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David George Finley
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1950
La Jolla
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 2005
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

FINLEY, DAVID GEORGE: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - February 25, 2005


June 23, 1950 to Feb. 21, 2005 and raised in Ocean Beach, CA. was the oldest of four children, son of Noel and Rose Finley. He graduated from University of San Diego High School. His love of the ocean led to many hours of surfing, scuba diving and fishing and he eventually made a livelihood aboard the local boats at Fisherman's Landing, the Polaris Supreme, the Polaris Deluxe and the Pez Espada. The long weeks away from home eventually brought him to the decision to find work on land, and he began his twenty five years of beautiful craftsmanship in the hardwood floor business. After many years of working with Miller Floors of San Diego his decision to start his own business, Finley's Hardwood Floors, brought him to Grand Junction, Colorado where he spent the next fourteen years, and he met and married his wife, Colleen Nielson. David has just returned to San Diego in December to reunite with his family and to start a new life. He spent his last day golfing and spending time with his family. He will be truly missed by all of his many friends and loved ones. His kind and gentle soul touched many hearts and he was deeply loved. He is survived by his three sisters, Janet Oppeltz (Dennis) of Point Loma, Claudia Mahleres (Harry) of Denver, Colorado, Marilyn Hakes (Bob) of Coronado, CA.; half brother, John Jacoby of San Diego, CA., step-brother Joe Jacoby of Carlsbad, CA.; four nephews, Bryan Oppeltz, Nick Mahleres, Taylor and Dillon Hakes; three nieces, Stephanie Brandyburg, Eleni and Noelle Mahleres and great nephew Ashton Finley. A Memorial service will be held Friday February 25 at 7:00 P.M. at Beardsley-Mitchell Mortuary, on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and his ashes will be scattered on Saturday February 26, at 11 a.m. Please sign the guest book at
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  Noel Marshall Finley (1916 - 1960)
  Rose Marie Vadjun Finley Jacoby (1921 - 1969)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at Sunset Cliffs & Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA
Created by: Jerry Huffman
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40825221
David George Finley
Added by: Jerry Huffman
David George Finley
Added by: Jerry Huffman
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Rest In Peace
- Jerry Huffman
 Added: Aug. 18, 2009

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