John R. Higgs

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JOHN R. HIGGS (80)  

On November 16, 2012, died peacefully at home in Owings, MD with loving family at his side. Born April 19, 1932 in Washington, DC, John, the youngest of seven children of the late Thomas and Anna (Colvin) Higgs, was preceded in death by his six siblings. He served honorably in the US Army from 1952-1954 and was a 26-year member of the American Legion, Stallings-Williams Post 206. He was a mechanic in the elevator construction industry and retired in June 1992 as a member of the IUEC, Local #10. After his Army service John met and fell in love with Hilma (Penny) Larson; they married May 3, 1957. A loving and devoted husband and father, his beloved Penny preceded him in death after 42 years of marriage. Their five children, John Jr., Donald, Thomas, Mary and Anne, and ten grandchildren survive him. All will lovingly cherish and miss him. Friends and relatives may call on Sunday, November 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037, where a funeral service will be held Monday, November 26, at 11:30 a.m. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD. Memorial donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation ( and/or Calvert Hospice ( An online guest book is available at:

Funeral Home
George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road Edgewater, MD 21037
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 20, 2012
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