Obituary: K Warren Easley

Obituary: K Warren Easley

— K Warren Easley, 89, beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary (2004), and a Potomac resident for over 50 years, died peacefully on Nov. 19, 2013, at ManorCare Potomac, from complications of Parkinson's and pneumonia.

He was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 16, 1924, and raised in Troy, Ohio by his mother Helen, but when his father, Henry John Easley, a World War I veteran, died when Warren was three, his aunt Georgia and uncle Grover Buttweiler raised Warren as their own.

He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. in February 1944. He began a lifetime career with Monsanto as an executive working in New York, Missouri, Massachusetts, Virginia, and finally Maryland. It was at a Monsanta Christmas party where he met Margaret Mary Starke of St. Louis. They married the next year on Dec. 3, 1945, and raised three daughters together.

Warren was an avid sports enthusiast. He was on Purdue's tennis team, and later played tennis at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts. When he moved to the Washington, D.C. area in the 1960s, he became a member of the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, where he enjoyed playing golf and tennis, plus team bowling and dancing with Margaret. He also loved table tennis, and whenever a neighborhood lake froze over, he'd surely be speed-skating, knowing that hot cocoa was brewing at home.

Very interested in war history, he met regularly at Congressional with a small group to honor the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. He deeply regretted not being a pilot during World War II and he found these meetings with veterans fulfilling.

Warren is survived by three daughters, Susan Simmons of Commerce Township, Mich., Diana Brady of San Francisco, and Nancy Easley of Potomac, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Warren had a wonderful sense of humor that made him a delight to be around. He enjoyed sharing his first impression of Potomac's Brickyard Road of the 1960s. Although a main route home, it was still just a dirt road shared with many wild turkeys and quail.

RAPP Funeral and Cremation Services in Silver Spring have handled the arrangements and private services have been held.