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James Philo "Donald" Finlayson
Birth: Sep. 3, 1929
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1980
Elmhurst
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Treasured youngest son of Melville and Marion Finlayson of Elmhurst, Illinois. Beloved brother of Marnie, Duncan, Connie, Douglas, Helen Estelle, Nancy, Dorothy, Margaret and Patricia (Patsy) Finlayson. Loving husband of Rose Rita (Fitzgerald) Finlayson of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Cherished father of five daughters: Colleen, Barbara, Rochelle, Mary and Theresa Finlayson. He also has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. James acquired the nickname "Donald" as a young child and, despite his protests, it stuck so well that virtually no one outside the family knew that his real name was James. But, "Don" did fit him especially well.
And, I think Don would like it noted here that he was a lifelong Chicago White Sox Fan! 
 
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 Parents:
  Melville Wilcox Finlayson (1897 - 1970)
  Marion Snow Cornelius Finlayson (1896 - 1991)
 
 Spouse:
  Rose Rita Fitzgerald Finlayson (1927 - 2011)
 
 Siblings:
  Marion Marcella Finlayson McKee (1922 - 1942)*
  John Douglas Finlayson (1926 - 2006)*
  Helen Estelle Finlayson (1927 - 1927)*
  James Philo Finlayson (1929 - 1980)
  Charlotte Patricia Finlayson Schmidt (1938 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elm Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum and Crematorium
Elmhurst
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 19; Row 3; Plot 12
 
Created by: Colleen Kelly
Record added: Jun 26, 2012
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James Philo Donald Finlayson
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James Philo Donald Finlayson
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James Philo Donald Finlayson
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Happy Birthday Uncle Donald. Love your sneaky, great-niece, Nan ♡
- Nancy Molina
 Added: Sep. 3, 2014
Happy Birthday, Dad! Today is also Grandma Fitz's birthday and Uncle Henry's! We love and miss you so much! You have been gone way too long! God Bless you! Pray for you and Mom everyday. Love from Colleen, Barb, Rochelle, Mary and Teri!
- Colleen Kelly
 Added: Sep. 3, 2014
Happy Birthday, Dad! We all love and miss you so much! Your daughters, Colleen, Barb, Rochelle, Mary and Teri
- Colleen Kelly
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013
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