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Finley A. Bobbette


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Finley A. Bobbette Obituary
FINLEY A. BOBBETTE June 26, 1926 - December 22, 2016 Born in Oglesby, Illinois. Preceded in death by the love of his life Bette Lou Bobbette. They were happily married for 44 years, also his eldest daughter Sherrie Newman. Survived by daughter Sandra Haniuk; son Curtis; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 6 half-brothers and sisters. Finley served on the USS Elkhart Navel Ship during WWII and received two Bronze Stars for combat. Finley moved to Riverside and worked at Hunter Engineering, Rohr Aircraft, and Toro. In 1969, he moved to San Diego working at Langley as a Contracts Administrator for the Space Shuttle Program. After retirement, Finley & Bette moved back to Riverside. He was very active with the American Legion post 289 and a member of 40-8 also a lifetime member of the VFW Post 9223. Finley will always be remembered for his kind heart, sense of humor, and quick wit. Services will be Thurs, 1/5/17 @ Acheson & Graham Mortuary Chapel 1:00pm. There will be an Honor Guard graveside service on Friday, 1/6/17 at Riverside National Cemetery @ 10:30 am.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 4, 2017
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