Marion Fincher

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Marion David Fincher

Marion "David" Fincher, 74, passed away in the arms of his beloved wife,

Angie, Nov. 30, 2017, from Agent Orange. CMSgt retired from the USAF in 1990 after 30 yrs. service. His last nine yrs were at KAFB-AFOTEC. He worked on numerous unusual projects, including Air Force One, Hubble Space Telescope, and 50,000 lb. Russian magnet. He had been a loadmaster on the C5A's, largest cargo plane from 1970-1990. In Oct. 2015 he received the AF Airlift/Tanker Hall of Fame Award for his expertise contribution to the C-17A Pathfinder. The Professional Loadmasters Assoc. is installing a Memorial Brick which will be placed in the Memorial Grove at McChord AFB, WA. They are also honoring him by a future scholarship in his name. After his retirement he earned a master's degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. He worked for Airborne Express/DHL, he worked with his wife in her business Angie Fincher Wallpapering, and he ferried vehicles in NM and surrounding states. He had been a member of Toastmasters, Civitan, and Angel Flight, and donated his time and handyman talents in helping indigent seniors. He earned his captain's license in sailing. He enjoyed reading, skiing, sailing, and riding his Harley. This world has lost a righteous man and that is no small thing.

He is survived by his lifelong wife, Angie; son, Dave (Somchine) and daughter, Anita (Wes) Ahrens, of ABQ; grandson, Adam McLin; granddaughter,

Lauren Lozano; great-granddaughters, Ellie and Lucy of Houston, TX; sister, Judy (David) Morgan; two nieces and two greatnieces of CA; and cousins.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bee Hive Memory Unit, Patricia J. and Brenda C.; the wonderful staff of Alliance Hospice; Robert Baca; and Chaplain Joan Bustos.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Jan. 27, 2018 at Canyon Country Club, 911 Four Hills Rd. at 10:30 a.m. He will be laid to rest at the Nat'l Cemetery in Santa Fe with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Parkinson's or You may visit

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2018
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