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“Mr Finch: Thank you for being such a wonderful and caring friend and mentor to Ellen Lee. Bill ”
1 of 30 | Posted by: Bill Haertle - Sacramento, CA

“Sherman - I met you only a handful of times, but each time I did, I always took note of your easygoing smile and quickness to laugh. Your pride and...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Cammie - CA

“To my brother - you were loved as much as you did love and care for others - thank you for being a part of our lives. I only wish we could have...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Brad, Denise and Leigh - Mesa, AZ

“We know you are "in the best house with all of your best friends and family". Love and condolences to everyone that shared your wonderful life and...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Carol and Greg - Woodland, CA

“My deepest condolenses in the loss of Mr. Sherman Finch. I first met Sherman when I started with SCS in 1972. He was the Area II Forester. He was an...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Albert Cerna - Alexandria, VA

“My sincere sympathy to the Finch Family. I first met Sherm in the early 80's and respected his honesty and most of all enjoyed his humor and wit. A...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Dorothy Dowling - Pacific Grove, CA

“I worked with Sherm in the late 80s and will always remember him as a warm hearted,friendly, happy gentleman. Strangely he was in my thoughts a lot...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Dave Welsch - West Newfield, ME

“My heartfelt sympathy to Evelyn, family and friends of Sherm. As is echoed by all who were touched by his wisdom, knowledge, humor and selfless...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Mark Parson - Washington DC, DC

“Sherm was a friend of my family and me for nearly a half century. He and my father were coworkers and friends at the old Soil Conservation Service. ...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Allen Edwards - Colfax, CA

“As a member of Mr. Finch's extended family, my heart is with everyone today as they gather to honor him and share his love. I can't imagine this...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Ellen Haertle - Rocklin, CA

“Our sincere sympathy to Evelyn, Carol & Greg, Mike & Betsy and the grandchildren. We will always remember and appreciate Sherman's warm and...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Jerry & Kathy Behne - Fort Thomas, KY

“My condolences to Sherman's family. Sherm was my mentor – we worked together in the early eighties when we co-sponsored a windbreak workshop in...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Stephen Smith - Davis, CA

“I will always miss that fantastic smile of his and his supreme patience. ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Heather Morrison - Fort Bragg, CA

“My heartfelt condolences to Sherm Finch's family at your time of loss. Sherm was a great mentor and coach to me in the field of forestry. But it was...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Tom Schott - Willits, CA

“It saddens me to hear of Sherm's passing. He infected us with his frindly smile. He was a great mentor and friend. We had a great time together...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Danny Marquis - Placerville, CA

“Sherm was such a wonderful man. He excelled in bringing people together to solve problems. He accomplished a lot with his quiet ability. We are...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Rick Standiford - Davis, CA

“I learned all about windbreaks from Sherm, when he was State Forester in California. Sherm was always positive and cheerful, and so generous in...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Shanks - Petaluma, CA

“Great guy, and he will be missed by all of us. ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Jim Geiger - CA

“I was privledged to meet and work with Sherm at the California Forest Center at Cal Expo. He was a bright soul and was able to share that light with...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Joanne Drummond - Grass Valley, CA

“Sherm was a great colleague (NRCS foresters) and friend. He had so many ideas, stories and good jokes (that I still use today)! Loved him! -Lyn...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Lyn - CA

“Sherm was a great friend and I am so sad that he has passed. We worked together while I was with CDF and he with SCS. After retirement we...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: BRIAN BARRETTE - SACRAMENTO, CA

“We were forester friends for 63 years -U. if Idaho, Army, working in Montana - he with State, me with the Forest Service in the Swan Valley and...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Fred & Marilyn Matzner - Paradise, CA

“My condolences to the family of Sherm Finch. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, memorable pictures of Sherm and family. Sherm knew me when I...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Donald A. Carr - Gresham, OR

“... a great man. Sherm pulled me into doing someting I now recieve tremendous joy from. I continue to think of him often in this role. ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: Pete Johnson - Hat Creek, CA

“My condolences to Evelyn and the rest of the family. My memories of Sherm could fill a book. The most vivid is his infectious grin. ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Jack Bramhall - Red Bluff, CA

“Sherm, You were always a great mentor and provided such sage advice. "Dr. Finch" you were greatly loved and will truly be missed. D & D ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Duane & Darlene Hardenburger - OR

“Best wishes to Evelyn, Betsey and Carol with condolances to all family members in the unexpected passing of Sherman. - I have so many wonderful...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Earl McKee - Three Rivers, CA

“Love and hope to you all...the blessing of having spent your whole lives with such a wonderful man has to help you work through the sadness of the...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Dianne Bomar - Loveland, OH

“It is with such heavy heart that I send my sympathy and love to all of you. The memory photo's were just perfect. Sherman was a wonderful person and...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Debra Pevey - Sacramento, CA

“Sherman was always so upbeat, friendly, and had the best smile I have ever seen. I have wonderful memories of family gatherings where he would tell...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Lavon Rich - Tulare, CA


Sherman J. of West Chester. Beloved husband of Evelyn (nee Cowley) Finch. Loving father of Carol (Greg) Mathisen, Betsy (Michael) Behne . Proud grandfather of Forrest, Kaity, Hunter and Kristen. Dear brother of Brad (Denise) Richards. Died February 24 at age 82. Services will be held Saturday March 3, 2 PM at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Ave. Loveland, Ohio 45140 where family and friends will be received from 1 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to Muscular Dystrophy Assoication, 1080 Nimitzview Dr. Suite 208, Cincinnati OH US 45230

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