Frances M. (Gerstner) Finkbeiner, 81, of Schenectady, N.Y., died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Kingsway Nursing Home in Schenectady.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Glenville Funeral Home in Glenville, N.Y. Contributions in her name can be made to Nature Conservancy at the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 65, Keene Valley, N.Y. 12493.
Born July 3, 1930, in Grand Pass, she was the daughter of Frank and Lena Gerstner. She was married to Herman Finkbeiner, who survives of the home, for 57 years. She was a secretary in a law firm for several years before becoming a staff member at the Institute of Public Administration of the University of Michigan. After moving to Schenectady she participated in many organizations.
In addition to her husband, she was survived by many cousins.