Michael Scott Barron
February 16, 1952 – July 6, 2020
Michael Scott Barron was born in Washington DC on February 16, 1952. Mike passed away peacefully at his home in Bowie with his daughter, Kiersten Barron, by his side on Monday, July 6, 2020. Mike grew up in Chillum, MD and attended St. Johns Military Academy. He later joined the U.S. Army in 1970 and was assigned to the Arctic Test Center in Alaska. Completing his military tour, Mike attended both Frostburg State University and the University of Maryland, College Park. During this time, Mike met and was soon married to Linda (Arneson.) The family was complete with the birth of their daughter Kiersten, who he was very proud of.
Mike worked in the family business; The Seashell Restaurant, in Oxon Hill, MD for many years. When the restaurant closed Mike started his own business “Barron Abstracts.” Eventually, Mike began working for Home Depot and continued working there throughout his fight with cancer.
Mike made friends throughout his life, everywhere he went, work, play, everywhere! You could often find Mike sitting at the bar with his buddies, drinking a Bud Light. He was a simple man who loved baseball, especially the LA Angels, and was a big Terps fan!
Mike played the drums for many years, his love of music ran deep. He was a lover of all types of music. A “Parrothead” at heart, he loved Jimmy Buffet and others; from Marshall Crenshaw to the Bare Naked Ladies; Billy Joel to Kenny Loggins, the list goes on. He enjoyed sharing his music with others. Music truly soothed his soul.
Mike is survived by his daughter, Kiersten (Dee), his grandchildren, Sophia, Ava, and Dominic; siblings, Bill (Lois), Cheryl (Don), Mary Carol (Jerry), and Trish; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mike was a loving Dad, “Coffee” Pop, brother, godfather, uncle, friend, co-worker, mentor and drinking buddy. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of his life will be at a later date, due to the current restrictions.
Celebration of Life at a later date
Michael Scott Barron
July 22, 2020
The statement that Mike made friends wherever he went is so true! It was his great personality and his kind soul that drew people to him. We have so many great memories of Mike..Cedar Point, Deep Creek lake, camping in the snow! He will be greatly missed and our condolences go out to his family 💕
July 18, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Mike in Bowie. He had a great sense of humor, and was an intrical part of the shenanigans that went on in that store! I truly enjoyed conversating with him, and I will forever remember his reindeer rack at our store Christmas party as he proudly paraded them against a screen as he danced! Good times Mike...I hope wherever your energy is that you are continuing to enjoy good times. Peace.
July 9, 2020
So much I can say but the main thing is thank you. Despite our huge age difference you still spoke to me as a man and respected me and my opinions. You listened to me and I listened to you. Even though there’s a huge number difference in our years of experiences in life you still valued my experiences. It hurt to hear you were gone but I’m happy you won’t hurt anymore. Feels like I lost my grandfather, I’m going to miss talking to you on your smoke breaks and working with you in general. You showed me that it’s okay to mess up, taught me not to beat myself up about it because no one is perfect. You gave me knowledge on life and didn’t judge me when I was naive, you simply taught and explained. I appreciate every laugh and every lesson....I wish there could’ve been more but I’m happy to have known you, Rest Up Mike
July 7, 2020
Mike & Mike In The Morning. They Would Say @Work. We Were Both Michael's & We Both Worked @The Home Depot In Bowie, MD. Mike Was Not Just An Co-Worker. He Was A GoodFriend. When I Lived @The Same Apartment Bldg [ I moved later in the year ] Mike & I Would Ride 2Work 2Getter. It Was Only Like A 10min Bike Ride. But I Know He's Home Now, No More Pain, No More Worries. Miss You Bro. But Will Meet Again. Cause I Know Your Looking Down @Me & Saying What You Always Said. Mike Your Crazy. Cause I Have A Wild Crazy Sence Of Humor. Rest Easy Bro. And May God Continue 2Look After You. It's Not Bye, But Later. Ride Easy Bro, Ride Easy.
July 7, 2020
Mike was a great friend and a great co- worker. He will sadly missed and never forgotten.