James Augustus “Jimmy” Verdin
July 19, 1946 – May 15, 2020
James Augustus “Jimmy” Verdin, 73, of Huntingtown passed away peacefully May 15, 2020 in Prince Frederick, MD. Beloved Uncle Jimmy is survived by his sister-in-law Barbara Verdin of Huntingtown, MD; nephew John P. Verdin (Mickey) of Alexandria, VA; nephew Michael S. Verdin (Jamie) of Chesapeake Beach, MD; niece Susan L. Gallo (Michael) of Lusby, MD; nephew Patrick J. Verdin (Ronda) of Owings, MD; niece Lisa A. Wieland (Paul) of Port Republic, MD; nephew Clayton D. Verdin of Chesapeake Beach, MD; nephew David A. Verdin (Natalya) of Chesapeake Beach, MD and beloved beagle Honey. He is also survived by 5 grandnephews; 5 grandnieces; 3 great nieces and 2 great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents John E. Sr. and Catherine Verdin; sister Nancy Mazzullo (Richard) and their 3 children, brother John E. Verdin, Jr. and niece Linda Verdin Burke.
Jimmy grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He enjoyed a happy childhood full of sports. He attended Montgomery Hills Elementary and graduated in 1964 from Montgomery Blair High School. After one year at the University of Maryland, Jim decided to enlist in the Navy, he was injured at sea and was honorably discharged. After, he fished on 2 charter boats out of Kent Island during the summer of 1969 and 1970. He and his parents enjoyed spending time at their cottage in Breezy Point Beach.
During his childhood, Jim and his siblings spent summers visiting his Grandfather’s farm in Greenville, South Carolina. One of his favorite memories was catching his first fish, a large mouth bass, at his Uncle Will’s pond and carrying it 5 miles back to the farm. A lifelong avid fisherman, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as his mother Catherine “Kitty” was an adept angler. Jimmy fished the East Coast from South Carolina to Delaware with family and a host of friends. His last fishing trip was just this past April on a private beach in Breezy Point with his nephew, Scott. Most of all Jimmy will forever be remembered as a generous and kind soul with a gentle wit and a quiet yet firm faith.
The family would like to thank the Veteran’s Administration and Agnes, his most recent personal caregiver for the excellent care they gave this veteran. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in James Verdin’s memory to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, all services for Mr. Verdin will be private. We will be live streaming the service on Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 PM on the Rausch Funeral Home Facebook page.
Interment will take place at a later date in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.