Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Friedrich Crupe Passes Away

Friedrich R. Crupe, 80, of Davidsonville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
He was born January 4, 1938, a son of Lester and Gladys Crupe, and grew up in Burgettstown.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Christiane Waldkirch Crupe, and a brother and sister-in-law, Denver and Maria Crupe of Orlando, Fla.
He graduated, cum laude, from Washington & Jefferson College in 1959 and received his master's degree from American University in 1970.
Fred served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1965 and was honorably discharged as a captain. After his military career, he work in the public sector mainly in the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State, focusing on international trade. During retirement, he was a substitute teacher.
Invariably, Fred will be remembered for his wisdom, commitment to country and investment in the future of the youth.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in the clubhouse at Harbor Hills, Davidsonville. His final resting place will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.
To read the full obituary and leave condolences, please go to

Duck Races & Family Carnival Sunday

From the Capital-Gazette:
Twice the heavy rains forced the postponement of the annual Duck Races and Family Carnival, hosted by the South County Rotary.
But, it’s time to get egg-cited: this ducky event has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday at Homestead Gardens’ festival grounds at 1935, 743 West Central Ave., Davidsonville. Let’s hope the ducks are lucky this time.
The family carnival at the event will include carnival games, face painting, rubber duck decoration contest, music, magic food and refreshments.
Admission to the events are free. Any family or individual may sponsor a duck or ducks in the races for $10 donation or more. Prizes will be awarded to the top ducks racing on a special water course built by Homestead Gardens.

Proceeds from the Duck Races and Family Carnival benefit the eight-year old Bountiful Backpacks program which provides nourishing weekend food supplies to up to 150 needy elementary school children in South Anne Arundel County, during the school year.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent home sales in Davidsonville include:

  1)  A two story home with no basement on 5.59 acres at 3526 Williamsburg sold by Elmer Sappington to David and Martha Campbell for $500,000.
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2)  A two story home on  2.04 acres at 3276 Green Ash sold by Branson Fowler to Robert Stone for  $675,000.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

South River STEM Students

    Below is a link to a Capital article about 6 year old Michael McDonnell of Davidsonville and his interaction with the new robot at the Smithsonian facility in Edgewater.
    South River High students Dan DeRycke, Cole Kindig and Zach Livesay began work on one of the two robots  in March, and programmed it as part of a “community challenge” class required of all juniors in the school’s STEM magnet.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Nancy Malloy Passes Away

    Nancy Peter Malloy, 67, of Annapolis, passed away at home on June 10, 2018.
    Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Mary Gordon Peter Malloy of Arnold, MD; brother John V. Malloy (Margaret Hall) of Rockville, MD; sister Molly Malloy of Arnold, MD; niece, Jennifer Malloy Hopson (Bradley) of Deland, FL; nephew, John Vinson Baxley of Arnold, MD; and her loving and devoted partner Hank Barru. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, John Andrew Malloy, Jr.
    Family will receive friends at Holy Family Church located at 826 W. Central Avenue in Davidsonville, MD 21035 on Friday, June 15th at 1:00 pm, one hour prior to Memorial Service to begin at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy's memory may be made to Wellness House of Annapolis, located at 2625 Mas Que Farm Road, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Chase Farm Stand News

    This has been a terrible year for the strawberry crop with continuous rain that ruined the strawberry crop. The plants have been removed and there are preparations to replant for next year and be ready for May 2019.
    They will open up for produce sales at their roadside stand on 424 at the end of June. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Jean Houck Passes Away

Jean Tryon Bowen Houck  
(Age 93)  

Of Charlotte, NC, passed away on May 26, 2018, at Waltonwood Providence Senior Living Community. 
    She was married to the late James H. Bowen for 41 years, from 1947 until his death in 1988. She was married to the late Fletcher Leroy Houck for 17 years, from 1994 until his death in 2011. Jean was born on May 22, 1925 in Washington, DC to the late Wesley Merritt Tryon and Sylvia Ruth Tryon. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Max Tryon. She lived in Washington, DC until 1955, when she and Jim Bowen moved their young family to Rockville, MD. She lived in Rockville until 1994, when she married Roy Houck and moved to Davidsonville, MD. Following Roy's death in 2011, she moved to Charlotte, NC, to be close to her daughter.
    Jean attended public schools in Washington, DC and graduated from the University of Maryland in Home Economics in 1947. She taught food services in Washington, DC until her children were born. Jean's passion was flowers. She was a Master Gardener, an award-winning flower arranger, and a master flower show judge. She shared her talents with flowers and gardens with family and her many friends.
    She is survived by her children, Bonnie Bowen (Rolf Koford) of Portal, AZ, Deborah Bowen Leser (Kevin) of Charlotte, NC, and Steven Bowen of Germantown, MD. Jean had five grandchildren, Ryan Collins (Mary), Amelia Koford (Adam Kirsch), Tony Koford (Kaci McCleary), Jamie Bowen, and Kevin Fantacci (Laura). She also had five great-grandchildren.
    At a later date, there will be a Celebration of Life and a private service and inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery, where James Bowen rests. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy (, the Friends of the National Arboretum (, or a . Please note in memory of Jean Bowen Houck.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Linda Flury Passes Away


    It is with great sadness that the family of Linda Flury announces her passing on June 8. Linda died peacefully at home after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. 
    Linda was born on June 27, 1956 in Prince George's County, where she grew up. She and her husband Dan have made Davidsonville, MD their home for the last 31 years. 
    Linda is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years, Daniel Thomas, a son Jeffrey Thomas (Kate), and a granddaughter she adored, Amelie of Laurel, MD. She is also survived by three of her siblings, Craig Flury (Elizabeth) of Arnold, MD, Michelle Robbins (Geoff) of Selbyville, DE, Patti Flury of Edgewater, MD as well as numerous nieces and nephews who loved and admired her. Linda was predeceased by her father, Frank Flury, mother, Betty Flury and brother Steven Flury (Dianne). 
    Linda was passionate about creating and enhancing the natural beauty of her surroundings. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a BA in Ornamental Horticulture. Linda started the Landscape Design Division at Homestead Gardens as well as founded and operated the landscape firm Designscapes for over 30 years helping others beautify their homes with environmentally friendly, extraordinary outdoor living spaces. 
    A service in her memory will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 11AM at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035. The service will be followed by a celebration of her life. A private funeral will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Quacks For Backpacks June 24

Rain last weekend postponed the Quacks for Backpacks Duck Races and Family Carnival for the second time. The new date is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 at Homestead Gardens, 743 W. Central Ave. in Davidsonville.
The Bountiful Backpacks program provides weekend food supplies for up to 150 needy elementary school children in south Anne Arundel County during the school year. The food program and duck race event are sponsored by the public, event sponsors and the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County.
The family carnival at the event will include carnival games, face painting, a rubber duck decoration contest, music, magic, food and refreshments. Admission to the events is free.

Any family or individual may sponsor a duck or ducks in the races for $10 donation at Prizes will be awarded to the top ducks racing on a special water course built by Homestead Gardens. Business and donor sponsorships are still being sought to raise funds. All proceeds benefit the Bountiful Backpacks program.

For more information, visit, or stop by the Rotary Club meeting Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at Killarney House in Davidsonville. If you are interested in the event and big duck sponsorship, contact Joe Van Deuren

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

1)    A two story home on 2.00 acres at 2899 Spring Pond Ct. sold by Michael and Lauren Gaches to Victor and Nicole Markuski for 699,999.

2)    A Split Foyer home on .30 acre at 3718 Nile Rd. sold by Ruth Gwynn  to Mohamed Yusuf and Afsheen Khan for $360,000.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include:

    A 1 1/2 story home on 2.35 acres at 3887 Greenmeadow Lane sold by Marion Snyder to Brandon Horn and Julie Baker for $562,500.

South River Graduation Photos

The 2018 South River High graduation was held at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro.  You can see photos take there at:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Rubber Duck Race Postponed Again

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales include:

1)    A two story home on 2.05 acres at 2902 South Lake was sold by Steven Coyle to Richard Murphy for $617,000.

2)  A one story home without basement on 1.05 acre at 737 E. Appomattox was sold by Adam Keres to Patrick Kelly for $491,000.