Mildred Garland Finlon, 97, a retired Calvert County educator, died Jan. 28 at the Hermitage at St. John's Creek in Solomons
Md., after a series of strokes.
Mrs. Finlon, who lived in Chesapeake Beach for about 60 years, was born in New York and grew up in Washington. She
graduated from Central High School, Wilson Teachers College and Columbia University.
From 1930 to 1944, she taught at Burroughs and Brightwood elementary schools in the District. She then worked for the Calvert
County public school system as a supervisor of elementary school education from 1952 to 1975.
She was a founding member of the Racheweno Homemakers organization and the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. She
also belonged to the Calvert County Library board of trustees and Parent-Teacher Associations.
She was a recipient of the 1968 Maryland Mother of the Year award for her community service. A few years ago, a newly
constructed boardwalk in Chesapeake Beach was named after Mrs. Finlon in recognition of her support for the project.
Her husband of 26 years, Harold F. Finlon, died in 1969.
Survivors include two sons, Harold G. Finlon of Charlotte and Allan F. Finlon of San Diego; and two grandchildren.