Olean – Jack W. Finch "Loving Father & Grandfather"
Jack W. Finch, of 2971 Back Hinsdale Road, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Olean GeneralHospital, following a lengthy illness.
Jack was born on December 23, 1946 in Olean and was the son of Edward D. and Lillian D. Outman Finch. On July 11, 1970, at St. John'sLutheranChurch in Allegany, he married his wife of 42 years, the former, Jaqcuelin H. Cummins, who predeceased him on December 4, 2012.
Mr. Finch was a life-time resident of Olean. He was a 1965 graduate of OleanHigh School. Mr. Finch enlisted in the Marine Corps in October of 1965, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. For his service, he received the Vietnam Service and Campaign medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, 2 Purple Heart Medals, and the New York State Service Cross. After his discharge from the Marines, Mr. Finch worked at the former St. Francis Hospital for 22 years and then the Olean General Hospital for 10 years, where he worked in the Maintenance and Security Departments, retiring in 2002.
Mr. Finch was a member of St. John'sLutheranChurch in Allegany. He was a life member of the St. Stephen's Club and a social member of the Pulaski Club. Mr. Finch was also a member of the Eagles Club and a life-member of the Hinsdale American Legion Post #1434. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and coin collecting. Mr. Finch loved his pet cats and dogs.
Mr. Finch is survived by; 1 son, Timothy L. "Tim" Finch of Ceres; 2 daughters, Christina L. (James) Bloise of Olean and Wendi F. Tyler of Richmond, VA; 7 grandchildren, Amber, Brandi, & Derek Finch, James "Bubbs" & Mariah Bloise, and Taylor & Eddie Tyler; and 10 great grandchildren.
Along with his loving wife, Mr. Finch was predeceased by; his parents; his infant twin brother, Richard Finch; a brother, Donald Finch; and a sister Carol Herrington.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean, on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at which time a Funeral Service will be held. The Rev. Vicki Hedlund, Olean General Hospital Pastoral Care, will officiate. Burial will be in the AlleganyCemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post #892 Ritual Team. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the CattaraugusCountySPCA, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, New York14760.
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