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James A. "Jim" FINN

FINN - James A. "Jim" Age 87, of West Salem, WI and formerly the D.C. area, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 8, 2016 in his home. He was born in Buffalo, NY on November 3, 1928 to Clarence and Mildred (Fath) Finn. Jim married Grace (Hortage) Finn on April 24, 1954 St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Buffalo. Jim enjoyed building model trains as well as playing and writing music, including playing in various community bands, most recently with the Grumpy Old Men and the Da Capo Band. Jim served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1953. He retired from The Voice of America, as a Broadcast Engineer, after more than 20 years. Jim is survived by his wife, Grace Finn; children, Donna Rutkowski, Patricia (Tom) Wilson, Marie (Harry Cepura) Finn and Kevin (Karen) Finn; grandchildren, Michael Rutkowski, Kati (Max Feldman) Rutkowski, Grace Rutkowski, Jacob Wilson, Raena (Nils) Housker and Gina Wilson; great-granddaughter, Allie Stahl; and many dear relatives and friends. A funeral mass was held on Wednesday in West Salem, WI. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with Military Honors.

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