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Thomas M. "Tom" Finch, Sr., age 87, of Harborcreek Township, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Pleasant Ridge Manor East. He was born July 3, 1926, in Punxsutawney, Pa. Tom enjoyed woodworking and making people laugh. He loved to entertain his family with his singing, and he sang in a local quartet for several years. Tom served in the U. S. Navy during WWII
, seeing action in the South Pacific.
Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dolores Wedzik Finch; his children, Laurie Finch, Thomas Finch, Jr., Bonnie Fitzgerald, Heidi Parmarter, Gretchen Barrell, Ervin Besler and Lisa Dougan and their spouses; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Skinner Finch, and brothers and sisters.
Friends are invited to gather with the family at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, on Saturday from noon until the time of the Memorial Service there at 1:00 p.m. Military honors will follow, rendered by the American Legion, Carl Neff Post 571. Private interment will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the PA Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, 560 East 3rd St., Erie, PA 16507. To send condolences, visit www.dusck asfuneralhome.com
Dusckas Funeral Home - East Side
2607 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510
Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 13, 2014