Lansing, NY

Martin J. Trinkl, Sr., age 71, of Leroy Ave., Lansing, NY, passed away at home on September 22, 2011.

Born June 15, 1940, in the same house he passed away in, Marty was a son of the late Ignatz and Josephine (Kukitz) Trinkl, Sr. A lifelong Lansing resident, he was a 1958 graduate of Lansing High School, where he was inducted into Lansing Athletic’s Hall of Fame as a member of the 1955-56 Basketball team. Marty’s greatest pleasure came from spending time with family. He was a proud, devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. A sensitive and appreciative man, he accepted people as they were. He was a very detail oriented man with a curious mind; always able to answer any question directed his way. Marty also enjoyed spending time at Myers Point and birdwatching. He was a dedicated employee of Cargill for over 41 years, retiring in 2000 as a mine surveyor.

Marty is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Elsie Bower Trinkl; his children, Martin Trinkl, Jr., Lindy (Larry) Wilcox and Rich (Christine) Trinkl; grandchildren, Kara, Casey, Styles, Anthony and Parker; his brothers, Frank, Paul and Joseph. He also leaves a large extended family, many friends and his beloved dog Lacey.

In addition to his parents, Marty was preceded in death by a brother, Ignatz Trinkl, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Marty’s memory to Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.

Family will be present to receive friends from 12 – 2pm, Tuesday, September 27th, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY, followed by a prayer service which will begin at 2 pm.