It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of David Carl Fink, a loving husband, father, granddaddy, and friend. David passed at home on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the age of 70 after living with Parkinson’s disease for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Linda Reemsnyder Fink; daughter, Jennifer (Steven) LeClercq of Decatur, GA; son, Jeremy (Lisa) Fink of Littleton CO and four grandsons, Sebastian, Nathaniel, Oliver, and Alexander LeClercq; 2 brothers: Roger (Jim) Fink of Fort Wayne, IN. and Richard Fink of Prescott Valley, AZ, numerous nieces, and nephews.
He grew up in Ohio with his parents, Foster and Lucille, and 4 siblings. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After completing basic training, he studied at the Presidio of Monterrey Defense Language Institute and then served as an Arabic linguist while stationed in Crete, Greece. Following an honorable discharge, he attended the University of Texas graduating summa cum laude with a BA In International Studies focusing on the Middle East and an MBA in International Finance. He enjoyed a 25-year banking career employed by Credit Lyonnaise/Credit Agricole in Atlanta, Boston and NYC, NY where he served as Managing Director and Head of Conduit Securitization, and Senior Advisor to the Executive Committee. Upon retirement in 2007, he and his wife relocated to Georgia to be closer to family.
David will be fondly remembered as a loving husband and dad, proud granddaddy, devoted friend, Air Force veteran, distinguished linguist and translator, accomplished banker, enthusiastic Hook em’ horns (University of Texas) alumna and Dallas Cowboys football fan, classic rock and roll music and guitar aficionado, lover of fine wines, master of snarky comebacks and dry wit, an unrivaled trivia buff, and historian. His uncanny Christmas letters were renowned among family and friends. He loved to attend concerts and traveled extensively for work and pleasure.
A celebration of life is being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or Central Congregational United Church of Christ.
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