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John Richard Getz


1953 - 2018 Notice Condolences Gallery
John Richard Getz Notice
John Richard Getz Esquire, 64 of Colonial Beach, VA passed away in his home Friday, October 19, 2018. He was born Thursday, December 17, 1953 in Bethlehem, PA. He was a valedictorian graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy in 1971. He then went on to Towson University where he earned a degree in Political Science and later his Juris Doctorate from University of Baltimore. John was an accomplished attorney and musician. A professional trombonist, he performed at the first inauguration of Richard Nixon (1969) and the 2nd Inauguration of George W. Bush (2005). He played with several bands and jazz groups and performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles and Perry Como among others. John is survived by his wife, Emma Powell, his two sons, Richard John (Celene) Getz, and Matthew (Cara) Getz and three siblings, Peggy Murr, Tom (Dawn) Getz, and Anne (Timothy) Goshert. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Getz and Berenice Morse. A Celebration of John's Life will be held Saturday, October 27th from 2-5pm at The Bowman Restaurant, 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234. Eulogies and memories will be shared from 4-5pm. Donations may be made in John's memory to the , 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060, (online at donatenow.heart.org). Online condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 24, 2018
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