Joshua B. Finke, 26

Joshua B. Finke, 26


October 11, 2021 ~ 5 Heshvan 5282


Joshua Bachrach Finke, 26, died unexpectedly on October 11, 2021. His death has left family and friends broken-hearted.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Carol Bachrach Finke and M. Carl Finke, Jr.

Born on May 16, 1995, in Lexington, Kentucky, Josh was raised in Louisville and attended Ballard High School. As a youngster his energetic presence lit the room, and Josh always drew people to him with a delightful sense of humor and a generous and open heart. He loved baseball and played in St. Matthews Little League and high school. Those close to him will remember his big blue eyes, his broad smile that he only shared in the most sincere moments, and the incredible level of love and pride that he held for the members of his family.

These last few years saw him seeking his place in the world, looking to be better and do better. Stuck at home during the pandemic, he found a love for superhero movies, and, having watched so many with his brother and mother, he found in them the inspiration to improve himself every day. And he was moving forward in his life.

Josh is survived by his mother, Marianne Finke; brother, Connor; girlfriend, Beth Moore; by his uncles Michael (Elizabeth Oyler), Bruce (Beth Coates), and David (Helene); by his cousins, Cole, Jacob, Max, Rachael, Emma (Gray), Danny (Aminah), Sam, and Rebecca; and his four-legged buddies Andy and Chopper.

Visitation and services will take place at The Temple, 5101 US-42, Louisville, KY 40241, on Thursday, October 14, 2021.  The funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m; respects may be paid, between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.  Masks are required.   The cemetery gathering and burial service will be private.

Minyan will be held at the home of Josh’s aunt and uncle, at 54 Eastover Court, at 7:30 pm. Masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, donations in “Memory of Josh” may be made to Second Chances Wildlife Center, 487 Gentry Ln, Mt Washington, Ky 40047. or Jewish Family & Career Services, P.O. Box 32578, Louisville, KY 40232.

In honor of Josh’s memory, please cheer on his now favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. He rarely missed a game.