unknown - October 20, 2012
Joseph Finkelstein, 87, of DeWitt, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at home. Born in Syracuse on Friday, June 12, 1925, he was the son of Harry and Mame Finkelstein. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he was an Army veteran of WWII. Joe was the owner of J.F. Auto Sales and former buyer for a variety of car dealerships, including Fucillo, Fred Raynor and Fox. He was an avid Yankees and Giants fan, and enjoyed gardening, good wine and traveling to Florida. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Sonya Simon; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and David Goodfellow of Kirkville; son, Jay Finkelstein of Cicero; grandchildren, Marie Finkelstein, Paul (Jessica) Finkelstein and Daniel and Andrew Goodfellow; great-grandchildren, Destiny, Eternity, Aryanna and Jazmynn Finkelstein; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Tuesday, October 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services were Wednesday, October 24 at noon from the funeral home with Rev. Penni Farrington officiating. Joe was laid to rest in White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204. Please view the Finkelstein Family Video Tribute and share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.