One of the most compassionate, caring, teachers I ever encountered. I spent many lunch hours and after school time getting extra help in algebra from Mr. Fineran. I needed the class so I could apply to nursing school. I have often felt he passed me so I could apply to the school. I not only was accepted but graduated 3 years later and worked for almost 30 years as a registered nurse. I also served 2 years in the United Air Force Nurse Corps where I met my husband of 46 years. I know I am too late to tell him, so I am telling you, his family, how much I appreciated his help all those years ago. Thank you Mr. Fineran ! With gratitude for sharing him with all of his students. Linda Crom Bosma class of 1961 South Salem High
Don Fineran was my favorite uncle, and I was his favorite niece. We were lifelong pen pals. He wrote long, lovely letters, and I learned a lot from him. I always looked forward to receiving them. Walking to my mailbox will never be the same. I already miss him and always will. The picture I have shared was taken during his last visit to Kentucky. He and Aunt Jeanne are on the right. My condolences to my aunt, my cousins, and their families. How blessed they were to have him as a husband, father, and grandfather.