Lee Martin Finkelstein

July 15, 1953 ‒ May 22, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

Lee Martin Finkelstein, age 66, of Columbus, died peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Heartland of Dublin following an extended illness.  Retired Supervisor for Franklin County Children’s Services after 32 years of service.

Born July 15, 1953 in Danville, Pennsylvania to the late Herbert L. and Harriett S. (Romisher) Finkelstein.  Graduate of Penn State University Class of 1975.

Lee was the strong, silent type, and also was a loyal friend, generous and known for his quick wit and sarcasm.  He was an avid sports fan, especially his Nittany Lions and NY Yankees and fantasy football.  Lee was an avid reader, loved music, especially Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen and The Three Stooges.  He was most proud of his family, his daughters and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by brother, Neil Finkelstein.

Survived by devoted daughters, Sarah (Johnny) Kline of Huntingdon, PA; and Rachel Wilke of Sunbury; grandchildren, Hannah, Christopher, Jacob, Felix, Jenna and Eli; great-grandson, Erik; sister, Fern (Bob) Jones of Montoursville, PA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Finkelstein family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Lee. I had the pleasure of working with him at Franklin County Children Services for many years. He had that special ability to make you laugh, not a little chuckle but a big belly laugh. He will be greatly missed.

  • Sorry to hear about Lee’s passing. Lee and I both entered FCCS employment in 1986 and then left the same year in 2018 after several years of service.
    My prayers, condolences and thoughts are with his family during this period of mourning.

    Ignacio Delgado Jr.

  • Praying for peace and comfort at this great loss. I worked with Lee for many years. He was loved by many and so much fun to be around. He always told it like it was and always made me laugh. He has been missed and will forever be missed.

  • I worked with Lee for many years at FCCS. I am sorry to learn of his passing and wish to offer condolences. May your memories be a blessing & comfort.

  • I am sorry for your loss. We worked together at FCCS. He did have a way to make you laugh.