Allan W. Finger, 88, passed away peacefully at home with his family on January 1, 2018. The son of Allan and Harriet Finger, he was born in Farmingdale, New York. He was the oldest son of eight children. He graduated from Brockport State Teachers College with a degree in Physical Education and played football and golf. Upon graduation, he became a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corp and coached football at Camp Lejune and Quantico. He followed his parents "out east" when they retired to Rampasture Road, Hampton Bays.
He earned a Masters Degree in Education from St. Lawerence University. He was previously the Athletic Director at Southampton High School and later at Southampton College. He established winning traditions at both institutions. He loved coaching and teaching young adults. Upon retiring from the college, he was a realtor for the Morley Agency in Southampton.
He was an avid golfer and fisherman as well as a lover of the sea. He was a founding member of Southampton Golf Club. He embraced family life and effortlessly balanced work. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Mimi Finger, son Terry (Lori) Finger, and daughters Jayne Clare and Judith (Steve) Rewinski; grandchildren Katie (Micky) Girardi, Matthew Rewinski, Mark (Lindsay) Finger, Taylor, Teague, and Tess Florio; and great-grandchildren, Karena and Michael Girardi.
He is also survived by his brothers Walter and Charlie, and sisters Lily, Florence, and Barbara, he is predeceased by his sisters Harriet and Nancy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East End Hospice, Southampton Historical Society, or the First Presbyterian Church.