Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Mary Veath Passes Away
Mary Patricia "Pat" Vaeth, 83, a 25-year resident of Annapolis and previously of Davidsonville, MD, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2016 at her home following a 3-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Born on May 17, 1933 in Baltimore, MD to the late Jesse and Anna Resau, Pat graduated from the former Seton High School and continued her education at Anne Arundel Community College. She began her career with the U.S. Department of the Air Force in the Air Research and Development Command. She left that job to pursue her life's passion of making a comfortable home for her husband, Jerry and their four children. Once her children were in school, Pat went to work as a secretary for the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling and attending Red Hat Society events. She also was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge.
Pat was preceded in death by her son, Martin E. "Marty" Vaeth, grandson, Brian Highsmith and a brother, Robert Resau. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Emmett J. "Jerry" Vaeth, Sr.; two sons, Emmett (Gayle) J. "Jay" Vaeth, Jr. of Centerville, MD and William Brian Vaeth of Owings, MD; one daughter, Nancy (Patrick Rooney) V. Highsmith of Port Republic, MD; four grandsons: Jared, Jeremy, Michael and Carson Vaeth; three granddaughters: Courtney and Katelynn Highsmith and Kristin Vaeth and five great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to celebrate Pat's life with her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, December 19 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. Inurnment at Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 or Holy Family Catholic Church. Online condolences and tributes may be offered at: www.KalasFuneralHomes.com