Robert Finer

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Robert "Capt. Bob" Finer Naples, FL

Robert "Capt. Bob" Finer died early Tuesday morning, August 10, 2010 while surrounded by his immediate family. Bob had been battling, with exceptional courage, a variety of serious ailments including complications from severe rheumatoid arthritis and congestive heart failure.

Robert Dalton Finer Jr. was born June 19, 1960 in Yonkers, NY. He was married to Theresa Finer for 27 years and they had two children, Bob III and Christa. Bob was especially involved in coaching his children's sports teams, from football and baseball with his son to leading his daughter's basketball squads for several years. His passion for competition and unique style of instruction made him an unforgettable leader.

Later in life, Capt. Bob satisfied his admiration for nature and the sea by frequenting the green-blue Gulf of Mexico waters off the coast of Naples, FL in his boat. Those days, which sometimes stretched into the night, became some of the best memories in Bob's recent past.

Bob was notorious for his unwavering commitment to family, boisterous laugh, intellect, ever-present opinion and one-of-akind perspective on life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa; his son, Bob III; his daughter, Christa; his brothers, Scott and Greg; nieces, Rebecca, Melissa, Jessica, and Amy; nephews, Thomas, Joseph, Daniel, and Andrew; brother-in-law and best friend, Donny; brother-in-law, Kenny; sisters-in-law, Michelle and Sheri; motherin-law, Arlene; father-inlaw, Don; his dear friends, and all of those who were touched by his words and inspired by his thoughts.

A memorial service will be held honoring Bob's life on Friday, August 13th (TOMORROW) at 3:00 p.m. at Hodge's Funeral Home Chapel, 525 111th Avenue North, Naples, FL 34108, phone 239-597-3101.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 239-6492300.

Published in Naples Daily News on Aug. 12, 2010
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