Howard Finkelstein, 77, a former Rockaway resident, died September 24.
Finkelstein was born in Bronx, New York on January 3, 1934. He moved to far Rockaway in 1960 and left in 2003 when he moved to New Rochelle, New York. He worked as an attorney and served in the U.S. Army. Finkelstein was a leader in Cub Scout Pack 100 and Boy Scout Troop 100 in Far Rockaway. He was president of the Regular Democratic Club of the Rockaways and chairman of the board of Congregation Derech Emunoh in Arverne.
Finkelstein was preceded in death by his wife, Rhea.
He is survived by his son, Bradley; daughter-in-law, Sandra; grandsons, Jeremy and Zachary; son, Eric; daughter in-law, Paige; grandsons Richard and Logan.
A graveside service and interment took place at Montefiore Cemetery, Springfield Gardens, New York.