Mr. Christopher W. Hutchinson
- September 27, 1942 - March 26, 2012
- Annapolis, Maryland
of Christopher's Passing
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“It is with heavy hearts that we finally write. Know that you will always be in our hearts. Thank you for always loving us as you own.
Andrew,...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Andrew and Lilian Hutchinson - CT
“Dear Kate and Family:
We were both shocked and saddened to hear of Chris's passing. A Business Associate but mostly a friend for almost 50 years,...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Carol and Don Rizzo - FL
“Dear Kate and Family:
We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Chris's sudden passing. A business associate but mostly a friend for over...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Carol and Don Rizzo - FL
“Chris will surely be missed.
4 of 31 | Posted by: Robert Kaitz - Severna Park, MD
“To the Hutchinson family,
We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Your family is in our hearts and prayers.
From your friends at the Cape...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Don McClure - Annapolis, MD
“Kate, I was deeply saddened to learn of your loss. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. -Kerry
6 of 31 | Posted by: Kerry Taylor - Pasadena, MD
“We are very sorry to hear of your loss. I was an usher with Chris at the USNA chapel. His cheerful demeanor, outgoing personality, and sincerity...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Jay & Kathy Roahen - Annapolis, MD
I am so sorry to for your loss of Chris. My thoughts are with you and your family.
8 of 31 | Posted by: Madeline Meharg - Annapolis, MD
I'm so sorry to hear of Chris' passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this most difficult time.
Mary...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Mary Tripp - Odenton, MD
“My best memories with the Hutchinsons are summers on Nantucket. Your special place became my special place. Thank you for sharing. Your family is...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Kim Wright - Richmond, VA
“I will remember all the good times shared at SFA with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
11 of 31 | Posted by: Cherie Goetzke - Annapolis, MD
“We will always remember Chris as a gentleman and a kind friend. He was always interested in what was going on in others lives and we always enjoyed...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Patty Kimball and Rob Schombert - MD
“I was very sorry to learn of Chris' passing upon returning from a short trip.
I had know Chris over the years through business and community service...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Arthur D Ebersberger - MD
“On behalf of so many of the people who Chris looked after in his capacity as President of SFA, I would like to offer my condolences to the entire...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Bryan Haws - Tulsa, OK - Client
I am sorry for your loss. Know that your friends will be holding you close in their hearts.
15 of 31 | Posted by: Leanne Lohmeyer` - Stevensville, MD
“Kate and Family
My heartfelt condolences at your loss.
Chris helped me get through my knee replacement by coaching me as to the pain and what to...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Linnell Bowen - Annapolis, MD
“I was shocked and saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you endure this difficult time. May his memory...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Janice Rodgers - Prince Frederick, MD
“To Hutchinson Family: I just would like to erxpress my deepest sympathy to Kate and your Family. Chris was one of the nicest people I ever met at...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Jim Powers - Arnold, MD
We are deeply saddened by the news of Chris. He was always so kind, cheerful, and helpful whenever I had the good fortune to see him,...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Linda and Mark Reynolds - MD
I am stunned and very sad to hear about Chris. Please know that I am holding you and your family in my heartfelt prayers.
Chris was a...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Maryann LaSalle - Marlton, NJ
“I was shocked and saddened to receive the news of Chris' sudden passing today.
I will miss the great working relationship I had with him ovr the...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Tom Ackerly - Reston, VA
“Dear Kate & Family. I'm totally shocked and very sadden by this news. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Ann Simms - Prince Frederick, MD
“Dear Kate and Family,
What a shock to hear this sad news. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort and peace during this difficult...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Karen Vassar
“Kate, I hope You find comfort in the presence of your family and friends during this difficult time.
24 of 31 | Posted by: Beth Garland - Thaxton, VA
“Dear Kate, you and your family are in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Melody and Cecelia.
25 of 31 | Posted by: Melody Daniels and Cecelia Butler - VA
“You were a great employer and I loved working with you and you will be missed. I know you are in heaven.
26 of 31 | Posted by: Lori Cox - Federalsburg, MD
We are in complete shock over this sudden and so very sad news. You and he have been in our thoughts and prayers each day. We think of seeing...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Margene and Joe Kennedy - Arnold, MD
We were stunned and saddened to hear about Chris' passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pat Roche and Dick Rooney
28 of 31 | Posted by: Richard Rooney - Annapolis, MD
“Kate & family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will always treasure the time we spent with you and Chris. We are holding you close in our hearts....Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Pat & Tom Moloney-Harmon - MD
“Dear Todd and Hutchinson Family,
I am so sorry and saddened for your loss. When we were at Severn together, I always enjoyed seeing your Dad and...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Wendy Ratchford Rhoe - Annapolis, MD
“Dear Kate, Laura, Todd and Kristin -
Our hearts are broken for all of you. Please know that our prayers are with you.
love, The Burns family
31 of 31 | Posted by: Barbara and Bruce Burns - Arnold, MD
Christopher West Hutchinson, 69, a long time resident of Annapolis, died March 26.
Born on September 27, 1942 in Sewickley, PA, he graduated from the Salisbury School in 1960 and the University of Virginia in 1964.
After graduating from college, Chris worked for Massachusetts Mutual and Crown Life for several years. In 1975, he founded Group Brokerage Services in Washington, DC. Two years later, he founded Self Funding Administrators Corporation, a regional Third Party Administrator, serving many clients in the mid-Atlantic region. He grew that business and served as President for 35 years.
Always a supporter of community service, Chris has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Annapolis and is a Past President of the Club. He is a Paul Harris Fellow. While not having served in the military, Chris was an avid supporter of the US Naval Academy, including active support of the USNA Athletic Association, and he was proud to be a member of the USNA Chapel brigade away ushers.
Chris enjoyed running, playing golf with his friends, international travel, and spending time on Nantucket with his family. A proud grandfather, he treasured time spent with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John.
A devoted husband, Chris is survived by his wife, Kate Hutchinson; son, Todd Hutchinson and wife Kim of Washington, DC; daughters, Christen Sweeney and husband Patrick of Chamonix, France, Laura Shine and husband Jay of Millsboro, DE; brother, George, of New York, NY; seven grandchildren, Shannon Kelly Sweeney, Patrick Joseph Sweeney III, Declan Strong Sweeney, Timothy Brennan Hutchinson, Margaret Grace Hutchinson, Hannah Marie Collins and Nathan John Shine.
There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 30, at the U.S. Naval Academy Main Chapel. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
To gain entry to the USNA use Gate 8 if you do not have a DOD sticker.
March 29, 2012
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John M. Taylor Funeral Home
147 Duke of Gloucester St.
March 30, 2012
US Naval Academy Chapel
US Naval Academy
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I remember one Halloween when Chris came to the office dressed as a witch doctor. He had on a mask and a grass skirt. Nobody knew who he was. He jumped around the office in quite a frenzy and even picked-up his assistant at one point! We were in complete shock to find out it was Chris. Prior to that, his most extensive Halloween costume was a sweater (no tie!) with a sign reading "College Student" on his back. Chris provided us with some good laughs at SFA, but this was the best.
We have many good memories of Chris playing in our Spring Squash Classics, dinner together and sharing family similarities. Chris made a difference in my life that only a few fully appreciate. I will miss our conversations and his wisdom.
Chris will be missed at the Annapolis Rotary Club. His energy, focus, and enthusiasm will always be remembered by all Rotarians in the Club.
I appreciated the quidance Chris had provided me throughout my year as President of the Club.
Annapolis Rotary Club