Richard V. Cantore

June 1, 1940October 10, 2021

Richard V. Cantore (Rich), age 81, of West Friendship, Maryland passed on to eternal life on October 10, 2021.

Mr. Cantore was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Jennifer and his daughter Sharon Dass.

Rich was born in the Bronx, NY and raised his family in Columbia, MD. His passion was spending time with his family and always being around to lend a helping hand.A former Marine, he spent his primary career at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade. Upon his retirement Rich enjoyed woodworking and managing the Willow Springs Golf Course.

He leaves behind an adoring and PROUD family, including: Richard and Melissa Cantore (Son and Daughter-in-law) Robert Dass (Son-in-law) Christopher Cantore (Son) Ricky Cantore (Grandson) Sophia Cantore and Dani Cano (Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law) Brigid and Nick Bucci (Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law) Robert Dass (Grandson) Simon Dass (Grandson) Vincent Bucci (Great Grandson) As well as numerous Nieces, Nephews, In-laws and Friends.

Rich will always be remembered for his generosity and amazing work ethic.

A private family service will be held immediately and a celebration of life will be held in the Spring of 2022 for all family and friends.

In lieu of any flowers for the family, donations may be made to your favorite charity in his memory.

Semper Fi


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Colleen and John Jacobs

October 15, 2021

The Busher/Jacobs family sends much love to the entire Cantore family. We have many fond memories of Grandpa who was, without question, the best soccer team booster and true blue fan ever! Always cheerful and ready to lend a hand; just an all around wonderful man.

Scott Dornbirer

October 15, 2021

Dear Rick, Chris and your family; we are very sorry to learn of Mr. Cantore's passing - our thoughts and prayers are with you all..

Linda Allen

October 13, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss . Rich was one of my supervisors, back in the 70’s, while working at NSA. He was kind, patient, and a good friend with a great sense of humor. My sincerest condolences.

Linda Rhee

October 12, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I knew Rich from Willow Springs. He was such a lovely person, kind, humorous, and always encouraging during my early years of learning how to golf. It saddens me that he’ll no longer be there, but I’m sure he is rejoicing with his wife and daughter. I offer my sincere, heartfelt condolences.