Michael Rascon, 88, of Huntingtown, Maryland, died on Friday, March 8th, 2019, surrounded by members of the family.
He was born on May 22, 1930, and was raised ranching in Deming, New Mexico until joining the U.S. Navy to serve in communications intelligence in North Africa during the Korean War, returning to Washington, D.C. to marry Barbara Ann Lee of Monmouth, Illinois in 1952.
Initially residing in Las Cruces, NM while working at White Sands Proving Ground, they returned to D.C. where he graduated from American University in international affairs. He spent his career working in public utilities with many governmental agencies before retiring from the Department of Labor.
He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Michael Christopher. Surviving are children Julie Ann Lowe (Brooke Lowe), Jeffrey Lee Rascon, and David Gregory Rascon (Richard Schoenwiesner), as well as grandchildren Zack (Natalia) and Austin (Melissa) Lowe. He was also preceded in death by his brother Greg, and is survived by two sisters, Helen Pacheco and Marian Dyer, both of New Mexico, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Michael was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, raised his children with faith, and a love of reading, nature, and the great American Southwest.
Graveside Services with Military Honors will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Monmouth. Visitation will be prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, IL is in charge of the local arrangements.