Please see the announcement below regarding our recently departed Brother Buddy Mell. Buddy was an Honorary Life Member who took his First Degree in 2002 and was a Third Degree Knight, may he rest in peace.

On February 20, 2018, Horace G. "Buddy" Mell, Jr, 85 of Silver Spring, MD, lost a rigorous fight against Parkinson's Disease and related complications. During his final days he was comforted by family, friends and a most compassionate and caring staff at Kensington Park Retirement Community. He is survived by Geraldine N Mell, his wife of 64years, and a sister, Patricia A McDuffie. Buddy is also survived by 5 children & 5 Grandchildren; Kevin (Kathleen), Patricia Savage (Albert), Karen Pecoraro (Michael), Mary (Deanna Hansson), Theresa Ballenger (Keith). Grandchildren; Andrew Klansek, Kevin Klansek, Lauren Ballenger, Brooke Ballenger, & Nicole Ballenger.

As a lifelong resident of Silver Spring, Buddy was a 60-year member of the parish of St. John the Evangelist, and a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, Council #2169, Father Rosensteel.

The family will hold viewing on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring Maryland, 20902. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John's on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment at St. John’s Historic Cemetery immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Foundation in support of The Groves at Kensington Park Retirement community.