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$100 from Jets Pizza an reads: "Everyone knows you have Pizza & Candy for Halloween - ENJOY!!" Th Finney Foxes & Hounds JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpuf
JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpuf
JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpuf
JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpuf
JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpuf
JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpuf
JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpuf
JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpuf
JARED WARNER FINNEY - LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND

Jared, also known as Jerry, was born in Detroit on May 1, 1923 to Seymour Finney and Florence Hungerford. He graduated from Highland Park High School and attended Michigan State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Jerry served in the army during World War II. His career was in advertising and he retired as Assistant Advertising Manager for General Motors Corporation. He was a past president of the Detroit Advertising Association and a member of the Adcraft Club of Detroit as well as the Business Publishers Association.

Jerry has a very interesting family history with his relatives playing an important role in Detroit. His grandfather, Jared Warner Finney was a United States Commissioner and a prominent Detroit attorney. He was a member of the first graduating class of Detroit High School in 1861. There were two members of that class. Jared W. Finney High School was named in his honor for his wide ranging contributions to the City of Detroit.

The Finney Family Farm comprised a substantial portion of the downtown Detroit area. Later the family leased a portion of that property to the Kern family who built Kern's Department Store on the land where the Compuware headquarters is currently located.

Seymour Finney, Jerry's great-grandfather, operated a hotel on Woodward Avenue that included a garage and barn located at the corner of State and Griswold. A historical plaque commemorates that spot. At the height of the operation of the Underground Railroad, slaves would arrive in Detroit and be hidden in the hay loft of the Finney barn. Ironically, Mr. Finney would rent rooms in his hotel to the men hired to return the slaves to their owners. Mr. Finney would do everything possible to assure that the slave catchers slept soundly during the night as it was at that time he would help ferry the slaves across the Detroit river to freedom in Canada.

Jerry Finney was a direct descendent of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, two of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo Rooney Finney, of 34 years; children Jared III (Linda) and Janet Hisey (Ken); grandchildren Jared IV (Amber) and Thomas Finney, and Kayle and Charlie Hisey; nephew Frederick (Janet) Fetters, nieces Jane Caryl (Thomas) Peters, Barbara (the late Gary) Sherlin, sister-in- law Diane (Jerry) Goschka; and several great-nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Caryl Jane "CJ" (Carl) Smith and Mary Alice "Lolly" (Richard) Harroun.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11am until the service at 12pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy (between Maple and Big Beaver), 248-362-2500.

Interment will follow at the Finney family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Memorial tributes may be made to:
Leader Dogs For the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, MI 48308-5000
or
Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. - See more at: http://www.desmondfuneralhome.com/obituary/Jared-W-Finney/_/1517704#sthash.le4CTR0i.dpu

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