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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Raymond L. Finn, 82, of 9 Lawton Road, Bradford, PA

Raymond L. Finn, 82, of 9 Lawton Road, Bradford, PA died Friday October 4, 2013 at the Pavilion @ BRMC, from declining health due to a gas explosion at his residence on October 24, 1996.

Born in Rixford, on July 18, 1931, he was a son of the late Thomas and Annie (Brown) Finn.

On February 16, 1952 in Derrick City United Methodist Church he married Carolyn G. (Woodward) Finn who survives.

Mr. Finn attended the First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the former Derrick City United Methodist Church and the Quarter Century Club at Witco.

He attended Otto Township Schools. After school he worked at Hardes Lumber Company and then W.R. Case Cutlery and Sons. On October 1, 1952 he entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He recieved the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and was honorably discharged on July 20, 1954. Upon returning home he worked for Kendall Refining Company then Witco as a foreman of the pipe line which later became Belden & Blake. He retired after 40 years of service.

In addition to his wife Carolyn of 61 years, he is survived by a son, Terry R. Finn of Bradford and one sister, Lenna E. Wood of Monaca, several nieces and nephews and special friends Tim and Kay Stark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Cheryl A. Finn who died in 1983, two brothers, Earl T. Finn and Edward H, Finn.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday October 8, 2013 from 10:00am to Noon at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at Noon with Rev. Tom Verner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. At the conclusion of the service members of the United States Army will accord Military Honors. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the United Way of Bradford or the Pavilion @ BRMC Activity Fund or a charity of the donors choice.

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