Gough, John H. B.
Birth: Wednesday, April 28, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Sunday, March 03, 2013 at the age of 69
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery, Leonardtown, Maryland
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John Howard Bartol Gough, 69, of Leonardtown, MD died March 3, 2013 at his home in Medley's Neck. Born April 28, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, he was the second of three children born to the late Alfred Fabian "Tick" Gough and Ada Ramsey Gough.
Johnny, aka "H.B.," graduated from Ryken High School in 1961. Upon graduation he was employed by the First National Bank of St. Mary's. He was employed there for 37 years until his retirement in 1998. Following retirement he worked part-time for his longtime friend, Rob Mattingly, of Robert G. Mattingly & Son.
In 2009, he was recognized as a Lifetime member of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. An active member at the date of his death he served 34 years with the Department, 21 of those years as Treasurer.
Known for his generosity, wit, love of the water, fishing, crabbing and summer time, he was also an avid gardener who laid out his rows with the precision of an engineer. He spent as much time traveling around St. Mary's delivering produce from his garden as he spent raising it.
On February 5, 1966, he married Mae Vallandingham at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bushwood, MD. They celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this past February. An active member of Our Lady's Church in Medley's Neck, his pastor Reverend Lawrence Young was with him through his last illness.
In addition to his wife, Mae, Johnny is also survived by his daughters, Margaret Jo Guy (Bobby) of Mechanicsville, MD and Mary Ann Gardiner (Gerald) of Leonardtown, MD; his siblings, Alfred F. Gough Jr. (Sue) of Leonardtown, MD and Mary McCall (Ken) of Salisbury, MD; four grandchildren, Dylan and Jake Guy, Katie Hayden and Kristi Barrera; and his great grandchildren, Chase and Parker Hayden.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, John Robert Gough.
Family will receive friends for Johnny's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 5-8 PM with prayers recited at 7 PM, followed by fireman's prayers at Our Lady's Catholic Church, 41348 Medley's Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Lawrence Young at 10 AM at Our Lady's Catholic Church. Interment will be at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery in Leonardtown, MD.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Mattingly, George Kalnasy, Jr., Wayne Miedzinski, Kevin Mattingly, Bobby Guy, Gerald Gardiner and Rob Mattingly. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mike Goldsborough, Dylan Guy, Jake Guy, Ken McCall, J.C. Vallandingham and members of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Our Lady's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 111, Leonardtown, MD 20650, and Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 50, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.