Carl Hession

Carl "Nick" Hession

Friday, May 4th, 1962 - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Carl Nichols Hession, of Fort Washington, Maryland, passed away in his sleep on the morning of September 24, 2019, at the age of 57.

Born on May 4, 1962, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, “Nick” was the sixth child, and fourth son, of Henry F. X. Hession and June S. Hession.

Because he had Down Syndrome, Nick’s formal education started early.

Nick was educated at a DOD-sponsored school in Kaiserslautern, Germany from 1966-1969; at the Hope School in Prince George’s County, Maryland from 1969-1971; and at the Hillcrest Heights Special Center in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland from 1971-1983.

To people who rode the P-17 Metrobus, who worked at the FDIC, or who attended St. Columba Catholic Church, Nick was a familiar face.

He began his employment at the FDIC following his graduation from Hillcrest Heights, working in the mail room there until 2017.

Nick was an ardent fan of the Washington Redskins, the Syracuse Orange, and Washington Capitals. Nick watched televised games, read scores and standings in the Washington Post, and especially enjoyed attending some games in person with family or friends. He enjoyed music, especially the bands “Foreigner” and “ABBA”. He loved to sing along and play air guitar.

Nick is predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his brother Henry Hession (Debbie) of Greenville, SC; sister Lisa Johnson (Duane) of Beavercreek, OH; brother Father Anthony Hession of Fargo, ND; sister Catherine Hawkins (Craig) of Sterling, VA; brother Kenneth Hession (Alison) of Pearl City, HI; sister Tanya Lebron (John) of Bristow, VA; brother Tim Hession (Sheila) of Fort Washington, MD and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family would like to thank all of Nick’s educators, neighbors, coworkers, church community, and others in the community who encouraged him on his path through life.

Relatives and friends are invited to Nick's Life Celebration on Monday, September 30, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the KALAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Columba Catholic Church, 7800 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory - Oxon Hill
    6160 Oxon Hill Road
    OXON HILL, MD 20745
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory - Oxon Hill
    6160 Oxon Hill Road
    OXON HILL, MD 20745
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 10:00am
    St. Columba Catholic Church
    7800 Livingston Rd.
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  • Interment

    Resurrection Cemetery
    8000 Woodyard Road
    Clinton, MD
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Cousin Candy (or as Nick teased me : Daisy Duke)

Posted at 05:22pm
You were an amazing man; grateful to have spent that afternoon many years ago with you and Aunt June & Uncle Hank
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Denise Ford

Posted at 12:21am
Condolences to the Hession and extended family, my tears are overflowing with my fond memories of my dear friend Nick! I met Nick in 1986 as we both started on the same day working for Federal Home Loan Bank Board. We developed a friendship that would last 30 years! We both shared a love for the Redskins and Syracuse Orangemen. We actually were blessed to catch a couple games together over the years. I adored Nick as he was very special to me! He was there to celebrate my daughter's first birthday party 25 years ago and he actually was the life of the party! Nick love to joke around and dance. We would go on to celebrate many milestones together. He had very special love for his Mother, June. He talked of all family often..Tanya, Tony, Tim to his neice Amy, I felt apart of the family!I want you to know I'm so sorry Im not able to celebrate his life in person, but I will forever celebrate my Nicky Poo and I'm so grateful for the memories! Rest in peace my dear friend, until we meet again!!
Sweetneicey (Denise Ford, Atlanta)

Ray Liddy

Posted at 08:52pm
Col. Raymond and Courtney Liddy (USMCR) (Ret.), of Coronado California, express their deepest sympathy for the loss of a dear friend, Nick. Nick was a childhood friend. Ray and Nick enjoyed playing soccer in the street on Ivanhoe Rd, among other fun games with Nick's family and friends. Nick's kind, good heart and cheerful demeanor will be missed. God Bless.

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Posted at 04:48pm
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Fran Sadoff-LeBow

Posted at 05:36pm
I am so saddened to learn about Nicks passing. He has, and always will hold a very special place in my heart. My deepest sympathies. F. Sadoff-LeBo
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