Published in The Washington Post on June 16, 2018
Bergon Elbert Sigmon
Bergon Elbert Sigmon passed away on June 13, 2018 at the age of 85 after a long
battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Born on January 31, 1933, his was a life to be celebrated.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley A. Sigmon of Leesburg, Virginia. He also
leaves behind his greatest legacy in his three children: Danette Harris (David) of South
Strafford, Vermont; Mark Sigmon (Robin) of Pasadena, Maryland and Linda Streaker
(Paul) of Ashburn, Virginia, as well as his six loving grandchildren, Lauren, Joel, Reed,
Ryan, Theodore and Katherine. Bergon loved all of his grandchildren dearly and was
so proud of each and every one of them. He is also survived by numerous friends and
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Bergon knew the area well. He and Shirley both
graduated from Eastern High School (1952) in Washington, D.C., where they met.
He served in the United States Coast Guard for four years in Connecticut where he
began his education as an electrician. He would go on to become a Master Electrician
and ran his own business for over 40 years in Maryland and the surrounding area.
One of Bergon's greatest passions was his mountain retreat, "The Cabin," in Clear
Spring, Maryland. Many family gatherings happened there, which brought him
incredible joy. The Sigmons retired to their dream home on a corner of "The Cabin"
property where Bergon enjoyed gardening and his neighbors. Bergon was the
quintessential Marylander, loving hunting on the Eastern Shore, eating crabs, playing in
the ocean with his grandchildren and walking in the Clear Spring woods. He also loved
telling jokes, no matter where he was. Bergon was dearly loved by his friends and
family and will be deeply missed.
The family would like to thank all of Bergon's caregivers, especially Tammy Dunlap, the
staff at Heritage Hall and the Capital Caring Hospice staff and volunteers.
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the family will receive guests at a viewing at Fort Lincoln
Cemetery Funeral Home in Brentwood, Maryland from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
A graveside service will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
3401 BLADENSBURG RD
Brentwood, MD 20722