George H. Fink
May 8, 1930 – February 13, 2021
George H. Fink, age 90, of Chestnut Ridge, New York passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021. George was born May 8, 1930 in Vienna, Austria.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Cedar Park Cemetery, 735 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hellman Memorial Chapels, 15 State Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977 (845)356-8600 Jewish Funeral Directors.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hellmanmemorial.com for the Fink family.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
George H. Fink
February 19, 2021
George Fink Died peacefully on February 13th. Dad was nothing if not punctual--in fact his habit was to arrive early for every major event I can remember. He joined our Mom in time to celebrate Valentine's Day, and a more important date--their 62nd Wedding Anniversary--on Monday, February 15th with her in heaven.
In life, George was born Vienna, Austria on May 8th 1930. His family escaped to the United States in 1936, and Dad was always a proud American. As a young man he lived in the Bronx earning him the nickname, "the Mayor of Burnside Avenue." He graduated DeWitt Clinton High School in 1948 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Occupied Germany in the Korean War era. Upon his return from Europe in he went to City College and met the love of his life, Lorraine there in the mid-fifties. Married in 1959, Lorrie and George had and are survived by their two sons, James and Robert. George had a distinguished Career in the Toy Industry, working for the Henry Katz Organization, representing many toy lines including Buddy L trucks from 1959-1990, ending as Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. In retirement, he went back to work for Maxell Corp in Fair Lawn NJ serving there from 1993-2008. In addition to James and Robert, George is survived by two daughters-in-law, Irene Bickert Fink and Fran Goldman Fink and five grandchildren: Jonathan, Timothy and Christopher Fink, and Gillian and Kyle Fink. His beloved wife Lorrie pre-deceased him by five weeks, passing away on January 7th. Dad gave a wonderful eulogy at Mom's funeral on January 18th before deciding he could no longer live without her just a few weeks later. Mom and Dad enjoyed living in their Spring Valley (Chestnut Ridge) home for the past fifty plus years, from May of 1967 right up until the present. George was buried in a private ceremony with military honors befitting his service as a veteran, on Wednesday, February 17th.