Janet Finke

Janet M. Finke

1958 - 2021

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KNOX- Janet Marie Finke passed away peacefully at her home on 1/31/21, after a long illness. Janet was born on June 24th 1958 in Bethpage, NY to Robert and Elizabeth Schneider. She graduated from Massapequa High School and SUNY Cobleskill College with a business degree. Janet served careers at General Electric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Factory Automation & Computer Technology, until devoting her life to caring for her family and raising her children. Janet was known and loved for her caring heart and always seeing something good in everything and everybody.


Janet is survived by her husband of 37 years, John Finke; their daughter Heather Gardner and her husband Eric and her cherished grandson Luke of Knox, NY. She is also survived by her son, Jared Finke and his wife Dana of Delmar, NY. As well as her mother Betty Schneider of New Port Richey, Fla. In addition, her niece Dominique Burdi and nephew Alex Burdi of Long Island, NY.


The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the many friends and caregivers who helped Janet and our family through all of her care needs the past five and a half years. A special thanks to Tina Passino who has been with us providing and coordinating home care as well as friendship since the beginning of this journey.


In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in Janet’s honor to The Community Hospice Administrative Offices, 445 New Karner Rd, Albany NY 12205, Attn: Kathy Lavine.

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