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In Memoriam
This page is dedicated to gamers who are no longer with us, now playing games at a much higher existential level.

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Tony Cadden
Active member from October 1996 to 2005.
Attendee at Original GCOM Baltimore location
Frequent Game Days, WBC and Prezcon attendee.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the death Tony Cadden, of Orchard Beach, MD, who passed away on Jan. 6, 2006, after a long illness. Tony loved gaming, including trivia and wargames. Tournaments he played at WBC included History of the World. He was also a civil war buff, owning lots of period items and frequently particpating in renactments. Tony had served in the Marines. He is survived by a wife, three brothers and other family members. He was buried in a closed casket ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary on Jan. 26. 2006.


Larry Eller
Active member from November 2007 to 2008
Attendee at GCOM Reisterstown
Introduced entire Eller family to Gaming.


Hal Haag

August 12, 2009
Hal was an active member of Games Club of Maryland. He was the host of Alphabet Soup, co-host of Glen Burnie, Elkridge and the former Columbia locations, a GCOM Director at Large, and a regular at several GCOM locations and events. He was also very active in the Baltimore Science Fiction Society and the annual Baltimore Science Fiction Convention ("Balticon").

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Doug Hoylman

July 1943 - October 2015
Doug was an active member of Games Club of Maryland for over 15 years. He was the host of the Capitol Hill and Potomac locations, and the co-host of the Rockville South and Silver Spring locations. He was also a GCOM Patron Member and a regular attendee at numerous GCOM locations and events.


John Goon
October 2017
Doug was an active member of Games Club of Maryland for many years. He was the host of the Beltsville and Rockville East locations.


Nat Lang
Regular at GCOM Potomac


Anita Locke
Founder of GCOM Potomac


John P. Roberts, Jr.

Host of GCOM Westminster


Neil Ryan

Regular attendee at GCOM Laurel


Harold L. Siegelman

Harold was an avid Bridge and Puerto Rico player. He was a regular at GCOM Columbia.
His memory is honored by EuroQuest's Harold L. Siegelman award.


David Slater

1946 - 2011
David was a fixture for several years at several GCOM locations, including Columbia, Parkville, Elkridge, and Reisterstown.


Doug Mercer
April 20, 2021
Doug was the co-host of the GCOM Overlea location, a former member of the GCOM Board of Directors, and a regular at many GCOM events.