John P. Diuguid, Jr.

Born: Wed., Nov. 5, 1958
Died: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

Funeral Service

6:30 PM Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
Location: Oakdale Church

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: St. George Episcopal

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John Powell Diuguid, Jr.

John P. Diuguid, Jr., known to friends as “Johnny,” passed away on January 29, 2018, at the age of 58 years.

Born in Washington, DC, Johnny spent his early years in Bethesda, Maryland and his later years in Olney, Maryland. He graduated from the Concord School and went on to work for Marriott Corporation. Johnny was an enthusiastic swimmer and enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics. While he received medals at the local, state and national games, his greatest achievement included several gold medals at the international level.

Johnny was loved by many close friends but even strangers were drawn to his joyful nature. He will be forever remembered by his mother, Edith S. Diuguid, siblings Dana Marshall (Andrew), Tracey Diuguid (Roberto Bonilla), Constance Calkins and Duncan Diuguid (Andrea). He will also be lovingly remembered by his aunts, uncle, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Johnny was predeceased by his father, John Powell Diuguid, Sr.

A celebration of Johnny’s life will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Oakdale Church, 3525 Emory Church Road, Olney, Maryland 20832 with Pastor Kevin Baker officiating. A reception will follow.

Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics online at


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Ken haser
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
Dear Edith and Family; My most sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of John (Johnnie). Edith, if you need any help or assistance I can be available, you're my "Neighbor" and "Friend"!!!

With much sympathy, Ken

   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29) It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.


Walter J. Bonner
   Posted Tue February 06, 2018
Dear Edith - I so very much regret John Jr.'s death and your great loss. A letter to your home follows.

Walter Bonner

Mrs. Lee Banks (and my son David Michael Banks)
   Posted Mon February 26, 2018
Sad to see John Jr. has passed on. My son and I met him years ago at Special Olympics in Montgomery County, MD, with his Dad (such a good man). I wondered over the years where he was. My Down Syndrome son is 52 now, with 119 medals. John and his Dad were so nice. David and I felt like lifelong friends from then on. It turns out that David went to work for Marriott also and did 19 years 9 months of service with them. I, too, worked for Marriott at the time.

Even though, I may not know you, as a Mother I am so sad for your loss. I do not know when it will be my son's time, but I also do not know how I will be able to go on without him. He has a wonderful outlook on passing as he so totally believes in God and one day he will join his Dad, family members and his friends there. He is happy about that.

I have done a great deal of work with our loved ones over 60 years and at 74 still teach special education in Frederick, Maryland.

God be with you in this very special time of need. Lee Banks & David Banks

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