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Hilvan A. Finch Dies at 101

Hilvan A. Finch Hilvan A. Finch of Schenectady, N.Y., died in Lilburn, Ga., on Oct. 29 at the age of 101. He was born in Christiansted, St. Croix, on March 5, 1913, the first son of the late Alexander and Emmeline Irving-Finch.
He was preceded in death by his siblings: Rosalie, Gertalin, Elaine, Beryl, Ena, Ira, Wilfred and Earl Finch; and daughter, Dagmar Finch.
He is survived by his daughters: Rigmerle Finch and Marlene Finch; sons: Damian Finch and Hilvan Finch; grandchildren: Ronald Shanderson, Miriam Shanderson, Derek Shanderson, Dr. Laurie Shanderson, Shani Ponteen-Burd, Alexander Finch, Damian Smith, Jayson Smith, Gabriel Smith, Maria Walker and Adelbert Lee Finch; nieces and nephews: Yvonne Roebuck, Daryl Roebuck, the Honorable Raymond L. Finch (retired district court judge), Gordon Finch, J’Ada Finch-Sheen, Dorrette Finch-Carter, Earl “Larry” Finch, Vernon Finch, Lindsay Finch, Clifton Finch and Yvette Finch; cousins: Camille Lawson and Helen Joseph; and by other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday Nov. 14, at the James Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Christiansted Cemetery.
Attendees are requested to wear festive colors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the United Negro College Fund in his honor.
UNCF 1805 7th Street, Washington, D.C. 20001

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