ANNAPOLIS — Chloe Robertson Dhillon, of Annapolis, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, joining her husband Singh who passed in 2005.
Chloe was born in Midland on George’s Creek in Western Maryland. After graduating valedictorian from Beall High School in Frostburg, she moved to Annapolis and met her true love and future husband Singh while working at the health department. They had a great romance and were married in 1956, settling in Lindamoor on the Severn where they raised four children. They always preferred to be together and were rarely seen apart through their 49 years of marriage.
Chloe was a very successful Realtor in Annapolis, starting her career with Chris Coile Realty and working for many years at Annapolis Properties. She was a member of the Distinguished Sales Club every year. Her talent of understanding buyers’ needs combined with a savvy knowledge of the booming Annapolis market led to her outstanding reputation and success.
Chloe and Singh loved to travel, especially with their large family in tow. Most memorable was a month long trip to India as well as a weekend trip to New York to see a Broadway show, with all of their children, spouses and grandchildren. She spent several months living in Cairo while her husband was working for the USAID there and enjoyed it thoroughly. She was known to spend weeks at a time at their beachfront condominium in Ocean City and was considering another trip to India in the near future. Most recently she travelled to Florida a few weeks ago for a close friend’s wedding.
Chloe was known for her perpetual smile and smart wit. She loved a good joke and usually had one ready to tell.
She was a wonderful role model to her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends and a mentor to many. No slacking was ever allowed in the Dhillon household, whether it be in academics, sports, careers or just life in general. She knew how to provide guidance, nurturing and love to her family and was always ready to celebrate a major accomplishment. Chloe and Singh liked to make every occasion a celebration, always including their large extended family and their numerous friends to their table.
Chloe was active in many community organizations including The Eastport Yacht Club, The Salvation Army, The Civitan Club, and many boards within the Baywoods Community. She always showed great appreciation of the arts throughout her life and remained a dedicated servant to the community.
Chloe and Singh were the proud parents of SuSheila Dhillon, of Annapolis, Kimball Dhillon, of Annapolis, Krishan Dhillon, of Ellicott City and Ramnik Dhillon, of Warsaw, Va. They were also proud grandparents of Dan, Mike, Lauren and Brad Dhillon of Annapolis, Christopher Dhillon, of Ellicott City and Madeline, Courtney, and Savannah Dhillon of Warsaw, Va.; her brother Ed and sisters Cassie, Maggie and Terrie.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Rob and Ralph and sister Jeannie.
Viewing will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St. Luke’s Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.