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Russell "Terry" Finkle, Sr.

August 28, 1951 ~ September 3, 2022 (age 71)
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Obituary

Russell “Terry” Finkle, Sr. (Tech Sgt, Ret.), 71, of Lincoln, DE passed away peacefully after a long illness on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Delaware. Terry was born in Jacksonville, NC, the son of Alice (Bouldin) Finkle and the late Dorville Finkle. He graduated from Southold HS and then SUNY Morrisville NY. Later in life he graduated from Del Tech Terry Campus, with the distinction of being the oldest graduate of the class of 2015. He enlisted in in the U. S. Air Force at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO on July 4th, 1976, the Bicentennial, and served his total military time at Dover Air Force Base, retiring as a Tech Sergeant in 1993. During his time of service, Terry served as a C-5 mechanic for the 436 OMS, and served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  After his retirement, Terry worked in automotive positions at AAFES in Dover and Walmart in Milford, along with working at the Walmart distribution center and as a store associate for several years. In his spare time, Terry enjoyed watching sports, spending time with his grandchildren, attending concerts and traveling to New York, Hawaii and Washington D.C.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years Kathleen. (Simonds) Finkle; a son Russell Terry Finkle, Jr. (Sarah); a daughter Elizabeth Anne Luff (Tyler); 4 grandchildren Shawn, Lukas, Cohen and Hayden; his mother Alice Finkle; and two sisters Merri MacNish (Rory) and Joanne Crawford (Jeffrey), along with nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Monday, September 12, 2022, at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Avenue, Milford, DE, where services will begin at 11:30 am. Burial with Air Force Honors will follow at   1 pm at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, DE. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to  Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore, Attn: Online Giving Coordinator, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
September 12, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Lofland Funeral Home
102 Lakeview Ave.
Milford, DE 19963

Funeral Service
Monday
September 12, 2022

11:30 AM
Lofland Funeral Home
102 Lakeview Ave.
Milford, DE 19963

Committal with Military Honors
Monday
September 12, 2022

1:00 PM
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Millsboro)

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