Arthur W. Finch, Esq. died on July 18, 2020 at the age of eighty-two after being hospitalized for several weeks for COVID-19. Attorney Finch had been suffering from debilitating chronic illnesses over the past several years before contracting COVID-19.
Mr. Finch was one of seven children of the late Dr. Charles and Louise Finch of Camarillo, California. He is survived by his wife Natividad
Almonte of Washington DC, four brothers, one sister, two children from his first marriage and two stepchildren from Natividad Almonte de Finch.
He was predeceased by his brother Anthony. He is survived by his brothers Charles, Michael, Mark and G.A. and his sister Marilyn. His two children are son Khary and daughter Kamaria. His stepchildren are Kenson Almonte and Kelsi Almonte. He is also survived by five grandchildren.
Arthur Finch was a graduate of Antioch College Class of 1959 and Harvard Law School Class of 1972. Between college and law school, he was active in the civil rights group – the Northern Student Movement – and held leadership positions in Boston community development and anti- poverty organizations – Boston Action Group and Jamaica Plain APAC.
After law school, he had a brief stint in private practice in Boston before becoming an in-house attorney over a 30-year career for a number of government agencies: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Boston, US Department of Justice in Washington DC, US Virgin Islands Office of the Attorney General, and the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia.
An avid reader, his great joys in life were his family, the study of history, psychology, and philosophy, and experiencing the great outdoors. Arthur Finch was the quintessential humorist and raconteur of his family and friends.
As the eldest of his siblings, he was an indefatigable supporter and cheerleader of their educational aspirations from secondary school through professional or graduate school. He was deeply loved and appreciated by his family.