Ronald L. Fink, 80, of 235 Pithole Road, Cyclone, passed away Thursday (Dec. 18, 2014) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
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Born Oct. 7, 1934, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Jess and Ruth Williams Fink. Mr. Fink was a 1952 graduate of Bradford High School.
In 1963 he married Gloria Jean Cox Fink, who died Feb. 11, 1997.
On July 20, 1954, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for 20 years and two days. He was honorably discharged. After his retirement from the service he had worked for Allen's Motorcycle Shop, Pensilco and Pepperell Braiding.
He was a member of the VFW Post # 212, the American Legion Post # 108 and the Air Force Sergeants Association. He attended Hilltop Baptist Church.
Surviving is his longtime companion and caretaker, Carol Thursh, with whom he resided; two daughters, Judi (Dale) Bennett of Rixford and Betsy Abrams of Bradford; two sons, Kenneth (Sharon) DuBois of Bradford and Mike (Mary) DuBois of Bradford; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gordon Fink; and one grandson, Jeremy DuBois.
Family will be receiving friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 E. Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church and the Rev. Dan LaPage, pastor of the Christian Gospel Church in Coleville, co-officiating. Military honors will be held in the funeral home by the American Legion Post #108. Burial will be in Limestone (N.Y.) Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 20 to Dec. 27, 2014