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John K. "Ken" Finertie

March 21, 1936 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

John K. "Ken" Finertie Obituary

John Kenneth "Ken" Finertie, 87, of Youngsville, North Carolina, formerly of Delran, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday evening, December 14, 2023, at his home with his family present. Born in Burlington County, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Robert and Reba Broome Finertie.

A dedicated patriot, Ken served in the United States Marine Corps before embarking on a distinguished career with the United States Postal Service. After 39 years of selflessly serving various communities in New Jersey in different capacities, he retired as a Rural Letter Carrier. Ken's commitment to his country and community left an enduring impact on those he served.

Ken enjoyed many hobbies, one being handcrafting wooden keepsake boxes that he gifted to the boys and girls staying at the Duke Children’s Hospital at Christmas time. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, December 20, 2023 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 600 W. Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC. Burial followed at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Finertie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Claire Finertie; daughters, Julie Lashley & husband Nathan of Wake Forest and Kristi-Anna Sherer & husband Kristofer of Raleigh; grandson, Chase Lashley of Wake Forest; twin granddaughters, Carly & Gianna Lashley both of Wake Forest; brother, Robert Wayne Finertie of Walnut Creek, California; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Duke Children's Hospital (

Arrangements by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-7400)


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Mass of Christian Burial
December 20, 2023

1:00 PM
Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (West Holding Avenue, NC)


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