John Owen Finch, 73, of Sherburne, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown. After a five-week stay in the hospital with double pneumonia, he is now safe in the arms of Jesus.
He was born in Margaretville Hospital December 27, 1938, the son of George Owen Jr. and Gladys Roberts Owen. His mother died from childbirth complications. John remained in the hospital for six weeks when he was adopted by Leo and Carrie Finch of Denver.
Another brother, Robert Owen, at one-and-a-half years of age was also adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Bursie Knapp of Walton.