January 25 2013: ENGLISH, Thomas J., Sr.


On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Anne Marie Jordan English; father of Sharon English,¬†MaryAlice “Mimi” (Mark) Pacious, Patrick (Jill) English, Thomas (Julie) English Jr., and Maureen (Matt) Hudren. Also survived by 16 grandchildren. A DC native son who developed his love of baseball and football on the flats of the Anacostia River; an Eastern High School Graduate class of 45; drafted in the Army upon graduation and serving in the Canal Zone playing baseball; using his GI bill graduated George Washington University as an accountant. Hired by the Eisenhower Administration, beginning a 25 year career as a White House accountant and Special Assistant to six Presidents. His most important life-long service was to the Knights of Columbus and The American Legion. Being an avid ball player, he competed in the Maryland Senior Olympics until he was 80, enjoying camaraderie and competition. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD on Monday, January 28, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., where Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rockville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

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