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George F. Houston

George F. Houston

Dec 8, 1930 - Apr 26, 2021

George F. Houston

George F. Houston

Dec 8, 1930 - Apr 26, 2021

George F. Houston - Obituary


eorge Francis “Skip” Houston, 90, a 40 year resident of Edgewater, MD., died April 26, 2021. George was born in Colesville on December 8, 1930 to George and Mary (Hutchison) Houston where he lived until joining the U.S. Air Force in 1951. He married his beloved Barbara Ann Mills in 1953. They lived in Topeka, KS; Takoma Park; Colesville; and Rockville before settling in Edgewater in 1981. George served in the Air Force from 1951-1955, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Following the Air Force, he worked as a brick layer before being promoted to construction superintendent for a private company building and renovating schools and churches, mostly in Montgomery County. He was well respected by Montgomery County Schools, which hired him to work as an inspector until his retirement. George was known for his gentle nature and dry wit, and those who spent even a few minutes with him would find themselves walking away with a smile on their face. Even as he lay ill in bed he could be heard talking and laughing with his late wife, Barbara. To say he will be missed by many is a great understatement. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Dale) Russell of Friendship; his brother, Robert “Rocky” (Suzie) Houston of Silver Spring; his grandchildren, James (Connie) and Brian (Bonny) Russell, Joseph (Amanda) McWilliams, Melissa (Dannie) Demoucelle, and Emily (Nam) Nguyen; his great grandchildren, Evan, Ryan, Cash, Ford, Smith, Logan, McKenzie, Daniel and Everett. He was looking forward to meeting two great grandchildren due in May and June. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary; his beloved wife of 66 years, Barbara; daughters Diane McWilliams (Bruce Bennett) and Teresa Houston; and siblings John “Tommy” Houston, Mary “Little Mary” Houston, and Elizabeth “Betty” Tucker. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate George’s life at a memorial gathering on Thursday, May 6 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Kalas Funeral Home and Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD with a memorial service to follow at 12:30. Private inurnment will be at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in George’s name to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023

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