May 31, 1967 - February 24, 2017 Resided in Denton, MD
Joseph "Cris" Escobar, a 10 year resident of Denton and previously of Crownsville passed away at age 49 at Shore Medical Center in Easton after suffering a massive stroke. He was born on May 31, 1967 at the Naval Base in Norfolk, VA and attended high school at Old Mill Senior High in Millersville. After high school he entered the military serving as a Sergeant and accumulating 22 years of total service, 6 years in the US Army and 16 more with the National Guard. He also worked as a federal police officer for the Department of Defense. Cris was a member of the American Legion and he was a black belt in martial arts, at one point training under Chuck Norris. He was also a talented artist, known for creating beautiful pieces of artwork. He was preceded in death by his mother Linda McNabb Escobar in 2016. He is survived by his sons Edward, Todd and Beau; father Edgardo Escobar; uncles James and Joey Stallings and his aunt Nancy Stallings. Visitation will be held on Saturday March 4 and Sunday March 5 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 851 Annapolis Rd., Gambrills MD, 21054. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday March 6 at 12:30pm. Interment to follow at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are welcome to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Ste. 700, Washington, DC, 20005 or the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 901 E Street NW, Ste. 100, Washington, DC, 20004.