Roy F. Finney
Sept. 23, 1936 — July 4, 2014
Roy F. Finney, 77, passed away at his home Friday, July 4, 2014. Roy was born in the Town of Genesee to James G. and Clara (Janda) Finney on Sept. 23, 1936. Roy was a social worker for Southern Wisconsin Center for 32 years, retiring in 1995. He received commendations from the governor for his work. Roy married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Brimmer, on June 28, 1958, at the Congregational Church in Genesee.
Roy is survived by his wife and son, Todd H. (Monica) Finney; as well as grandchildren, Paige, Davis, Reena, and Brooke of Scottsdale, Ariz. He is also survived by a stepbrother, Myron (Elizabeth) Toshner; his sisters-in-law Mabel Finney, Marleene (Richard) Bloom, Teri Borcard, Judith (Michael) Christianson, and Marge (Robert) Beaster; and brothers-in-law Jeffrey (Ute) Hughes, Charles (Diane) Hughes, Richard (Vicki) Hughes, and Thomas (Lorraine) Hughes. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Theresa; brothers James (Fran), Robert, Bruce (Janet), Gerald Toshner; and sisters Fern (Louis) Herris and Opal (Wendell) Nardell.
Roy was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Waterford. He was a former president of the Waterford Jaycees. He was a 1955 graduate of Waukesha High School and 1959 graduate of Milton College. As a young man, he played baseball with the Genesee Land O’ Lakes team and played softball in Waterford for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a former member of the River City Sporting Team. He and his wife enjoyed many winters at their home in Mesa, Ariz.
Family and friends may attend a visitation on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 455 S. Jefferson St., Waterford. There will be a memorial service at 12 p.m. to honor Roy’s life with a luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Waterford Union High Scholarship fund or to the Community United Methodist Church would be appreciated.
The family entrusts services to Integrity Funeral Services, Waterford, www.integrityfunerals.net.