Gregory Alan “Greg” “Big Papa” McDonald, 64, of Lusby, MD and formerly of Camp Springs, MD, passed away on September 9, 2021 at Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Born December 24, 1956 in Mechanicsburg, PA, he was the son of Clinton McDonald and Ruth (Marrow) McDonald.
Greg attended Crossland Senior High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Sandhofen, Germany. Greg was a Certified Diesel Mechanic at Big Papa’s Automotive in Lusby for over ten years. He enjoyed riding his Harley, working on cars, cheering on his beloved Washington Redskins and spending time at the beach with family.
Greg is survived by his parents, Ruth McDonald of Harwood, MD and Clinton McDonald (Dorothy) of Millsboro, VA; his wife, Sally (Clark) McDonald whom he married on February 6, 1998 in Prince Frederick, MD; his children, Jeremey McDonald (Tifiny) of Edgewater, MD, Carey McDonald of Harwood, MD, Jamie Castle of PA, Robbie Clark (Debbie) of Drum Point, MD, Ashley McDonald of Lusby, MD and Amber McDonald of Lusby, MD; grandchildren, Jamison McDonald, Emily McDonald, Dominic Basiliko, Isabella Asuncion, Austin Labille, Kaylyn Clark, Cheyenne Lee and Noah “Lil Man” McDonald; siblings, Debbie McDonald of Mechanicsville, MD, Bobby McDonald (Sandy) of Camp Springs, MD, Sandy Whitt of Laurel, MD and Lynda McDonald of Laurel, DE; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Clark.
Family will receive friends on Monday, September 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service following at 12:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. Interment will follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at 1:45 p.m. Immediately following the interment, family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of Greg’s life at the Moose Lodge, 15103 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremey McDonald, Michael Clark, Troy Clark, Ronnie Brashears, Derick “Dog” Brown and Mark Garner. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Noah “Lil Man” McDonald, Daniel McDonald and Dominic Basiliko.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or you may call 1-855-448-3997.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.