GURTSHAW, JOHN ANTHONY, a former resident of Bowie and Crofton, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. John was born to William and Margaret Gurtshaw in 1957 in Washington, D.C. His family moved to Bowie in 1966. John graduated from Bowie High School in 1975 and furthered his education at Frostburg State University, graduating with his BA in Business. He worked for several years as an accountant with Beers & Cutler and in real estate finance with Coakley & Williams. He later helped establish The Rockledge Group, a commercial real estate finance firm in Greenbelt, Maryland. John retired to Ocean Pines, MD and lived there for the past few years. John was an avid fisherman, and loved being near the ocean. He traveled to the Outer Banks yearly with his family. He also loved to play golf, was an excellent cook, and a master at crossword puzzles. He is survived by his former wife, Nancy Gurtshaw of Crofton, his four sons, John Andrew Gurtshaw of Reisterstown, Matthew Gurtshaw of Crofton, Christopher Gurtshaw of Arlington, and Joseph Gurtshaw of Crofton. He is also survived by his four siblings, Susanne Gilmer of Bowie, Jan Tapley of Gambrills, Elaine Clough of Richmond, VA, and William "Dutch" Gurtshaw of Bowie, along with 23 nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held on February 2nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the
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Published in the Bowie Blade-News on Jan. 24, 2013