Stewart L. Fink, Jr.

March 20, 1943 - February 4, 2014

COOPERSTOWN - Stewart L. Fink, Jr., a life-long resident, died following a long and courageous battle with cancer Tuesday evening, February 4, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  

Born  March 20, 1943, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, Stew was the son of the late Stewart L. Fink, Sr. and Helen Irene Bridger Fink. 

On December 19, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart Suzanne C. Bennett at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown.  

A 1962 graduate of Cooperstown High School, Stew always loved Cooperstown, and would often state, "There's no place more beautiful".  

The most important part of Stew's life was his family and enjoying the simple things in life. Stew's love and devotion for each and every family member made him who he was, and this loving Husband, Father and Papa, will be deeply missed. 

Stew is survived by Sue, his bride of almost 50 years; their three children and spouses, Wendy and Terry Onyan, Kelly and Bruce Banner, and Michael and Lori Fink all of Cooperstown; his grandchildren, Zachary Crippen, Whitney and Jesse Fink all of Cooperstown, and Joshua Onyan, and his daughters, Gillian and Addison of Arizona.  He is further survived by his "brother" Walter "Wicky" Bennett and wife Darlene of Cooperstown; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Dillon and Tina Costa and a special Uncle Milton "Milty" Hart.  

Friends may call to pay their respects at the  Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown on Monday, February 10, 2014, from 5-7 p.m., when Stew's family will be in attendance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, officiating.

For those who wish to remember Stew with a memorial gift, his family kindly suggests that donations be made to the Cooperstown Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 322, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.