FINAN, Captain James E.

Captain James E Finan, member of Central Station city Fire Department, died yesterday morning at the Allegany Hospital as a result of an injury sustained April 24 while helping fight a fire on Third Street.  The nozzle of the hose came in contact with the stomach.  He had been a patient in the hospital for two months and had not been able to return to duty since the injury.  He resided at 304 Cumberland Street and was unmarried.  Captain is survived by three brothers, Thomas B; Bart J and John F Finan, all of this city.  He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St Patrick's Church and of Cumberland Council No 586 Knights of Columbus.  Capt Finan was born in Portsmouth, R I, but had resided here since his youth.  He was made a regular fireman Feb 1, 1910 and promoted to a captaincy May 1, 1918.  The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning with high mass of requiem at St Patrick's Catholic church with interment in the church cemetery.  It has been requested by the family that floral tributes be omitted.  The pallbearers will be Capt. Edward R Connell,  Capt Thomas T Gray, city fire department; Geo ? Ohr, William T Coulehan, George ? Ways and Charles E Mullan.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, October 20, 1924 - pg 9, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 28, 2014

FINAN, Miss Hannah

She Was a Bright and Interesting Young Woman.

Miss Hannah Finan Died this morning at 5 o'clock at her home on Baltimore Avenue, aged 36 years, after an illness of ten days of cerebro animia(sic).  Miss Finan was a clerk for several years in the domestic department of McMullen Bros store, where she won, not only the esteem and confidence of her employers, but the public generally.  She was exceptionally bright and full of live which made her a great favorite.  She was the daughter of late Patrick Finan and is survived by her mother and the following brothers: Messrs John and Bart of Lonaconing, James Finan of Everett, Pa, Thomas Finan of this city and one sister, Miss Maggie. The funeral will take place from St Patrick's church Monday morning. Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, October 26, 1901 - pg 8, col 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 125614382  (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted August 22, 2016

FINAN, Miss Margaret A.

Miss Margaret A Finan, 54 years of age, well known graduate nurse, 223 Fayette St, died at Allegany Hospital last night at 7:30 o'clock of pleural pneumonia.  Miss Finan underwent an operation as a final extremity, but failed to rally.  She was a daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine Finan and was born in Cumberland in 1869 and a few years later moved to Flintstone where the family resided until 1893 when they moved to Everitt, Pa and made their home there until 1898 when they returned to Cumberland where Miss Finan has resided since except during a period of training for professional nursing spent in Baltimore.  Miss Finan is survived by four brothers, John F, James E, Bart J and Thomas B, all of this city.  One sister died in infancy in 1878 and another sister, Miss Hannah Finan, died in October 1901.  She was a member of St Patrick's  church and the Sodality of the church.  Miss Finan possessed an amiable disposition which won her many friends.  Her services in cases of illness was considered invaluable as she always put forth supreme effort to alleviate the suffering.  The funeral will take place Monday morning with services in St Patrick's Catholic church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, June 1, 1933 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 28, 2014

FINAN, Mrs. Mary E. Coleman

Finan Services
A solemn requiem mass for Mrs. Mary E. Finan, 84, who died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. Dougherty, 709 Lincoln Street, was celebrated this morning in St. Patrick's Catholic Church by Rev. Raymond F. Coleman, Air Force chaplain.  Assisting were Rt. Rev. Herman D. Mattingly, deacon; Rev. Joseph Finan, sub-deacon, and Rev. Charles W. Bogan, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Lonaconing, master of ceremonies. Very Rev. J. Lawrence Kilkenny, pastor of St. Patrick's, delivered the sermon.  Clergy in the sanctuary included Rev. Thomas A. Hardesty, assistant pastor; Rev. Robert J. Kilgannon, pastor of St. Anthony's Church, Ridgeley. and Rev. John M. Coulehan, MM.  Pallbearers were Raymond Hinkle, John Mattingly, E. B. Sitter, Thomas Keech, Bernard Mullan and A. J. Chorpenning. interment was in the  parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, November 4, 1952 - pg 15, col 3
Find A Grave Memorial# 163272417
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 28, 2016

FINAN, Mrs. Mary E. Howard

Mrs Mary E (Howard) Finan, 76, wife of John F Finan 217 Bedford St, died last night at Allegany Hospital where she had been a patient since June 23.  A native of Cumberland, Mrs Finan was a daughter of the late James A and Catherine (Nash) Howard.  The body will remain at the Stein Funeral Home.  Surviving besides her husband are a brother, Charles A Howard, Huntington, W Va; two sisters, Mrs Estella Stadard, Baltimore and Mrs Rosalie Bolinger, Washington.  The Edward Bolinger, Roncervete, W Va, nephew, will conduct the services.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, September 27, 1943 - pg 9, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 28, 2014


FINCH, Mrs. Mary Cecelia Kenney

Kitzmiller, July 26 - Services for Mrs Mary Cecelia Finch, 72, were held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of which she was a member by Rev P J Morahan.  Pallbearers were Joseph Markwood, Joseph Ranklo, August Griggs, William Barns, Louis Hutson and Earl Shank: flowerbearers, Mrs. Charles Hart, Mrs. Samuel Tasker, Mrs. Cecil Pyle. Mrs. Earl Shank. Mrs. Robert Pritts, Mrs. George Pugh, Mrs. Paul Coleman, Mrs. Charlotte Cesnik and Mrs May Clark.  Among those attending were: Mr and Mrs James Kenney and son, Junior; Mr and Mrs Peter Kenney, Mrs Anna Kenney, Frostburg; Miss Anna Kenney, Washington, D.C.; Mrs John Kenney and son, Joseph, Carlos, Md; Mrs Agnes Grayson, Grafton, W Va; Mr and Mrs Lee Linn and children, Fairmont, W Va; Mr and Mrs Rex Longridge, Mrs Orna Neff, Morgantown; Robert and Mary Longridge, Barton; Michael Longridge, Monongah; Mrs Hyde, Barton; Mrs Lulu Pyle, Baltimore; Thelma Bell, Mt Lake Park; John Tomburoni, Bayard; Frank Heck and Mr and Mrs J B Faller, Keyser.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, July 26, 1944 - pg 12, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 19, 2015



One of the Most Prominent Men in the County Dead ~ End Came at Midnight ~ Mr. Findlay Held Many Positions of Trust —His Life Was an Exemplary One—He Died Surrounded by His Family
Mr. James Findlay, one most prominent men in county, died last midnight at his home at Mt. Savage after an illness of nearly three months, surrounded by his family and a number of his friends.  His death was caused by complicated liver trouble. He was born November 4, 1846 in Kirkmuirhill, Ayrshire, Scotland and was consequently 72 years old at the time of his death.  He came here when a boy with his father and mother and located at Frostburg, this county.  In 1860 he became superintendent of the Sweet Colliery Co, at Broad Top, Pa, which position he held for three years after which he returned to his former home at Frostburg, remaining there only a short time when he was appointed superintendent of the coal mines at East Broad Top Coal Co.  He was married to Miss Rose Ann Reed on January 16, 1862 at Minersville, Huntington Co, Pa.  He resigned his position with the last named company in 1873 to accept the appointment of the XX Coal Co of Shawnee in Hocking Valley, Ohio where he remained for five years when he resigned that position to return to the Broad Top coal fields in 1881 to accept the position of superintendent of the East Broad Top Coal Co and in 1881 was appointed foreman of the Mt Savage fire clay mines under the general superintendency of the late James S Mackie, a warm friend of his father, William Findlay and on account of the advanced years of his father, the latter desired to have his son near him, so that he might be a comfort to him in his declining years.  In 1902, Mr. Findlay resigned his position of mine superintendent of the fire clay mines and was appointed a road director under the act of the Legislature of 1901, creating the road law of Allegany county. He was elected to the same position in 1905 for a term of two years, serving in that capacity for four years.  He was secretary and treasurer of the Mount Savage Enamel Tire Brick Co. and a director of the Interstate Trust Co., of this city.  Mr. Findlay is survived by his widow, Rose Ann and seven children: Charles O Findlay. C E. Clarksburg, W Va; William Findlay, a machinist at Mt. Savage: John A. Findlay. a student of The Sadler. Bryant Commercial College of Baltimore; Mary Ellen, wife of Walter A. Trimble; Anna, wife of John W. Shea, Mayor of Frostburg and Mlsses Belle and Maggie Findlay at home. The funeral services will take place from the residence of the deceased on Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Rev Mr Ball of the Episcopal church officiating and the interment will be made in the cemetery connected with the church under the direction of the Mount Savage Lodge of Free Masons.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, December 7, 1908 - pg 1, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 6, 2016

FINDLAY, Mrs. Rose Ann  Reed

Mt. Savage, Md., April 27.
Funeral of Mrs. Findlay,
The funeral of Mrs. Rose Flndlay, widow of James Flndlay, who died at her home here yesterday morning,will take place from St. George's Protestant Episcopal Church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr.Shaw will officiate.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 27, 1920 - pg 11, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 6, 2016

FINDLAY, Mrs. Rose Ann Reed

Mt. Savage, Md.. April 29. ~ Funeral of Mrs. Rose Flndlay.
The funeral of Mrs. Rose Findlay, widow of  James Findlay, who died at her home here Monday morning, took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. George's Episcopal Church, Rev. J. Shaw, rector, officiating.  The pallbearers and flowerbearers were: John Treiber, Dr. A. H. Hawkins, Dr William F Twigg and Harry C Oglebay, Cumberland; William Ewald, Ralph Wilson, William Lambie and Daniel Arnold, Mt Savage.  Interment was made In the family lot of the Episcopal cemetery. 
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, April 29, 1920 - pg 4, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 6, 2016

FINE, Issac
Issac Fine, 70, former Lonaconing and Frostburg merchant, died December 9 in Norfolk, Va., according to word received here. Mr. Fine, a native of Russia, is survived by his wife;  two sons, Leon and Ruby, and a daughter, Mrs. M. Jacobson, all of Norfolk. Interment was in Norfolk on Monday, December 11.
Cumberland Evening Times, Tuesday, December 26, 1944  Pg. 5
(Courtesy of Don Wendroth)

Posted March 29, 2013


FINK, Frederick

Dec 23, 1837  Died on Friday, the 15th, inst, at his residence on Mill Creek, in this county, Mr Frederick Fink, a man highly respected and beloved in the 85th year of his age.
South Branch Intelligencer, Dec 23, 1837
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010


FINK, Mary Angelina

WESTERNPORT, Md. - Mary Angeline Fink, 75, of 102 Cromer St, Westernport, Md., passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born July 15, 1931, in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late Arnold W. and Alice (Duckworth) Fink. Mary was a 1949 graduate of Bruce High School. She retired from G.C. Murphy Co. as an assistant manager with 40 years of service. She was a member of the Westernport United Methodist Church, and a former driver, EMT, and dispatcher for the Tri-Towns Rescue Squad. She was also owner-operator of the former Maranda's Cards and Gifts, Westernport. Mary's favorite pastime was taking care of her nieces. She leaves behind a brother, Donald Fink and wife, Marguerite, of Westernport; four nieces, Donna Moore and husband, Michael, of Santa Cruz, Calif., Susie Wall of Westernport, Michelle Jenkins and husband, Greg, of Westernport, and Joyce Alexander and husband, Mark, of Westernport. She is also survived by her great-niece and great-nephews, Maranda A. Fink and fiance, Eric Mowbray, of Westernport, Travis Wall of Westernport, and Zachary Hopkins of Santa Cruz; a great-great-neice, Baylee Mowbray of Westernport; and special friends, Blanche Ferguson and Rev. Krista Ferguson of Westernport. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Krista Ferguson and Rev. Sandy Cowen officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) -   November 9, 2006.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 13, 2015

FINKLE, Jeanette M. Loughrie

Jeanette M. Loughrie Finkel, 58, of Womelsdorf, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Janice Arnold Loughrie. She was a graduate of Sinai School of Nursing, Loyola College M.B.A. and was a member of American College of Healthcare Executives. She was employed by the Reading Hospital and Medical Center as vice president for 20 years, resigning in 2001. She started the Child Development Center and also developed the Women's Center, as well as other outreach initiatives. She was a member of Temple Beth EI and Kesher Zion synagogues. She is survived by her husband, Steven Finkel; three children and spouse, Sarah Finkel, of Womelsdorf, Brian and Marcella Finkel, of Scotch Plains, NJ and Jason Finkel and companion Courtney, of Brooklyn, NY; a granddaughter; a sister and spouse, Valerie and C.J. Stevens, of Shepherdstown; two local uncles, Bernard Arnold, of Aurora and Ed Arnold, of Davis; and an aunt, Barbara Coberly. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Gorman. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 9, at Temple Beth EI Synagogue, with Rabbi Stephan O. Parnes officiating. Interment was at Beth EI Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berks Women in Crisis, 50 N. 4th Street, Suite 101, Reading, PA 19601.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; July 3, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 7, 2010

FINLEY, Ernest

LONACONING - Ernest Finley, 81, of here, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Plymouth, Ohio, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard Finley. Mr. Finley was a retired glass worker and was a member of the Republican Club here. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rachel (Plummer) Finley; two sisters, Sadie Setterfield, Detroit; Fairy McCoy, Tulsa Okla.; and a brother, Harvey Finley, of Ohio. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Blaine Rinker will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. The Daughters of America will hold a memorial service this evening at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 22, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 21, 2013

FINN, James

Eastbound passenger train No 2, on the W. Va. Central division of the Western Md. Railroad, last Monday, ran down and instantly killed James Finn, an American, about three and one half miles east of Hendricks. Engineer C. H. Deffinbaugh saw the arm lying across the track, but he was too close upon him to stop the train. Finn was evidently asleep when struck by the engine. The forward wheels passed over his body, cutting him in twain but a portion of his clothing and suspenders caught on the sand pipe and he was dragged about 25 feet. The remains were place aboard the baggage car and taken to Thomas where they were prepared for burial. The dead man was about 30 years old.
Keyser Tribune, April 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 13, 2010


FINN, James

Frostburg, March 26—James Finn, 84, pioneer resident of Vale Summit; died last night at Miners' Hospital, where he had been a patient for a week. Mr. Finn, a coal miner until about 26 years ago, served as magistrate at Vale Summit for over 35 years. He retired from office six years ago. Surviving are two sons, Andrew, Vale Summit, to whose home the body was removed, and James Finn, Eckhart. The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a. m., from St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Thursday, March 25, 1937 -pg 13, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010

FINN, Joseph A.

Frostburg - Joseph A Finn, 64, of 183 W Mechanic St died today at his residence.  He had been in failing health for two years.  He was born in Vale Summit, a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Higgins) Finn.  He was employed as a security guard at Frostburg State College and was a  member of St Michael's Catholic church and Council 1442, Knights of Columbus.  He is survived by his widow, Angela (Rooney) Finn; three sons, Michael Finn, Louisville, Ky; Edward P Finn, Kingston, Pa and 1st Lt Emmett J Finn with the Army at Edgewood Arsenal and two grandchildren.  The funeral is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m tomorrow.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, April 24, 1969 - pg 28, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 13, 2014

FINN, Joseph A.

Finn Services
Frostburg - Requiem mass for Joseph A Finn, 64, of 183 W Mechanic St, who died yesterday, will celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.  The Rosary will be recited today at the Durst Funeral Home at 7 p.m.  Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  Pallbearers will be James F. Quinn, Bernard Rafferty, Robert J. Kennedy, Paul F Jackson, Frederick Eichhorn and Richard P Karlowa.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, April 25, 1969 - pg 16, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 13, 2014

FINN, Mary B. Higgins

(Death 27 July 1942):
Vale Summit, Md., Aug. 5 -Funeral services for Mrs Mary (Higgins) Finn, 64. wife of Andrew H. Finn, Vale Summit, who died July 27,were held last Thursday morning at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg, Rev. Dominic  A. Bonomo, assistant pastor. celebrant of the Solemn Requiem; High Mass, also delivered the sermonRev. Francies E. Montgomery. was deacon, and Rev. Patrick J. Bradley, Sub-deacon. Pallbearers were: Mathias MdDonough, MilesHenry, John Leake, John Davis, Kenneth and Homer Higgins, Interment was in the parish cemetery. Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Patton, Mrs. John Hortnett, Mrs. Nora McGovern, Mrs. Mary Holloran, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Charles Turk. Steubenville, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Miles Haren, Miss Daisy Sarsfield, Piedmont,W Va, and Mrs. Phillip Barkman and daughter, Ursula of Cumberland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md -Wednesday, August 5, 1942 -pg 10, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 15 , 2010


FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Mary T. Finster, 79, of Fort Ashby, passed away on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Finster. Mary is survived by two daughters, Jill Hott and husband Keith, Fort Ashby, and Beth Miller of Cumberland; and a granddaughter, Nikita Miller of Cumberland. A private graveside service was held.

Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Tuesday, February 17, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 21, 2017

FINT, Ilene Ruth Martin

Ilene Ruth Fint, 89, Old Fields, W.Va., died on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. Born May 15, 1921, in Sunnyside, she was a daughter of the late James William and Fannie Grace (Fike) Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glen O. Fint, on June 2, 2006; and three sisters, Mary Frances Beckman, Violet Fint, and Deane Beckman. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Aurora, W.Va., and Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, Purgitsville, W.Va. She enjoyed cooking for her family, and she was an avid quilter and gardener. She is survived by two sons, Robert Glen Fint and wife Venice, Old Fields, and Joseph William Fint and wife Stacy, Aurora; two daughters, Nancy Evelyn Winters and husband Carl, Manassas, Va., and Linda Carol Roberson, Blacksburg, Va.; two brothers, Wade Martin, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Harold Martin, Morgantown, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the Aurora Memorial Building, Aurora. A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Donald R. Thomas and Rev. Judy Stump officiating. Interment followed in Aurora Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Aurora, WV 26705; or Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 274, Purgitsville, WV 26852.
Hinkle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, Sept 2, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010


FINZEL, Mrs. Alice Bolden

Mt. Savage - Mrs. Alice Finzel, 86, of here, died this morning in Miners Hospital where she was admitted yesterday. A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bolden. Her husband, William Finzel, preceded her in death. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survivors include 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 14, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 21, 2009


FINZEL, Mrs. Blanche Mankamyer

Blanche (Mankamyer) Finzel, 86, died January 30, 1985, in Akron, Ohio. Born May 20, 1898 in Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Eleanor (Bittner) Mankamyer. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nelson, and daughter Doretha Huff. She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Simms, Fern Darr, both of Akron, Ohio; and Maxine Presson of Crossville, Tennessee; and a son, Jack Finzel, of Akron, Ohio. She is also survived by two sisters, Margaret Weimer, Meyersdale; and Pauline Smith, Westminster, Md.; and two brothers, Howard Mankamyer, Brimfield, Ohio; and Oscar Mankamyer, of Easton, Md.; fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was an Akron resident for 65 years, a member of the United Methodist Church Loyal Daughters Class and AARP. Friends were received at the Schlup Funeral Chapel in Kenmore, Ohio, where services were held Saturday, February 2, at noon. The Rev. John Beaty officiated, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio.
The Republic, Meyersdale, February 14, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 3, 2009

FINZEL, Charles Donald
SALISBURY, Pa. — Charles Donald Finzel, 74, of 107 Grant St., Salisbury, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, Johnstown.  Born Jan. 18, 1929, in Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Howard William and Alberta Marie (Bolden) Finzel. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Bernard; and two sisters, Irene Baker and Pearl Eisler.  He is survived by three sons, James and Rodney Finzel, both of Salisbury, and Steven Finzel, Stephens City, Va.; his former wife, Gwen Winters, Eckhart, Md.; one brother, Stanley Finzel, Grantsville, Md.; four sisters, Dorothy Lotz, Rhoda Byrd and Leota “Bake” Christner, all of Frostburg, Md., and Patsy Mikesell, Derry; six grandchildren; and his dear friend, Ruth Stone, Salisbury.  Mr. Finzel retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years service as a chief petty officer. He was a member of the Salisbury V.F.W., Salisbury American Legion, Meyersdale Moose Lodge and the Policemen’s Association. He was of the Catholic faith.  Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Highway, Salisbury, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, West Salisbury, with the Rev. Albert Anselmi as celebrant.  Interment will be in the Finzel Cemetery, Finzel, Md. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the V.F.W. and American Legion.  A Christian Wake service will be held in the funeral home, Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
abt. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003; MD Death Notices and Obituaries
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2013

FINZEL, Mrs. Genevieve Jack

Services and interment for Mrs. Genevieve Finzel, 60, of 208 Elmira Street, Washington, D.C., who died Sunday, were held Tuesday in Washington. She was born in Frostburg, a daughter of the late William and Bridget Rafferty Jack. Her husband, Charles Finzel, preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Delores Aver Dyre, Washington, D.C.; two sons, Charles L. Finzel, Jr., Miami, Fla.; and William J. Finzel, Washington; three brothers, Charles R. Jack, this city; Carl Jack, Youngstown, Ohio; Thomas Jack, Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Bernadine Petrella and Mrs. Viola Porter, both of Washington; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland News, December 27, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009


FINZEL, Mrs. Hazel Jenkins

Frostburg. March 8 — Mrs. Hazel Finzel, 80, widow of Edward Finzel, Garrett county, died at her home yesterday afternoon after a lingering Illness. Mrs. Finzel, a native of Mt. Savage, resided here for several years before moving to Garrett county. She was a member of Salem Reformed Church, this city. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Henry Burkhart, Mt. Savage; Mrs. John Werner, Finzel; and Mrs. Ira Finzel, this city; two sons, Geo. Finzel, of Finzel, and Joseph Finzel, Mt. Savage. She was a sister of James Jenkins, Mt. Savage, and Samuel Jenkins, Cumberland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 8, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



Frostburg, July 22 — Henry Finzel, 65, retired coal miner, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 219 Maple street, after a lingering illness. A member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, he is survived by his wife, the former Miss Lilly Machin, two daughters, Mrs. Gormer Jones and Mrs. Carl Skidmore, and three sons, Clarence, Walter and Joseph Finzel, all of Frostburg. He was a brother of Mrs. Arthur H. Hawkins and Mrs. Alice Goodwin, Cumberland; Mrs. Doll Baer and Mrs. Henry Knepp, Finzel; Miss Margaret Finzel, William, Thomas and Ira Finzel, this city, and Patrick of Washington.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 22, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 FINZEL, Howard

MEYERSDALE — Howard Finzel, 69, of Meyersdale, R D. 2, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital. He was born in Finzel, a son of the late Charles and Mollie Fensterman Finzel. Surviving are his wife, Alberta Bolden Finzel, six daughters, Mrs. Edgar Lotz of Finzel Road, Mrs. John Byrd of Frostburg, Md., Mrs. Robert Humbertson of Meyersda!e, R. D. 3, Mrs. Clyde Baker, Mrs. Lester Christner and Mrs. Samuel Eisler, all of Finzel; three sons, Charles with the U. S. Navy in Rhode Island; Stanley of Grantsville, Md. and Bernard of Finzel; 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louise Caton of Frostburg and a brother, Harry Finzel of Frostburg.
Connellsville, The Daily Courier, May 15, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


FINZEL, Hubert H.

Services were held Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Silver Spring, for Hubert H. Finzel, 65, an attorney and vice president of Priorty Air Dispatch Inc., who died Monday at his home in Silver Spring. Mr. Finzel was born in Garrett County and had lived in Silver Spring and the District of Columbia since 1926. He was graduated from Washngton College of Law at American University. He was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1941 until 1951. He then became a trial attorney for the Department of Justice, a position he held for four years. From 1955 to 1961 he was counsel for the Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee. He was chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Improvements in Judicial Machinery until retiring from government service in 1965. Thereafter he had a private law practice and since the late 1960s had been vice president of the air freight corporation. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Erma Patricia (Ruge) Finzel; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholson, Kinsington; three sons, Michael P. and Robert P. Finzel of Adelphi and John P. Finzel of Bowie; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve O'Connell and Sister Mary Berchmans, and two brothers, Felix E. and Paul Finzel. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Forest Glen.
The Cumberland News, April 29, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2011



Ira Finzel, 60, who has owned and operated a restaurant here for many years, was found dead, yesterday at 7:30 p. m. two miles west of Frostburg on Big Savage mountain, near Route 40. Emory Rosenberger, who lives nearby, was walking through the woods, when he discovered the body. According to members of the Finzel family, Mr. Finzel had left his place of business about 6:30 p. m. to inspect road signs advertising his restaurant, when, it is their belief, he drove his car from the main highway to the woods to get a drink of water, after becoming ill. Dr. Louie H. Corson, deputy medical examiner, gave a verdict of death from heart ailment. Terrance J. Boyd, county investigator, and B. Frank Gaffney, Cumberland city detective, accompanied Dr. Corson here. A native of Finzel, Garrett county, and a son of the late Edward and Grace Finzel (sic), Mr. Finzel had been in ill health about a year. Besides his widow, Barbara Finzel, who assisted him in managing the business, he is survived by two children, Miss Grace Finzel and Edward Finzel, members of Beall High School faculty. He had three brothers, William, this city; Patrick, Washington; and Thomas, Finzel, five sisters, Mrs. Arthur H. Hawkins and Mrs. Alice Goodwin, Cumberland; Mrs. Clara Baer, Miss Margaret Finzel, and Mrs. Henry Knepp, of Finzel.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 25, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


FINZEL, Mrs Jane Burkey

Mrs. Jane Finzel. 84, of 1912 Brisbane Street, Silver Spring died yesterday at her home. She was the daughter of August and Rose (Mattingly) Burkey and was born near Cumberland. Mrs Finzel js survived by two daughters: Sister Mary Berchmann, St Agnes College Baltimore and Mrs Genevieve O'Connor, Portland, Maine; two sons Hubert H Finzel at home and Paul E Finzel, Bethesda; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs Margaret Blake. Mrs. Rose Logsdon and Mrs. Regina Wilson. The body will be at the Hafer Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p. m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Mondav at 10 a m in St Patrick's Catholic church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, December 20, 1957 - pg 12, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 24, 2010

FINZEL, Mrs Jane Burkey

Requiem mass will be celebrated for Mrs. Jane Finzel, 84, who died Thursday at her home in Silver Spring, tomorrow at 10 a. m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church here. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body will be at the Hafer Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, December 22, 1957 - pg 35, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 24, 2010



FROSTBURG — John G. Finzel, 62, died last night at his home in Finzel. A son of the late Edward and Harriett (Jenkins) Finzel, he held membership in the Loyal Order of Moose and American Legion. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. John Werner, Finzel; Mrs. Henry Burkhart, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Ira Finzel, Frostburg. Rites will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in Pocahontas, Pa., Reformed Church by Rev. Earl Dobbs.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 15, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

FINZEL, Mrs. Lillie Machin
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Lillie M. Finzel, 96, died yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes Skidmore, Morantown. Born in Carlos, she was a daughter of the late George and Emma Machin. Her husband, Henry Finzel, preceded her in death. Surviving besides her daughter are a son, Joseph Finzel, Belen, N.M.; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Clarence A. Kaylor officiating. Interment will be in Finzel Cemetery.

Cumberland Evening Times, June 5, 1978
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 30, 2018

FINZEL, Mrs. Lillie Weisenborn 

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Lillie W. Finzel, 92, of Mt. Savage, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Conrad and Christina (Knieriem) Weisenborn. Her husband, Joseph Finzel, died in 1946. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Buckley, Cumberland; Mrs. Joseph Caldara. Arlington, Va.; two sisters with whom she resided, Mrs. Idella Pressman and Miss Emma C. Weisenborn. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 and tomorrow 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. A service will be conducted there Friday at 10 a.m., with Rev. George L. Wehler officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland News, September 28, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted May 4, 2013

FINZEL, Miss Margaret Ellen

Miss Margaret Ellen Finzel, of Finzel, Garrett County, died yesterday in the Allegany County Infirmary where she had been a patient since October. She had been in ill health three years. She held membership in the Pocahontas Catholic church. Surviving are four sisters: Mrs. Alice F. Goodwin and Mrs. Arthur H. Hawkins, both of this city, and Mrs. Bertram Baer and Mrs.Henry Knepp, both of Finzel. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a. m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church with interment in Hillcrest Burial Park. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 17, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


FINZEL, Nelson

Frostburg - Nelson Finzel, 76, of 2444 Pelton Avenue, Akron, Ohio, died Saturday at Akron General Hospital. Born in Finzel, he was a son of the late John and Rachel (Bolden) Finzel and was a retired employe of the Firestone Rubber Company. Surviving are his widow, Blanche (Mankamyer) Finzel; four daughters, Mrs. Joyce Simms, Mrs. Fern Darr, Mrs. Dorthea Houff, all of Akron, and Mrs. Maxine Presson, Detroit; a son, Jack Finzel, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Clark, Prince Frederick; Mrs. Alberta Housel, Salisbury, Pa.; and Mrs. Idella Wagner, Finzel; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Service and interment will take place in Akron, Wednesday at 1 p.m.
The Cumberland News, February 3, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 7, 2012


FINZEL, Patrick Earl

Frostburg, September 21 - Services for Patrick Earl Finzel, who died Thursday evening following a heart attack, were held yesterday morning at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Rev. Dominic A. Bunomo, assistant pastor, was celebrant of the requiem mass. The pallbearers were Clarence Finzel, Harry Skidmore, Chris Waltert, Joseph Miller, and Roy Ramholl. Interment was in the Finzel Cemetery, Garrett county. A carpenter by trade, Mr. Finzel was a veteran of World War I, having served with the 29 Ordinance Supply Company.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 21, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso


FINZEL, Patrick Edward

A burial service for Patrick Edward Finzel, 81, native of Finzel, and former member of the House of Delegates from Garrett county, who died last Friday in a rest home at Vienna, Va., was conducted in St. Patrick's Cemetery here yesterday by the Very Rev. J. Lawrence Kilkenny, pastor of St. Patrick's. Mr. Finzel, a brother of Mrs. A. H. Hawkins and Mrs. Alice Goodwin, Cumberland, resided at 8O4 Rlttenhouse Street, N. W., Washington. Mr. Finzel was chief engrossing clerk in the Maryland State Senate in 1898, and was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1902. Born in Finzel, he was the son of Henry and Sara Finzel. His father, a farmer in Garrett county, named the village of Finzel for his family when he established the first post office in that vicinity. Mr. Finzel served as postmaster there and later as a teacher in Garrett county. He then worked for eight years as a mining superintendent in that vicinity and nearby Pennsylvania. Going to Washington about 30 years ago, he at one time was employed by the federal government census work and later worked as shipping clerk for the Norfolk and Washington there. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jane Finzel, of the Rittenhouse Street address; two daughters, Sister M. Berchmans of the Sisters of Mercy, and Mrs. Genevieve P. O'Connell, Springfield, Pa.; three sons, Herbert H. Finzel, Silver Spring, Md.; Felix E. Finzel, Washington, and Paul E. Finzel, Bethesda, Md.; five sisters, Miss Margaret Finzel, Mrs. Clara Baer and Mrs. Henry Knepp, all of Finzel, and Mrs. Goodwin and Mrs. Hawkins, both of Cumberland, and six grandchildren. Following a funeral mass yesteray morning at the Church of the Nativity, Washington, the body was brought to the Hafer Funeral Home here where friends were received for a short time before services at the grave. Pallbearers were John Robert and Francis Ruge, Richard and Robert Burkey and Edward Dressman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 30, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

FINZEL, Thomas Orlando

Frostburg, Nov. 21 - Thomas Orlando Finzel, 63, Garrett county farmer, died Wednesday evening at his home at Finzel, after an illness of one week. Mr. Finzel, a son of the late Henry and Sarah (McKenzie) Finzel, is survived by two brothers, Patrick E., of Washington, D. C., and William Finzel, this city, and five sisters, Mrs. Arthur H. Hawkins and Mrs. Alice Goodman, Cumberland; Mrs. Clara Baer, Mrs. Sarah Knepp, and Miss Margaret Finzel of Finzel. He was a brother of the late Ira Finzel who engaged in the restaurant business in this city.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 21, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 FINZEL, Thomas Patrick

FROSTBURG --Thomas Patrick (Pat) Finzel, 21, of Sykesville, died there yesterday. Born in Frostburg March 24, 1956, he was a son of Joseph Finzel and Geraldine (Carter) Finzel, Sykesville. Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ann F. Wilson, Las Vegas, Nev.; Miss Barbara Alice Finzel, Sykesville; a brother, Joseph G. Finzel, Jr., Sykesville, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Chambers Carter, Mt. Savage. The body will be at the Sowers Funeral Home Tuesday.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 24, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

FINZEL, Walter L.

Frostburg - Walter L. Finzel, 5?, of East Main Street, died Saturday at Miner's Hospital. Born in Finzel, he was a son of Mrs. Lillie (Machin) Finzel and the late Henry L. Finzel. He was an employe of Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fiber Company. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Finzel; a son, Thomas G. Finzel, Barracksville, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Violet Jones, Frostburg, and Mrs. Agnes Skidmore, Morantown; a brother, Joseph Finzel, San Jose, Cal., and two grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where a service will be conducted today at 11 a. m. by Rev. Harold B. Wright. Interment will be in the Addison, Pa., Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 2, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


FINZEL, Mrs. Alberta Bolden

FINZEL — Mrs. Alberta B. Finzel, 78, former resident, died yesterday at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Mikeskell, Derry, Pa., with whom she had resided the past six years. Born in Finzel, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Henrietta {McKenzie) Bolden. Her husband, Howard Finzel, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Derry. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Irene Baker, Mrs. Pearl Eisler, Mrs. Dorothy Lotz, and Mrs. Leotta Christner, all of Frostburg; Mrs. Rhoda Byrd, Frostburg; Mrs. Mikeskell, Derry; three sons, Stanley Finzel, Grantsville; Donald Finzel, Salisbury, Pa.; and Bernard Finzel, Frostburg; 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 3, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso

FIORITA, Mrs. Jennie

Frostburg - A Mass of the Christian Burial for Mrs. Jennie Fiorita, 74, of Morantown, who died Saturday, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arthur Via, Allen Minnick, Joseph Scarpelli, Lucindo Fabbri, Frank Pantuso and Tony Ragano. The Eagles Auxilliary will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today in the Durst Funeral Home, with a Christian Wake Service at 7:30 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times; 16 June 1975
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie/transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 17, 2012

FIORITA, Mrs. Rosella Bridges

Mrs. Rosella (Bridges) Fiorita, 28, wife of Raymond Fiorita, Sunnyside, near Mt. Savage, died yesterday at Allegany hospital, where she was a patient, for four months. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Lawrence Franklin; her parents, Jacob and Fanny Bridges, Barrelville; four brothers, Albert, Sunnyside; Clardon, Leo and Cecil all of Barrelville; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Caler and Mrs. Virginia Burkett, both of Barrelville; and Mrs. Mildred Troutman, Kennell's Mill, Pa. The body will be removed to the home of Mrs. Caler.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, September 1, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso

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