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