|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1929|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 2008|
New York, USA
ELIZABETH A. FINCKEL, 79, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
She was born in Montclair, N.J., on March 6, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Helen (Brady) Hanks.
In accordance with Elizabeth's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., in Plattsburgh. [Edit Bio]
AUSABLE FORKS — Elizabeth "Bea" Anne Finckel passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on the morning of Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at CVPH Medical Center.
Born March 6, 1929, in Montclair, N.J., Bea was the only child of Charles Hanks and Helen (Brady) Hanks. She graduated from Montclair High School in 1947 and received a B.A. in 1951 from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. She then began a teaching career that would span 35 years, beginning that year in Baltimore, Md., and ending in the primary school in AuSable Forks, N.Y., upon her retirement in 1986.
In the last decade of her life, Bea made her home at the Keene Valley Neighborhood House where she made many friends among both staff and her fellow residents. In her final months, she resided at the Horace Nye Home in Elizabethtown, N.Y.
Bea loved animals, food and cooking and was, most of all, an avid reader. She was never without a good book and had an abiding love for and knowledge of great literature, with favorites that included Tuchman's history of the 14th Century, "A Distant Mirror," and Conrad's "Lord Jim." Bea never missed an opportunity to attend the Lake Placid horse show. She also put her culinary skills to use during a few summers she worked as camp cook at the Hawkeye Trail Camp in Silver Lake, N.Y., where several of her sons were campers.
Bea is survived by six sons, Stephen Finckel and his wife, Lynn of Timonium, Md., Charles Finckel and his wife, Betsy of Morrisonville, N.Y., William Finckel of Baltimore, Md., Tobin Finckel and his wife, Patricia of Raleigh, N.C., Christopher Finckel of Washington, D.C., and Kevin Finckel and his wife, Katherine of Whitehall, Md.
Bea is also survived by ten grandchildren, Joseph Finckel of Storrs, Conn., Amanda Finckel of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Dean, Ben and Olivia Finckel of Timonium, Md., Sarah Finckel of Baltimore, Md., Jamie and Grace Finckel of Whitehall, Md., and Andrew and Nicholas Finckel of Raleigh, N.C.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family
Created by: Margaret E Munson-Quiles
Record added: Jan 12, 2009
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