Remembering Howard Fink: 1941-2014

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Howard Fink, Park Ave. resident and dedicated volunteer  

One of the principal reasons for starting this blog in 2011 was to share pictures from our many community events. Since then, nearly every post has included some sort of photographic contribution by Howard Fink, a longtime Reservoir Hill resident who was devoted to capturing the many great moments happening throughout the neighborhood.  He was a dedicated member of the RHIC Green Team, chronicling every tree planting and community clean up day no matter how small the event or how bad the weather was that day. Though our work in the community will continue, our memories will not be as vivid without Howard.

This exchange in the comments section of our "Pictures" page says it all:

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RESERVOIR HILL LOST A DEAR FRIEND

Howard Fink,

May you rest in peace, old friend.  You’ll be remembered.

Funeral:

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 – 10:00 am

Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc.

8900 Reisterstown Road • Pikesville, Maryland, 21208

Internment and shiva to follow

Howard was a Reservoir Hill native, his family having moved to Reservoir Hill in the mid-1950s.  Living in the house he inherited from his parents on Park Avenue, Howard was a constant presence in Reservoir Hill, with his cameras slung around his neck.  He was also the force behind the restoration of the fountain at Park Avenue and Whitelock Street.  He was a dedicated volunteer, devoted member of Beth Am Synagogue, and a chronicler of Reservoir Hill life.  Howard gave generously of his photographic avocation and captured many, many moments in the life of Reservoir Hill.

Take some time to walk through some of the moments:

Reservoir Hill Through the Lens of Howard Fink