Welcome to the memorial page for

Michael D. McQuay

March 13, 1946 ~ August 25, 2017 (age 71)

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On Friday, August 25, 2017, Michael D. McQuay of Laurel, MD and Estes Park, CO passed away. He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years Beverly McQuay, his cherished son, Michael D. McQuay, Jr., daughter-in-law, Amy McQuay, granddaughters Karly and Cassie McQuay, his mother-in-law, Charlotte K. Kearns, and sister-in-law, Cynthia L. Kearns. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Lauretta McQuay. He leaves behind many dear friends and extended family and will be forever loved and missed for his humor, strength, loyalty, and compassion. “Big Mike” was happiest with his family and his “woof” pack, Koda and River, and is now reunited with his much-adored Bear, Stormy, Baron, and Marley. Mike’s love of the National Parks, and especially the Rocky Mountains, was well-known by all who loved him. His family takes great comfort knowing Michael spent his final day in the majesty and glory of Rocky Mountain National Park at sunset. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Gasch’s Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD, with prayers and remembrances from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made instead to one of the many charities Mike supported and cared deeply about: The Humane Society of the United States, The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Utah, Dogs Deserve Better, Farm Sanctuary, or another deserving animal protection cause or organization. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

The Humane Sociey of the United States
1255 23rd street, NW, Washington DC 20037
Tel: 1-202-452-1100

The Animal Legal Defense Fund
525 East Cotati Avenue, Cotati CA 94931
Tel: 1-707-795-2533

Stray Rescue of St. Louis
2320 Pine Street, St. Louis MO 63103
Tel: 1-314-771-6121

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
2005 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City UT 84106
Tel: 1-801-574-2454

Dogs Deserve Better
1915 Moonlight Road, Smithfield VA 23430
Tel: 1-757-357-9292

Farm Sanctuary
P.O. Box 150, Watkins Glen NY 14891
Tel: 1-607-583-2225

 Service Information

Memorial Gathering
September 23, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A.
4739 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

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