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Lee  Fingar

Memorial for Lee Fingar

Born in Mount Kisco, NY on Oct. 10, 1933
Departed on Jul. 17, 2007 and resided in Darien, CT.
Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Saturday, Jul. 21, 2007
Cemetery: Private
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Lee Jamison Fingar of Darien died Tuesday, July 17, following a relatively short battle with cancer. He was 73 and lived in Darien for the past 41 years.

Born October 21, 1933 in Mt. Kisco, NY, Mr. Fingar was the son of the late Elmer Lee and Adelaide Kolwes Fingar and grew up in Chappaqua, N.Y. He obtained his higher education from Cornell University (1955) and Harvard Business School (1959) and worked professionally for various businesses and as a self-employed consultant for financially troubled companies. He served as president and treasurer of his Cornell class. In retirement, he greatly enjoyed working as a substitute teacher at Darien High School. Additionally, he was an active member of the Darien RTM, the Republican Club of Darien, the Middlesex Genealogy Society, and the Darien Green Team and founded and served as President of Save Darienís Wetlands. His hobbies included recreational bicycling with the Sound Cyclists and riding for various fundraising organizations, as well as American antiques and wine.

Mr. Fingar is survived by his wife, Helen Lassila Fingar, two daughters, Diane Christine Fingar of Ann Arbor, MI, and Erica Lee Fingar, of Marietta, PA, his two sisters, Jane Fingar Branigan of Darien and Carol Fingar Maloney of New Hope, PA, as well as four grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at the First Congregational Church on Saturday, July 21, at 1:00 PM. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Bennett Cancer Center, 34 Shelburne Rd., Stamford, CT, 06902 (203-325-2695).

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