K Warren Easley, 89, beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary (2004), and a Potomac, Maryland resident for over 50 years, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2013, at ManorCare Potomac, from complications of Parkinson's and pneumonia.
He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 16, 1924, and raised in Troy, Ohio by his mother Helen, but when his father Henry John Easley, a World War I veteran, died when Warren was three, his aunt Georgia and uncle Grover Buttweiler raised Warren as their own.
He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in February 1945, while beginning what became his lifetime career as a Monsanto executive working in St. Louis, New York, Boston, and finally Washington, D.C. He met Margaret Mary Starke of St. Louis at Monsanto's 1944 Christmas party. They married a year later, and raised 3 daughters together.
Warren was an avid sports enthusiast. He was on Purdue's tennis team, and later played tennis at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts. In the early 1960's he moved to Lake Barcroft, Va., then Potomac, Md., and began a (lifetime) membership at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, where he enjoyed playing golf and tennis, and team bowling and dancing with Margaret. He also loved table tennis, and whenever a neighborhood lake froze over, he'd surely be speed-skating, knowing hot cocoa was brewing at home.
Very interested in war history, he met regularly at Congressional with a small group to honor the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. He deeply regretted not being a pilot during World War II and he found these meetings with war veterans fulfilling.
Warren is survived by three daughters, Susan Simmons of Commerce Township, MI, Diana Brady of San Francisco, and Nancy Easley of Potomac, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Warren had a wonderful sense of humor that made him a delight to be around. He enjoyed sharing his first impression of Potomac's Brickyard Road of the 1960's. Although a main route home, it was still just a dirt road shared with many wild turkeys and quail.
RAPP Funeral and Cremation Services in Silver Spring have handled the arrangements and private services have been held.