Brian Leonard Finster, 36, of Cherry Lane, Jane Lew, passed away peacefully at his home, in the arms of his loving wife, at 12:45 p.m. Saturday (June 11, 2016), following a fierce year-long battle with cancer.
He blessed this Earth and the lives of his parents when he was born in Clarksburg on Sept. 27, 1979, a son of Leonard Garrett Finster and Paula Jean Heater Finster of Good Hope community.
On Sept. 21, 2002, he married Julie Harman, who has loved him since the day they met, stood by his side to support him through his illness, and will miss him beyond measure, as he was her one and only true love ... her "simple man."
Memories of his unconditional love and support as an active, fun father will be treasured by his two sons, Tanner Garrett Finster and Ty Jacob Finster, who live at home. His witty, charismatic charm will be remembered by his four aunts, Lou Ann Donaldson and husband Edward of Pastakala, Ohio, Judy Browning and husband Bert of Reynoldsville, Ohio, Darlene Ables and husband Jack of Pine Grove, Kentucky, and Jennifer Posey of Gassaway; one uncle, Paul Joe "PJ" Heater and wife Betty of Freemansburg; mother- and father-in-law, Margaret and Roger Harman of Clarksburg; brothers-in-law, Chris Harman and wife Anita of Clarksburg, Scott Harman and wife Marla of Salem, and Bryan Harman and wife Stacey of Clarksburg; grandfather-in-law, Reverend O.D. Harman of Clarksburg; grandmother-in-law, Mary Louise Aiello of Clarksburg; several cousins; and several nieces and nephews.
He will be reunited in heaven with his grandparents, Leonard and Audrey Finster and Paul and Pauline Heater.
Brian worked at the Pepsi Bottling Co. in Fairmont, then Dyno Noble in Clarksburg, which later became Wampum Hardware Co. He was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching football and baseball and loved coaching his son's baseball team. He was an adventurer at heart who loved the fresh air of outdoor activities: camping, riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers, deer hunting and rabbit hunting with his beagles, Ozzy, Smokey, Gonzo and Roxy.
He was a member of Lost Creek United Methodist Church and attended Oak Mound Evangelical Church in Clarksburg.
Friends and family will gather from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Dave Baker and Reverend O.D. Harman officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brian Finster Education Fund c/o Huntington National Bank, 58 Middletown Road, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Brian Finster. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
Published on June 14, 2016