Gerald D. Finley

Birth Date: 
Sunday, May 9, 1937
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Gerald D. Finley, 85, of Wooster passed away on August 17, 2022 at Ohio’s Lifecare Hospice.

He was born May 9, 1937 in Apple Creek, Ohio to Clarence Dean and Bertha Rozella Stocker Finley.  On July 23, 1966 he married Phyllis J. Franks.  She survives.

Gerald served his county with the United States Army from 1955 - 1961.  He retired in 1998 from the College of Wooster as a custodian and had worked for Diebold of Wooster as an assembler for 28 years.  Gerald was a member of Clearfork River Trout Unlimited, he enjoyed fishing, traveling and genealogy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Christine Finley of Wooster; son Timothy (Cathy) Finley of Orrville; brothers Thomas (Ellie) Finley of Akron, Ron (Sandy) Finley of Wooster; sister-in-law Rosie (Gary) Shaffer of Ashtabula; brother-in-law Bob Phillips of Wooster; grandchildren Ariel, Alec & Ashton Larson all of Wooster; Brendan Niehaus of Orrville and Madeline Finley of Orrville; great grandson Noah Finley of Wooster; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Sue Phillips.

Friends & Family will be received on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 2:00-4:00PM at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.  Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contribution may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Memorial contribution may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Visitation: 

Friends & Family will be received on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 2:00-4:00PM at the funeral home.

Service: 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.  Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

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Phyllis, you have may deepest sympathy for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

Phyllis I'm so sorry to hear about Jerry. I just want to let you know that it will get easier.

I LOVE this family so much. When we(McElroy) came for a few days. When things quieted down we would sneak off we were Rosie and Phyllis they would take to watch a real movie at theater house. It was a wonderful one I won’t forget we then would always go to this ice cream shop and get special ice cream. And if we ate it all we got so much penny candy ( and it was only a penny for one). We’d end up with a large amount. Jerry Phyllis and of course Rosie they were the first one to take us snipe hunting I know it seemed like we waited for hrs but they didn’t give up on us. When they came back they had hot chocolate for us we have tried to keep up on everyone’s latest doings I love jerry. Hey buddy so many ppl will be lost without you. But you will live on through our memories. Until we meet again.

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
So many memories at Maple Grove Church.

You and your family are in my prayers. So many memories from Maple Grove Church.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.

Condolences on your loss. Jerry lived a good life and will be missed by many.

So sorry for you and the whole family’s loss, Phyllis

He Was A Classmate Of Mine. Was A Great Guy To Talk Too.

Was A Great Guy To Talk Too. Take Care! Ed

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