Dr. Jack Finegan, 92, died July 15. A highly respected scholar and professor of the New Testament and archaeology, he was a summer session dean, director of the Bade Institute of Biblical Archeology at the Pacific School of Religion, and served for twenty-five years as pastor for the University Christian Church, in Berkeley.
Dr. Finegan was the author of more than thirty books on archeology and theology, many used as source and textbooks and has been listed in many biographical dictionaries, including Who’s Who in the World, The World Who’s Who of Authors and 2000 Outstanding intellectuals of the 20th Century. For many years with the assistance of his beloved wife, Mildred, he conducted tours to far-reaching archeological and religious sites giving lectures en route.
He was a man of many interests and was an accomplished mountain climber, skilled yachtsman and aviator.
He is survived by his son Jack Richard Finegan, his two grandsons, Sean and Kevin, his great grandson Ryon and great granddaughter Jordan. A memorial service will be held July 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Piedmont Garden in the Sky Room.
Contribution can be made to the Jack and Mildred Finegan Fellowship, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave.