Russell E. Fink
Russell E. Fink

November 30, 1927 - March 10, 2019
Born in India
Resided in Annapolis, Maryland


With love and gratitude, we remember Rev.Russell E. Fink, father, husband, minister and tennis enthusiast. 1927-2019
Russell was born in India to a Lutheran missionary family. He returned to America in 1942, served in the Navy as a medical assistant and graduated from Gettysburg College Seminary.
He served in the ministry to Maryland churches in Hampstead, Cumberland, Riverdale, Hagerstown and throughout the Annapolis and Baltimore communities.
Russell also served on the Board of Parish Education for ten years, having co-authored “Parish Life Development”and implementing the program throughout the country. He also served on the South Anne Arundel County Lutheran Mission, the LCA Commission on Administration and Finance and Lutheran Social Services of Md in Baltimore.
Reverend Fink was an inspirational Bible scholar and conducted Bible studies in every community where he served.
Russell was an avid and dedicated tennis player. He was #3 nationally ranked in his age group (including a gold medal in men's tennis singles in the Senior Olympics) worked to promote tennis programs for the youth in upcoming communities.
He was a caring husband and father, always concerned for his flock. He is survived by wife Barbara, brother Clarence, children Natalie Bliss, Katherine Fink, Lois Badey, Russell Fink, Tricia Nace, Steven Webb and Jeffie Harden.
We love him as he loved us. Rejoice! In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran World Relief PO Box 17061 Baltimore, Maryland US 21297-1061



Memorial Gathering
Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
March 15, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
March 15, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Memorial Service
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
400 Benfield Road
Severna Park, MD US 21146
March 16, 2019
2:00 PM


Lutheran World Relief
PO Box 17061
Baltimore, Maryland US 21297-1061
At Lutheran World Relief, we envision a future where all people, in every corner of the world can live full, dignified lives. Founded by Lutherans in the United States at the end of World War II, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being. We work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and we do not evangelize. We provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. We partner with communities to build and grow rural economies. We break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive. Our goal is to help people build self?sufficiency and create new community?owned approaches to problem?solving that will last long after our projects end.