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Lee W. L. Finster

October 15, 1943 — January 20, 2023

Coudersport, Pa.

Lee W. L. Finster

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Lee W. L. Finster, 79, of Coudersport, formerly of Roulette, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on Friday, October 15, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of Joseph G. and Ernestine V. Hyde Finster. On October 12, 2002 in Shinglehouse, he married Georgia Ellen Shenberger, who passed away on July 5, 2020.

Lee graduated from Warren High School in Warren and had attended Erie Business School in Erie. He had been employed by the former Damascus Tannery in Coudersport and by the former Pittsburgh Corning Glass Plant in Port Allegany.

Lee was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed writing. He loved animals, traveling, and staying home to watch TV.

Surviving are two brothers, George A. (Tonya) Finster of Roulette and David M. Finster of Auburn, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Lee was predeceased by a brother, James Alan Finster; and a sister, Marie M. Russell.

In keeping with Lee’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Lee entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Lee, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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