Jonathan D. Bishop
November 23, 1950 – July 2, 2019
Jonathan “Shug” David Bishop, Sr. passed away peacefully July 2, 2019 at the age of 68. He was surrounded and supported by his family during his last days of life. Jonathan was born to Winterfred Bishop in Washington D.C. on November 23, 1950 and raised by the late Jon and Elizabeth Bishop. He grew up in Greencastle, PA and graduated from Greencastle-Antrim High School.
Following high school, Jonathan relocated to Montgomery County (MD) and was employed by Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Support Services. In 1986, he transferred to the Maintenance Department where he worked as an Electrical Technician. In addition, Jonathan was an advocate for fair labor practices and served with SEIU Local 500 in a number of capacities including as a member of the Executive Board for many years. After 35 years of service, Jonathan retired from MCPS.
Jonathan was an active member of his community and belonged to several organizations whose mission was to improve the quality of life for African Americans and others including AFRAM and the Montgomery County NAACP. In 1979, he became a Mason.
In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, fishing, and large family dinners. After retirement, a typical day for Jonathan started with a freshly brewed pot of coffee followed by daily errands and listening to his oldie but goodies music. He loved vacations whether short or long, the walkie talkies would always come along. Jonathan was a simple man who worked hard to take care of his family.
Jonathan is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Connie Bishop, several brothers and sisters, his 5 children: Demaris (Ted), Allen, Paul (Nicole), Yalonda (Aaron), and Jonathan Jr., 14 grandchildren,: Jeannie, Rachelle, Akiyya, Chandra, Allen Jr., Frankie, Jasmine Erica, Ashley, Quintin, Taylor, Jonathan III, Alijah, and Elizabeth, 5 great grandchildren: Brianna, Joshua, Trinity, Taji, Nazir, Elijah, and Kori and a host of family and friends.
- Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2019