Roger K. Garfink of Baltimore, MD, passed away on July 2, 2018 at the age of 88. Mr. Garfink was born and raised in Utica, NY, and later attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree, and then for his graduate degree in law. He later served honorably in the United States Army for two years, in the branch of the JAG Corps, where he was able to serve as an Army Officer while developing legal skills. It was while attending a party with friends that Mr. Garfink met his bride to be, the late Harriet (nee Hoffman), and the two were wed in 1963. The couple eventually settled in Baltimore to start a family, and Roger practiced as a real estate attorney for over 5o years, later becoming a senior partner with the firm of Weinberg and Green, which later merged with Saul Ewing. Mr. Garfink was known for being a great problem solver in his professional career, and approached the challenges brought to him head on, and with vigor. It was important to him to be a man of his word, and he led by example as a mentor to many with his integrity. He was involved in numerous community organizations, served on several boards, including Sinai Hospital and Har Sinai Congregation, and was an active contributor to the Associated. Some of his hobbies included playing tennis and listening to various styles of music such as opera, classical and swing. Mr. Garfink was admired for his professional accomplishments, upstanding character and dedication to family, and will be missed tremendously. He is survived by his three loving children, Jennifer (Philip) Motley, Daniel (Danetta) Garfink, and Caroline (Paul) Janzen; cherished sister Virginia (Sewell) Sugar, and adored grandchildren Max and Paige Motley, James and Olivia Garfink, and Eliannah Janzen. In addition to his late wife Harriet, Mr. Garfink is predeceased by his parents David and Eleanor Garfink.
Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Wednesday, July 4, at 11 am. Interment Har Sinai Cemetery – Garrison Forest Road.
Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the LSA Fund At The University Of Michigan, University Of Michigan College Of LSA, LSA Advancement, 101 N. Main St., Suite 850, Ann Arbor, MI 48014 or The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 101 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201.
In mourning at 6407 Cloister Gate Dr., Towson, MD 21212, Wednesday with services at 7pm then continuing on Thursday at 1595 Chapman Road, Crofton, MD 21114, with services Thursday and Monday at 7pm.