Lawrence R. Finn

April 18, 1925 - January 11, 2014 

Lawrence R. Finn

April 18, 1925 - January 11, 2014 

Obituary for Lawrence R. Finn

Lawrence R. Finn, 88, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014, at his home. He was born April 18, 1925, in Toledo and was the son of Edward and Stanislawa (Lesicka) Finn. Larry served honorably in the Navy during WW II. He was proud of his service on the USS Columbus and the ships activity in “Operation Deep Six”, off of Japan. He was a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Larry worked at Owens-Illinois and Owens Corning Fiberglass as a process engineer, retiring in 1989, after 39 years. He has 5 U.S. Patents, while employed at Owens Corning Fiberglass. Larry also received the National Inventors Award during National Inventors Day, February 11, 1976, Hall of Fame. Larry was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church and American Legion Walter Weller Post #135. He also enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his children, Cheryl (Tim) Failor, Laura Crumley and Richard Finn; grandchildren, Patrick (Michelle) Failor, Katherine Failor, Jonathan (Danielle) Failor, Matthew Failor, Ryan Failor, Justin Crumley and Alanna Crumley and great-grandchildren, Jacob Failor and Anthony Failor. Larry is also survived by his brother, Thomas (Eleanor) Finn and brother-in-law, Oscar Miehls. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Finn, in 1994, brother, Robert Finn and sister, Stella Miehls. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Secor and Douglas Roads), where the rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. Friday until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Catherine of Siena Church. The Very Reverend Francis Speier will officiate. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Church or Honor Flight. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ansberg-west.com

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