brinkerhoff and his wife Maryanne all of Port Republic. Grandchildren Patrick Baker, Jr., Nicholas and Colin Baker, Lainey and Gavin Brinkerhoff, great-granddaughter Aubrey Baker and sisters Ruth Zukowski-Cory and her husband Robert of Ft. Myers, FL and Dale Price of Shady Side, MD. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.