Howard A. Finch


Howard A. Finch, 89, of Walton, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at Fox Hospital Nursing Home in Oneonta, following a long illness. 

Howard was born on Feb. 26, 1933 in Franklin at the family farm, the son of the late Ralph Paul and Mary Elizabeth (Lambert) Finch. On Nov. 12, 1982, he married Jimmie Rodgers Hunt. 

Howard was a self-employed quarryman working in quarries in Walton and the surrounding areas. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. 

Howard is survived by his loving family, his wife of 39 years, Jimmie; stepsons Jim Hunt and Ann Gregory and family of Bainbridge, Michael and Jean Hunt of Walton; sons Scott Finch of Sidney, Mike Finch and family of Texas, and Jess Finch of Homer; daughters Teri and Richard Moos of Oneonta and Vicki and Robert Ives of Guilford; sister and brother-in-law Patricia and John Miller of Unadilla; 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. 

He was predeceased by his daughter Linda Henchey, brothers Donald and Robert Finch, sisters and brother-in-laws Marge and Clarence (Bud) Schmitz and Irene and Lyle Hotaling. 

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton, with Pastor Bob Wilkie, officiating. Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. Condolences to the family may be made online at