RONALD LEE CHIABOTTA "Ron"
Ron died at Johns Hopkins University Hospital on July 22, 2018 from complications of pneumonia. He was born in Kansas City, MO, where as an avid scouter, taught nature classes at Roy Bartle Scout Camp. He was an Eagle Scout and member of Mic-O-Say. Ron was a graduate of Yale University. His love for plants and nature served him well, as he managed Potomac Nursery for many years. He also loved square dancing. Serving as President of the North American Lily Society and editor of the Potomac Lily Society newsletter, he co-authored The Lily Yearbook of the North American Lily Society. Ron hybridized lilies to be test grown in Holland. Son of John and Dorothy Chiabotta, Ron is survived by sister, Peg and brother, Bill. There will be no service.
Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 3, 2018.