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Ronald G. Finzel


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Ronald G. Finzel Obituary
Finzel, Ronald G.



Ronald G. Finzel, born Feb. 17, 1939 in Detroit, Mich., died in Alb. NM on Jan. 19, 2016 after failing to recover from lung cancer surgery.

He is survived by sons, Thomas Finzel of Clinton, Md., Daniel Allen Finzel, of Fort Worth TX., and Victoria of Warren, Michigan; his grandchildren, Daniel Jr., Corey, and Tyler of Fort Worth TX; Ronald's brother Roger Finzel of Alb., NM.

Ronald grew up in the sprit of James Dean, drag racing the streets of Detroit, forming a hot rod club and being 'cool'. He became a talented Escoffier trained Head Chef at several of Detroit and Lansing Michigan's finest restaurants. He instructed in Culinary Arts at Lansing Community College providing recipes still used. He received awards of merit from the American Culinary Institute for his creative culinary skills. Tiring of the competition he moved to New Mexico. The toil of long hours and heavy food trays disabled him to a quiet and simple life in rural New Mexico.

He has been cremated and rides on the well wishes of his friends into the light.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 31, 2016
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