Alvin Richard Finkbohner
-Alvin Finkbohner of Manteo
passed away May 12 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He had been
a resident of Colony Ridge Nursing Home (now Peak Resources) for the
past 4 years. He was a tough and proud man who continued to want to
do things for himself, never wanting to impose on others.
Alvin was born February 3,
1931 to Augusta and Alfred Finkbohner. He grew up in Lava and
Narrowsburg, NY. He married Gloria Meyer in 1952. They were married
for 61 years prior to her death in November 2013. Alvin served in the
United States Navy and later became a carpenter. He built many homes
in Vermont and North Carolina. He and Gloria raised their four
children in South Londonderry and Peru, Vermont.
Finkbohners relocated to the Outer Banks and have lived in Manteo for
over 35 years. Alvin is survived by a brother, Allen, and daughters
Gail Reichert (Peter), Janice McHale (Timothy), and Linda Goslee
(Robert), son Guy Finkbohner (Dawn), five grandchildren and one great
grandson. A celebration of his life will be held in June.
Gallop Funeral Services
are entrusted with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be
expressed at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.