Harold Mearl Fink, passed away Oct. 13, 2016 at home in Lake Wylie. SC. He was born in York, PA to Mearl and Grace Kline Fink. Two days after graduating high school in York, he and some of his friends joined the merchant marines. His ship was off the coast of Japan when the atomic bomb was deployed. Upon returning home he enlisted in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers, receiving his 2nd Lieutenant commission. He served for eighteen years in the Army Reserves and retired as a Major. Harold earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Toledo, specializing in prestressed concrete, a new system of which changed building construction. He joined Columbia Concrete Products and became president of the company. In 1957, he attended the First World Conference on prestressed concrete. He later joined the international construction division of Owens Corning Fiberglas in Philadelphia. The senior members purchased the division and relocated to Charlotte, NC. He named the company Performance Contracts, Inc. He was head of corporate planning. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joyce Zeigler Fink; sister Norma Brown of Inman, SC; a nephew, Dr. Kenneth Brown and wife Jackie of Beaufort, SC; a niece, Lynn Wythe and husband David of Chapin, SC; a niece, Mary Geesy and husband Steve of Dover, PA; 5 great nephews and one great niece. Memorial service will be held at the River Hills Community Church on Tuesday November 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Inurnment will be at Indiantown Gap Military Cemetery in PA. Memorials may be made to the Lake Wylie/River Hills EMS,4 Heritage Drive, Lake Wylie, SC 29710 or Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731. Online condolences may be made at www.mlfordsons.com M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, SC is serving the family of Mr. Fink.
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