Christopher Joseph Finch Sr

On January 23, 2019 after a brave battle with cancer, Christopher Joseph Finch Sr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth, his Brother Bernard and his niece Michelle. He is survived by his wife, Cindy of 42 years; his children Christopher (Jackie) Finch, Judith (John) Greer; his grandsons Alex, Ryan, John and Ethan; his siblings, Kathy Laubscher, Jim (Kathy), Bill (Erin), John (Lori), Maura (Herb) Goth, Mark; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
 
Chris was born on June 26, 1954 in Holyoke Massachusetts. As a young man he joined the United States Air Force and served his country honorably both at home and abroad until his retirement in 1993. Upon retirement he continued his career as a Contract Consultant and finally chose Tampa Florida as his permanent home. He lived a life of purpose, always striving to make the most of every day doing the things he loved; golfing, traveling with his wife, always teaching his children, loving his grandchildren and enjoying the company of his many dear friends. Chris will be remembered for many endearing qualities but perhaps the most memorable were his unyielding sense of humor, and tenacity for life, which persisted through his final days and inspired everyone he came in contact with.

A service with military honors will be held on Friday February 1st at 12pm at Quantico National Cemetery.
 
Flowers can be sent to Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, check your colon, he would want that.

16 Responses to Christopher Joseph Finch Sr

  1. Christy Campbell says:

    A temarkable man with a legacy of leaving behind an equally remarkable next generation.

  2. Lynn M Croteau says:

    My heart goes out to you, Cindy, your children & grands.

  3. Nancy Brewster (Breeden) says:

    Dear Cindy, Christopher and Judy and grandchildren. So sorry for your loss of
    a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Your lives will always be positively influenced and enriched because
    of his place in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sadness

  4. Ron Matthews says:

    Cindy and Finch Family
    Both Carol and I want to express our sympathy, you and the family will continue to be in our prayers. Chris was one of a kind and mostly a true friend.

  5. Joanne Tysz says:

    OMG! We are so sorry to read this about Chris. He was such a super person and fantastic cook. You and your whole family have our deepest sympathies. I know he will be truly missed. It’s a sad day to read this.

    Love, Joanne and Jim Tysz

  6. Katy eurich says:

    I wish I had known him. He seems likely was a wonderful man and by knowing one of his sons(his wife) and grandchildren, he must have lived a good life. …and yes, I will get my colon checked now. ;-). Many blessings of peace and great memories over you all.

  7. Jim Couts says:

    Cindy and the Finch Family. My friend and comrade of arms is now in the Hands of God. He will be missed by me as we talked a lot, he was one of my best friends. God bless you and your family Cindy.

  8. Hot Mess says:

    I feel fortunate to have been Chris’ friend. Gentle giant, with an enormous heart. You will always be with us in spirt.

  9. Scott Ramsauer says:

    Cindy and all of Chris’s family. I want to extend my deepest sympathy for this great loss. Chris was always a joy to be around he brightened up the golf course like no other. Once again I am so sorry, my prayers are with all of you!!

  10. Roger and Donna says:

    Sending our deepest sympathies to the entire “flock ‘o Finches”. We are so sorry for the loss of a terrific friend. Chris was a great man. Whether husband, father, airman, brother, grandpa, son or friend; Chris played all roles with style and grace. We’ve known Chris and Cindy for many years and have made many fond memories together. Chris loved playing golf and would “press” with enthusiasm. When observing a lengthy putt on a green, he’d say, “there’s a lot of pizza left in that box”! In gereral Chris would “parlay” anything and call out “shenanigans” whenever needed. Without a doubt, we will remember and miss him evermore. RIP ‘ole friend and F*** cancer!

  11. Philippe DERATHE says:

    Chris, you will be missed. You were a nice man, always with a smile on your face. Cindy, please accept Lisa and I deepest sympathy.

  12. KIM AND TAEIM TUCKER says:

    Cindy and the Finch Family,
    My deepest and sincere condolences for your loss. Chris was a great father and friend to many and will truly be missed. His legacy will definitely carry on through his children as they were brought up with many values and kindness through Chris and Cindy. Chris will be sincerely missed but will always be remembered by all.
    Love,
    Kim and Taeim

  13. Rocky & Kim Ainsworth says:

    Friend. Father. Grandfather. Airman. Golfer, Rain Man. Papa Rabbit. Thing One. Mesquite. Las Vegas. Florida. Maryland. Biloxi. New Orleans. Cruise. Shenanigans. Hump Day. Laughter. Smiles. Jokes. Moose Call. Calf Call. Moose. Pebble Creek. MacDill AFB. Press. Parlay. Casino. Brother from Another Mother. Coors Light. All of these things are reflective of the man we know but in three simple words can be summed up to Chris was a “truly beautiful human”. We are blessed to have called him our friend for many years. To Finchville, we grieve with you brothers and sisters and will always be here for you. We have lost a unique, smart, passionate and witty man and our hearts are broken and shattered. RIP Rain Man.

  14. Tony B. says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss ,thinking of you and your family wishing you and the finches hope in the midst of Sorrow comfort in the midst of pain. Chris will be in my heart and memories, will never forget how he Creek me at the golf course. There is Tony boodram emphasizing Boodram

  15. David Devaney says:

    Cindy and Family- my sincere condolences to you and during this difficult time. God seems to always take the good ones too quick. Chris was a great guy.

  16. Cheryl Perkins says:

    Chris always made me feel like part of the group, you both did. His laugh and sense of humor is what I will miss most. I can only hope, someday to be as open and welcoming as Chris was. Cindy and family,I am so sorry for your loss.

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