Richard Alan Fink, 60, of Austintown, Ohio, passed away at home at 12:52 pm on February 13, 2020, surrounded by his wife, kids & grandkids, following a courageous battle with liver cancer.
Rich was born October 6, 1959, in Salem, Ohio, to the late Lester S. & Marcia L. (Handwork) Fink.
He was a 1978 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. He then met the love of his life Debby Crum, and they were married June 19, 1982.
Rich began his working career with the Calex Corporation in Campbell, Ohio. After surviving an industrial electrocution, he took his second chance at life as an opportunity, and became a self-taught offset printing press operator. He successfully established the Print Fast Printing Company in Boardman, Ohio, a thriving business he and his wife operated for 18 years.
Rich was ordained as a Deacon in the Southern Baptist Association on June 19, 2011. He was also a PADI - Open Water Diver with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team.
In his spare time, Rich enjoyed woodworking, fishing & camping with family. He was a self-proclaimed "BBQ Aficionado". When Rich was not doing any of those mentioned hobbies, he could be found browsing for bargains at his local Marc's, where he was considered family by the staff.
Every Labor Day weekend, Rich could not be found at home, but rather at the Canfield Fair with his family, looking for the perfect bench by the cow barns to enjoy a $1 corn dog covered in mustard. This tradition is guaranteed to be carried on by his family!
Nothing was more important to Rich than family, especially being a "PAPA" to his grandkids!
He leaves, his loving wife of 37 years, Debby; his kids, Charitee L. Fink, East Aurora, New York, Dan W. Fetherolf, Rootstown, Ohio, and Richard S. Fink & his wife Kimberly McGarvey, Greenville, Pennsylvania; his 5 amazing grandkids, Kylee, Makenna, Derick, Braydon, and Brady; his best buddy, his dog Prince; as well as his extensive extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; & brothers, Roger & Randy Fink.
Family & Friends may call on Monday, February 17, 2020, from 4-7 pm at Blackstone Funeral Home, 672 Churchill Rd. Girard, Ohio 44420. Funeral Services will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 11 am, where calling hours will begin 1 hour prior to the service at 10 am.
He will be laid for eternal rest at Brunstetter Cemetery, Austintown, Ohio. (BYOS)
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family in c/o Briceland Funeral Service, LLC.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
A special thank you from the Fink family is being extended to Dr. Richard Marina & his caring staff; the Fresenius Dialysis Center of Austintown; the Ohio Living Home Health "Rhonda"; and the staff of Mercy Health Youngstown & Dr. Dan Miller & his staff; for the love, support, & compassion shown to Rich and his family through his illness and at this difficult time.
Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Fink was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330) 509-3135