Irene Besso Fink passed away peacefully at Bowers Hospice House on the evening of December 19, 2018, at the age of 94.
She grew up in New York enjoying the amenities of the city and summers at camp in the Catskills. She briefly attended the University of Wisconsin (Madison). She left college when she met the love of her life, Sidney Fink.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Mollie and Morris Besso, her stepmother, Lily Besso and her beloved husband, Sidney.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving sister, Rhoda Stein and brother, Michael Besso. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Kenneth (wife Connie) and Leonard (wife Marsha), and daughter Molly. She will be remembered lovingly by her grandchildren, Megan Brevard (husband , Dale), Rachel Fink, Addison Fink, Ariel Fink, and great-grandson Theodore Brevard, along with many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks are extended to Kenason Snyder, the staff of Bowers Hospice House, and Dr. Joe Golden for the exceptional care given to Irene.
Irene always said that she moved to Beckley for love. She and her husband Sidney were married over 59 years. They owned and operated the Hub & Vogue in downtown Beckley. Irene had a keen sense of style and fashion. She was also a wonderful hostess and conversationalist. Irene was a faithful member of Temple Beth-el and was active for many years in the Sisterhood of the Temple and Choir. She was a member of the Beckley Woman’s Club, Curtain Callers and Beckley Community Concert Association. Her favorite past times included traveling, exercising, dancing, music and spending time with family and friends. In their retirement, Sidney and Irene spent summers in Beckley and winters in Pompano Beach, Florida. Her wisdom and Candor will be greatly missed.
A service of remembrance will be held at Calfee Funeral Home on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Dr. Joe Golden officiating. The family will receive visitors from 12:00-2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Irene’s name to Temple Beth-el, P.O. Box 425, Beckley, WV 25802 or Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.