Archive for Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Obituary: Harry Thomas Fincher


April 2, 2003

Private services were planned for Harry Thomas Fincher, 88, Vacaville, Calif., who died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in Visalia, Calif. Burial was in Vacaville, Calif.

Mr. Fincher was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Tonganoxie, the son of William Penn and Marie Maranville Fincher.

He spent more than 40 years as a radio/television engineer. He worked at WREN Radio before World War II, and he helped open KCMO television in Kansas City On Oct. 17, 1949. He had retired from the Voice of America in Dixon, Calif.

He was a World War II veteran who had served in the Signal Corp. He was an avid ham radio operator up to the time of his death.

He and his wife, Doris, spent their retirement years traveling the world. She died in December 1999.

Survivors include a son, John Fincher, Batavia, Ill.; a daughter, Barbara Maselli, Visalia, Calif.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 211 N. Encina St., Visalia, Calif., 93291.

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