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Dr. John E. Finke, Sr.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
    476 Riddle Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45220

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“Just heard about Dr. Finke's passing. He was the best doctor I ever had growing up. He always made time for you no matter what time of day and how...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Ash-DiBella - Milwaukee, WI

“Dr. John E. Fink, M.D. was the best doctor and most spiritual man in the world when he took care of me husband, our four children. He was even the...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Monna Younger - Cincinnati, OH

“Kathy and I are sorry to hear of the passing of your father.If there is anything we can do at this time, please let us know. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: George and Kathy Nickles - OH

“Sue, sorry to hear about Doc. He was a kind man who always helped out everyone he knew and it was a pleasure to work with him. May he rest in peace...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Rae Rettig - Hamilton, OH

“Dr. Finke will always be remembered for the extraordinary care he provided to his patients. In particular my sister, who had Down Syndrome, was...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Pat Burke - Cincinnati, OH

“I was lucky to know him and follow in his footsteps as a physician that took on his patients after his retirement. They only had great things to say...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Heile - Cincinnati, OH

“Sue, Prayers for your loss. I know you had a lot of joy in your time with him.Robin Hines ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe and Jack,Sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Fr. Drew and I were also acquainted as he was pastor of my home Parrish, St. Rita. Best...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Nolan - Centerville, OH

“Dear Tina and Joseph,I am so sorry to learn of your father's passing, Joseph. For my part, his greatest legacy is you, Joe. You have emulated his...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Amend - Cincinnati, OH

“He was a kind man and a wonderful doctor. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Gail Madden - Cincinnati, OH

“Dr. Finke was my doctor until he retired. He was a great doctor to me and my entire family. Even after retirement he would still make his rounds...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Margie Young - Harrison, OH

“The Lack family would like to send their condolences to all the family members. Dr. Finke was our family doctor for many years and he deeply cared...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: CELIA LACK - CINCINNTI, OH

“I remember Dr. Finke occasionally sleeping on our couch after a long night at St. Mary's, before working for Dr. James Cleary in Sayler Park. My...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: shelby louden - cincinnati, OH

“Dr. Finke was my doctor in the first half of my life. He showed real and genuine compassion and concern for the whole person not just the physical...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: William Freudigerr - Cincinnati, OH

“Sending prayers to the family. Always enjoyed seeing Dr Finke at brunch with Mary Jane and family. May he Rest In Peace and your family hold dear...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Vernice Fessel - Cincinnati SRLmQ, OH

“Dr Finke was a part of my life from Lucenna Dr to St Francis/ St George to the Mercy Hospital. He never failed to tell us jokes everyday. My deepest...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Regina Scheid Conley - Cincinnati, OH

“Dear Mary Jane, Jack, Joe and Chris,Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. I have fond memories of the many parties at your...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Stephanie Thomson - Cincinnati, OH


FINKE, John E., MD, beloved husband of Suzanne Finke (nee Altenbach) and the late Mary Catherine Finke (nee Schrimpf). Loving father of Mary Jane (Thomas) Schroer, John E. Jr., Joseph C. (Christina) and Christopher C. (Amy) Finke. Stepfather of Rev. Geoffrey D. Drew. Dear grandfather of Jonathan, Jeffrey and Colleen Schroer, Luis and Catherine Finke and Owen Finke. Dear brother of Mary Ann Henz, Martha Faulhaber, Suzanne Schiller and the late Dorothy Westbrock, Ruth King, Harry F. Finke Jr., Janet Russell, Robert Finke, R. Peter Finke. Also survived by brothers-in law Robert Schiller, Cyril, James and John Schrimpf, sisters-in-law Carol Finke, Judy Finke and Muriel Schrimpf. Also numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 89 years of age. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at St. Antoninus Church, 1500 Linneman Rd. at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may made be made to the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary, 6616 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230, the Harry F. and Hildegarde Finke Scholarship at the University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-0315, or the Little Sisters of the Poor ,476 Riddle Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45220. B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home serving the family.