Michael Finlaw, Class of 1975

Posted Jan 24, 2023

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Michael Finlaw ’75 died November 17, 2022. He was born December 15, 1952, in Zanesville, OH to the late Donald Wilbur ’43 and Gloria June (McMillan) Finlaw.
Mike graduated as Valedictorian from Maysville High School in 1971. He then attended Otterbein College and received his bachelor’s in economics in 1975.
Throughout his studies, Mike worked at his family’s business, Finlaw Lumber in South Zanesville. He continued his career in the building supply business as Manager for Caradco Window & Door and F.A. Kohler Company.
For nearly 30 years, he and his wife, Rosann Franks, owned and operated Oak Creations. The furniture store first opened in Pickerington and later moved to Millersport where it is today.
Michael is survived by his wife, Rosann; children, Andrew George Franks, Bryan Charles Franks, Emily Anne-Franks ‘10; grandchildren, Annie Marie Franks, Ellie Rose Franks, Leo Finlaw Bergstrand; siblings, James Mitchell Finlaw, Rebecca Lynn Paul, Deborah ’71 and Wayne ‘68 Wolfe.