Richard A. McCaffrey, 80, of Ocean View, Del., and Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Edgewater, Md., passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at his home in Ocean View. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force. He was a retired detective for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. He was a member of the American Legion Post 103, VFW, the Elks and a member of the Boumi Shrine in Baltimore, Md.
McCaffrey was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Ruth Laing McCaffrey. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 ? years, Kathryn D. McCaffrey; two sons, Kevin McCaffrey and his wife, Debbie, of Chesterfield, Va., and Richard McCaffrey and his wife, Patricia, of Harwood, Md.; a daughter, Karen Cook and her husband, David, of Edgewater, Md.; a sister, Ruth Strumm of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460.