David Jack Fink

David was born June 29, 1940 in Lansing, Michigan. He passed away August 20, 2014. He was a graduate of J.W. Sexton High School, Eastern Michigan University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree, and had completed many post graduate courses at Michigan State University. He was currently of Lansing, Michigan.

He began his police career as a Detroit police officer in 1962. From 1963 to 1973 he was a Lansing police officer. From 1973 to 1988 he was a teacher at Holt High School. From 1976 to 1979 he also was a part-time instructor at Lansing Community College, teaching law enforcement courses at night. During David’s teaching tenure with Holt Public Schools he was also an Ingham County sheriff’s deputy (road patrol) and a Meridian Township police officer. He was also chief of police of Vermontville Township from 1980 to 1982. He was last employed by Ingham Regional Medical Center.

David is survived by two sisters: Rosemary (Michael) Meli and Linda (Michael) McAlvey; one brother, Earl (Nancy) Fink; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at St. Casimir Catholic Church, 815 Sparrow Ave., Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Dr. William E Pearson
August 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm

He was a good man I will miss him

John Benitez
August 23, 2014 at 7:36 am

I am the boyfriend of Dave’s neice Michelle. Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Uncle Dave, the generosity and kindness he extended to both Michelle and I spoke volumes of what a kind, gentle good human being he truly was. Rest in Peace Uncle Dave.

Robert E. Doty
August 26, 2014 at 11:48 am

To the Fink family
Very sorry for your loss I worked with David in Sunfield and Vermontville Twp. Very nice and kind person he will be missed

James Warren
August 26, 2014 at 7:04 pm

To the Fink Family, My wife and I are very sorry for your loss, Dave and I were good friends when he worked at IRMC. Our prayers are with you and will always remember Dave as a very kind and generous person and will be missed.

Ron Bailor
August 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm

As a very young boy in the late 50’s, Dave & my uncle were good friends. To me he was Dippie (Davie). At age 11, my Grandpa was teaching me to drive. On my 1st solo down the alley, Dave drove up to the house on his Police harley. As I pulled back in the driveway, he just smiled. What a relief. I have many fond memories of Dave at my Grandparents house.

Sheri Bailor Kappler
August 31, 2014 at 12:36 am

I also remember David coming by our house on his Harley and a police car. I have a picture of me sitting on the bike. One time, at a church play, I played a police officer, My mother was good friends with David. Ron Bailor is my brother. Anyway, my mother called his mother, and they were happy to let me use his police hat and jacket!
I remember a nice guy.. RIP David and God Bless your family.. Say hi to Grandma and Grandpa, I’m sure they were there to greet you!


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