Edith M. Finkbeiner

  • Born: February 18, 1922
  • Died: July 13, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Edith "Edie" Finkbeiner

93, of Indianapolis and formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away on July 13, 2015. She was born February 18, 1922 in North Bessemer (Pittsburgh area), Pennsylvania, to Rose (Dedda) and Michael Mastropier, both immigrants from Italy. Edie was the last surviving sibling of 9 sisters and brothers.
She graduated from Penn Township High School in 1939.
She married James A. Finkbeiner, a decorated (Purple Heart and Bronze Star) army veteran of WWII, who preceded Edie in death.
Edie worked 50 years as a clerical worker for Union Switch & Signal in Pittsburgh. She retired to Indianapolis in 2001 to be near her sister Evron Mae Smetak, Evron Mae's daughter Sandy Tipton (Edie's niece), son-in-law Dave Tipton and granddaughter Maddy Tipton. Edie was Maddy's "second maternal grandmother."
Edie loved taking care of and spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and traveling. She was a hard worker, fun-loving, caring, independent, giving and conscientious.
Edie is survived by several nieces and nephews scattered across the country, including Sandy Tipton, Jayne Cecere-Peng, Jennifer Cecere, Joelyn Cecere and Rose Jeans, all formerly of Richmond, Indiana.


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It's been two years since we moved from Collingwood but we fondly remember chance visits with Edie as she walked her little dog. I will remember her as always gracious. Wishing peace to her and her family.

Posted by Jean Galanti    July 24, 2015

I loved seeing Edie out walking her dog. She always stopped and we would visit. She was a good neighbor. Condolences to her family. Susan

Posted by A friend   July 24, 2015

We will remember Edith as a kind neighbor who would see us walking in the morning, come out and greet us with a kiss and tomatoes. We would laugh and talk about the beauty of the day. I told her Scruffy was the best behaved dog in the neighborhood. She smiled. We will miss her. Ethel and Harold Thompson

Posted by Ethel and Harold Thompson - Indianapolis, IN   July 23, 2015

I did not know her personally, but am a neighbor. My mom made it to 93 so I know Edie has many people who loved her and are missing her now. My condolences to all. God bless you.

Posted by Judi Klug - Indianapolis, IN   July 23, 2015

Hi Sandy,Dave and Maddy,
So sorry for your loss. Aunt Eddie was a rare bird!
Hope to see you guys in the near future.
xoxoxo
Jen

Posted by jennifer cecere - cousin/niece   July 20, 2015

She was an amazingly strong lady and I cared greatly for her. I will miss seeing her and that silly dog ! I am so glad we got a chance to visit before she travelled on. We will miss our Edie.
With sincere condolences ,
Kim and Ket Holden

Posted by kim holden - Indianapolis, IN   July 20, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. I know Edie through my daughter Kim, Edie's next door neighbor. I would chat and wave to her as she walked Scruffy. Loved her gardens.
Kim her kids and I visited Edie last Sunday, so glad we did.

Posted by Michele Childs - Indianapolis, IN   July 19, 2015


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