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James "Chip" Russell Day, Jr.

March 14, 1941 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

Son of the late James Russell Day, Sr., and Elizabeth Hill Day, Chip was a retired disability claims authorizer in the Congressional Inquiries Unit with the Social Security Administration, where he worked for 42 years. He was a dedicated member of the Social Security Chorus for many of the years of his employment.

Chip graduated from Catonsville High School in 1959 andearned an associate’s degree from Catonsville Community College (1962) before beginning his career. He was a very active member of Catonsville United Methodist Church – singing in the senior choir; coordinating the acolyte program; helping with youth programs as a counselor and financial supporter, especially the West River United Methodist Retreat Center; and focusing on mission outreach. Chip was chairman, vice chairman and site coordinator for the Baltimore County Christian Workcamp for over 35 years. He participated in numerous disaster relief projects on locations throughout the South and in Maryland. He especially was dedicated to the church’s support of the Methodist camp in Quesada, Costa Rica, where he traveled for 20+ years and sponsored a number of individuals on their trips there as well. Before devoting his life to missions, Chip enjoyed traveling to Europe. He was an avid photographer and a passionate Orioles, Baltimore Colts and Ravens fan. 

Aside from missions, Chip helped organize a Sunday summer church softball league through Baltimore County Recreation & Parks for more than 15 years. He assured that field permits were secured and there were umpires scheduled to officiate the games. He spent the last few years of his life at Brightview Assisted Living, making new friends and enjoying shopping and restaurant outings. His aim in all his endeavors was to make others feel included and assure they enjoyed themselves. 

Chip is survived by a first cousin, Ann Leary, of Williston, VT; cousin Rev. James Slingluff and his wife Jean Slingluff of Zelienople, PA; other distant cousins, a loving contingent of church and mission friends, and former co-workers. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228.

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
September 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Catonsville United Methodist Church
6 Melvin Ave
Catonsville, Maryland 21228

Interment is Private

St. John s Cemetery (Ellicott City, Maryland)

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