Donald Byrd Monroe, Jr., a beloved foreman for Montgomery County Highway, passed away unexpectedly on August 20, 2023, in Frederick, Maryland. Born on May 17, 1966, in Maryland, Donald led a remarkable life filled with dedication to his career and cherished moments with loved ones.
Donald graduated from Gaithersburg High School in the class of 1984, setting the stage for his accomplished future. He joined the Montgomery County Highway and devoted over 35 years of his life to the profession. As a foreman, he displayed exceptional leadership skills and unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and efficiency of the county's highways.
While Donald excelled in his career, he always made time for the things he loved most. One of his fondest memories was his first date with his wife Carolyn Anne Monroe. They went fishing and rode in Poker Runs's for charity, creating lasting memories filled with laughter and love.
Donald was known for his quick wit and a great sense of humor that could instantly light up a room. He loved to tease people and had an incredible ability to bring joy to those around him. His infectious laughter will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
When he wasn't working or making others laugh, Donald found solace in his hobbies and interests. He had a deep love for animals and enjoyed tending to his garden with great care and dedication. Sports were also a significant part of his life, and he relished every opportunity to immerse himself in the excitement of Nascar events. Listening to music and watching mesmerizing sunsets were simple pleasures that brought him immense joy.
Proudly accomplished in many aspects of life, Donald considered retirement from the county as one of his proudest moments. After years of hard work and dedication to serving the community, he could finally enjoy well-deserved rest and precious time with loved ones.
Donald's compassionate nature extended beyond his professional and personal life. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories for his family and friends. He is survived by his devoted wife Carolyn Anne Monroe, who supported him throughout their journey together. His loving mother Doris Ann Monroe and his sister Ruth Ann Heffner, accompanied by her husband Stephen Heffner, mourn the loss of a beloved brother. Donald was also a cherished uncle to Britnee Foster and Danielle Heffner, and a doting great-uncle to Sylas and Mason Foster.
A visitation to honor the life of Donald Byrd Monroe, Jr. will be held at Stauffer Funeral Home on Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm, services will follow at 1:00pm at the funeral Home. Interment will be held immediately after services at Kemptown Cemetery.
In this time of grief, may we find solace in the memories we shared with Donald and may his spirit forever live on in our hearts.