~~Elmer Ellsworth Finn IV
Elmer (Buddy) Finn passed away in his beloved Jamaica on December 20, 2016. Elmer was born on July 24, 1959 in Denville, NJ to Elmer Finn and Judith Fahey. His family relocated to Chatham, NJ where he grew up attending St. Patrick School and Chatham High School. After graduation, Elmer enrolled in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in South Carolina and Stuttgart, Germany.
After his army years, Elmer returned to Morris County, NJ and had a career as a network engineer, working in NYC and NJ. In 2003 he moved to Negril, Jamaica where he fell in love with the country and its people. He became a citizen of Jamaica in 2014.
Elmer was a happy soul. He made friends everywhere he went. He also had nicknames for most of the people he befriended. He had a great sense of humor. His childhood was filled with adventures and music. He learned to play the guitar and enjoyed jamming with his friends and brother Jim. From Chatham to Negril and everywhere in between he made music. Elmer was a very caring and generous person to all who knew him. He loved taking long nature walks and would always drive the scenic route rather than the highway. He was a diehard Oakland Raider fan.
Elmer leaves behind his mother, Judith Fahey of Mays Landing, NJ, his sisters, Jane Finn Beebe and her husband Jerry of Petersburg, NJ, Sally Finn Trench and her husband Jim of New Providence, NJ, brother Jim Finn and his wife Nancy of Lake Shawnee, NJ, nephews Brian and Danny Trench and Ryan, John and Michael Beebe and niece Jenny Beebe. He is also survived by Dorothy Finn, wife of his father Elmer III who passed away 3 weeks later.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Elmer and his father with a visitation at 11:30 am followed by a funeral mass at 12 noon on March 25, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Church, 85 Washington Ave. Chatham, NJ. There will be no services prior at the funeral home.
Interment will be private.
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