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Of Silver Spring, MD, died peacefully at Montgomery MedStar Hospital on August 7, 2016. As a young man, he proudly served in the United States Navy. He moved from Ohio to Maryland in 1982 and enjoyed a happy career as a Tour Guide for many years. Mike loved history and sharing his wide knowledge of it with school children on tour in the nation''s capital. He loved all good jokes and music, especially show tunes and standards from the American Song Book. Mike''s easy charm and sense of humor endeared him to scores of friends and professional colleagues. He will long be remembered and sorely missed by family and friends from Oregon and Florida to Ohio and Michigan and in the local DC-Maryland Metropolitan area. He is survived by his sisters, Jane Hodgson (Charles) and Nancy L. Matthews; nieces and nephews, Nancy Householder (Keith), Martha Brunzos, John Hodgson (Mary), David Arnson, Diane Arnson Svarlien (John), Leslie Arnson (Peter) and Josh Arnson (Maureen); as well as his great-nieces and nephews, Debbi (Doug), Melissa, Kathy (Gary), Kate, Katelyn (Noah), Michael, Amelia, Aaron, Corinna, Ruby, Hannah Lee and Daniel; and the great-greats, Christina and Peyton. His final laying to rest will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

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Published in The Washington Post from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, 2016.
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September 5, 2016
Your old friend and land lady from Findlay,Ohio.To one of the greatest and funniest person I ever knew. God speed Bonnie J Routson.
August 15, 2016
It was indeed a pleasure to work with Michael. The Bible says "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." The spirit lives on...I just know Michael is enjoying himself !
Mona Royer
August 15, 2016
Michael was so much fun to work with and just be with! He usually had a joke and a big smile on his face. He exuded warmth and a quick wit. I'll never forget the amazing tour of Arlington Cemetery he did for a couple of guide friends and me. I will miss him!
Stephanie Garfinkle
August 15, 2016
All my love to you Aunt Nancy! May his memory be a blessing. xoxo
melissa Arnson
August 15, 2016
This light for you will forever be in my heart.
August 15, 2016
My CBG you will be missed. Cannot imagine never hearing your voice or your contagious laugh.
You have my Love always - YPL
Carol Muscatella
August 14, 2016
What a fun man. He was a pleasure to know and work with.
Molla Siegel
August 14, 2016
Michael was a delight. His sense of humor was unsurpassed. All the students on his tours loved him as did his many guide friends. He will be missed.
Peggy Wood
August 13, 2016
Jane and Nancy my prayers are with you. Carole
Carole Gibson
August 13, 2016
Rest in peace dear Michael.
We send an abundance of love and condolences to Jane, Nancy and their extended families.
Bob and Rita Krasny
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