Charles "Chuck" Finch Jr Thursday, January 14, 1932 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Randolph - Charles “Chuck” Finch Jr, 85, of Main Street, Randolph, passed away at 1:30 AM, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at home with his family by his side. He was born January 14, 1932 in the Town of South Valley, NY, the son of the late, Cecil R. and Elvira Burch Finch. He attended Randolph Central School and was a Veteran of the United States Army from August 19, 1952 until his honorable discharge on July 29, 1954. Chuck received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Chuck retired from Weber-Knapp in Jamestown where he was a Steel Slitter, he later worked post retirement with his daughter Penny at the Conewango Products in Randolph and Falconer. He was a member of the Randolph American Legion Post 181, Randolph VFW Post 6533, Lakewood Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2587 and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, he was a former member of the Randolph Volunteer Fire Company and the Rescue Squad and the former Randolph Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge. Chuck was a family man and enjoyed his great grandchildren, Owen, Griffin and Mya Nelson, playing marbles with them and spoiling them with candy. He enjoyed playing cribbage and pinnacle, he bowled in leagues at the former Twi-Lite Lanes in Randolph, Chuck also liked to go camping and boating. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Batina “Tina” Lounsbury Finch, whom he married on November 20, 1954 in Perrysburg, his daughter, Penny (Randy) Canfield of East Randolph, a son; Michael Finch of Staunton, IL. , two grandsons, Eric (Jill) Nelson of Randolph and Justin (Brenna) Nelson of Penfield, NY, a brother, Floyd Finch of Randolph. He was preceded by his parents, a grand- daughter, Cassandra Finch on October 10, 1992, two sisters; Ruby Derby and Evelyn Durnell, three brothers; Harold, Raymond and Francis “Tank” Finch. The family will receive family and friends from 4-7 Monday (May 15, 2017) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph, NY 14772. Services and Military Honors will be held there on Tuesday at 11:00 A.m. Pastor John Condon will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Randolph Cemetery. To leave a condolence log onto: In lieu of flowers, memorials if desired may be sent to the Randolph Regional EMS, 72 Main St. Randolph. 14772

So sorry to hear about Chuck. Dan always talked about lunchtime pinochle with Chuck.

Tina and family..Mom and Dad  (William and Linda Pickard) and I are send our deepest sympathy on your loss...We hope you find comfort in your memories...Michele Bennett

To:  Tina, Penny, Mike and families- The world has lost a great man. He always had a smile on his face and always welcomed you into his home as "family." He loved his family deeply and was a very big part of all of them, especially the great-grandkids. He fought a long battle and now we can say he is at peace and no more suffering. Penny I know you will miss him most of all as you were the best daughter he could have asked for taking care of his every need with your mom by your side. This will be a difficult week coming up but I know that you all will get through it by recalling all the memories that you have shared through the years. We love you all and will be there for you when you need a pick me up. Thoughts and prayers to all of you!!!  Janet & Jim