Bill and Marcy Amos are familiar names and faces around the Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant community due to their volunteerism. The couple met as teenagers while working at Prince George’s General Hospital. Bill cleaned trays, and Marcy was a candy striper. Celebrating 55 years of marriage this year, they are still sweethearts.
After graduating from the University of Maryland, Bill landed a job as a photographic interpreter with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked for 39 years. Marcy applied her degree from Longwood University in Virginia to become a social studies teacher in Prince George’s County.
Before moving to Miller’s Grant, they lived most of their lives in Columbia, where they developed a passion for volunteering. They have been active in the Civic Association, Parent Teacher Association and church, helping the homeless and spending summers hosting foreign exchange students, for 25 years.
While they enjoyed volunteering together, they also had individual interests. Bill volunteered for Pathfinders at Baltimore Washington International Airport, providing travelers with information and directions. Marcy helped establish Meals on Wheels of Howard County in 1973, where she also volunteered. To their delight, their son has followed in Marcy’s footsteps working as an administrator for Meals for Wheels of Central Maryland.
Since moving to Miller’s Grant, their volunteerism has continued. Bill chairs the Nominating Committee, conducts daily community walks for residents and serves on the package delivery team, which he jokingly refers to as the Proud Geezers. Marcy serves as Dining Committee’s chairperson. Both are community ambassadors, showing prospective residents around the community and offering a resident’s point of view.
Despite giving of themselves so generously, they still find time to pursue personal interests. Marcy enjoys cooking and has hosted a favorite at Miller’s Grant, Cooking with Marcy. Bill loves genealogy and currently lectures at Miller’s Grant, it’s sister community – Carroll Lutheran Village, Ellicott City 50+ Center and many other places.
Many have benefited from the Amoses’ volunteerism. They are appreciated, and we are thankful for all they have done and continue to do for their neighbors and Miller’s Grant.