MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Leslie Joseph Finch of Mount Kisco died Jan. 26 at his home. He was 90.
Known to many as “Popeye,” Finch was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters for more than 70 years. He also served as business agent, president and vice president of Local 1134 in Mount Kisco.
Finch was born Aug. 12, 1922, in New York City to Charles Chapman and Margaret Newman Paice Finch. He served in the Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945, attaining the rank of sergeant.
He was the longest-serving member of the Mount Kisco Independent Fire Company, was a member of American Legion Post 136 and the Knights of Columbus, and served an usher at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mount Kisco.
Finch is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Marchiano, of Mount Kisco; six children, Lesley Finch of Trumansburg, N.Y., Robin (Joel) Burlingame, Jill Finch and Laurie (Robert) Dennett, all of Mount Kisco, Michael (Nancy) Finch of Carmel, N.Y., and Jonathan (Barbette) Finch of Beaumont, Texas; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five nieces; and two nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia Smythe Finch; and a brother, Charles Frederick Finch.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home in Mount Kisco. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. Francis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Independent Fire Company, 322 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco, NY 10549.