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Obituary of Frederick Fink

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Frederick Leroy Fink, born September 19th, 1950, formerly of Cortland NY, passed away peacefully on June 25th, 2024 at the Woodlands Health and Rehab in Clifton Forge, VA.


Fred relocated to Hillsborough, North Carolina, to be closer to family, after the passing of his wife approximately ten years ago. Most recently, he relocated to Virginia, again to be closer to family.
Fred was one of nine children. He was married to his wife “Betty” Fink for 39 years, whom he is predeceased. Together they had four children, two of which Fred is pre-deceased by; James Heffner and Lisa (Jim) Robertson. He is pre-deceased by siblings Raymond Fink, Lewis Fink, Ricky Fink, Toney Fink, Addie Cook, and Alan Fink.


Surviving of the nine siblings are Pinky Rogers and Jeanie (Danny) Ferris. Surviving daughters are Michelle Cortright and Tina Hamilton. Grandchildren Analyse (Scott) Barber, Kendra (Tripp) Hammond, Zana Hamilton, Crystal Lockwood, Kera (Cody Rhodes) Robertson, Nathan Hamilton, Makenzie (Levi) Parks, Kassandra Robertson, and Courtney Corl. Additionally he is survived by 6 great grandkids and many nieces and nephews.


Fred worked for a time at Suny Cortland as a Janitor. He then went on to owning his own cleaning business and in his later years drove taxi in Cortland. He enjoyed telling stories all of his life, fabricated or not, nobody will ever know! He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends even though he always found something to gripe about to those who were closest to him.


A graveside burial will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, in Homer NY, on Friday July 12th, 2024 at 1pm. A celebration of Fred’s life will follow the burial from 2-4 at Bob’s BBQ in Homer, NY.
Wright Beard Funeral home will be assisting the family with arrangements for Fred

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