In memory of
Richard Washburn Hynson Jr.
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In memory of
Richard Washburn Hynson Jr.
Hynson, Jr., Richard Washburn (Age 81) passed away on Saturday, February 9th, 2008. A longtime resident of Washington, DC, and fifth-generation Washingtonian, he retired to Keedysville, Maryland, with his wife of fifty years, Sandra, nee Stekl. Upon her death in 2002 and his subsequent illness, he moved to Asbury Village Retirement Community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was born April 29, 1926, in Washington, DC. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 o'clock, AM, in the Bethlehem Chapel at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, February 28, 2008. A Service of Inurnment will take place at 11 o'clock, AM, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, Maryland, on February 29, 2008. Dick is survived by his brother, John (Virginia) Hynson of Berlin, Wisconsin; his son Richard (Michelle) Washburn Hynson, III, of Thiensville, Wisconsin; his daughters Katherine (Oliver) Moss of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Helen (Robert) Vettori, of Rockville, Maryland. He was the proud and loving grandfather of Andrew (Janna), Jennifer, Stefan (Stacey), Robert, Jr., Kurt, and Lydia. He was preceded in death by his brother Franklin (DeeDee) Hynson and sister Margaret (Frederick) Studt. Dick attended Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC, and graduated in 1950 from Washington and Lee University, Virginia, with a B.A. in Geology. He served twice in the U.S. Army: From 1944 – 46 as a high-speed radio operator, and from 1950 – 1951 as an instructor in the Corps of Engineers. Before settling on a career in life insurance underwriting and financial planning, Dick first worked in property management for the H. G. Smithy Company, then as an Assistant Manager in the David White Sales Company. In 1954, Dick became a Field Underwriter for the Home Life Insurance Company. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming an Assistant Manager from 1956 – 1961, then a partner in Coffey and Hynson Associates, Pension Consultants. Dick served as treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Life Underwriters Association, and chairman for their finance, membership, and education committees. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table beginning in 1963, and was voted to life membership in 1970. In recognition of his contribution to the Home Life Insurance Company's growth, he was inducted into Home Life's Hall of Fame in 1974. He was also a proud member of the District of Columbia Life Insurance Club, serving as its vice-president and served as President of the Friendship Heights Rotary Club. He was also a member of the Toastmasters Club and the University Club. Dick took on the board presidency for the Cathedral Choral Society during a difficult period in the 1970s. His work helped to insure the growth of this important arts organization, which flourishes today. He served as a trustee for the American Women Composers, Inc. Dick's avocations included singing, needlepoint, gardening, and flower arranging. An avid traveler, he and his wife Sandy toured the world several times, speaking to International Rotary Clubs and giving lecture-demonstrations on flower arranging for the church. For a more complete obituary notice, please visit www.punphreyfuneralhome.com . In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to: Cathedral Choral Society, Washington National Cathedral Massachusetts & Wisconsin Aves. NW Washington, DC 20016-5098.
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In memory of
Richard Washburn Hynson Jr.
Hynson, Jr., Richard Washburn (Age 81) passed away on Saturday, February 9th, 2008. A longtime resident of Washington, DC, and fifth-generation Washingtonian, he retired to Keedysville, Maryland, with his wife of fifty years, Sandra, nee Stekl. Upon her death in 2002 and his subsequent illness, he moved to Asbury Village Retirement Community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was born April 29, 1926, in Washington, DC. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 o'clock, AM, in the Bethlehem Chapel at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, February 28, 2008. A Service of Inurnment will take place at 11 o'clock, AM, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, Maryland, on February 29, 2008. Dick is survived by his brother, John (Virginia) Hynson of Berlin, Wisconsin; his son Richard (Michelle) Washburn Hynson, III, of Thiensville, Wisconsin; his daughters Katherine (Oliver) Moss of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Helen (Robert) Vettori, of Rockville, Maryland. He was the proud and loving grandfather of Andrew (Janna), Jennifer, Stefan (Stacey), Robert, Jr., Kurt, and Lydia. He was preceded in death by his brother Franklin (DeeDee) Hynson and sister Margaret (Frederick) Studt. Dick attended Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC, and graduated in 1950 from Washington and Lee University, Virginia, with a B.A. in Geology. He served twice in the U.S. Army: From 1944 – 46 as a high-speed radio operator, and from 1950 – 1951 as an instructor in the Corps of Engineers. Before settling on a career in life insurance underwriting and financial planning, Dick first worked in property management for the H. G. Smithy Company, then as an Assistant Manager in the David White Sales Company. In 1954, Dick became a Field Underwriter for the Home Life Insurance Company. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming an Assistant Manager from 1956 – 1961, then a partner in Coffey and Hynson Associates, Pension Consultants. Dick served as treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Life Underwriters Association, and chairman for their finance, membership, and education committees. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table beginning in 1963, and was voted to life membership in 1970. In recognition of his contribution to the Home Life Insurance Company's growth, he was inducted into Home Life's Hall of Fame in 1974. He was also a proud member of the District of Columbia Life Insurance Club, serving as its vice-president and served as President of the Friendship Heights Rotary Club. He was also a member of the Toastmasters Club and the University Club. Dick took on the board presidency for the Cathedral Choral Society during a difficult period in the 1970s. His work helped to insure the growth of this important arts organization, which flourishes today. He served as a trustee for the American Women Composers, Inc. Dick's avocations included singing, needlepoint, gardening, and flower arranging. An avid traveler, he and his wife Sandy toured the world several times, speaking to International Rotary Clubs and giving lecture-demonstrations on flower arranging for the church. For a more complete obituary notice, please visit www.punphreyfuneralhome.com . In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to: Cathedral Choral Society, Washington National Cathedral Massachusetts & Wisconsin Aves. NW Washington, DC 20016-5098.
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