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Robert Edward Finan

July 5, 1927 — March 29, 2014

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 206 WATER STREET PO BOX 1 DUSHORE, PA 18614 TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116 Email pdh@epix.net   OBITUARY   March 29, 2014             Mr. Robert E. Finan, age 86, a well-known Wilmot Township resident passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014.             Bob was born July 5, 1927, on the family farm in Wilmot Township, the son of the late James Xavier Finan and Blanche O’Neil Finan. He graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1945. After high school Bob entered the US Army during WWII. He re-enlisted and was discharged in 1950. During his time in the Army he was stationed in Denver, CO where he met his wife the former Betty Lee Roop. They had two of their children, James & Jo Ellen while in the Army and returned home in 1950 to the family farm. Betty Lee predeceased him on May 18, 1998.             Bob began working at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred and was there for 15 years. He then worked for Dolly Madison Ice Cream Factory in Dushore for 3 years until he took a job with Penn DOT from which he retired after 25 years of service. He also took over the family monument business, Finan Monuments, which he operated for many years with the help of his sons while working full time.               Bob was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA and a member of its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, PA   Surviving:Four sons:James L. Finan                                          Jacksonville, FLThomas R. (Rachelle) Finan                       New Albany, PAKenneth F. (Faith) Finan                             Mehoopany, PARobert J. (Tina) Finan                                New Albany, PA Two daughters:Mary (William) Flottemesch                       Beach Lake, PAAnne (David) Fitzgerald                             Dushore, PA Two sisters:Dorothy Stoddard                                   Sugar Run, PATheresa (Brian) Tourscher                       Mechanicsburg, PA Brother-in-law:Lahman Stoddard                                   Sugar Run, PA   Twenty grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and his dog, “Daisy.” He was predeceased by a daughter: JoEllen Lamphere on March 17, 1984; a grandson: Brandon Donald Finan on June 20, 2013; a grand-daughter: Melissa Noel Wood on March 4, 2005; a sister: Darlene Rose Stoddard on August 11, 1984; a brother-in-law: Martin J. Stoddard on July 17, 1988; a step-father: Paul Edward Adams on December 23, 1996; and a special friend, Evelyn Ruth Vanderpool Daugherty, on January 15, 2014.             A Transferal Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey, PA              Friends may call on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, PA from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.             Graveside Military Services will be accorded by members of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, PA. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.             The family will provide the flowers and request that memorial contributions be sent to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848 or the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701             To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com   To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Edward Finan, please visit our flower store.

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