Joseph Louis Finck of Goshen, NY formerly of Florida, NY entered into eternal rest on Tuesday February 1, 2022. He was 81 years old.
The son of Joseph and Irene Singel Finck he was born on July 25, 1940 in Bronx, NY.
Joe entered the US Navy in 1958. He was stationed in Panama City, Fl, Haiti, and Puerto Rico while serving on the USS New and USS O’Hare. As a shipman he spent time representing the ship playing baseball and working in the shop and laundry.
He was a retired owner operator of JMJ Trucking, Florida, NY and was currently a driver for Valcon America Corp., Goshen, NY
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Mary Rita Karaitis Finck; his daughter Janine Finck-Boyle and husband Pete; his beloved grandchildren who meant the world to him Finn and Katie Boyle; brother Edward Finck and wife Donna; sister in law Katherine Jones and husband Vern; sister in law Irene Karaitis; sister in law Barbara Karaitis: brother in law Robert Karaitis and wife Joyce; nieces, Tracy Sutton, Melissa Finck-Ruisch, Kendra Finck, Sissy Coyle, Karen Cohill, Mary Brazitis, Christine Smith, Pauline Monahous, & their spouses & families;nephews, Robby Karaitis, John Karaitis, George Monahous, Jeff Monahous, Christopher Monahous & their spouses & families.
He was predeceased by his brother George Monahous & his wife Frances; sister Margaret Carroll; niece Missy Dutton; brother in laws John, Vincent and George Karaitis.
Joe liked to battle the odds. Whether he was at the shore, a lakeside, or on a boat fishing or sitting in a casino playing the slots. Joe was an avid fisherman who loved nature and all its creatures and passed that love to his family and friends. He was a diehard fan of the Yankees, Jets & Bee Gees. When not catching up on New York sports teams, Joe could be found researching and watching shows devoted to antique cars and U.S. military history. He was always most relaxed and at peace when he was on the ocean. Whether he was alone fishing or surrounded by friends and family, Joe could be counted on to come back to the house with a story and the names of new friends he met along the way. Joe was a Jack of all trades who had mastered many. He knew his way around car engines and semi-trucks but also built toy chests, doll cribs, rockers, and birdhouses for his daughter and grandkids. The most important thing to him was family and his grandchildren were his world.
There will be no visitation.
A funeral mass will be held 10 am on Saturday February 5 2022 at St. Joseph Church 20 Glenmere Ave. Florida, NY.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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