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Stephen E. Finestone

January 23, 1934 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Stephen Finestone Obituary

Stephen E. Finestone, 89, of Wellsboro, passed away at home surrounded by family. He was born January 23, 1923, in Ottawa Canada to Isaac and Ivy Elizabeth (Ashton) Finestone. Stephen served in the US Army, earned his Master of Divinity, and on February 4, 1957, married Celia Bruss with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. He worked as a pastor, insurance salesman, teacher and social worker. Stephen worshipped at local churches, and was an avid amateur astronomer and ham radio operator.
Stephen is survived by two sons: Daniel B. Finestone of Colorado and Paul S. Finestone of Philadelphia; three daughters: Judith C. Nelson (Earl) of Philadelphia, Deborah J. Roberts of Wellsboro, and Karen E. Kmetz (Edward) of Stroudsburg; and six grandchildren: Christopher, Benjamin, and Julia Finestone, Donna, Jay, and Kathryn Kmetz; and a brother Nathaniel Finestone of Mountainside, NJ.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Stephen's family has entrusted his arrangements to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA. Those wishing to make a donation can honor his memory by donating to the Celia Finestone Music Park c/o The Deane Center 104 Main Street Wellsboro, PA 16901. To share a memory or condolence with his family visit

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