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Clarence C. "Finny" Finafrock


1917 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Clarence C. "Finny" Finafrock Obituary
CLARENCE C. "FINNY" FINAFROCK 1917-2014

Clarence C. "Finny" Finafrock, age 96, of Providence Place, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa. passed away peacefully after a brief illness at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Providence Place.
Born Dec. 13, 1917, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Elmer F. and Mary (Knoll) Finafrock.
He and his wife, the late Naomi P. (Stoops) Finafrock were married in Hagerstown, Md., by Rev. Berry Plummer in May 1940. Naomi Finafrock passed away on Aug. 22, 2010. He attended the St. John's United Methodist Church on Warm Spring Road in Chambersburg.
Mr. Finafrock retired from Landis Tool Co. of Waynesboro after 40 years of service. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, golfing and vegetable gardening.
Mr. Finafrock was a charter member of the Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319 of Greencastle and a member of the American Legion Post 15 of Waynesboro. He also was a member of the National AARP.
He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer USS Stockton in the South Pacific for 26 months during World War II in which he participated in 10 D-Days and earned eight bronze stars. He was aboard the Stockton anchored next to the battleship Missouri when the peace treaty was signed ending the war with Japan.
He is survived by two daughters Cheryl E. Finafrock and Wanda L. Miller, son-in-law Thomas G. Miller, all of Waynesboro and sister Virginia Bartle of Chambersburg. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Erma G. Reeder, Isabelle J. Dice, Reida L. Aldridge and brothers Knoll J. Finafrock, Raymond C. Finafrock and Garnet R. Finafrock.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 7, at 10 a.m. from the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with Pastor Stephanie Dowding officiating. Burial will be in the Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the St. John's United Methodist Church, 3001 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202.
Online condolences maybe expressed at:
www.zimmermanfh.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Apr. 3, 2014
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