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Walter Arnold Finck, 95, Palisades Resident

PALISADES, N.Y. – Walter Arnold Finck, of Palisades, died Monday, March 14. He was 95.

He was born in Jersey City, N.J., and spent most of his life in Grand View and Palisades.

He attended Tappan Zee High School and Walter Harvey College.

He worked for New York Life insurance Company before enlisting in the Army during World War II. Most of his career was spent as administrator of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, in Palisades. He was an active member in the Palisades Presbyterian Church, serving many years as treasurer.

He married Elizabeth Ann Fox in 1944.

He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn; two sons, Donald and Robert; and daughters-in-law Carol, Kay and Ann; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife; his brother, Howard, and his wife, Virginia; and his son-in-law, Peter.

The family will hold a private burial service. A memorial service will take place Saturday,March 19, at 11 a.m. at the Palisades Presbyterian Church, 117 Washington Spring Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Palisades Presbyterian Church.

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