Gordon W. Fingar

Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home

Gordon W. Fingar

Gordon W. Fingar, 88, a lifelong resident of the Bluff Point area passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 after a brief stay at Hospeace House in Naples, NY. Gordon was born November 11, 1932 in Penn Yan to Robert and Marie Scott Fingar. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who took pride in his family.

In his early adult years Gordon worked at various jobs; a union laborer, carpenter and mechanic among them. He also operated a gas station and garage before he and Shirley purchased a small grape farm and home on Bluff Point. Over time, additional land was added and the farm grew to over 100 acres of vineyards with a variety of grapes. One of the first to purchase and operate a mechanical harvester on the Bluff, he was a charter member of the New York State Wine Grape Growers Association.

A member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the National RIfle Association, Gordon was an avid hunter and gun collector, an interest he shared with family and many of his friends. He also loved anything with wheels, including auto racing and restoration and was a member of the Model "A" Restorers Club.

Gordon is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Shirley Nielsen Fingar, four children, Steve (Marlene) Fingar, Lisa (Al) Sabia, Rhonda (Steve) Sherwood and Robert (Dianne) Fingar; nine grandchildren, Brent (Nitosha) Fingar, Jillian (Drew) Spencer, Matthew Hey, Nicholas Sabia, Christopher (Freyja) Ledgerwood, Kara Ledgerwood and Austin, Conner and Braden Fingar; seven great grandchildren, Teagan, Kalliope, Jaxon, Mya, Avry, Brinley and Nilsa; his sister, Joyce Sedgwick of Lakeland, FL and brother, Dorwin (Blanche) Fingar of Penn Yan, along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Gordon was predeceased by his parents Robert and Marie Scott Fingar, brother and sister-in-law Norman and Rachel Fingar, twin brother and sister-in-law Gerald and Joan Fingar, and brother-in-law Charles Sedgwick.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 4-7 pm at the Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home, 201 E. Elm Street in Penn Yan, NY. A service will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11 am at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan.

The family wishes to express its appreciation for the comfort and care received during Gordon's brief stay at Hospeace House in Naples, and in lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to Hospeace House, 7824 West Hollow Rd., Naples, NY 14512. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.townsendwoodzinger.com

Posted online on June 18, 2021