Born Sept. 21, 1915 at Rutland to the late Peter Monroe and Chloe Rena Little Fink, he was a repairman and inspector for Columbia Gas and a finish carpenter. An Army Air Corps veteran of WWII having served 43 months overseas as a sergeant, he earned a Silver Star and four Bronze Stars. A 65-year member and past commander of the American Legion, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and member and past commander 40 and eight. He was a founding member of the Rutland Volunteer Fire Department and former member of Rutland Village Council.
He is survived by son, Jim Fink, Rutland; grandsons, Michael (Renee) Fink, Gallipolis, J. Eli (Valessa) Fink, Rutland, Rick Smith, Middleport; great grandchildren, Kyle Gillispie, Josh Fink, Logan Fink, Brody Fink; step great grandchildren, Jordan, Casey and Trey Pickens; former daughter-in-law, Vickie Pearson, Gallipolis; special friend, Tammy Starcher; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by wife, Kathleen Donahue (Katy) Fink; sisters, Irene, Margaret, Eva, Frances and Betty.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9 at Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland, with Pastor Jim Keesee officiating. Burial will be at the family’s convenience at Miles Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon until time of service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Carleton School, John Street, Syracuse, Ohio, 45779.