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.


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14 Condolences for Richard H. “Rich” Minser, Jr.

  • Prayers of love and peace to Rich’s family in this time of sorrow. I am remembering so many great times spent with Rich and his friends and family over the years. God has called his rough and tough angel home.

  • We are thinking of you and remembering what a great man and father Rich was. He was so proud of his family.

  • We will miss you Rich. We had a fantastic time riding bikes and drinking beers at the Octoberfest. Bike and Brew and Bike New York. Peace be with your family..

  • My sincere condolences to Rich’s family and friends. He was a great guy and have some fond memories to remember him by. So sorry his life was cut short too soon.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Rich’s passing – he was a good man. Love to all his family members and friends.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Rich passing, I lived with Lillian and Jack Minser after my mother died 1949 I was 7 years old, later in my older years I stayed with Lillian and Jack and Rich and Reagan in Catonsville with my daughter and young son. Rich and Reagan were 8&9. I’m so shocked to read of Rich passing I spoke to him many years ago and tried to find him and Reagan to no avail, praying for God’s peace and comfort for your family, I’ve included my email address, would love to hear from Reagan and the Craft family please contact me if I can do anything for your family. With love Joan Wilson a foster sister

  • So sorry for your loss. I went to high school and served in the Marines with Rich. He was an awesome man. Prayers for peace at this time for you.

  • To Richs family so sorry for your loss.Rich was such a great guy.He was neighbor in Lewisville for a few years.Also my customer at Rite Aid in Newark De.He will be missed.

  • Thank you for your thoughts about the family. I didn’t see your email in the message. Here is mine as will as my phone number. You can also text me. I hope to see your at the viewing if you live close by.

    Reagan Minser
    [email protected]

  • Dave,

    Thank you for your prayers.

    Reagan Minser
    [email protected]

  • My dear friend Rich,you will truly be missed. A friendship that went back to our Marine Corp days. Semper Fi my brother! Our deepest sympathy and condolences to your loving wife, and daughter, and your family and friends.

  • Dear Tat, Paul and I are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Rich. I can only imagine how you are feeling right now. Please know that you have many sincere friends at Union that are here for you whenever you ask. Love, Connie Ceban.

  • Rode with Rich on White Clay Bicycle Club rides. He was always very nice to talk to. He would go out of his way to help anyone and a very strong rider. Condolences from our family….

  • Thinking of you, wish we could be up there for New Years Eve again. Miss you.