Finta Andrew Finta, 99 of Howard, died February 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 17, 1913 in Columbus to the late Martin and Mary (Fodor) Finta. He was a machinist, retiring from Federal Glass after 44 years. He grew up in the Hungarian Reformed Church, and then attended Catholic Church with his wife. They were longtime members of St. Phillips Catholic Church and members of St. Luke Catholic Church for the past 11 years. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Mary (Boldizar) Finta, whom he married August 12, 1939. Also surviving is a daughter, Mary Beth (John) Wolf of Howard; granddaughters, Renee (Don) McDaniel of Howard, Jennifer (Pete) Dennis of Logan, and Wendy (Shawn) Jones of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Drake and Kiera Jones of Columbus, Mitchell and Matthew McDaniel of Howard, Corbin and Maidie Dennis of Logan; nieces and nephews include, Rosemary Upper of Santa Rosa, CA, Bob Finta of Michigan and Florida, and Marty Finta of Buckeye Lake. He was preceded in death by his brothers and their wives John (Rose), Martin (Bea and Velma), and Joseph (Sue) Finta. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 12 Noon at the FISCHER FUNERAL HOME in Danville with Father Victor Wesolowski officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 17, 2013