Walter “Remus” Hungerford


Shriners Hospitals for Children


Remus Hungerford passed peacefully in his home on May 15, 2020, with his wife and family at his side. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Hungerford, his brother Charles Edward Hungerford, and his three children, Peggy Sue Bancroft, Mark Hungerford, and Matthew Hungerford, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Earva Mathias Hungerford and father, James Thomas Hungerford, and three children, Walter Remus Hungerford, Jr., Dewayne Hungerford, and Wayne Hungerford, his sister, Betty Lou Hungerford, and three brothers, Roger Hungerford, James “Gordon” Hungerford, and Allen Hungerford, and grandsons, Brandon Hungerford and Michael Bancroft, and granddaughter Janice Bancroft.   

“Remus” is known for his exceptional hard work ethic, innovation, resourcefulness, and fair business practices.  Remus was a self-made man.  At a young age, Remus, with his independent and entrepreneurial spirit, taught himself many skills which led him to become a successful businessman.  As an example, he taught himself how to operate a bulldozer at 12 years of age.  In 1951, Remus, and his brothers worked at their father’s sawmill, Hungerford Mill.    They subsequently opened two additional sawmills.  In 1958, Remus opened Hungerford Brothers Excavation, Inc., expanding his business operations.  In 2002, he opened Remus Hungerford Company, Inc. providing sawmill and excavation services, and business rental sites.  He built his first home on Black Rock Road in Germantown, Maryland and two subsequent homes in Boyds, Maryland.  At 67 years of age, he laid the brick for his final home. 


To all those who were a part of his life, we are grateful to you and thank you for being a part of his life.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. 


Services to be held after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.



To All The Hungerford Family: There was only one “Remus” and if he liked you, you were blessed cause if he didn’t Lord help you. He hated being sick and not being able to do all the things he liked. Our prayers are with all the family at this difficult time.

From:  Kitty and Jack Cooley

Carol, We are so sorry to hear of Remus's passing. He was a true Boyds icon. We always enjoyed talking to him. He will be truly missed by us and many other people. Please don't hesitate to call us if you need anything. Sincerely, Chuck and Hany Harner

From:  Muhany Harner

Our prayers and sympathies to Remus' family and friends. He was a good man. My brother worked for our Uncle Roger Hungerford (Ruby Lee is our Aunt) at the Mill for a long while.

From:  Ronnie & Joyce Brigham

We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.

From: The Hilton Family

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