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Horace Edward Finnefrock (Finney)

AGE: 84 •

Horace Finnefrock, 84, passed away in his home, January 19, 2016. Horace a lifetime resident of Connelly Road, was the son of the late Horace S. and Ella (Alexander) Finnefrock. Survived by his wife of 64 years Joan Love, daughter Joni Ewing and Dennis Fenninger, Rising Sun; Richard (RC) and Catherine Finnefrock of Orwingsburg, PA; Dina and William Renshaw, Millersville, PA; Cathy and Kenneth Reinhardt, Rising Sun, MD. Six grandchildren, E4 Caleb Finnefrock (Lauren), Fort Bliss, TX; Raven Finnefrock (Damian Faust), Orwingsburg, PA; Rebecca and Julia Renshaw, Millersville, PA, Tyler Reinhardt, Dover, DE, Caitlyn Reinhardt, Rising Sun, MD. One great-granddaughter Dahlia L. Finnefrock. Sister Shirley (Bill) Powers, Rising Sun, MD. Horace was preceded in death by his brother Harry Finnefrock and son-in-law Leon Ewing. Horace served his country during the Korean Conflict in the Army Signal Corps. Always the racer Horace discovered stock car racing in the 50's. During the 60's Finney was a pioneer on the Nitro Go-Cart circuit, as well as a proud member of the NHRA Jr Stock Division, racing mostly at Cecil County Drag-way. In the 70's and 80's, Finney and son Rick, built the 1965 Mustang "High Horse". For over two decades the duo and their "stang" were a well-known regional car that held multiple track records in several classes. In the 80's the mustang was put on the ISCA Circuit and was a South East Atlantic champion. The car is still out there as a survivor. Finney's passion of racing lives on in Caleb and Raven, racing the motor cross circuit in PA for over 10 years. Organizations he belonged to included NHRA, UBRA, Rising Sun American Legion and an honorary member of Boy Scout Troop 102. Finney retired from Motor Wheel Corp, Newark, DE. In Later years Horace spent his weekends at yard sales with Joan making memories and treasured friends. Horace had a quiet way of helping people. Often mistaken for Santa, he played the role all year long; but especially at Christmas from his yard displays to gifts for all. In lieu of flowers please honor his spirit with a donation to Perry Point Veterans Hospital or St. Vincent de Paul, Rising Sun Food Pantry.

There will be a memorial service to remember Horace on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at 2:00pm at Conowingo Baptist Church, Conowingo MD.

Published in The News Journal on Jan. 28, 2016
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