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Longtime Cayuga County Assemblyman Dies


Former Assemblyman Gary D. Finch who represented parts of Cayuga County and Central New York has died.

Finch, 79, died Friday, according to Sammuel Darling, director of Brew Funeral Home, a business Finch once owned.

Finch, who was born in Auburn, was first elected to public office as a village of Aurora trustee in 1979. He retired in 2020 from the N.Y.S. Assembly after 10 terms in office.

A funeral will be held Friday at Saint Mary’s Church in Auburn at 11:00a followed by a burial at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery. There will be no visitation hours. Brew Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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