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James Joseph Finlay

AGE: 70 • Hazlet

James Joseph Finlay, 70, of Hazlet, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown. James was born on Aug. 16, 1942 in West NY, NJ, where he grew up. In 1968, he and his wife, Susan, settled in Hazlet to raise their family. James worked as a public adjuster for Sarasohn & Co. LLC. He was an avid NJ Devils and San Francisco Giants Fan. He and Susan enjoyed occasional trips to Atlantic City, along with traveling to Hawaii and the Caribbean. He was an active member of the HYAL, where he was a member of the executive board, coached baseball and ran tournaments. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Helen (Salayi) Finlay. James is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Susan (Hess) Finlay; his loving children, Michael K. Finlay of Hazlet, Cheryl Green and her husband Sam of Highlands, Jeffrey Finlay and his wife Holly of Brick, and Jason Finlay of Brooklyn, NY; his dear sisters, Helen Rusch of Barnegat, and Margaret Finlay of Barnegat; his cherished grandchildren, Sammy and Stephen Green, Jimmy and Chrissy Finlay, Crystal Green, Nicholas and Suzy Finlay; and his adored great-grandson, Sebastian Green. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. Family and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, with a prayer service being offered at 7 p.m. at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3269 State Rt. 35 N, Hazlet. In respect of James' wishes, he will be privately cremated. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, visit


Published in Asbury Park Press on July 11, 2013
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