YOUNGSTOWN- Graveside service will be held today, Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in Children of Israel Cemetery for Martin M. Finegold, age 94, who passed away peacefully with his daughter and daughter-in-law by his side on Oct. 7, 2020, at Heritage Manor in Youngstown, after a long period of declining health.
Marty was born in Warren, Ohio, Oct. 16, 1925. He was a 1944 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and Youngstown College. Marty served as a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps from Feb. 1944 to May 1946 as a nose gunner, radar mechanic and instructor. Marty was best remembered as a local businessman and developer of various plazas, doctors' offices, homes, Walmart Elm Road, Trumbull Mahoning Medical Group Elm Road and Woodland Trails, Cortland. Marty was chosen 2003 Conservation Developer of the Year; he was a 50-year member of Carroll F. Clapp Masonic Lodge and a former member of Rodef Sholom Congregation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Fanny (Solomon) Finegold; his brother, Meyer Finegold; his sister, Lillian Beck; and his first-born son, Steven Temple Finegold.
Survivors include his daughter, Sally Ruth Finegold; his daughter-in-law, Susan (Hrop) Finegold; his sons, Jeffrey Neil Finegold (Jill) and Jack William Finegold (Tami); his grandchildren, Loren Nathan Finegold, Erica Fanny Finegold Perna, Michael Robert Finegold, Matthew Alexander Finegold and Ashton Cullen Finegold. Marty's great-grandchildren include Matthew Steven Finegold, Nathan Samuel Finegold, Emma Katherine Finegold and Elijah Finegold Perna
Martin's son, Steven, passed away peacefully earlier this year on April 13, 2020, in the comfort of his own home with his wife, Susan, at his side, following a brief battle with cancer. Steve lived 70 fulfilled years as a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, father-in-law, cousin, and friend. Born on Jan. 1, 1950, Steve and his sister, Sally, were raised by their dad and paternal grandparents. Steve was a 1968 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, where he met Susan. They married in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Dec. 29, 1970. Together they raised two children, Loren Finegold and Erica Finegold Perna. Steve and Susan were blessed with four wonderful grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Emma and Elijah. Steve was creative and talented. He used his best gift when behind the microphone. Steve's 40-year career as a radio broadcaster in the Mahoning Valley and Western Pa. was his passion, but his greatest joy was his family. His favorite people called him “Pappy.”
In life and now in death, Pappy wouldn't want us to focus on the sadness and sorrow. Pappy wanted to be remembered for how much he loved us and for his strong faith that he would see us all again.
Like branches on a tree we all grow in different directions, but our roots keep us together as one. Honor the beautiful branches of your family tree, and celebrate the infinite bond that keeps you all together. No matter what life brings.
Contributions may be made, in Marty's memory, to Levy Gardens or Heritage Manor.