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On January 2, 2019, John M. Park, Jr., a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, quietly passed away in his home at Brighton Gardens of Columbia. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ann T. Park, three daughters, Kathy Stansbery, Sharon Park, and Melissa Stanford, two sons-in-law, Harlan Stansbery and Greg Stanford, and four grandchildren, Megan Stansbery, Katie Stansbery, Jeff Stanford and Becca Stanford.
John Park grew up on a farm in Kentucky, excelling in high school academics and athletics and receiving high honors as president of the Kentucky Association of 4-H Clubs. He earned a B.S. and M.S, served in the Air Force, and worked his way to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL), where, as a principal staff mathematician, he earned the responsibility of managing APL's Trustees Report in the position of Assistant to the Associate Director of JHU/APL.
He enjoyed his retirement and when he was not working in the garden, reading and cooking, his wife Ann was always by his side. They took long road trips in their car, enjoyed family visits, traveled to England to tour the countryside, quaint villages and medieval cathedrals, and vacationed in Maine, where they enjoyed antiquing and exploring the rocky coast.
Visitations will take place at the Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City, Maryland on Saturday, January 19, from 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. A private Memorial Service will take place in Brighton Gardens of Columbia at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
American Heart Association