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Dorwin L. Fingar

Dorwin L. Fingar, age 81, of Bluff Point, NY, passed away on June 27, 2024.

A Memorial Service celebrating and remembering his life will be held Thursday (July 11th) at 11:00 am at Bluff Point United Methodist Church, followed by military honors and a reception at the church.

Dorwin was born, raised and lived his entire life on Bluff Point, where he loved the outdoors and especially deer hunting. He met his beautiful wife Blanche in Florida in the winter of 1959, and they were married March 17th, 1962 in Lakeland, Florida. They then moved back to Bluff Point, New York where he owned and operated Fingar Farms on Bluff Point, growing and selling his own grapes. He also worked for the Town of Jerusalem Highway Department for 7 years prior to owning his own vineyards.

He was a member of the Bluff Point United Methodist Church, Penn Yan Moose, and Penn Yan American Legion. He served in the US Army from 1967-1972.

Dorwin is survived by his wife of 62 years, Blanche (Deas) Fingar; their daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Fuzzy (John) Andersen of Penn Yan; four grandchildren, Ruth Andersen (Nathanael Eck), Ryan Andersen, Hayley Andersen, and Miley Andersen; two great-grandchildren, Maddy and Nathanael Eck; and a large family of special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and too many of which he was a father figure, and role model. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Sedgwick of Florida.

He was predeceased by his father Robert W. Fingar, his mother Marie (Scott) Fingar and his three brothers, Norman, Gordon and Gerald Fingar.

In honoring Dorwin's memory, contributions can be made to the Bluff Point United Methodist Church at 3044 Kinneys Corners Rd, Bluff Point, NY 14478.


Bluff Point United Methodist Church
3044 Kinneys Corners Road
Bluff Point, NY 14478
(315) 536-0385

Funeral Home in Charge

Weldon Funeral Home
102 E Main St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-3355