We are saddened to announce that Dolores “Dody” Finch died, unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep, on January 11, 2017. She served as Registrar of SCUPE from 1999 until August, 2016.
Dody loved her work as registrar, interacting with students, faculty, and other seminary registrars and staff members. She was always the first to arrive at the office, beginning her work at 7 a.m. so she would be available for early calls from students and member seminaries in the eastern time zone.
Dody was happiest when classes were in session where she provided students and faculty with information and hospitality to make their experience a positive and fulfilling one.
Dody’s working relationship with SCUPE dates back to 1976 as one of SCUPE’s first volunteers. In 1980 she joined the staff where for nearly five years she assisted with records, development, and financial operations.
Dody had talked about some of her plans for 2017 as she officially moved into retirement. She loved caring for dogs, going to movies, helping neighbors and friends, and had planned to move to Florida this year to be close to her mother.
She will be truly missed.
David Finch (Dody’s brother) has informed us that a memorial service for our friend and colleague Dody Finch will be held on Friday, January 20th at the Community Church of Wilmette, 1020 Forest Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois, 60091
12:30 p.m. Gathering and Reception
2:00 p.m. Memorial Service
There will be an obituary in the Chicago Tribune, Sunday, January 15.