Fortin, Richard

Richard Alan Fortin

Richard Alan Fortin (Rick), age 65, passed away peacefully at home on September 23, 2022 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Rick was born in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Concord High School. A gifted athlete, he was a first-team varsity soccer player and a first-team varsity basketball player. Rick graduated from The University of Delaware in 1981 with a degree in economics. While at U of D he played soccer for the University and served on the Student Activities Committee.

Until his early retirement, Rick was President of Brandwine Financial Group, a premier financial planning firm in Wilmington, Delaware, where he served his clients well for many years.

A Wilmington staple, Rick lived in Trolley Square and other downtown neighborhoods for many years before moving to Brandywine Hundred. Rick appreciated a good bar, a good martini and good music. Rick was an avid traveler and had a love for the Caribbean, where he always made fast friends with the locals and other travelers.

The favorite of all of Rick’s leisure activities was golf. He was a member of Chantilly Country Club in Maryland and most recently Cavaliers Country Club where he made lifelong friends and spent his happiest days.

Rick was predeceased by his parents, Evelyn Parlier Holley and Conrad Lucien Fortin, and his brother Mark Fortin. Rick is survived by his brother Michael Fortin of Vero Beach, Florida, his nephew Conrad Fortin, his niece Whitney Fortin, and his wife of 28 years, Caroline Fortin, who is broken-hearted and who will miss him tremendously.

Rick’s family wishes to thank all of the nurses at Helen Graham Cancer Center, and, most of all, his hospice nurse Toni Dyer. Thank you for your caring kindness.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 30 at 10 am at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 with a service at 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation,

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