Richard Stanley Finlay, 87, of Annapolis, Maryland passed into Eternal Rest with his family by his side on Tuesday August 15, 2017.
He was the son of the late Frank Stanley and Edith E. Cantell Finlay of Quincy, Massachusetts, and the husband of his beloved wife Carol Jean Finlay, recently celebrating their 63rd year of marriage. He is survived by his brother Frank A Finlay of Milford, Pennsylvania and Carol Finlay Novick of Quincy, Massachusetts; daughter Kathleen Finlay Jamison and her husband David Jamison of Estero, Florida, daughter Susan Finlay Cline and her husband Philip Cline of Severna Park, grandsons Marc Hutchison, Jesse Hutchison, Major John Leitch, USA, Michael Leitch, the light of his life great-granddaughter Gracie Ann Hutchison, along with many nieces and nephews.
Richard was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War Era before entering government service. He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a 1973 graduate of the U S Army War College. He was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal. He was a champion of developmentally challenged adults throughout his adult life volunteering with charitable organizations locally. He was a faithful Catholic attending Mass at St. John’s Parrish in Severna Park and previously Holy Trinity Parrish in Glen Burnie.
Viewing will be held on Sunday, August 20, from 5-8 pm at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway, Severna Park followed by a Mass to be said at St. John’s Parrish at 10 am on Monday, August 21. Interment will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Crownsville following. Flowers may be sent to Barranco & Sons funeral home or a Memorial Donation can be made in Richard’s name to the John’s Hopkins Transplant Foundation or Opportunity Builders, Inc.
***Richard was a long-standing member of the NCMF. Donations made to the NCMF in his name will help to place him in the In Memoriam Registry.