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March 15, 2014

Paul K. Finch

Paul K. Finch

SIDNEY — Paul Kenneth Finch, 78, of Sidney, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.

He was born Dec. 11, 1935, son of the late Leon Kenneth and Frances (Huyck) Finch in Walton. He lived a good part of his life in Walton, graduating from Walton High School in 1958.

Paul served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960.

He married Joyce VanKleeck on Feb. 11, 1961.

Paul worked as a teletype setter for the Walton Reporter for over 30 years. He enjoyed going to Senior Meals and loved bingo. He and Joyce attended the First Baptist Church in Sidney.

Paul is survived by his wife, Joyce Finch, Sidney; four daughters, Jennifer Robinson and her husband, Roland, Columbia, S.C., Beth Ann Roy and her husband, Robert, Ithaca, Rebecca Finch, Virginia, Paula McKinnis and her husband, Douglas, Pine Hurst, N.C.; son, Jeremy Finch, Unadilla; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; sister, Beverly Curtin and her husband, Peter, Walton; brother, Donald Finch and his wife, Mary Ella, Frederick, Md.; brother-in-law, Jeff Thompson, Sidney; as well as several nieces and nephews

He was also predeceased by sisters, Linda Brown and Sharon Thompson

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.

If one chooses, memorial donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway-Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.

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