Edgar (Ed) Fink
Edgar (Ed) Fink passed away from cancer on January 3, 2021 within weeks of its onset. He leaves behind wife-girlfriend of 62 years Judith Fink, daughter Deborah (Kenneth) Cutlip, son Michael (Lexi) Fink, grandson Thomas (Amanda) Cutlip, granddaughter Brandy (Pedro) Ruiz, and three great-grandsons.
Ed was always in love with flying. He retired as a major with the WV air National Guard. He was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne/19th Special Forces Group. Watching him jump when we were kids was exciting. He was not afraid of anything. Dad has done so much in his life. Ed was a chemist at Monsanto, full time commander with the National Guard in charge of the armory, real estate agent in WV and in FL, marketing director in 1980 for pre-construction units at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral and reached the goal to start groundbreaking for the project.
His ultimate career started in September 1980 teaching Aviation Ground School Classes at Edison Community College and Cape Coral High School. Eventually he taught at Cypress Lake High. Upon completion of ground school many of his students continued Private Pilot lessons and Instrument Rating lessons with him. Every conversation had something to do with flying!!
He learned to play guitar, piano, sing in chorus & karaoke, draw, paint, line dance, and golf.
Seven lakes was his favorite home, and loved this wonderful community. He was a memeber of the Ft. Myers Flying Club, Sundowners, and many others. Due to covid a memorial service will be planned at a later time. Many thanks to Hospice in the Cape for special care he received. He is flying with the angels.
Published in The News-Press from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31, 2021.