Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spencer Gets Patriot League Honorable Mention

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League announced its weekly awards for its fourth week, ending Feb. 26, in men’s lacrosse. Army West Point’s David Symmes and Dan Grabher were named the Corvias Offensive Player of the Week and Corvias Faceoff Specialist of the Week, respectively. Boston University’s Greg Wozniak was named the Corvias Defensive Player of the Week, while Christian Carson-Banister was named the Corvias Goalkeeper of the Week. Colgate freshman Nicky Petkevich rounded out this week’s honors and was named the Corvias Rookie of the Week.

HONORABLE MENTION
 PAT SPENCER, LOYOLA MARYLAND So., A, Davidsonville, Md.
Spencer tied a career-high of five goals in the Greyhounds; 18-5 win over Lafayette on Saturday. He scored all five of his goals in less than 17 minutes of action between the first and the second quarters, sitting out most of the second half except during an extra-man opportunity. He also added a trio of assists.
 
 

Monday, February 27, 2017

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Kacie Longo At U. of MD


    Kacie Longo of Davidsonville is a junior at the U. of MD and is on their lacrosse team.  Her bio can be read at:
http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209685115&DB_OEM_ID=29700

Aubrey Marcus Passes Away

Aubrey Wayland Marcus (ae 86) of Harwood on February 21, 2017 at his residence. 
              He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary G. Marcus; son, Michael R. Marcus and sister, Viola Jameson. He is survived by daughter, Theresa M. Manas (Bruce); son, John A. Marcus; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Beall and numerous cousins and extended family. 
              Friends may call on Thursday, March 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davidsonville. Interment will follow in Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National MS Society Chesapeake Challenge, 2017 Greater DC/MD Chapter, 1800 M Street NW, B501, Washington, DC 20036, please note on check (participant Theresa Manas).  

Towson Men Beat Georgetown

Jon Mazza of Davidsonville scored his 7th goal of the season as the Tigers beat GU 11-10 on Saturday.  A complete description of the game is at:  http://towsontigers.com/news/2017/2/25/mens-lacrosse-no-12-tigers-weather-storm-in-fourth-at-georgetown.aspx

The Towson Tigers take on Loyola on Wed.

Carter Scores Twice In Penn State Win

Madison Carter of Davidsonville (South River) finished with two goals and Steph Lazo (St. Mary's) had a goal and four assists as the sixth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated No. 14 Cornell.
Kayla Brisloari (Spalding) also scored a goal while Carter added five ground balls and five draw controls for the Nittany Lions, who are 5-0 for the first time since 1993.
For a completedescription of the game,  go to:
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/022517aab.html

Spencer Scores Five In Loyola Win

     Twelve Greyhounds scored goals, led by five from Pat Spencer (Davidsonville, Boys' Latin), and the Greyhounds opened their Patriot League schedule with the victory. Spencer matched his career-high with five goals, and he also added three assists, while John Duffy and Jordan Germershausen each scored twice. Four players – P.J. Brown, Wiley Bonham, Logan Devereaux and Nick Cunningham – scored the first goals of their Loyola careers, and Cole Boland posted his first point with an assist. Zac Davliakos (Severn) had an assist for the Greyhounds.
    For a complete description of the game,  go to:
http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/news/men-s-lacrosse-opens-patriot-league-play-with-road-win-02-25-2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dr. Daniel Placido Passes Away


   Dr. Daniel J. Placido of Davidsonville, MD passed away peacefully on February 22 with his loving family by his side.
    Born in Lawrence, MA on February 13, 1925, Daniel was the son of the late Rosemary and Donato Placido, both who emigrated from Italy. He graduated from Lawrence High School and attended St. John's Prep School in Danvers, MA as well as Andover Academy in Andover, MA. He was accepted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he planned to attend, but was drafted into the Army and served in World War II. Daniel was witness to the aftermath of the massacre of Malmedy and was called as a potential witness at Nuremberg. He was wounded in the battle of the Ardennes, flown to Belgium, where he was awarded the Belgium Fourragere, the 
Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He holds a degree in chemistry from the University of Miami and graduated from the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC in 1955. In 1961 Daniel graduated from the University of Rochester's Eastman Dental Dispensary with a certificate in Orthodontics. Until the time of his death, he was a practicing orthodontist in Denton, MD, where he owned his own office. The joy of his life was the children he treated. He was a past member of the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, Maryland State Dental Society and the Southern Maryland Dental Society. He was a member of the International Club of Annapolis and the Harbor Hills Yacht Club, where he served as Fleet Captain for a number of years. He was an avid boater and lover of the sea, fisherman, gardener, reader and lover of Shakespeare.
     Dr. Placido was preceded in death by his brothers, Francis and Anthony and his sisters, Rose, Teresa, Emily and Jane. He is survived by his beloved wife Joan; his children, John D. and Susan D. Placido; his dear grandchildren, Laney Mckenzie and John Maxwell Placido, all of Annapolis and several nieces and a nephew.
    A Requiem Mass and memorial service will be celebrated at All Hallows Episcopal Chapel, 864 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD on Tuesday, February 28 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charles County Children's Aid Society, 3000 Huntington Circle, Waldorf, MD 20602. Condolences may be made online at: 
www.KalasFuneralHomes.com

Friday, February 24, 2017

Carter Leads Penn State

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Freshman Maria Auth (Street, Md.) registered her first career hat trick to help lead seventh-ranked Penn State past Duquesne, 19-9 Wed. afternoon in non-conference women’s lacrosse action from Rooney Field.
Duquense (0-1) opened the scoring as Jill Vacanti found the back of the net just 1:04 into the game before the Nittany Lions (4-0) used a 10-2 run including six straight goals from the 20:47 mark to the 10:32 mark for the 10-3 lead.
Senior Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) collected five goals during this stretch including three straight in just a four-minute span from 14:33 to 10:32. Sophomore Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) added two goals during this spurt while classmate Kelly Daggett (Bainbridge, Pa.) and freshman Kristin Roberto (Miller Place, N.Y.) and Auth collected the others.
Carter paced the squad with five draws while Gallagher collected four. Senior Natalie Schmitt (Malvern, Pa.) was solid on defense all afternoon causing a game-high four turnovers and collecting three ground balls.
The Nittany Lions return to action as they look for their best start in 24 years when they travel to Cornell for a 1 p.m. affair on Saturday.

For additional details of this game,  go to:  http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/recaps/022217aab.html

Billy O'Hara Impresses Richmond Coach

From the Baltimore Sun

Since taking over as head coach at UMBC, Ryan Moran has long suspected that junior Billy O’Hara has the talent to be one of the better long-stick midfielders in Division I. After watching the junior record four ground balls, three caused turnovers, and one goal in Saturday’s 10-5 loss at No. 14 Richmond, Moran got confirmation of his assessment from Spiders coach Dan Chemotti.
“Coach Chemotti mentioned him after the game,” Moran said this week. “He said, ‘Wow, No. 33 is a player.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, he’s good.’”
O’Hara, a Davidsonville resident and South River graduate, leads the Retrievers (0-3) in ground balls with 14, ranks second in caused turnovers with six, and is the only defensive player to score a goal. Those numbers harken back to last season when he led that squad in ground balls with 41, ranked second in caused turnovers with 17, and scored a goal.
Moran was the offensive coordinator at Loyola Maryland last spring, but it has not taken him long to be impressed by what he has seen thus far from O’Hara.

Madison Carter Lacrosse Bio

    Madison Carter is off to another great year of lacrosse as a sophomore at Penn State.  You can read her bio at:
http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-lacros/mtt/madison_carter_979071.html

Jon Mazza Makes Splash With 6 Goals

From The Baltimore Sun
Jon Mazza made quite a splash in his debut as a starting attackman, scoring six goals in No. 12 Towson’s 13-5 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday. The sophomore is the first to acknowledge, however, that he has been peppering senior teammates Joe Seider and Ryan Drenner for advice after spending last year as a member of the second midfield.
“Those guys are one of the best duos in college lacrosse,” Mazza said. “On the field, I’ve always looked up to them and tried to match their games and kind of be like them in a way. Playing with them is awesome. They have amazing chemistry because they’re best friends off the field. So playing with them is just awesome.”
Seider, a Sparks resident and Hereford graduate, said he doesn’t mind the questions because he and Drenner (Westminster) did the same to Thomas DeNapoli when he was the senior.

“It’s kind of a circle,” said Seider. “I remember when Drenner and I walked in, and we would just talk to older teammates like DeNapoli. We were just trying to get a feel for the team. For Jon to go from midfield to attack, it’s a different position, and he’s got a lot to learn, but he’s also doing so much so well. So he’s really in the right spot, and I think it’s a cool process trying to teach up the young guys. It’s cool to see how much they grow and how well they do.”

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Carter Is Big 10 Player Of Week


Penn State sophomore Madison Carter was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, joining Maryland’s Megan Whittle for the weekly award.
Carter scored five goals and added one assist in the Nittany Lions’ 18-9 win over Lehigh on Saturday. This is Carter’s third career player of the week honor.
Madison is the daughter of Maureen and David Carter of Davidsonville.
Penn State next travels to Duquesne on 4 p.m. Wednesday.
There are numerous articles about Madison on this web site.  To read them,  type in her name in the SEARCH block at the upper left.

Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/sports/college/penn-state-university/article134183754.html#storylink=cpy

Aubrey Marcus Passes Away


    Aubrey Wayland Marcus, 86, of Harwood passed away February 21, 2017 at his residence. 
    He was born June 23, 1930 in Ashburn, VA to Singleton and Ernestine (Bowman) Marcus. Aubrey was raised in Hyattsville and graduated from Mt. Rainier High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force March 29, 1949 and was honorably discharged March 28, 1950. Aubrey was employed as a printer with McCall's Printing for over 30 years before going to work for the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, retiring April 2, 1993. Following his retirement, Aubrey moved to Lewes, DE, where he lived until moving to Harwood in April of 2016. He was a charter member of the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Club in Lewes, DE. Aubrey was a very social person and in his leisure time he enjoyed working in the yard, traveling, and boating.
    Aubrey was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Mary Patricia Gaffney Marcus, son Michael R. Marcus and sister Viola Jameson. He is survived by his daughter Theresa M. Manas and her husband Bruce of Harwood, son John A. Marcus of Delaware, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Edna Beall and numerous cousins and extended family.
    Family and friends will be received Thursday, March 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Owings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davidsonville. Interment will follow in Lakemont Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to National MS Society Chesapeake Challenge 2017 Greater DC/MD Chapter, 1800 M Street NW B501 Washington, DC 20036, please note on check (participant Theresa Manas). To leave a condolence visit 
www.rauschfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings, MD

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Jon Mazza Gets 6 Goals

    Sophomore Jon Mazza of Davidsonville  scored six goals as the Towson Tigers rolled over Mount St. Marys in their season opener. Sophomore transfer Alex Woodall (St. Mary's) had a solid outing in his Towson debut, winning 13 of his 16 faceoffs, while snapping up nine groundballs. It marks the third time in the Nadelen Era (2012) that a specialist has won 13 faceoffs in a single game. Cole Robertson (St. Mary's) added a goal for the Tigers (1-0).

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Billy O'hara Scores For UMBC

  Number 16 ranked Richmond defeated UMBC on Sat. 10-5.  Billy O'Hara of Davidsonville scored the first goal 15 seconds into the opening period.   O'Hara produced an outstanding game with a goal, four ground balls and three caused turnovers.

http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=50404

Free State Fly Fishers March Meeting

March 1: Free State Fly Fishers. 
FSFF member Luis Santiago to describe his fishing travels of 2016 including Puerto Rican (tarpon), Belize (bonefish), and Beaver Island (carp). Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge Road. Contact Dale Read at daler@marketingarmgrp.com or (401) 864-4257.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Loyola Loses To Hopkins In Lacrosse

    Pat Spencer of Davidsonville scored one goal and four assists as Loyola U. was defeated by Johns Hopkins on Feb. 18
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bs-sp-johns-hopkins-loyola-lacrosse-0219-20170218-story.html

Jillian Ullery Headed To Appalacian State

Jilliann Ulery was one of ten new players signed for the Appalacian State Field Hockey program for 2017.  Here is info from the school's website about Jillian.

JILLIANN ULERY • Midfield • Davidsonville, Md. • South River
HIGH SCHOOL: Administered six goals and five assists during her high school career ... earned first team All-Anne Arundel County honors and Ann Arundel County Coaches All-County first team honors ... was a member of the Senior Maryland All-Star team and The Capital All-County first team ... led her team to a 4A Maryland State Championship ... was a three-time Anne Arundel County Champion ... was the 2015 Festival Pool Winner and the NIT Pool Winner ... finished third at the Disney Showcase ... was crowned the RCC Champion.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jillian Grace Ulery ... daughter of Beth and Scott Ulery ... sister of Madalyn, Gabrielle and Benjamin Ulery ... born  April 30, 1999 ... plans to major in Psychology and minor in Art ... her sister Madalyn played field hockey for the University of Maryland and was a three-time B1G Champion, and her sister Gabrielle played field hockey at Lafayette College.

Pat Spencer At Loyola Bio

    Pat Spencer,  son of Donna and Bruce Spencer of Davidsonville is a sophomore on the Loyola Lacrosse team and one of the top players in college lacrosse.  His bio can be read at:
http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/sport/m-lacros/2016/roster/57e45e27e4b028cab9612848

Friday, February 17, 2017

Governor's Reserve In Davidsonville

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Recent Davidsonville Home Sale

Recent Davidsonville home sales include a one story home on 1.35 acres at 891 Gallant Fox Lane sold by Renda Calacino to Robert and Gioia Diangelo for  $600,000.




Loyola Picked To Win Lacrosse Crown

After capturing the Patriot League tournament crown and advancing to the NCAA semifinals in 2016, Loyola Maryland has gotten the nod to lead the conference in 2017.
The Greyhounds collected 16 of 18 first-place votes and 128 overall points to earn top billing in the league’s preseason poll, which was released Thursday evening. The No. 5 team in the preseason Maverik media poll has claimed at least a share of two of the conference’s past three regular-season titles and won two of the past three tournament championships.
Navy, which is ranked No. 11 in the nation, was picked to finish second. The Midshipmen, who split last year’s regular-season title with Loyola and made an appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals, earned the last two first-place votes and 112 points.
The rest of the poll was rounded out by Army (96 points), Bucknell (91), Boston University (63), Lehigh (61), Colgate (46), Holy Cross (35) and Lafayette (16).
Greyhounds sophomore attackman Pat Spencer was tabbed the preseason Offensive Player of the Year. The Davidsonville resident and Boys’ Latin graduate became the first player in Patriot League history to win both Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors last spring.

Pat Spencer Always Competitive

    Davidsonville's Pat Spencer has always been very competitive.  He always wanted to win since he was young.  He still has that desire in his sophomore year at Loyola and is being picked as one of the top college lacrosse players in the nation.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bs-sp-loyola-pat-spencer-0203-20170202-story.html

Marilyn Lowe Passes Away

    Marilyn Merz Lowe, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Retired) of Annapolis, MD, died peacefully in the early morning hours of February 15, with her children at her side. Lt. Col. Lowe served 22 years in the Army Nurse Corp.  She was a volunteer at area schools and also Holy Family Church in Davidsonville.  
    Her complete obituary can be read at:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/capitalgazette/obituary.aspx?n=marilyn-lowe&pid=184164568&fhid=2357&eid=sp_ommatch

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hardesty Estates Appeals Day Care Decision

    Hardesty Estates residents are appealing the decision by County Hearing Officer Douglas Holman granting approval for a special exception to allow a childcare center in an RA zone on property accessible only through Hardesty Estates. Existing local daycare centers in the same size category have access directly from Central Avenue or Governors Bridge Road.
    At the first hearing before the Board of Appeals on January 10, the Shannahans presented evidence in favor of their application. Residents of Hardesty Estates (http://www.hardestyestates.com) will present testimony at the second hearing on April 4, 6:30 until 8:30 pm, at Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street. An additional hearing, if needed, is scheduled for May 18, 5:30 to 7:30. After both sides have presented their  evidence, the Board will give community members present the opportunity to speak. No written comments will be considered

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Leo Palensky Passes Away



   Leo E. Palensky, 91, a 37-year resident of Davidsonville and previously of Bowie, MD, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2017 surrounded by his family at his home.
    Born on May 20, 1925 in Omaha, NE to the late Joseph and Agnes Palensky, Leo grew up in Tabor, SD. After graduating from high school, Leo completed a year of college studies and then joined the 
U.S. Navy in 1943 to fight for his country. He was a radarman stationed in the Pacific aboard the destroyer U.S.S. McDermut DD677. Leo participated in the Leyte operation and Battle of Surigao Strait which were instrumental in defeating the Japanese Naval fleet. In recognition of his actions, Leo was awarded 4 campaign ribbons, 10 Bronze Engagement Stars and the Philippine Liberation Campaign Ribbon.Returning to civilian life in 1946, Leo completed his college studies and, in 1949, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. He partnered with his father and brothers the next year in managing J.E. Palensky & Sons Oil Exploration and Production where Leo served as comptroller for the next 10 years. In 1960, Leo moved to New Mexico to begin a Federal career in financial management with the U.S. Forest Service. He later relocated to Washington, DC to join the U.S. Department of Agriculture, followed by the Action/Peace Corps, and finally the U.S. Department of Commerce where he finished his career and retired in 1986.
     Leo was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville where he volunteered as an extraordinary minister and usher and as a member of the weekly collection counting team. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, U.S.S. McDermut Reunion Association and Tin Can Sailors Association. An avid sports fan, Leo especially loved baseball. In college, he pitched for the University of South Dakota and later for the mid-west semi-pro leagues. Leo regularly followed the Washington Nationals and Maryland Terps. He also enjoyed cooking and fishing. His greatest passion though was his family to whom Leo was devoted.In addition to his parents,
     Leo was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Kay Van Slyke and Teresa Palensky; and his brothers, Joseph and Fred Palensky. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Judy Palensky; four children from his former marriage to the late Catherine Erickson: Daniel (Lynn) Palensky of Chantilly, VA, Angela (Mark Warchol) Palensky of Bradenton, FL, Michael (Wendy) Palensky of Huntingtown, MD, and David (Susie) Palensky of Moncks Corner, SC; a sister-in-law, Cathie Palensky; six grandsons, Clint Jones, Kris and Kevin Palensky, David Palensky, Jr., Matthew Brady and Daniel Kotler; 13 granddaughters, Krista Vasquez, Carrie Harlow, Kelley Brittingham, Shelley Feazel, Sara Paulino and Kylee, Brianne, Hailey, Emily, Madison, Meghan, Michelle and Molly Palensky. He is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Leo's life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 9 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035. Interment will follow at 2:30pm at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Holy Family Catholic Church (please designate St. Vincent de Paul Society in the memo section) or to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122. Online condolences and tributes may be offered at: 
www.KalasFuneralHomes.com

Friday, February 10, 2017

Isabelle Brashears Passes Away

    Isabelle C. Brashears on February 8, 2017 of Davidsonville, MD. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Brashears, Sr. Loving mother of the late Robert L. Brashears, Jr. and the late Donna Lynn Flaherty Speicher.
    Surviving are her grandchildren Eva and Brian Brashears, great-grandchildren Briana and Jace Robert Brashears, and nieces Gina and Julie Buckley. Also surviving are her daughter in law Theresa Brashears and son in law Ralph Speicher.
    Mrs. Brashear was a member of the American Legion Post 226, Edgewater, MD, the Annapolis 
Elks Lodge 622, Commodore Mayo Kiwanis Club, Edgewater, MD and the Mayo United Methodist Church. She loved gardening and was very devoted to her family and friends and was a lover of all small animals.
    Relatives and friends may call at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A. 12 Ridgely Avenue Annapolis, MD on Sunday from 1-4 PM where services will be held on Monday at 12:00 PM. Interment following at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Debra Olshaw Passes Away


    Debra "Debi" Lynn (Shiflett) Olshaw left this world and met her Lord, her son Joshua Robert Olshaw, and a host of others on February 7, 2017. After two and half years of living her life seeking as many happy memories as possible, she passed away from cancer and left behind many lives she touched in her special way. A quiet servant for her Lord, always preferring to be in the background through her actions, friends from her neighborhood, church, sporting events and family were blessed.     In 1984, she married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Olshaw. They settled in Davidsonville with their two blessings, Joshua Robert and Abigail Elise Olshaw. Debi was happiest participating fully in all of Josh and Abby's many sporting events and Abby's equestrian events. She shared these events with others through her gift of photography. She was unofficial "mom" to many other children and teens over the years with an open home and heart. She regularly hosted gatherings for sports teams, family friends and her church community with an abundance of food and fellowship, where all felt welcomed. Debi always put others before herself. Debi was also well known for her cryptic texts, scones extraordinaire, lover of Kimball's Ice Cream and good quality chocolate. In her past two and a half year battle with cancer, she continued her always positive attitude and determination to continue serving all and she will not be forgotten.
    Debi was born August 14, 1958 in Annapolis. She attended Annapolis High School, Eastern Nazarene College and obtained her MBA at Babson College. Debi worked in the business world for several years before "retiring" to her favorite job, loving and taking care of her family. She recently served as the church office administrator at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
    She is survived by her husband, Robert Olshaw, daughter, Abigail Olshaw, her parents, George and Jean Shiflett, her sister and brother-in-law, Coni and Bob Giannini, and three nieces, Neva and Tessa Giannini and Mara (Joe) Collinson. Not to be forgotten are her two four-legged children, Rita and Charlie. Her son Joshua Olshaw passed away in October 2015. In addition to immediate family, Debi leaves behind many other family members and friends. Debi's life will be celebrated at the Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 4012 Birdsville Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035.
     Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, February 10 from 6-8 PM. Services will be held at the church on Saturday, February 11 at 10 AM. She will be laid to rest at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville immediately after the service. A reception following the burial will be held in the church fellowship hall as we share our memories of Debi's impact on our lives. The family requests that donations be made to the Joshua and Debi Olshaw Memorial Fund, c/o Grace EP Church.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thomas Mills Passes Away

      Thomas Edgar Mills, 72 of Davidsonville passed away on January 27, 2017. 
      Tommy was born in Washington, DC to the late Roy and Hazel Mills on October 25, 1944. He grew up in Hyattsville and graduated from Northwest High School before entering the U.S. Navy in 1969. Tommy was a Seabee in Vietnam until he left the Navy in 1973. He owned Discount Muffler and Brake in Temple Hills and was a member of Capital Street Rods Car Club and the Rusty Nut Car Club. Tommy enjoyed fixing and restoring cars, especially hot rods. 
      In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Mills; and his sister, Elsie Sisson. He is survived by his two sons, Kevin Mills of Minot, ND and Craig Jocius of Annapolis; his brother, Kenneth Mills of Yarmouth, MA; and a grandson, Connor Mills.
       Friends are invited to celebrate Tommy's life on Thursday, February 23 from 4 - 7pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the , 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.

Michael Casey Passes Away


    Michael James Casey "Mike", 86, of Edgewater, MD passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones in Naples, FL. 
    Born on February 17, 1930 in Castlemore on a farm on the outskirts of Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon, Ireland to the late Martin and Mary Kate Keenoy Casey, Mike (aka Jimmy) was the youngest of 5 siblings. He immigrated to the U.S. in April of 1949 aboard the SS Washington in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. Mike served in the United States Air Force for 12 years. After several stops during his tours of duty, Mike was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base and decided to settle in the Washington, D.C. area. He began a 50 plus year career in real estate as a salesman, broker, property developer and investor. In 1968, he started Mike Casey Realty and later became co-owner of Realty Executives of Annapolis. He served as National Director of the National Association of Realtors and as President of the Prince Georges County Association of Realtors. For a number of years, Mike co-owned Ireland's Own restaurant in Alexandria, VA, a favorite watering hole of Washingtonian insiders. Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was an avid tennis player, golfer and lover of life. In addition to his parents,
    Mike was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Moran Casey; his brothers, Thomas and Martin Casey and his sisters, Agnes and Rosaleen Rooney. His amazing life will forever be cherished by his loving wife of 30 years, Mary Reid Casey; his children, Linda (Gary) Connell, Michael J. (Nancy) Casey, Jr., John Casey, Kathleen (Dr. Geoffrey) Saunders and Thomas (Juliet) Casey and his 15 grandchildren, Garrett, Gavin, Liam, Michael, Gina, Joseph, Shane, Conor, Geoffrey, Cameron, Kathleen, Ciara, Colleen, Joseph, and Bella.
    Friends are invited to celebrate Mike's life on Friday, February 10 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Saturday, February 11 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, MD. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum in Clinton, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in Mike's name, to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.    
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Esther Gannaway Passes Away



Esther Yvonne Gannaway was born on April 13, 1931 and passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
Esther was a resident of Davidsonville, Maryland at the time of her passing.
Graveside Service
Hillcrest Cemetery
1911 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Map & Directions Map / Directions
Add to My Calendar Friday, February 10, 2017
1:00 PM

Cemetery
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
1911 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Map & Directions Map / Directions
Add to My Calendar Friday, February 10, 2017
1:00 PM.
CHARITIES
Hospice of the Chesapeake
90 Ritchie Highway
Pasadena, MD US 21122
Call this Charity 410-987-2003 Website www.hospicechesapeake.org.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jennifer Powell Injured In Accident

    Jennifer Elaine Powell, 36, of Davidsonville was flown to the Johns Hopkin's  shock trauma center while a 9-year-old and 2-year-old were both taken to the hospital's children center. They are still being treated for serious injuries.  The injuries  were the result of an auto accident on Rt. 2 in Edgewater on Sat.   where 52 year old Curt William Fraser of Edgewater died after crossing the median and hitting the Powell car head-on.

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ph-ac-cn-route-2-fatal-0207-20170206-story.html

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Jon Mazza at Towson U.

    Jonathan Mazza,  son of Frank and Dana Mazza of Davidsonville, is a sophomore at Towson U. and is on their 2017 Lacrosse team.
    His bio can be read at:    http://www.towsontigers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=7364&path=mlax
    An article about Jon from May, 2016, can be read at:  http://davidsonvillenews.blogspot.com/2016/05/john-mazza-at-towson-lacrosse.html

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Recent Davidsonville Home Sales

1)    A one story home on .40 acre at 1553 Patuxent Manor Ct. was sold by Virginia Meares to Joshua and Marina Baer for $385,000.

2)   A two story home on 4.10 acres at 610 Chirchill Circle was sold by Lighthouse Development to Michael and Judith Donnelly for $960,850.

Friday, February 3, 2017

PAWS And Caring Canines

    An unlikely pair patrol the hallways of Anne Arundel Medical Center on Wednesday afternoons. They are 3-year-old Suzie and Kalli, who is 7.
    The two are Golden Doodles, a mix of golden retriever and poodle.
    "They have the personality of golden retrievers but the independence, intelligence and agility of poodles," said George Benoit of Arnold, a semiretired electrical engineer who accompanied Kalli. "Plus, they don't shed."
    They've been together since Kalli was 8 weeks old. Benoit and Kalli are one of about 30 Caring Canines teams sponsored by Dogwood Acres in Davidsonville.

    The two dogs, specially trained and certified, are part of the hospital's Pet Therapy program.
    The hospital has more than 25 volunteer pet therapy teams, each composed of a human volunteer and a pre-trained four-legged companion. In addition to PAWS and Caring Canines, the 25 teams also include members of Pets on Wheels, Fidos for Freedom and Pet Therapy International.
    Benoit and Tighe and their pets have strolled hospital hallways together since 2015. They met while having their dogs certified through Pet Partners, a national organization that tests and registers therapy pets and their owners.
    To see photos,videos, and the complete article,  go to:
http://www.capitalgazette.com/lifestyle/health/ph-ac-cn-heart-2017-therapy-dogs-0203-20170203-story.html