Obituaries » Wm. Patrick McCuan

Wm. Patrick McCuan

October 28, 1941 - August 20, 2017

Service: Viewing

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location : Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike Ellicott City MD, 21043

Service: Viewing

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location : Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike Ellicott City MD, 21043

Service: Funeral Service

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location : Ten Oaks Ballroom
5000 Signal Bell Lane Clarksville MD, 21029

Service: Interment

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:30 am - 11:45 am

Location : Columbia Memorial Park
12005 Clarksville Pike
Rt 108 Clarksville MD, 21029

William Patrick McCuan

Philanthropist, real estate company executive. Named Nation’s Top Philanthropist, Council Resource Development, 2007; recipient Alumni Fellows award, University Louisville, 1996.

October 28, 1941- August 20, 2017

William Patrick McCuan of Glenwood, Md and Naples, Florida passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was 75.

The son of Lee McCuan and LaRee Beverage McCuan Sandlin, Patrick was born in Oklahoma. Patrick held a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and two Masters Degrees in Education and Social Work Administration.  His Ph.D. studies were in Management and Organizational Analysis. Patrick is a former Professor of Social Policy and Administrative Assistant to the Dean at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is the author of numerous publications on political social policy and organizational management.

Patrick was Chief Executive Officer of MDG Companies of Maryland, MDG Companies of West Virginia, MDG Companies of Naples, and K&M Development Corporation. The firms’ business lines included commercial and residential real estate development, as well as real estate management, multifaceted real estate investment, automotive, and horse farms. Patrick’s background included teaching, managing public affairs for numerous national associations, custom home building, commercial development (office and retail), and other various business enterprises.

He was the Executive Director of the Congressional Joint Committee on Mental Health of Children, The Human Services Institute for Children and Families, and the National Conference on Social Welfare in Washington, D.C. Patrick also represented several human services programs in Kentucky and was appointed by President Carter as an organizing member of the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health.

He retired in 1985 as Chairman of the Board of the KMS Group, a Columbia based real estate development company which he founded. He formed MDG Companies in 1985. McCuan was also Chief Executive Officer of McCuan Homes, a custom residential building company that has won numerous awards for building and design excellence in Maryland and West Virginia.

Patrick was known in his community for his philanthropy and community engagement. He is past President of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way Campaign in Howard County.

He served on the Board of Governors of St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Virginia where together with his wife they funded the McCuan House, a dormitory. At the Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, the McCuans set up an endowment worth over $1 milliion, one of the largest in the college’s history.  He also chaired the Concert Society of Maryland, and was a leader in the Maryland Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Patrick was elected President of the Maryland Home Builders Association and served on the Board of Directors and several committees of the National Association of Home Builders.  A former two-term President of the Howard County Chapter of the Home Builders’ Association, Patrick served on many local and national Building Construction Boards and Committees.

Patrick enjoyed participating in local politics and was heavily involved with the Howard County, Maryland and Naples, Florida Republican parties. An avid sports fan, Patrick cheered for the Baltimore Ravens football team and the Maryland Terrapins Basketball team.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Jill Pamela Thomas, his daughter LaRee McCuan Siddiqui and husband Jahantab; daughter Megan McCuan Hanna and husband Royce; and one grandchild. He is predeceased by his brother David McCuan.

A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at Ten Oaks Ballroom following the interment.