Robert E. Finch, age 44, died at his home in Venango, PA on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Born in Du Bois, PA on July 15, 1970, Robert was a son of Alan Finch and the former Cindy Ferrier. He was married to the former Heather Denise Smith on December 12, 2012 and she survives.

Finch, Robert E.Following his graduation from Northwestern High School in Albion, in 1987, Robert enlisted with the US Air Force serving in the military for two years. Following the service, he was employed as a roofer in the building trade and belonged to Roofer Union #210 of Erie. Robert was a member of the Saegertown American Legion, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins fan, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a good and caring father and made friends easily.

In addition to his wife, Heather, Robert is survived by five children – James Douglas of Millcreek, Jason Finch of Oklahoma, Danielle Finch of Lake City, Randi Finch of Missouri, and Lynzi Finch of Missouri; three step children – Meagan Moyer of Cranesville, Chaes Cordsmeyer of Missouri, and Isaac Johnson of Venango; his father – Alan Finch and his wife, Noleen of Cambridge Springs and his mother – Cindy Derr and her husband, Gary of Boise, ID; his grandfather – James Ferrier of Colorado Springs, CO; two grandchildren – Blake Joslyn of Cranesville and Jacob Anderson of Lake City. In addition, two sisters survive – Dianna Rix and her husband, Steve, and Kathy Derr; and several step siblings and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to the family through the Funeral Home.