The Service of Remembrance for Mr. DeForest Leon Finch, age 86, of Beverly Hills, Florida, will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Pastor Wayne Wilkinson officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Monday at the Beverly Hills Chapel. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
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He was born February 4, 1927 in Oneonta, NY, son of Mark and Leila (Knapp) Finch. He died May 2, 2013 in Lecanto, FL. Mr. Finch was a Navy veteran serving during World War II. He worked as a service representative for NY State Electric and Gas and moved to Beverly Hills, Florida from Mohawk, NY in 1991. Mr. Finch was a member of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was a volunteer driver for Skill Bank, Beverly Hills. Mr. Finch was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 65 years, Audrey A. Finch, 2 brothers, Stanton Finch, Martin Finch, and sister, Florabell Brooks.
Survivors include daughter, Gloria (John) Clark of Beverly Hills, FL, sister, Natalie Horth of Oneonta, NY, 3 sisters-in-law, Alice Taylor, Anita Baird and Arlene Bunting and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 4, 2013