Amos Finch, 85, dies

Walton, NY – Amos Finch, 85, of Walton NY, passed away at home on January 11.

Amos Finch, 85, died January 11. Photo courtesy of C.H. Landers Funeral Home.

In terms of membership with the U.S. Harness Writers Association, Finch belonged for 64 years, the second-longest amount of time among members at the start of 2022 behind Kaye Kessler, a retired newspaperman from Columbus, OH. Mr. Finch was a founding member of the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of USHWA in 1959, and had served as a national director of the Association.

Mr. Finch began work at radio station WDLA in 1953, as a junior in high school; 22 years later he and a partner would buy the station and operate it and two sister stations until his retirement in 2000. He frequented Monticello Raceway and also announced the harness races at the nearby Afton County Fair. He was involved in civic and community activities, including serving on his local school board.

In 1957 he married the former Sandra Walker, with whom he celebrated his 64th anniversary this past August; she survives him, as do sons David and Donald and a rather large extended family.

A more-detailed obituary, with mention of his burial and how to donate and honor his memory, can be found at, the website of the C. H. Landers Funeral Chapel in Sidney NY.

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