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Janet M. Finke

KNOX- Janet Marie Finke passed away peacefully at her home on 1/31/21, after a long illness. Janet was born on June 24th 1958 in Bethpage, NY to Robert and Elizabeth Schneider. She graduated from Massapequa High School and SUNY Cobleskill College with a business degree. Janet served careers at General Electric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Factory Automation & Computer Technology, until devoting her life to caring for her family and raising her children. Janet was known and loved for her caring heart and always seeing something good in everything and everybody.

Janet is survived by her husband of 37 years, John Finke; their daughter Heather Gardner and her husband Eric and her cherished grandson Luke of Knox, NY. She is also survived by her son, Jared Finke and his wife Dana of Delmar, NY. As well as her mother Betty Schneider of New Port Richey, Fla. In addition, her niece Dominique Burdi and nephew Alex Burdi of Long Island, NY.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the many friends and caregivers who helped Janet and our family through all of her care needs the past five and a half years. A special thanks to Tina Passino who has been with us providing and coordinating home care as well as friendship since the beginning of this journey.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in Janet’s honor to The Community Hospice Administrative Offices, 445 New Karner Rd, Albany NY 12205, Attn: Kathy Lavine.


I enjoyed the visits my cousin Janet made to her Mom down here in Florida in recent years. I would go with them for a nice dinner out, and then we would go back to my aunts place for tea and dessert. It was always a pleasure to be in the company of Janet. I convey my best wishes in sympathy to her husband John, daughter Heather, son Jared, and mother Betty Schneider. Thomas VanAntwerp, Dade City, Florida

Thomas VanAntwerp Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

We have had many adventures during the last 5 1/2 years. Our most recent trip was to Florida driving down was an adventure I'll never forget. It was a pleasure to meet your mom. We sure did enjoy the sunset at the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.

Tina Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Finke

Tina Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

I only met Janet once and it was an evening I will always remember. My daughters roommate, Heather, invited us to join her family at the car races. It was a new and exciting experience. Janet and her husband were very hospitable. I am saddened that she left her family so soon .

Elizabeth Haupt Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

Friends and Family uploaded 1 to the gallery.

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