Ex-CIA Worker, Hyattsville Resident Dies At 99

Susan Finn is remembered for her love of the great American pastime.

Hyattsville native Susan Finn died Aug. 18 at the age of 99.

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1911, Finn lived almost a century with a loving attitude, impeccable sense of humor and a penchant for baseball.

Finn moved to Hyattsville in the 1960s and lived at 3900 Oglethorpe St. until the late 1990s.

She retired from the CIA as a key punch operator in the 1970s. She was an avid bowler, continuing the sport well into her 80s and attended the International Horse Show every year.

Finn’s great nephew Jon Wolz remembers her fondly as a loving aunt who always greeted people with a warm, “How are you doing, darling?”

At the age of 17 she eloped with her husband Charles Finn in the Cascades Mountains in New York.

As a child, Finn’s parents owned a seafood restaurant on 26th and L streets in the District. Her parents rented out a room in the house, which she said was once rented to baseball great Christy Mathewson.

One of her favorite memories was going to a Washington Senators double header as a child and seeing the team win both games.

She is survived by four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Interment was at Arlington National Cemetery.


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