NEWPORT NEWS - Marvin P. Fink born December 21, 1918 in Kannapolis, NC peacefully passed away December 27, 2013, at Riverside Hospital. Known as Mike Fink, he resided in Hampton, VA for more than 60 years. Mike was the oldest of six children, all of whom predeceased him. He was a graduate of Auburn University and a War Eagle football fan. He was married for 31 years, to Paula Sherlock Fink, with whom he had three daughters. They are survived by Shelley Fink-Brackett (Jesse), Leslie Fink (Annette), and Valerie Fink Foley (David); two grandchildren, Jessica Foley and Brianna Foley. Mike was married to Edna Strickland Scoggins Fink for 32 years, and is survived by four step-children, David Scoggins (Julia), Janice Roberts (Larry), Doug Scoggins (Beth), and Cynthia Scoggins; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mike retired from the USAF. During World War II he was a B-17 pilot in the famed Flying Fortress. He was a member of the 8th Air Force, 303rd Bomb Group. He was one of the original Hell's Angels flying 35 missions without a single loss. He retired from NASA where he was a test engineer in Full Scale Tunnel. During retirement Mike became a master craftsman, working daily in his shop building reproduction antique furniture. He loved being with family and friends and lived a full and active lift up to the time of his death. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a celebration of his life to begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 23666.
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Published in Daily Press on Dec. 29, 2013