Harry Christian Finch

  • Birth 15 Jan 1917 Graettinger, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
  • Death Apr 2003 Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered in Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, Los Osos, California
  • Memorial ID 51672227

Born to a poor family in northern Iowa who ran a small telephone company. First family member to go to college. BS, MS, PhD from University of Iowa, Ames, Iowa. Enlisted in US Army Airforce and served in World War II in northern Africa, Sicily and Italy fighting Nazis and Fascists. Married Audrey Norma Pardoe after returning from war; completed PhD in Plant Pathology and Mycology. Worked in Hendersonville, North Carolina at an ag. experiment station, then at Penn State University 1954-1959; Monsanto Chemical Corp. 1959-1962. He quit that position when informed that the complany was to come first in his life, even ahead of his family; taking a paycut to 1/3 to return to teaching at California Polytechnic College [later University] in San Luis Obispo, California. Retired, traveled, enjoyed life; raised two children; rescued retired parents from poverty.


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  • Created by: Chris Finch
  • Added: 26 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51672227
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Christian Finch (15 Jan 1917–Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51672227, ; Maintained by Chris Finch (contributor 47207221) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered in Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, Los Osos, California.