Richard A. McCaffrey, 80

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.