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Thomas John Fini


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Thomas John Fini Obituary
THOMAS JOHN FINI Thomas John Fini, 88 years old, passed away after a lengthy illness on April 11, 2018 at home surrounded by loving family. Tom was born November 3, 1929, in Eureka, California to Pietro and Mary Fini. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, George. Tom is survived by his wife, Patricia, and sons Douglas (Cate) and Daniel (Mary Sue), grandchildren Jon (Judy), Brian, Kara (Heath), Nathan, Erin, and Cloe'. Great grandchildren Victoria (Manuel), Rachel (Jose'), Murphy, Michael (Tessa), Shaylee, Wyatt, Kaylee, Henry and Helen, as well as several great-great grandchildren. Tom graduated Eureka High School, Class of 1948. He then began working as the ace mechanic God blessed him to be. Tom actually began working at age 12 at the service station at the corner of Harris and I Streets in Eureka! Tom took great pride in fixing rather than replacing, saving many Eurekans higher repair expenses while working for the car dealerships of Kausen Motors, Paoli Bros., and retiring from Sierra Motors in 1985. Tom married Patricia Darby on August 13, 1950. They were married 67 years and 8 months. They raised two sons together, Douglas Jon and Daniel Thomas. Tom was an avid outdoorsman, loved skin diving for abalone and fishing, crabbing and hunting wild game. Tom also enjoyed cooking, canning and preserving and curing olives. The family would also like to extend their grateful appreciation to Hospice of Humboldt, St. Joseph Oncology, and Dr. Beth Ables. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from May 13 to May 15, 2018
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