Richard H. “Rich” Minser, Jr.
September 13, 1957 - January 9, 2019
Richard H. “Rich” Minser, Jr., age 61, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Born in Baltimore, MD on September 13, 1957, he was a son of the late Richard H. and Lillian (Craft) Minser, Sr. Rich graduated from Newark High School in 1975 in Newark, OH and then proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the Union and attended National Labor College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Studies. Rich had a passion for trains, working 30 years on the railroad, the last 20 years spent at Amtrak.
Rich was an avid Harley Davidson rider and technician, graduating in the top 5 of his class at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. He enjoyed exercising, loved to swim and was a bicycle enthusiast, riding hundreds of miles at a time. Rich loved spending time with his golden retriever and four cats, but most of all he loved his family. He was extremely supportive of his wife and her nursing career. Rich also enthusiastically supported his daughter Sofia in her education and swimming career.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Tatiana Gennadievna Minser; daughter, Sofia Makarova; brother, Reagan Minser; and niece April Minser.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Monday, January 14, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment will be held at a later date at Browns Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.