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William H. Scheig

William H. Scheig

Aug 30, 1950 - Jun 30, 2024

William H. Scheig - Obituary


t is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of William (Bill) H. Scheig of Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, June 30 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD from complications of cancer. Bill was born in Washington, D.C. on August 30, 1950. He was the son of Nora Sue Horton and William (Bill) A. Scheig of Glenn Dale, MD. Bill had one brother, David H. (Annette) Scheig who died November 12, 2022, and has two surviving sisters, Patricia (Bill) Gooding, and Charlene (John) Bernsen. Bill is survived by his wife Katharine A. Scheig, his daughter Erika L. (Michael) Krimm and their two sons, Ethan and Owen Seftor, his son David E. (Amy Swann) Scheig and their three daughters, Corin, Kira and Alexa Scheig, and his stepson Justin A. Johnson, along with many extended family members and friends. Bill was a graduate of DuVal High School in Lanham, MD. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1977 and was awarded an M.B.A. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in 1984. He began his career with the federal government at the Department of Education, and later worked for Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) and Westat. He returned to the federal government as a grants review administrator at HRSA (Health Resources and Service Administration), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, until his retirement in 2018. Bill was an avid world traveler, having visited all seven continents over his lifetime. He loved being out in nature communing with the natural world around him. He enjoyed games with their repartee and conversation. He was an enthusiastic poker player with two groups of close friends, and his children and grandchildren could expect a lively game of Risk at many of their gatherings. Bill had a wicked sense of humor and was the life of any party. He loved listening to music, going to concerts and watching movies. His tastes in music and film were eclectic and wide reaching and he loved discussing them with family and friends. Bill’s sense of connection and community with friends and family was a steering force in his life. He maintained close relationships with extended family, attending the Mast family reunions every summer and meeting regularly with cousins and other kin for a meal that would inevitably be filled with much laughter. He remained close with his Phi Kappa Tau fraternity brothers throughout his life and frequently visited with them on weekend getaways, lunches, and dinners. He also stayed in touch with many of his DuVal High School friends over the years and participated in many class gatherings. But it was his love of family that was most important to him. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, and husband. He adored his children and grandchildren and held them close throughout his life. He shared his love of seeing the world by taking his children and their families on life-changing trips to Belize and Hawaii, and his love of nature was shared through camping trips with his children growing up, and in recent years by bringing them and their families to his idyllic country house in Garrett County. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 11:30 am at the Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8500 Springfield Road, Glenn Dale, MD 20769. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Glenn Dale Maryland; Phi Kappa Tau - Beta Omicron Chapter, University of Maryland, College Park; or The Humane Society of the United States. Flower donations for his memorial service can also be made in care of Glenn Dale United Methodist Church.