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James D. Fink

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On December 22, 2017 @ 3:31 pm In Obituary | 26 Comments


GUILDERLAND – James Dean Fink, 59, of Guilderland, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  James was born in Albany on June 2, 1958, and he lived in Guilderland all his life.  He owned and operated Jim Fink General Construction, and also was an avid stock car racing fan.  He enjoyed riding his Harleys and his daily visits with the Stewart’s Coffee Club.

James was the devoted son of Nancy E. Hotaling Fink and the late Carl C. Fink.  He is survived by his brother Carl R. Fink (Patty); his brother in law Dwight Peterson; his nieces and nephews Jennifer, Michelle, Stephanie, Lisa, Allison, Jamie, Haley and Tyler; his Godchildren Jamie Tannatta and Lisa Fink; his precious dog Blue; and by several great nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and wonderful and supportive friends, especially Barbara, Denny and Georgine.  James was also predeceased by his sister Kathleen M. Peterson, and his brother Duane H. Fink.

The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Dennis J. Rassias, and Dr. John Morgan, as well as the dedicated nurses and staff at St. Peter’s Hospital, and the amazing supportive staff of Community Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to James.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Christ the King Church, Sumter Ave., Guilderland, on Wednesday, December 27th at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Knights Chapel in Christ the King Church prior to the mass Wednesday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Condolences for the family of “James D. Fink”

Condolence from Rob (leroy) foertsch on December 23rd, 2017 6:28 am

You treated me like a son when I was growing up. Giving me the nick name of Leroy. You were always there for advice, helping me with fixing my cars, and having fun working at Delmar beverage center. The saying always goes the good ones die young and you are proof! R.I.P my friend!!!

Condolence from Truman and Mary onderdonk on December 23rd, 2017 7:18 am

So sorry for your loss Jimmy was a great guy

Condolence from Lisa Fink on December 23rd, 2017 7:30 am

This could not have been more perfectly written. I just wish it wasn’t true. You were an amazing man and I was so lucky to have you as my god father. I will never forget the good times your heart of gold your or your beautiful smile. I will never forget the special night I got to spend with you in the hospital and the nice conversation we shared. You fought a long and hard courageous battle and I give you all the credit in the world for being the strong man that you always were. You will always have a warm place in my heart that I will hold onto forever. I will see again soon but until then please watch over me my fiancé Steve and our family.
I love you my beautiful angel always and forever.
Lisa Fink

Condolence from Angie Belcher on December 23rd, 2017 8:17 am

He will be missed and always remembered. Rest In Peace dear Jimmy

Condolence from Shawn McClintock on December 23rd, 2017 8:40 am

So very sad to learn of the passing of Jimmy. Equally sad to witness the passing of yet another member of the Fink family. The friendship between the Finks and McClintocks go back as far as I can remember to very early in my childhood. Words can’t express the sadness I feel for the remaining family members as well as my father who is a long standing member of Jimmy’s beloved Stewarts Coffee Club as I know he will truly miss Jimmy, their conversations and the long standing friendship. Jimmy was a great man who did a lot for my family that went way beyond friendship and he will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to all who are affected by his loss.

Condolence from Alicia Sanchez on December 23rd, 2017 8:42 am

My deepest condolences and sympathy to the Fink Family. May you find comfort that his spirit and soul is now at rest.

Condolence from Donna Banas on December 23rd, 2017 9:30 am

Jim was such a wonderful, generous person. He helped my cousin and Aunt Eve in such great ways. May the mark he left on this earth always be remembered… RIP Jim.

Condolence from David Constable on December 23rd, 2017 9:54 am

I have known the Fink family my whole life. So much grief for such an awesome family. God speed my friend. Prayers for your family and friends. Suffer no more.

Condolence from LAURI MOSALL on December 23rd, 2017 1:45 pm

Carl, My deepest sympathies to you and the extended families.

Condolence from Ricky Eignor on December 23rd, 2017 6:01 pm

I was fortunate to have befriended Jim through area stock car racing. He was a loyal and hard working member of the 2RJ race team and an all around great guy. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Godspeed Jim

Condolence from Colleen Lloyd on December 23rd, 2017 6:06 pm

Fink family and friends –
I may be thousands of miles away, but I am sending prayers and love to you all during this difficult time. Jim was always so kind to me and had an infectious smile. A gentle man on the outside and in. May God give you peace and healing.

Condolence from Sandy Smith on December 23rd, 2017 11:17 pm

We’re going to miss you.We just used to you and us being there,like we’re used to life just going on.Were kids then were aduldts in a blink.Rest in peace cousin and friend.Were going to miss you.Give Dwayne and Kathleen a hug from us..
Rick and Sandy

Condolence from Jerry Fiscaletti on December 24th, 2017 7:39 am

Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. My condolences to his family

Condolence from Dawn on December 24th, 2017 11:49 am

Our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Fink Family. May you find comfort that his spirit and soul is now at rest.
He will be missed .. ❤️
Hugs ~ Barb & Annie & Dawn& Rick

Condolence from Vic, Sue, and Stephen Beattie on December 24th, 2017 12:51 pm

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you…..

Condolence from Brian Wisler on December 25th, 2017 10:23 am

I was lucky enough to have met Jimmy a couple years ago when I started helping out on the 2Rj race team he was a pillar to the team and will greatly missed, my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Bill Ableman on December 25th, 2017 6:28 pm

Sorry for the Loss to the entire Fink family. This has been a tough year for us both. God bless.

Condolence from Mike Burns on December 26th, 2017 9:02 am

Carl, my condolences to you and your family on Jimmy’s passing. He was a good friend and good man.

Condolence from Mary Bouck on December 26th, 2017 11:03 am

Nancy and family: I am so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for you all, he was such a kind and gentle man.

Condolence from James Thomas on December 26th, 2017 12:01 pm

Jim was a great guy . He had a lot of friends and when he stood in his driveway it was amazing how many people beeped and waved to him. Jim had integrity, was honest went out of his way to help others. Jim handled adversity with grit and was not one to complain no matter what life threw his way.

Ill miss you Jim. You’ve been an inspiration.


Condolence from Denise Heiserman on December 26th, 2017 9:37 pm

Nancy Carl and the whole Fink family I am so sorry for what you are going through and the loss of another sibling and child my heart goes out to you Jimmy was a great guy as sick as he was he was able to give me a hug and a smile every time I saw him he will be so missed my thoughts and prayers are with your family

Condolence from Charlie and Pam Adams on December 27th, 2017 7:38 am

To the Fink Family,
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Condolence from Bob & Shirley Gray on December 27th, 2017 8:29 am

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Debbie and Willie St Louis and Family on December 28th, 2017 6:45 pm

Nancy, Carl and family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of deep sorrow. Rest in peace Jimmy.

Condolence from Mark O’Brien on December 30th, 2017 6:00 pm

It’s been years since we rolled cars down the hill in your back yard together.
I have to say that I was as thrilled as I was scared watching your brother crawl out of that window back then on that bright summer day.
I’ll always remember the big grin he had on his face when he stood up, looked me in the eye and asked me if I wanted to strap in and give it a try!
God bless and take care.
You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mark W. Ó Brien

Condolence from Cathy on December 31st, 2017 4:28 am

Nancy, Carl, Patty; Jim had a special love for his family. My fondest memory will always be how he saved Stphanie’s special day:)
Cathy & Walt

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