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CONTENTS
LOCAL NEWS 3

COMMUNITY 10 WA
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Hogan going all out for vaccinations.

FEATURE 11

COPS & COURTS 14

EDUCATION 15

SPORTS 17 FEATURE 11 SPORTS 17


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OBITUARIES 20
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Health Department Gets Supply of Pfizer Vaccine


Available for 16- and 17-Year Old’s
By Dick Myers off of helping people be healthy.” if I was counseling my patient, I
Editor The health department still re- would say that if the Moderna or
“We are receiving, in conjunc- mains the number one dispenser Pfizer is available and you’re fe-
tion with the hospital, a shipment of the vaccines, with a total of male and you’re under 50, and that
of Pfizer vaccine,” Calvert Coun- 29,605, of which 12,074 were the takes away that risk.”
ty Health Officer Dr. Laurence second shot. Polsky also advised against lis-
Polsky told the county commis- CalvertHealth Medical Center tening to all the chatter on social
sioners during am April 27 brief- and CVS virtually tied for second media. “People are making deci-
ing. The health officer in his last with about 7,000 each, followed sions that impact not just their
report two weeks ago said he was by Giant with 5,033. health, but potentially their lives
only receiving the Moderna vac- Countians have gone all over or the lives of people around them.
cine at the health department. seeking shots, including the mass I’m not here to force anybody to
He said the Pfizer shipment vaccination sites. The most popu- get the vaccine, but it’s important
“does two really important things. lar has been Six Flags, with 3,777 to me as a physician and as a pub-
One, it increases the number of shots administered to Calvert lic health practitioner, that people
doses that we have locally. And County residents. should be making informed deci-
the second is that now 16- and 17- Polsky noted the lifting of the sions. And you cannot make an
year old’s can be vaccinated with ban on Johnson & Johnson’s sin- informed decision if you don’t
Pfizer. So, we’ve already begun gle dose vaccine. Regarding the have good information. And so,
discussions with the schools and small number (15) of reported people, if they’re hesitant, should
in particular sports teams where blood clots after taking the vac- talk to their doctor. They should
we have seen a significant number cine, Polsky observed, “all oc- talk to the nurse practitioner, get
of cases and outbreaks.” curred in women and 13 of the 15 information, not just what f loats
Polsky said his department has occurred in women under age 50.” around on the website.”
done outreach to the schools, rec- So, his advice, “You’re seven The health officer said, “I can’t
reation league travel teams and times more likely to die from CO- emphasize enough how impor-
high school teams, as well as the VID if you’re a woman in your tant it is for people’s individual
business community. 20’s than you are to get a blood health and how important it is as
“When we take a look at 65 plus clot from that vaccine. That hav- a humane gesture to others that
…we’re doing a phenomenal job ing been said, the Moderna and you don’t want to be the vector
locally,” he said. In the report two Pfizer vaccines have shown no of transmission that could cause
weeks ago there had been a decline blood clots after we put up 400 somebody else to get very sick.”
Calvert County Health Officer Dr. Laurence Polsky
in reported cases, but that f lipped million doses in this country. So, dickmyers@countytimes.net
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Lawmakers Discuss ‘Extremely Weird Session’


Decry Lack of Public Contact
By Dick Myers businesses to the detriment of small busi- the governor’s veto of those two tax bills.
Editor nesses. And the local chamber is more of an He said of this year’s session, the pri-
Senator Michael Jackson (D:27) summed advocate for the small businesses. And so, orities instead should have been, “to get
it up for the Calvert Country legislative del- the state chamber is intentionally not com- schools open, which I know Calvert County
egation: “This is the most unusual session municating with the local chambers as to is working towards.”
that we’ve all partaken in.” what they are doing, and that I can tell you Fisher noted that the public-school atten-
Senator Jack Bailey (R:29) agreed. “Jack- is 100-percent correct.” dance this year had dropped dramatically.
son is a hundred percent right. It was an ex- Fisher charged the Democratic controlled “The reason they have dropped out of the
tremely weird session.” legislature restricted the times constituents schools is because the parents have made
The comments came at a virtual post-ses- could sign up to testify. “The purpose of the the choice to send their children to private
sion briefing by the delegation to the Cal- rule was to limit any kind of testimony from schools from public schools, because the
vert County Chamber of Commerce two the public and it is wholly unconstitutional,” public schools have been closed. And I be-
days after the session ended. The April 15 he said. lieve as a principled conservative that the
confab in normal times would have been an Fisher observed that the 2021 session was money should follow the student and the
in-person breakfast. really an extension of the legislature’s 2020 student should have the right, especially
Bailey added, “It was painful, not being session that concluded at the pandemic’s when government schools are closed, to go
able to have our constituents with us, not Delegate Mark Fisher. start. to a school that is open, a private school of
being able to just get their daily feedback. “They really are interrelated because it’s their choice.”
operated, with half of us in the chambers,
I have to say painful because that’s some- hard to look at one of those sessions and say, The delegation has three Republicans
half of us in the House Office Building.”
thing that the process really needs. We need well, given the first pandemic in more than and two Democrats. Delegate Rachel Jones,
At one point in the meeting Chamber
to have that interaction, with the stakehold- 100 years, somehow we should only look a Democrat, was appointed to replace then
Board Chairman Mark Frisco expressed
ers, with the community. We were talk- at one session and be fair and actually talk delegate Jackson when he was appointed
concern about the lack of interaction this
ing, unfortunately, like we are today, on a about it,” Fisher said. to the Senate seat of the late former Sen-
session between the legislators and his
computer.” Fisher noted the legislature was kept ate President Mike Miller. Jackson took his
group. “What can we do better? Is there a
Bailey insisted, “We have to work very in session in 2020 “because the teacher’s new seat on session opening day, but it was
better approach that we can take?” he asked.
diligently to get back to normal. Being up union wanted to push down the Kirwan bill, several weeks old before Jones was seated.
Clark said, “There were minimal oppor-
there in the Senate in those, we called them which they did as the largest tax Increase in So, both lawmakers gad to contend with
tunities for our constituents to testify on
the hamster cages that we were stuck in, Maryland’s history. new positions in addition to everything else
bills, even though we were virtual. I know
where you couldn’t hear anybody to ask a “And then they included in that the related to the pandemic.
that was very challenging.”
question. It was extremely disheartening to digital download tax. So, we passed a tax During the Chamber session Jones rem-
Delegate Mark Fisher said, “We have
sit in there by yourself where if you wanted on people who have to work remotely and ined attendees that there were indeed those
found too in Annapolis there’s a disconnect
to talk to your neighbor, you had to call learn remotely. The governor vetoed that, of with other opinions in Republican majority
between the state chamber and the local
them on the phone.’ course.” Calvert County. The Calvert native says she
chambers. The state chamber is lobbying
Delegate Jerry Clark said, “It was fast and “And then that brings us to 2021.” He said will strive to represent both sides.
for crony capitalist bills that benefit only big
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Golf Course Clubhouse Concept Plan Approved


By Dick Myers The lack of a permanent clubhouse is
Editor deemed a deterrent to the golf course’s
The Calvert County Planning Com- financial success, according to county
mission has approved the concept site staff.
plan for the proposed new clubhouse The new facility would be on cen-
at Chesapeake Hills Golf Course tral water and sewer, although it is
(CHGC) in Lusby. yet to be determined whether the wa-
According to a staff report presented ter would come from the Chesapeake
to the commission at their April 21 Ranch Estates system or one owned by
meeting, “The golf course and club- the county across the street in the in-
house were constructed in the 1960s dustrial park.
and purchased by Calvert County in According to the staff report, the
2008. Renovations of the clubhouse golf course is on 143.42 acres off H.G.
were originally included in the Fiscal Trueman Road. The new clubhouse
Year (FY) 2011 Capital Improvement would consume about an acre of that.
Plan (CIP), but later removed. A Mas- The clubhouse would include a
ter Plan for the renovation of the club grille and banquet facility, with a ca-
house was developed in FY2012, and pacity of 136 people. Existing parking
then removed from the CIP in FY2014 more than meets the requirements of
due to funding constraints. Plans for the zoning ordinance and most of that
the clubhouse rebuild were eventually parking will be retained with the new
added back into the CIP for FY2020. facility.
The current plans are for an 8,149 The staff report adds, “There are
square foot clubhouse building and no sensitive environmental features Concept Plan for proposed Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Clubhouse.
outdoor patio situated where the old within proximity to the limits of work, Creek watershed, which drains to the $3.8 million and groundbreaking was
clubhouse once stood.” except for a single Specimen Tree (30” Patuxent River, and eventually the scheduled for Sept. 21.
Plans for the new clubhouse acceler- diameter at breast height). The tree is Chesapeake Bay.” “I feel very confident that can be
ated when the former clubhouse suf- located between the green of the 18th Since the building is not located in achieved,” said Commissioner Mike
fered extensive water damage leading hole and the existing parking lot and the Lusby Town Center, no architec- Hart.
to mold and was deemed not useable. is not proposed to be impacted or re- tural review is required. The Conceptual Site Plan, which is
The building has since been burned moved. Protective measures for the Director of Parks and Recreation step one of a three-step process, was
down in a training exercise and a mo- tree will be part of the Forest Conser- Shannon Nazzal told the county com- unanimously approved by the planning
bile facility is serving as the temporary vation Plan and Sediment and Erosion missioners at their April 27 meeting commission.
clubhouse until a new facility is built. Control Plan. The site is in the Mill that the price tag for the clubhouse is dickmyers@countytimes.net

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Report Shows Progress


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BLEEDING “In Process” had subareas that were
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Governor Announces ‘No Arm Left Behind’


Governor Larry Hogan has launched a centers through partnerships with Rite Aid, some of the largest employers in the state,
series of “No Arm Left Behind” initiatives, Safeway, and Giant pharmacies including Southwest Airlines, Exelon,
which involve every state agency, private As the governor announced earlier this Comcast, Amazon, and others to get their
industries, and every demographic in an month, senior centers will be authorized workforces vaccinated as expeditiously as
all-hands-on-deck effort to make sure that to safely reopen for in-person activities as possible.
every Marylander who wants a vaccine can early as April 30. • Continuing to conduct vaccine clin-
get access to one as quickly as possible. College and University Students. Ev- ics for essential workers at manufacturers
These initiatives will target seniors, college eryone who studies at a Maryland higher across the state
and university students, and the state’s larg- education institution is strongly encour- • Conducting outreach programs to
est employers. capacity may vary, and individuals should aged to get vaccinated. Maryland’s agricultural workers
“Our goal throughout this massive effort be prepared to wait depending on demand. • Partnering with the Maryland Higher Expansion of Vaccine Support Call
has remained the same—to provide a vac- Mobile Clinics. The State of Maryland Education Commission to conduct direct Center. Maryland is enhancing the capa-
cine to every single Marylander who wants continues to expand the deployment of mo- outreach to campuses bilities of its state call center, which has
one,” said Governor Hogan. “We truly are bile clinics, utilizing both federal and state • Blocking off and reserving appoint- already taken more than 1.5 million calls to
close to that light at the end of the tunnel. resources. The state has facilitated more ments at mass vaccination sites specifically answer questions and book appointments
Those of you who have not yet been vac- than 50 mobile clinics, mostly as part of for college and university students, includ- for mass vaccination sites.
cinated, please go get a vaccine as quickly closed pods through targeted outreach and ing ‘university day’ slots at the Greenbelt • Providing direct assistance to Mary-
as you can. Do it for yourself, do it for your has begun to hold walk-up mobile clinics, FEMA site for multiple schools landers who need help getting a vaccine,
family, do it for your friends, and do it so including today at St. Hugh of Grenoble • Partnering with 42 public and private particularly those who are homebound or
that all of us can put this global pandemic Church in Greenbelt. universities, colleges, and community col- who need transportation or technological
behind us.” “NO ARM LEFT BEHIND” leges on a social media and ad campaign to assistance
The governor announced this new series INITIATIVES get a vaccine to every student who wants • Available seven-days-a-week
of initiatives as the state surpassed 4 mil- • Direct Outreach to Seniors. The state is one from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. by dialing
lion vaccinations. Maryland ranks 12th in redoubling its efforts to reach Maryland se- Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead, 1-855-MD-GOVAX
the nation for vaccinating its total popula- niors, going county by county and zip code head of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task • Support providers are available in over
tion and is outpacing the national average by zip code in an effort to get every senior Force, announced that the state will partner 200 languages
in all of the key vaccination metrics. vaccinated. with two HBCUs in the coming weeks:  New PSA Featuring Physicians. The
• Expanded Walk-Up Lines. The State • Completed or scheduled clinics at 98% • Three-day-a-week clinic at Morgan State of Maryland is launching a public ser-
of Maryland is expanding no-appointment of all senior housing facilities in the state State University for students, faculty, staff, vice announcement (PSA) featuring physi-
necessary opportunities at mass vaccina- • Directly and proactively contacting and the broader community beginning on cians from across the state who discuss the
tion sites, adding walk-up lines at the Balti- more than 70,000 of the state’s Medicaid April 30 safety of COVID-19 vaccines and encour-
more Convention Center Field Hospital for recipients age 50 and older who have not • Town hall and clinic at Bowie State age all eligible Marylanders to get vac-
Baltimore City residents, Greenbelt Metro received a vaccine and booking appoint- University on April 26 cinated. This campaign will be expanded
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or by calling (800) 745-RIDE Senior centers will be open Monday Visit www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Virtu-
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Social distancing procedures will be fol- and activities designed especially for older

REGISTER TODAY AND


Register free at Visit biketoworkmetrodc.org for pit stop locations and times. lowed and face masks must be worn. adults and taught by Office on Aging staff
*T-Shirts available at pit stops to first 15,000 registrants.
More than 90 pit stops in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia! Meals will be served each day at noon. and partners.
#BTWD2021
Staggered hours and a strict COVID policy will be in place.
2021
Reservations are required and will be ac- The OOA provides a broad range of pro-
cepted beginning Monday, April 26. The grams and services that enable senior citi-
Bike to Work Day is funded by DDOT, MDOT, VDOT, and USDOT.

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59 and a suggested $3 donation for those 60 life. 
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participate by contacting their senior center Government on Facebook at www.face-
of choice. book.com/CalvertCountyMd and YouTube
Information and assistance will be offered at www.youtube.com/CalvertCountyGov.
at each center by appointment only. Limited Press Release from Calvert
Between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm exercise classes will also be offered, however
fitness rooms will remain closed at this time.
County government.

Park Quest Takes Flight


for 2021 Season
The Maryland Department of Natural
Resources announces the annual Mary-
land Park Quest returns for 2021,
running from May 1 through Oct. 31.
In this beloved annual tradition, more
than 25 Maryland State Parks, will offer
opportunities to engage families in out-
door activities to experience Maryland’s
vast cultural, historical, and natural re-
sources on public lands and parks.
The 2021 Park Quest theme is “Spread Photo by by K Michael Lathroum, submitted to
the 2019 Maryland Natural Resources Photo
Your Wings to Explore Maryland’s State Contest
Parks,” and many of the quests will help
participants learn more about Mary- so this program is accessible to every-
land’s birds. one! Participants will need to pay the
As one of many adjustments to the appropriate day-use service charges at
COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland State certain participating state parks. 
Parks adapted the ranger-led group ac- Teams can take advantage of cabin
tivities of Park Quest into “Do-it-Your- and campsite reservations and spend

CONTACT US self” programs, many of which will a night or two under the stars as they
continue in 2021 with new ones added. explore the state’s network of parks.
Participants can download and print Additional information for this year’s
George Clark, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland program, including the quest loca-
Park Quest worksheets on the Maryland
gclark@tccsmd.org 301-643-7257 Park Service website. tions, can be accessed at the Park Quest
Bike Doctor, bikedrwaldorf@aol.com 301-932-9980 Additionally there is no longer a Park webpage.
Quest Passport or registration required, Press Release from MD DNR.
Thursday, April 29, 2021 The Calvert County Times Feature 11

DNA Unites Father, Son After a Half-Century


By Dick Myers “Now it seems like a few of those pieces are
Editor answered because I see how successful Tom
The two men were separated by 2,710 was and his children. It’s like, now I feel like
miles and 53 years – one in Lusby and the I belong. That’s always been a big open hole
other in Hanford, WA. The one in Lusby for me in my life. It feels like I have some
never knew who his biological father was. closure now.”
The one in Hanford, WA never knew he had Both men marvel at the parallels in their
another son. They were united by DNA. lives. For one thing, both were in the Air
“My sister and I, she had a separate fa- Force. Tom was a pilot and served for six
ther, were raised by our mom Dalene. We years.
moved around a lot,” said Lusby resident After leaving the Air Force he went into
Troy Christensen. That was mostly in Or- the wheat ranch business with his father
egon, although they moved back and forth in Oregon. “And then I was hired on with
from California. Pacific Northwest national laboratory.” He
His mother always refused to tell him stayed with them until his retirement in
who his father was, inventing multiple sto- 2017.
ries that never added up for the young boy. Troy said of his first conversation with his
“I guess we had enough for what we Tom in the Air Force Troy in the Air Force
new-found father, “It was wonderful. I was
needed. We didn’t starve, anything like that, afraid initially that I wasn’t going to know
but it was rough times,” Christensen said. Since February, Troy has been working to please them. what to say, talking to a complete stranger
Things changed dramatically when his on the Presidential Helicopter Program at When Troy got that email and read on from this side of the country who was my
mother married his stepfather, Michael Pax River as chief engineer. down, he said, “I went back up and looked long lost father at 51 years old. It was a shock
Christensen, who adopted him and his sis- He went back to Oregon in 2005 for a at Tom’s information again, and then it sort to me, but he was kind and polite and Vicki
ter. “My sister and I both took on his last family reunion and once again tried to ge- of clicked. I was like, whoa, that’s my dad. was on the phone too. And we just had an
name. We were raised by him. He was a lov- this mother to tell him who his father was. “I I was sort of floored. I never thought that enjoyable conversation, introducing each
ing father. I loved him a lot. I was heartbro- had asked her point blank …. what she could would happen. I wasn’t expecting really to other to one another and talking a little bit
ken when he passed away at age 56,” add- tell me and she, at some point told me, I just see anything, maybe some of the people about our life and our family. I realized right
ing , “He had surgery and he didn’t need to forget about it.” on my mother’s side, but the odds that he off, we had a lot of similarities, the fact that
wake up from the surgery.” He added, “So I just tried to move on as would have actually been alive and would we both were in the Air Force, we were both
Life wasn’t bad for Troy growing up after best I could.” But “It was always in the back have submitted his results to ancestry.com. engineers.”
his stepfather arrived on the scene when he of my mind.” It was a blessing, a miracle for me.” Tom said, “It’s always been a really good
was eight. “I spent a lot of time camping and He said, “I was sort of at peace with it un- He googled the name. “I found one in conversation with Troy. He talked to our
fishing and where I lived there was a river til my half-sister told me that her biological California and that person was deceased. kids quite a bit initially, and then we set up a
nearby and I’d go riding my bicycle with my father discovered that he had a son that he So, that sort of got my hopes crushed a little time that we confirmed,”
friends all over the neighborhood and we’d didn’t know about through ancestry.com. bit. They could maybe have passed away He added, “It’s surprising how much
go fishing and inner tubing. We had a great And so that sort of hit close to home for me. and I didn’t find them in time.” commonality there is between Troy’s fam-
time.” And I was like, well, if that’s possible, well But then on further research he found a ily and ours. He was in the Air Force. I was
Just short of finishing high school his maybe there is a chance.” second person by that name through a social in the Air Force. He was with the Navy too
parents’ video rental business went belly up It was more than curiosity. He said, “Ev- media site that listed relatives, and two of and my son’s in the Navy. His wife was a
and they declared bankruptcy and lost their ery time I would go to apply for a job, I’d them had the same names listed by ancestry. prima ballerina. My daughter was in ballet.
house, but he was able to finish high school have to produce that (birth) certificate and com, Mandy and Travis. He found Travis on We’re both Lutheran.” They spent a lot of
there. I’d look at it and once again, I don’t know LinkedIn, where he’s a member too. So, he time talking about their families.
He attended a local community college who my real father was. And then there contacted him and wrote, “I think your fa- Tom is already boasting about Troy. “He
and while there got a scholarship to Univer- were the medical reasons. I’d like to know ther is my father.” has all kinds of what I would call prestigious
sity of Portland. “It was a good engineering if there was anything, as I got older, that I Troy said, “He contacted his sister, Mandy positions” he said, adding, “He’s a really, re-
school. I spent two and a half years there should be worried about.” and then we had a flurry of communication ally sharp guy.”
and completed all my degree requirements He also would have liked for his children through LinkedIn and through Facebook Both families are looking forward to an
in mechanical engineering,” he said. to know his side of the family. Messenger initially. Then at some point in-person meeting when COVID-19 will al-
“I always wanted to join the Air Force “I think about everything I’ve accom- they’re like, all right, this is real, we believe low it.
and I wanted to be a pilot, but I had a red/ plished, from having so little growing up to you, but we still want to do a paternity test Tom said, “One of the things I don’t know
green color deficiency,” he explained. He all the degrees, I got a second degree through just to make sure. I was fine with it because how to approach is he hasn’t called me dad
didn’t feel he had much hope of achieving a Naval postgraduate school,” he said. I wanted to make sure too.” and I don’t think I qualify as that. Maybe
his dream but was encouraged to apply for “For some reason I had this drive to pur- Travis and Mandy, who is an assistant at- biologically, but I certainly didn’t raise him
officer training school and was accepted. He sue it.” torney general for the state of Washington, and he turned out great without me. So, it’s
joined October 5, 1995 ad was sent to school So finally in May of last year he submit- did research and found a place in Waldorf just kind of a slow process. We’ve just been
in Montgomery, Alabama. ted his DNA to ancestry.com. He didn’t tell where Troy could get a DNA test. They did acquainting ourselves with him and we’re
His engineering background was the Melissa about it. the same thing on their end. “And then we real comfortable talking to him now. It’s
ticket. “I think that’s one of the reasons why It took a while to process the results. Then got those results back and it said it was con- enjoyable.”
I got accepted was my mechanical engi- on “August 12, 20 20, I got the email say- firmed that he’s my dad to 99.999997 per- Troy pointed out that Tom and Vicki have
neering degree.” He graduated as a second ing my results were ready. So, I logged on cent, something like that.” their own children and that Michael Chris-
lieutenant and was assigned to Wright Pat- to ancestry.com and checked. And it was Of course, the kids had to tell their father tensen raised him but “Tom is my father.
terson Air Force Base where he worked on really a surreal moment for me, because at to get him to do his DNA paternity test. Initially, I wasn’t comfortable with it, but
the F-22 program, a structural engineer for the top of the list, there was this person, Tom Tom Heinbigner told The County Times, now as to calling him father or dad, at some
the jet engines. Heinbigner. I was like, I don’t even know “My kids called me one day and all three of point I would like to be able to do that. It’s
While there he got his first master’s engi- that name. It’s like, that’s odd. And then I my kids were on the phone at once. And I one of those things where he’d one day say,
neering degree on a full scholarship. looked at the rest of the data there and it said thought, well, this is strange. They go, dad, hey, why don’t you start calling me, dad? I’d
It was also there that he met through a parent-child relationship is a hundred per- we love you very much, but you’ve got an- be all over that. I just don’t want to be pre-
friend his future wife Melissa, who was pro- cent and I looked below. It showed these two other son. I go, Oh, B S, you know, I didn’t sumptuous, and I worry about how it would
fessional ballet dancer for Cincinnati Ballet other people, Mandy and Travis, I was close believe that at all because I knew nothing come across to Travis, Mandy, and Jared if
Company. relationship with like a sibling,” he related. about Troy at all.” I started referring to Tom as dad or pops. I
After he separated from the Air Force on Tom Heinbigner, 73, was retired and liv- The reason was he was never told by don’t want to offend them either.”
December 30, 2003 their first child Zachary ing a comfortable life in Hanford, WA with Troy’s mother and in fact, when shown her But his new step-brothers and step-sister
was born. “I felt I wanted to settle down. So, his wife Vicki. They had three successful picture, doesn’t remember her. Based on the have been “very welcoming and friendly
I got a job working at Pax River.” His Air grown children. As a Christmas present timeline he would have been in college at the and I can’t wait to meet them someday. All
Force experience allowed them to move to they had given him a subscription to ances- time. of them.”
Maryland, where Melissa’s parents were trry.com and he had sent his DNA off, not About those answers Troy was seeking dickmyers@countytimes.net
living. particularly interested in his family tree, but when he set out to find his father, he said,
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CALVERT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CRIME REPORT


During the week of April 12 – April 18, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff ’s Office responded to 1,411 calls for service throughout the community.
Damaged Property: 2021-18889 peake Beach, MD, for the report of damaged Paraphernalia. Nunez, 36 of Silver Spring, MD and repeat-
On April 12, 2021, Deputy Burgraff property. The complainant advised some- On Sunday, April 18, 2021, Deputy Savick edly asked her to leave. Nunez was placed
responded to the area of Catalina Drive time between April 16 and April 18, her conducted a traffic stop in the area of South- under arrest and transported to the Calvert
and Beach Drive in Lusby, MD for the re- flower pot and a ceramic yard bird had been ern MD Blvd. and Ferry Landing Road in County Detention Center and charged with
port of damaged property. The complain- cracked and a metal welcome sign was bro- Dunkirk, MD. While making contact with 4th Degree Burglary and Trespassing.
ant advised a Takeuchi TB180 excavator ken. The value of damaged property is $50. the driver, Morgan Allen Presgraves, 25 of On April 16, 2021, Deputy Durnbaugh
had its left window completely shattered, Arrests Millersville, MD, Narcan was observed to conducted a traffic stop in the area of
a Komatsu WA270 loader’s front window On April 14, 2021, Cpl. Denton con- be in plain view. Southern Maryland Boulevard and W. Mt.
was cracked, a fire extinguisher had been ducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of A K-9 search of Harmony Road in Dunkirk, MD. Upon
discharged inside the cab of the loader and the McDonald’s located at 515 Solomons the vehicle was making contact with the driver, Edgar Al-
a section of fence had been knocked over. Island Road in Prince Frederick, MD. While conducted and re- berto Guerra, 24
The estimated value of damaged property is making contact with the passenger of the vealed two white of Lancaster, PA,
$1500.00. vehicle, Robert Merton Pitcher III, 26 of capsules with Her- a strong odor of
Damaged Property: 2021-18930 Prince Frederick, oin inside. Mor- marijuana was
On April 12, 2021, Deputy Lewis re- MD, Cpl. Denton gan was placed emitting from the
sponded to the 200 block of Fairground noticed a strong under arrest and vehicle. The driv-
Road in Prince Frederick, MD for the report odor of mari- transported to the Morgan Allen Presgraves er advised he did
of damaged property. The complainant ad- juana emanating Calvert County not have a valid
vised unknown suspects damaged her frog from the vehicle. Detention Center where he was charged driver’s license
garden decorations. The value of damaged A search of the with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana. and had marijuana Edgar Guerra
property is $15.00. vehicle revealed On April 13, 2021, Deputy Shoemaker in the vehicle. A
Damaged Property: 2021-20168 a syringe located responded to a residence in the 600 block of search was conducted and revealed a large
On April 18, 2021, Deputy Lewis re- in the trunk. A Robert Merton Pitcher III Clubhouse Drive in Lusby, MD for the report amount of marijuana, a large sum of edibles
sponded to the 300 block of English Oak search of Pitch- of a burglary. The containing THC, $518 in cash and multiple
Lane in Prince Frederick, MD for the report er’s person revealed a Heroin capsule and complainant ad- digital scales. Guerra was placed under ar-
of arson. The complainant advised unknown two rolled $20 bills covered with a white vised an unknown rest and transported to the Calvert County
suspects set fire to the community play- powdery substance, which he stated was female suspect Detention Center where he was charged
ground. Several pieces of equipment were Heroin. Pitcher was placed under arrest and made entry to with CDS Possession with Intent to Dis-
discovered to have been partially burned. transported to the Calvert County Deten- the residence. tribute and CDS: Possession Marijuana 10
The value of damaged property is unknown tion Center (CCDC). A secondary search The homeowner GM+.
at this time. was conducted once he arrived at the CCDC confronted the Editor’s Note: The above arrests are not
Damaged Property: 2021-20191 and revealed 26 additional Heroin capsules. unknown female an indication of guilt or innocence as the
On April 18, 2021, Deputy Fox responded Pitcher was charged with CDS: Possession- later identified Ana Nunez cases have not been adjudicated.
to the 4000 block of 15th Street in Chesa- Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of as Ana Lizette

Dunkirk Man Faces Tax Detectives Seeking


Evasion Charges Identity of Prescription
Accused is PG Police Lieutenant
A federal criminal complaint has been into his personal bank account or into his
Fraud Suspect
filed charging Edward Scott Finn, age children’s bank accounts. These security The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
46, of Dunkirk for the federal charges of service deposits were not reported as income is currently investigating a prescription
attempting to evade or defeat taxes for on EFI’s corporate tax returns for tax years fraud that occurred on Tuesday, April 6.
tax years 2014 through 2019. Finn is a 2014 through 2019, nor as income on Finn’s The suspect pictured below entered the
lieutenant with the Prince George’s County personal tax returns. This underreported CVS Pharmacy, located at 10095 Ward
Police Department and owned and operated income resulted in a total tax loss to the Road in Dunkirk and attempted to pass a
Edward Finn Inc. (EFI). EFI employs off- government of $484,281. fraudulent prescription.
duty law enforcement officers to provide If convicted, Finn faces a maximum The suspect is described as a black
security services to apartment complexes sentence of five years in federal prison for male in his early to mid-20s, approxi-
and other businesses, primarily in Prince each of five counts of attempting to evade mately 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin
George’s and Montgomery Counties. Finn and defeat taxes. Actual sentences for federal build and short dreadlock hair. He was
was arrested on April 22 and was scheduled crimes are typically less than the maximum wearing the clothing pictured and had
for an initial appearance on April 23 before penalties. A federal district court judge will two diamond-like earrings. The suspect’s
U.S. Magistrate Judge Gina L. Simms. determine any sentence after taking into vehicle is described as a silver SUV, pos-
The federal charges were announced account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and sibly a 2004-2009 Dodge Durango.
by Acting United States Attorney for the other statutory factors.  Anyone with information pertaining
District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; A criminal complaint is not a finding of to this crime or the suspect’s identity is
Acting Special Agent in Charge Darrell guilt. An individual charged by criminal asked to contact Deputy W. McDowell
Waldon of the Internal Revenue Service - complaint is presumed innocent unless and at Wyatt.McDowell@calvertcountymd.
Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. until proven guilty at some later criminal gov. Please refer to case number 21-18153.
Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge proceedings.  Press Release from CCSO.
Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Acting United States Attorney Jonathan
Investigation, Baltimore Field Office. F. Lenzner commended the IRS-CI and the

If you would like to place a


According to the affidavit filed in FBI and for their work in the investigation
support of the criminal complaint, Finn and thanked the Prince George’s County
allegedly omitted a total of $1.3 million Police Department and the Prince George’s
of EFI income on his 2014 through 2019
individual income tax returns. During
County State’s Attorney’s Office for their
assistance. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. LEGAL NOTICE contact
AlDaileyCountytimes@gmail.com
that time frame, the affidavit alleges that Attorneys Thomas M. Sullivan and Thomas
Finn deposited approximately $1,397,295 P. Windom, who are prosecuting this case.
of checks written for services from EFI Press Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Thursday, April 29, 2021 The Calvert County Times Education 15

SMECO Honors Outstanding Teachers


Southern Maryland Electric our lives,” explained Sonja Cox, technology, engineering, and math) resourceful, f lexible, and caring.
Cooperative (SMECO) worked SMECO president and CEO. teachers from schools in three These qualities have become even
with the school systems of Calvert, “We are recognizing these counties. The teachers were chosen more essential because of the
Charles, and St. Mary’s counties teachers for their accomplishments for their outstanding performance COVID-19 pandemic. And, as we
to select and honor 24 educators because their contribution to in the areas of creativity, rapport have learned over the past year, a
with Outstanding Teacher awards educating students is important to with students, enthusiasm for good education and experienced
for their leadership in the fields of SMECO. Our cooperative and our teaching, professionalism, and teachers have never been more
mathematics, science, technology, community benefit from the solid innovative teaching methods. Each important.”
and engineering. foundation these teachers provide.” teacher receives a plaque and a SMECO’s Outstanding
Receiving awards this year were Cox continued, “Whether they cash award. In 30 years, SMECO Mathematics, Science, and STEM
eight math teachers, nine science are teaching students in person has recognized 435 local math and Teachers of the Year from Calvert
teachers, and seven STEM (science, or online, educators must be science teachers. County are:
technology, engineering, and math) resourceful, f lexible, and caring. “We’re honoring some Linda Bailey, Windy Hill Middle
teachers from schools in three These qualities have become even extraordinary teachers. We School, STEM
counties. The teachers were chosen more essential because of the usually host a dinner for our award Jennifer Bodden, Huntingtown
for their outstanding performance COVID-19 pandemic. And, as we recipients, but the fact that we are High School, Science
in the areas of creativity, rapport have learned over the past year, a able to celebrate via Zoom, using David Goodrich, Patuxent High
with students, enthusiasm for good education and experienced cell phones, mobile devices, and School, Mathematics
teaching, professionalism, and teachers have never been more the internet, shows how important Jennifer Lawrence, Mount
innovative teaching methods. Each important.” science and technology are to Harmony Elementary School,
teacher receives a plaque and a Southern Maryland Electric our lives,” explained Sonja Cox, Mathematics
cash award. In 30 years, SMECO Cooperative (SMECO) worked SMECO president and CEO. Sarah Legge, Windy Hill Middle
has recognized 435 local math and with the school systems of Calvert, “We are recognizing these School, Science
science teachers. Charles, and St. Mary’s counties teachers for their accomplishments Michelle O’Donnell, Northern
“We’re honoring some to select and honor 24 educators because their contribution to High School, Science
extraordinary teachers. We with Outstanding Teacher awards educating students is important to Karen Pirchio, Windy Hill
usually host a dinner for our award for their leadership in the fields of SMECO. Our cooperative and our Elementary School, Science
recipients, but the fact that we are mathematics, science, technology, community benefit from the solid Karl Sturge, Calvert High
able to celebrate via Zoom, using and engineering. foundation these teachers provide.” School, STEM
cell phones, mobile devices, and Receiving awards this year were Cox continued, “Whether they Press Release from
the internet, shows how important eight math teachers, nine science are teaching students in person SMECO.
science and technology are to teachers, and seven STEM (science, or online, educators must be

Linda Bailey, Windy Hill Middle School, STEM Jennifer Bodden, Huntingtown High School, David Goodrich, Patuxent High School, Jennifer Lawrence, Mount Harmony Elementary
Science Mathematics School, Mathematics

Sarah Legge, Windy Hill Middle School, Michelle O’Donnell, Northern High School, Karen Pirchio, Windy Hill Elementary School, Karl Sturge, Calvert High School, STEM
Science Science Science
16 Education The Calvert County Times Thursday, April 29, 2021

Scott Goldstein, Northern Construction Underway


High Win MASC Awards for CSM’s Health
Sciences Center
The Maryland Association of Stu- rounded structure, participation,
dent Councils (MASC) has named and achievements through exem-
Scott Goldstein the Karen L. Craw- plary leadership and service. The
ford Regional Advisor of the Year.
The Northern High School Student
prestigious state award is a first for
the Northern High SGA. Students
Located at Regional Hughesville Campus
Government Association (SGA), led persevered through the pandemic
by Theresa Jackson, is the recipi- by planning, implementing, and
ent of the Felix Simon High School participating in much needed com-
Award for Leadership and Service. munity and schoolwide service proj-
Superintendent Dr. Daniel D. ects. The Northern High SGA offi-
Curry said, “Student government cers are: President, Esha Ahmad;
provides opportunities for students 1st Vice President, Sydney Parlett;
to learn leadership skills, affect 2nd Vice President, Isabella Crum;
change, and shape the future of their Secretary, Alyssa Dolina; Treasur-
communities. We are grateful to Mr. er, Marisa Powell; Parliamentarian,
Goldstein and Ms. Jackson for their Tori Jackson; Historians, Amreen
dedication to their programs.” Anowar and Ava Wilson; Web Mas-
Goldstein teaches social studies at ter/ Reporter, Izza Ahmad and Ali- Construction of the College of South- ment and medical coding, and medical
Patuxent High School. In addition to na Creek; and Community Outreach ern Maryland’s (CSM) new Center for laboratory technology. The center will
serving as the advisor for the Patux- Chairs, Camryn Baker, Avey Bari- Health Sciences building is underway also include a clinical simulation cen-
ent student government, he sponsors llaro, Holly Hyatt, and Zoe Posch. at the college’s Regional Hughesville ter, collaborative learning spaces, class-
the Calvert Association of Student Goldstein shared that MASC lead- Campus. Construction is currently on rooms, a computer lab, faculty and staff
Councils and is an assistant varsity ers noted that the Northern High track for completion in fall 2022. offices, a student success suite and a
football coach. Patuxent High prin- School SGA has served as a mod- The Center for Health Sciences will be large multipurpose meeting room. 
cipal Marcus Watson said, “When el this year during the pandemic. the second building on CSM’s Regional The Center for Health Sciences is
anyone talks about SGA in Calvert “Their commitment to excellence in Hughesville Campus and will serve as the second phase of construction at the
County Public Schools, they men- service, leadership, and the commu- a central, convenient location for the Regional Hughesville Campus. The
tion one name, Scott Goldstein. Stu- nity,” he said, “went well beyond the college’s popular health programs and first phase was the completion of a
dents and staff have witnessed his threshold for earning this award.” instruction. It will be approximately 30,000-square-foot Center for Trades
energy and passion for student gov- The Felix Simon Award is not a 50,000 square feet, designed to LEED and Energy Training, which opened in
ernment for the past twenty years.” competition among councils, but standards and will feature specialized 2017.
The MASC Karen L. Crawford rather a set of criteria for all school health sciences laboratories for CSM’s Preview CSM’s Center for Health Sci-
Regional Advisor of the Year Award student councils to use to enhance programs in nursing, emergency medi- ences here: https://www.youtube.com/
was created to recognize the contri- leadership, service, and student em- cal services, rehabilitation, wellness and watch?v=A2QDR1XaUns
butions that regional advisors make powerment within their schools. fitness, pharmacy technician, medical Press Release from CSM.
to their regions and to students The mission of MASC is to foster assisting, health information manage-

CSM’s Robotics Team


across the state of Maryland. While a statewide environment for all sec-
the award does single out an indi- ondary school students to express
vidual regional advisor on the state and exchange ideas, develop leader-

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level, the purpose of the award is ship skills, and promote student rep-
to highlight the many contributions resentation and involvement in all
made by all regional student council groups and organizations impacting
advisors throughout the state. the lives of students.
The Felix Simon Award recog- Press Release from CCPS Compete at Skills Tournament
nizes organizations for their well-
The College of Southern Maryland

Homeschooling Reviews
(CSM) competitive robotics team – the
Talons –participated in the University of
Nebraska – Lincoln Inaugural Remote

to be Virtual
Skills Event April 16-17. The Talons
were one of 13 colleges in the national
weekend tournament which was Ne-
braska’s first remote, skills-only VEX U
This year the Department of Stu- event, hosted by UNL’s VEX U team.
dent Services of Calvert County Public The Talons are currently tied with Em-
Schools (CCPS) will conduct portfo- bry-Riddle Aeronautical University for
lio reviews of students who are home- 42nd place worldwide, and in 34th place
in programming. In 2019, the Talons sored by the Robotics Education and
schooled either through the submission
placed 11th in the world in their division, Competition (REC) Foundation, whose
of documents or through video confer-
fifth in the United States, and were one mission is to increase student interest
ences. The reviews will be scheduled
of only three U.S. community colleges and involvement in Science, Technology,
between June 1 and June 25, 2021.
to earn a spot at the VEX U World Ro- Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The creation and review of a portfo-
botics Championship and claim global Participating teams build robots to com-
lio is required by the Maryland State
recognition. pete in a series of challenges through
Department of Education for students
The Talons staged for the April event VEX U that involve maneuvering game
who receive parental instruction, not for
at CSM’s Velocity Center in Indian elements and completing tasks. Each
students who participate in the school
Head. The team is participated a series of year, VEX U creates a new game to chal-
system’s Home and Hospital Instruction and timeline for portfolio submission.
matches played on a square field where lenges students to design robots to score
program. For more information, please contact
they maneuver their robots to place balls the most points against their opponents.
Parents and guardians who are home- the Department of Student Services at
in goals and connecting rows across the Because each game is different, students
schooling their children may visit the 443-550-8460.
field. must critically think through new design
CCPS website at https://bit.ly/CCP- Press Release from CCPS.
The international and national VEX U iterations and strategies as they master
Shomesch to learn about the options
competitions and skill events are spon- the game.
Press Release from CSM
Thursday, April 29, 2021 The Calvert County Times Sports 17

St. Mary’s College Drops


Doubleheader to Salisbury

Draft Day
By Ronald N. Guy Jr. went to all those practices, taped up
Contributing Writer all those nagging injuries, took to
A baseball rolls up to a pair of coaching, and benefitted from com-
little feet to introduce itself. A hand mitted family and consistent op-
grasps the stitched sphere while portunities finally made it to “The
young eyes examine it with a curi- League.”
osity that will morph into an obses- Draft day.
sion. In the backyard, a football is This story lands in The County
grabbed around the laces and hurled Times and in your hands on NFL
toward an awaiting father. The per- Draft weekend. As each name is
fect spiral sends parent and child called, a long journey ends and a
airborne in excitement. A young dream is fulfilled. The same pattern
heart is hooked. Thump, thump, repeats for all major sports leagues.
thump: A basketball’s rhythmic The details of individual stories
bounce echoes off a driveway. A de- vary, but the plot is familiar. What-
termined soul stares at a hoop high ever legitimate cynicism is carried
in the air. Is this the day? A deep about big-time college sports, boost-
breath is drawn in. Hands slip under ers, agents and other dark aspects of
the ball and from just inches above the business (“amateur athletics”),
the ground a burst of energy sends the moment when a young athlete
it skyward. The ball clears the rim reaches a sport’s pinnacle is power-
and passes through the net with an ful stuff to witness – organic, touch-
intoxicating “swish.” A first made ing, decidedly human.
Photo by: Bill Wood basket marries player to game. Few reach such lofty athletic des-
The St. Mary's College of Mary- threw the final three innings and Moments happens. Dreams form. tinations, but drafts are not limited
land baseball team (8-10, 6-6 also struck out three batters, while A sports journey begins. to sports. Dedicated and decorated
C2C) hosted the #3 Salisbury allowing two earned runs. Years pass. Parents shuttle to and academic endeavors lead to college
University Sea Gulls (16-3, 9-1 How It Happened (Game Two) fro. Sacrifices are made – by player admissions, acceptances to elite
C2C) on Friday (Apr. 23) after- • Salisbury struck first in the and family. Road trips mean early graduate-level programs and ful-
noon in Coast-To-Coast Athletic contest with one run in the first in- morning departures, convenience filling careers. Hard work, commit-
Conference action. The Seahawks ning. St. Mary's College answered store lunches, take out dinners and ment and proven performance land
dropped game one 6-2 and fell in by adding two runs in the second unfamiliar hotel beds. Laundry employees in an executive’s office
game two 11-3. inning to grab a 2-1 lead. Brady rooms adopt the perma-stench of to be congratulated on a big promo-
How It Happened (Game One) Waters lined a two RBI single in smelly jerseys. Dirty cleats ensure tion. After much courting and being
• After a scoreless first inning, the inning to give the Seahawks mudrooms earn their name. Well- on one’s best behavior, a man gets on
the Sea Gulls grabbed the lead the early advantage. worn basketball sneakers create a knee, holds a ring in a shaky hand,
with two runs in the second in- • The Sea Gulls tied the game up bedroom odor only a young athlete pops a powerful question and re-
ning. Salisbury tacked on another at two with a run in the top of the could love. There are so many prac- ceives a “yes” in reply. And, a rookie
run in the fifth inning to extend third, but the Seahawks responded tices. So much gear. Injuries happen; writer queries his local paper with a
their advantage to 3-0. in the bottom half of the inning ace bandages, ice packs and stitches column idea about the intersection
• The Seahawks finally broke with a RBI single from Elliott to follow – whatever it takes to get back of sports and life – and they give
through on the scoreboard when retake the lead 3-2. on the field. Games quickly change him a shot.
Andy Collins drove a single to • Salisbury broke the game open from pure fun to competition. Wins Draft days all.
right field, plating Dillon Waters in the fifth inning with six runs to start to matter – a lot – and losses Of course, “The Draft” meant
and Joey Bryner. Leading by one, capture a 8-3 lead. From there, the sting. Youth league, high school and something completely different to
Salisbury gave themselves some Sea Gulls tacked on one run in the college - seasons become a blur; a prior generations. Joy was not syn-
breathing room with three runs in sixth, seventh, and ninth innings special few are memorialized with a onymous with having your name
the seventh and held the Seahawks for the 11-3 victory. trophy – league, conference, county, – or number – pulled. A sober re-
scoreless for the remainder of the Inside the Box Score (Game state or national…champions. minder lands near the middle of the
game for the victory. Two) The arrival, so to speak, comes in spring/summer sports draft con-
Inside the Box Score • D. Waters led the Seahawks a fancy suit or on a couch with fam- tinuum – a month after the NFL se-
• Max Elliott led the Seahawks from the plate with two hits in ily and friends, not in uniform while lects its annual crop of rookies and a
from the plate with three hits in four appearances. B. Waters post- between the lines. After a long fi- month or two before MLB, the NHL
four appearances to the plate. In ed a team-high two RBI. nal evaluation, interviews, rumors, and the NBA do the same. Memorial
addition, Elliott led St. Mary's • Jackson Edelman started the trades and, for some, an agonizing Day: It is an important moment to
College with one stolen base. Col- game on the mound for the Se- wait, an athlete’s name is called. honor those who made the ultimate
lins recorded the lone RBI of the ahawks and threw 4.2 innings. The emotions flood – joy, relief, sacrifice and to appreciate the brave
game for the Seahawks. Edelman struck out one batter and gratitude. Tears flow and families volunteers - past and present - who
• Mark Smith started the game allowed two earned runs. Will embrace. A player hugs a commis- changed the connotation of “The
on the mound for the Seahawks Spanoghe, Nick Testoni, Jake San- sioner, a team’s hat is slipped on Draft” and made articles like this
and threw three innings. Smith dridge, and Bryan Brooks pitched and cameras flash on a bright stage. possible.
recorded three strikeouts and al- in relief. Sandridge held the Sea The kid who gripped that baseball, Send comments to RonaldGuyJr@
lowed two earned runs. Jake Wills Gulls scoreless and tallied one hurled that spiral or made that mod- gmail.com
pitched the next three innings and strikeout. est basket so many years ago, who
delivered three strikeouts, while Press Release from SMCM.
allowing one run. Tyson Johnson
18 Entertainment The Calvert County Times Thursday, April 29, 2021

Quade and Pilkerton CSM Hosts Virtual Juried


Double at Potomac Art Exhibition Showcases
Students Creativity
Grady Ends Hatcher Win Streak
Derick Quade was again the class of In support class action, Defending
the field as he took his second consec- division champion Buddy Dunagan
utive win in the 20-lap Limited Late took his first win of the season in an-
Model headliner last Friday night other thrilling 15-lap Hobby Stock
at Potomac Speedway. The win for feature, Justin Hatcher ended Greg
Quade, steering his Longhorn no.74, Mattingly’s three race win streak with
would be his overall 33rd career win his first win of the season in the 15-
at Potomac for the defending division lap Strictly Stock feature with Terry
champion. Hartlaub scoring his first career track
The redraw placed Quade on the win in the nightcap 15-lap Roadster
pole for the start of the event and he contest.
would make the most of it by pacing Limited Late Model feature finish 
all 20-circuits. Eventual runner up Derick Quade, Kyle Lear, Billy
Kyle Lear got to second on the 9th lap Tucker, Chuck Cox, Brian Hankins, The College of Southern Maryland show, and media-specific awards. Some
and would chase Quade for the dura- Sam Archer, Todd Plummer, Wayne (CSM) will host the return of its An- of the artists’ work will also be selected
tion, but would fall two car lengths Bryant, Richard Culver, Cory Higgs, nual Student Juried Art Exhibition in the for acquisition to the college’s permanent
short at the stripe. “The crew gave Jonny Oliver, Brandon Long, Boo Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery collection. Additionally, the recipients of
me another great car here tonight and Lawhorn with a virtual reception on Thursday, the Walter B. Grove III Memorial Schol-
we wouldn’t be here without them.” RUSH Crate Late Model feature April 29 at 2:30 pm. An expanded ver- arship will be announced at the virtual
Quade stated post race. “We still have finish  sion of the exhibition will also be avail- reception.
some tweaking to do on this car be- Jeremy Pilkerton, Kyle Hardy, Joey able as an online gallery – a first for the The Tony Hungerford Memorial Art
cause we think we can get it better.” Love, Chuck Bowie, Timmy Booth, college. Gallery is an all-purpose exhibition
Billy Tucker, Chuck Cox and Brian Megan Mann, Ed Pope Jr, Cody The exhibition is a collection of art- space that presents a diverse range of
Hankins completed the top five. Heats Stamp, Ben Scott, Mike Raleigh, works from current CSM students, se- innovative exhibitions and educational
went to Lear and Quade. Matt Tepper lected by their art faculty. The assembled programs that offer insights into the
In the companion 20-lap RUSH Hobby Stock feature finish  work showcases a variety of mediums, works of established and emerging re-
Crate Late Model feature, 2020 track Buddy Dunagan, Eric Hanson, including painting, drawing, photogra- gional, national, and international artists
champion Jeremy Pilkerton drove to Wyatt Hanson, Colin Long, Hilton phy, ceramics and graphic design. and designers. Gallery hours are main-
his 2nd win of the season aboard his Pickeral, Troy Kassiris, Mason Han- “The annual student exhibition is our tained in accordance with CSM opera-
Rocket no.8. Pilkerton and last week’s son, Austin Lathroum, Billy Crouse, gallery’s most popular show,” said CSM tional status.
RUSH tour winner Kyle Hardy waged Watson Gordon, Owen Lacey, James Professor George Bedell, who is also the Register in advance to attend the vir-
hand to hand combat during the con- Rainey, Mikey Latham, Stephen Suite  gallery co-director. “It’s an opportunity tual reception can be found at https://
test with Pilkerton prevailing for his Strictly Stock feature finish  for CSM’s best ‘creatives’ to see their csmd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqfui-
5th career class victory. “Kyle is one Justin Hatcher, Greg Mattingly, work displayed in a professional context. urzwvGNFHkfd2ane5pNIsh95wa3y3.
of the best in the business and I knew Nabil Guffey, Casey Sheckles, John They’re excited. We’re excited. It’s con- The link to the virtual gallery will be
we had to beat him to the front first if Hardesty, Daniel Knodle, Richie Gib- tagious in the best sense of the word.” available following the reception.
we had a chance to win.” son, Jesse Lockhart, Brian Johnson, Artists featured in this year’s exhibit Press Release from CSM
Joey Love, Chuck Bowie and Tim- Scooter Tippett, Cameron Harris, will have the opportunity to win best-in-
my Booth trailed at the finish. Heats Natalie Davis 

Gallery Welcomes
went to Hardy and Pilkerton. Street Stock feature finish 
Winchester invader Mike Grady Mike Grady Jr, PJ Hatcher, Deuce
Jr. started on the pole and would lead Wright, Marty Hanbury, Dylan Ruth-

Spring with Wild Flora


every lap of the 15-lap Street Stock erford, Mike Bladen, Ben Pirner 
main, collecting the $200 bounty on Roadster feature finish 
PJ Hatcher. As Grady lead, Hatcher Terry Hartlaub, Richard Inscoe,

and Fauna
climbed from his 7th starting spot Jason Jarvis, Lonnie Hobday, John
to challenge, but would fall one spot Burch, Earl Whitehouse IV, Joey
short at the finish, ending his incred- Suite, Brook Bowles, Kyle Randall
ible 10-race win streak. Defending DNS- Justin Bottorf 
champion Deuce Wright was third By Doug Watson for Potomac Speed- Artworks@7th’s May Show, Wild
with Marty Hanbury and Dylan Ruth- way Flora and Fauna, highlights the ce-
erford rounding out the top five.  ramic artistry of the gallery’s three
dedicated potters:  Candace Morrell,

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Linda Owens and Helene Vonnegut.
Candace Morrell focuses on
Southern Maryland’s bounty ren-
dered in beautiful serving platters
and sculptures that capture the wet-
lands, woodlands and bay life. a must see show as Mothers’ Day
Linda Owens offers spring inspi- approaches!
ration with her home and garden Gallery Artworks@7th is located
containers complete with plants, In North Beach at 8905 Chesapeake
bowls that make you smile and bird- Avenue, gallery hours are Thurs-

LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWS houses that beckon.


Helene Vonnegut’s collaborative
days-Sundays,11am-5pm.  Masks,
limited gallery numbers, and physi-
SERVING CALVERT COUNTY works feature hand decorated porce- cal distance precautions are re-
lain and stoneware mugs, bowls and quired.  Shop the gallery 24/7 on-
Ethiopian inspired incense burners. line at www.artworks@7th.com and
ON NEWSSTANDS EVERY
County Times All 21 cooperative members join Instagram or call 410-286-5278 to
THURSDAY & ONLINE AT in, heralding spring with works in schedule a private showing. 
St. Mary’s County ● Calvert County COUNTYTIMES.NET acrylic, glass, jewelry, mixed media, Press Release from
oil, photography and wood. This is Artworks@7th.
Thursday, April 29, 2021 The Calvert County Times Calendar 19

Thursday, April 29
Community Calendar
To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email timescalendar@countytimes.net with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.
as short as possible and no longer friends, or caregivers from 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 6 than an hour, wear an appropriate to 7 p.m. Have fun in a relaxed
Little Minnows mask over your nose and mouth, and supportive environment and
Maryland in the Age of Sail
Calvert Marine Museum; vari- maintain a social distance of 6’ see why the museum is a fun and
Virtual; 5 p.m.
ous times from others and help your children welcoming place to visit any day of
Join Mark Wilkins, CMM Cu-
For preschoolers ages 3 – 5, with do the same. At all four library lo- the week! This FREE event is of-
rator of Maritime History, as he
an adult, this program focuses on cations, in-person library hours fered in cooperation with Calvert
explores topics ranging from Eu-
one of the museum’s three themes. will be Monday-Thursday, noon to County Parks & Recreation Thera-
ropean influences, to the tobacco
Join us for story time and a carry- 5pm, Friday, 1-5pm and Saturday, peutic Recreation Services. Meet
trade, to the Civil War on the Ches-
out craft, available while supplies 10am to 2pm. Curbside pickup ap- the museum otter mascot, learn
apeake and more, through the 20th
last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. pointments will continue Monday- about fish, fossils, river otters,
century. Today we will consider
Capacity is limited to 10 people Thursday, 10am to 7pm; Friday, skates and rays, maritime history,
the evolution of transportation on
per session. No pre-registration; 1-5pm and Saturday, 10am to 2pm. and enjoy activities in the Discov-
the ‘watery highways’ of the bay.
sign up at the Admissions Desk Call any Calvert Library location ery Room. Explore the boat basin
Before and after the advent of rail-
when you arrive. This program for assistance or appointments. and the Drum Point Lighthouse. A
roads the water was the easiest way
is now offered at various times Customers can also follow and in- special calming room will be avail-
to transport goods and travelers.
throughout the day, to accommo- teract with library staff on Face- able. The Museum Store will be
The Chesapeake Bay connected
date guests during all sessions. For book and Twitter. More informa- open and chock full of items for all
towns such as Richmond, Alexan-
specific times, please visit www. tion about coronavirus is available ages and interests, and the Wm. B.
dria, Washington D.C., Baltimore,
calvertmarinemuseum.com. in the Research & Learn section of Tennison is available for 30-min-
Annapolis, Norfolk, and count-
the library website. Call 410-535- ute cruises at 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and
less smaller towns. https://www.
Saturday, May 1 calver t marinemuseum.com /235/
0291 or email getanswers@cal- 6:30 p.m. PRE-REGISTRATION
vertlibrary.info with any reference IS REQUIRED for each individual
Meet and Greet the Artist Lectures
questions you may have. to access the museum’s indoor ex-
calvART Gallery; noon - 5 p.m. hibits and to ride the Wm. B. Ten-
Meet Pat Morrison, creator of Sea Squirts
Flora or Fauna Exhibit nison. Proper face coverings will
our For the Birds collection. Lino- Calvert Marine Museum; vari-
Calvert Marine Museum; April be required when not in designated
cut prints of birds of all sorts; fly- ous times
15 - May 15 areas. Register to attend the event
ing, foraging, flocking, and float- Children 18 months to 3 years,
In partnership with the Mary- by visiting https://webtrac.co.cal.
ing. Also included are gourds made with an adult, are invited to dis-
land Federation of Art (MFA), the md.us and searching for Activity
into fully functional birdhouses, cover the museum together through
Calvert Marine Museum is pleased #470773 and #470774. Guests who
painted and decorated to become music, stories, and special activi-
to introduce Flora or Fauna, fine would like to register for the Wm.
whimsical habitats such as space- ties. Join us for story time and a
artwork depicting a broad range B. Tennison cruise must call the
ships, creatures, and characters. carryout craft, available while sup-
of animal and plant life. This MFA Therapeutic Recreation office di-
plies last. Sessions are 15-20 min-
juried art exhibition will display rectly at 410-535-1600, ext. 8205.
Solomons Maritime Festival utes. Capacity is limited. No pre-
selected works at the Calvert Ma-
Calvert Marine Museum; 10 a.m. registration; sign up at the Admis-
rine Museum. The show will be lo- Craft Fair/Flea Market
- 4 p.m. sions Desk when you arrive. This
cated on the mezzanine level and is St. Anthony’s Catholic Church;
Celebrate Southern Maryland program is offered three times per
included with museum admission. 8:30 a.m. - noon, May 15
traditions! Antique boats and mo- day to accommodate guests. For
The Knights of Columbus-Cal-
tors, master maritime carvers,
cooking demonstrations, tradition-
specific times, please visit www.
calvertmarinemuseum.com Upcoming vert Council #7870 will be holding
a Craft Fair/Flea Market at St. An-
al music, toy boat building, and Night at the Museum
boat rides offer something for all Ongoing Calvert Marine Museum; May 14
thony’s Catholic Church parking
lot, 8816 Chesapeake Ave. North
members of the family! This free The Calvert Marine Museum
Calvert Library Openings Beach, MD. Vendor spots are $15/1
event has limited capacity; pre (CMM) is opening its doors on Fri-
Thanks to declining COVID-19 spot and $25/2 spots. To reserve a
registration at www.calvermarine- day evening, May 14, for Night at
positivity numbers, Calvert Li- spot please email: koccc7870@ya-
museum.com is strongly encour- the Museum for Friends with Dis-
brary is welcoming customers hoo.com or contact Janet Wyvill @
aged. Walk-ins are only available abilities. The museum and grounds
back in for short visits. Custom- (240)463-3269.
as space allows. will be open exclusively for guests
ers are still asked to keep visits
with disabilities and their families,

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Obituaries The Calvert County Times Thursday, April 15, 2020

In Remembrance
The Calvert County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
dickmyers@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Eugene Levi at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in


Chesapeake Highlands Memorial
nizations such as Meals on Wheels.
Jack was a devoted Christian, and
James Robert “Robbie” Moore,
55, of Upper Marlboro passed
Randolph Gardens, Port Republic, MD. as a member of Huntingtown Unit- away April 22, 2021. He was born
Should friends desire, Memorial ed Methodist Church he headed the on January 19, 1966 at 7:55 AM,
contributions may be made to any committee responsible for obtaining 10 minutes before his twin brother
local Animal Shelter of your choice. the church’s organ, and the com- George, in Washington, DC to Rob-
mittee that oversaw the installment ert George and Betty Jean (Stillwell)
John Russell “Jack” of the church’s ventilation system.
Other passions of Jack’s included
Moore. Robbie was involved in the
Cub Scouts as a kid and received the
Ward raising and training Gordon Setters Arrow of Light Award. He gradu-
for field trials, and tending tobacco ated from Frederick Douglass High
and hay crops on his farm. Above School and later graduated from the
all, Jack was an extremely commit- Melwood Training Program where
ted and faithful husband, father, and he also served on the Board of Di-
grandfather. rectors for 10 years. Robbie was em-
Jack is survived by his beloved ployed with Prince George’s County
wife Addie Mae Ward, sons John Central Services for 35 years along-
David Ward of Owings, and Alan side his brother. He was a member of
Brady Ward and his wife Rev. Lau- the Upper Marlboro Moose Lodge,
rie Gates-Ward of Waldorf, grand- the Deale Elks and the Gateway Li-
children Rachael, Jessica, Brady, ons Club, where he was currently
and Rebecca Ward, brother Joseph serving as President.
Eugene Levi Randolph, 83, of St. Ward of Owings, sister Judy Ward Robbie is survived by his mother
Leonard, Maryland passed away Brightwell and her husband Walter Betty Moore Parker of Ocean Pines,
surrounded by his family on April of St. Leonard, and numerous niec- twin brother George Everett Moore
24, 2021 at his home. Born on Febru- es and nephews. Jack was preceded of Upper Marlboro, and sister Kris-
ary 3,1938 in Chattanooga, Tennes- in death by his parents, Julius and tie Wilkins and her husband Ken
see, he was the last living of 7 sons Esmerelda, and his granddaughter, of Waynesboro, VA. He is also sur-
of the late James Alfred and Molly John Russell “Jack” Ward, 86, of Hope Marie Ward. vived by nephews Kyle and Kurtis,
Welch Randolph. Owings, passed away Friday April In lieu of f lowers donations in great nephew Kayden, cousin Marie
Eugene served in the Army from 23, 2021 at Calvert Health Medical Jack’s name may be made to Hun- Van Zandt, aunts Barbara Eloise Mc-
1961-1963. He was in the Signal Center. He was born on January 4, tingtown United Methodist Church, Million and Nancy Stillwell, uncles
Corp stationed in Fort Monmouth, 1935 in Prince Frederick to Julius 4020 Hunting Creek Road, P.O. Box Cal McMillion, Randy Stillwell,
New Jersey, achieving the rank of Russell and Esmerelda (Bowen) 550, untingtown, MD 20639 or Cal- and Hunter Stillwell, and numerous
Private First Class when he trans- Ward. Jack was raised in Hunting- vert County Department of Mental other cousins and extended family
ferred to the Reserve until his dis- town, graduated from Calvert High Health, 975 Solomons Island Road, members. He was preceded in death
charge in 1967. School, Class of 1953, and went on Prince Frederick, MD 20678. by his father Robert George Moore.
An avid nature lover, he especial- to attend Drexel University, gradu- All are welcome to attend the visi- In lieu of f lowers, donations in
ly loved caring for his birds that he ating from his Bachelor’s program in tation. However, due to capacity re- Robbie’s name may be made to the
feed every morning and evening. He 1958. Jack married Addie Mae Brady strictions please sign-up by using the Lions Club Camp Merrick, PO Box
was a strong, dedicated, hardwork- in September of 1959, and lived with following  link if you are planning 56, Nanjemoy, MD 20662; Link:
ing man and a devoted and loving her in Owings on their family farm on attending the service.  https:// https://lionscampmerrick.org/ or
husband, father, and grandfather. while he worked as a mechanical rsvp.church/r/f hjl2qva  Melwood, 5606 Dower House
Eugene is survived by his wife, engineer at the David Taylor Naval Visitation will be Saturday, May Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Diana R. Randolph, father of Mel- Ship Research and Design Center 1, 2021, 10-11 a.m. at Huntingtown Link: https://melwood.org/
aney Crosby, Gregory Randolph, in Annapolis until his retirement in United Methodist Church, 4020 The service for Robbie will be
Alicia Andrews, Elizabeth Wolfe, 1990. Jack was faithful and serving Hunting Creek Road livestreamed on the Rausch Funer-
and Derrick Richmond. Grandfather in many ways throughout his life; he P.O. Box 550, Huntingtown, MD al Facebook Page on Friday, April
of 16, he is also survived by nine was member of the Calvert County 20639. Funeral service will be at 30 starting at 11:55 AM and can
Great Grandchildren. Board of Education, Planning Com- 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be accessed by using the following
The family will receive friends on mission, and up until the time of be in the church cemetery. link: https://www.facebook.com/
Thursday April 29, 2021, from 5-8 his passing was still serving on the Funeral arrangements by Rausch RauschFH/.
p.m. at the Rausch Funeral Home, Board of Appeals. He was a charter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Southern Me-
4405 Broomes Island Road, Port member and Lieutenant Governor of morial Gardens, 10155 Ward Road,
Republic, Maryland where services the Optimist Club, and also volun-
will be held on Friday April 30. 2021 teered his time to charitable orga- James Robert Dunkirk, MD 20754.

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Obituaries 21

Iris Mae King, 87, a lifelong resi-


dent of Owings passed away April
Kevin Scott Bob, it was love at first sight when
he saw her singing in the church
22, 2021 at her home surrounded by Willingham, “Big choir Easter Sunday. They married
family. She was born May 28, 1933
in Lower Marlboro to Hugh Stanley
Kev” on July 8, 1956 and shared a wonder-
ful life of more than 65 years togeth-
and Hazel Ethel (Marcellas) Jack- er. Over the course of their marriage
son. Iris Mae was raised in Lower they lived in Maryland (Fort Wash-
Marlboro and graduated from Cal- ington Forest, Lusby, Solomons) and
vert High School. She married Wil- Virginia (Arlington, Mineral). Bob
liam Benjamin “Buddy” King in designed and supervised the build-
1954 and they lived in Owings. Iris ing of two of their homes to high-
Mae was employed as a secretary light their love of nature and water.
and bookkeeper for many people and These homes allowed them to enjoy
companies including Harry Stur- boating, fishing, gardening, and en-
divant, Judge Perry Bowen, South- tertaining friends and family.
ern Maryland Oil, Anne Arundel Family has always been one of the
County Public Schools. Dr. Kenneth most important parts of Ann and
Kates, DDS and Dr. Lucinda Keller, Falls Church, VA, grandchildren Bob’s life. Their love produced four
DDS. She also worked for the Ow- Campbell and Tucker Weis, brothers children who learned their values
ings Post Office delivering mail for Dennis Draper and his wife Donna of hard work, integrity, and love:
several years and volunteered at the of Clifton, VA and Robert Draper daughter Linda and Mike Mahler;
Calvert County Election Board as a and his wife Susan of Tuscaloosa, son Bobby and Kim Delamarter;
polling house official before retir- AL, and sister Norma Jean Talley daughter Nancy and Allen Trawick;
ing at the age of 81. Iris Mae was a and her husband Eric of Chesapeake and son Jim and Carla Delamarter.
Kevin Scott Willingham, “Big Beach, as well as numerous niec-
dedicated member of Mt. Harmony Kev”, 47, of Davidsonville, Mary- Bob was a loving grandfather to
United Methodist Church where es, nephews, and extended family Robbie, Michael, Dianna, Aimee,
land passed away suddenly on April members.
she sang in the choir, helped with 22, 2021 in Prince Frederick, Mary- Chad, Rosalie, Kenny, Lindsay, Em-
church dinners, and was member of A private service for immediate ily, Allison, Mikayla, and Hunter.
land He was born on September 20, family only will be held at a later
the Women’s Society of Christian 1973 in Annapolis, Maryland to Al- His blessings grew when he became
Service. Iris Mae had many inter- date. a great-grandfather to Waverly.
len and Gwen Willingham. In lieu of f lowers, donations in
ests and talents, including bowling Big Kev graduated from DeMatha Trips camping, fishing, and to the
and writing poetry. She was a senior Ronald’s name may be made to Cal- Outer Banks with this large group,
Catholic High School, and attended vert Hospice, P.O. Box 838
bowling champion and was a mem- Oklahoma State University. After re- nicknamed the Delamahlerwicks,
ber of the bowling team at the Senior Prince Frederick, MD 20678; 410- brought great joy to all.
turning from school, Big Kev worked 535-0892; Link:
Olympics in Towson. She enjoyed in the HVAC field before going into Everyone knew him by his nick-
writing and won honorable men- https://calverthospice.org/ name, “Big Bob”. His zest for life,
the construction business. He en- Funeral arrangements by Rausch
tion for a poem she had published. joyed sports, baseball and football, engaging smile, quick wit, and abil-
She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, Funeral Home. ity to talk to just about anyone al-
but loved to play basketball. He also
watching Jeopardy and Wheel of enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, lowed him to excel as a salesman,
Fortune, playing Scrabble and card and traveling throughout Europe and Robert Walter leader, and great friend to many. Bob
games, and spending time with her loved to entertain, cook, and lend a
family, especially the love of her life
the Caribbean. Big Kev was a happy
guy who always had smile.
Delamarter hand to others. His pig roasts, crab
Buddy, her children, grandchildren He is survived by his parents, Al- feasts, and spaghetti and meatballs
and great grandchildren. len and Gwen Willingham, brother were legendary. Bob shared his tal-
Iris Mae is survived by her hus- Dean Willingham, sister Kristy ents in every community he lived in.
band William B. “Buddy” King, Willingham Davis, her husband Jim- He was a boy scout leader, football
Sr. of Owings, children William my, and a nephew Chase Allen Will- coach, and local pool board member.
B. “Skipper” King, Jr. of Owings, ingham. He also leaves behind many Ann and Bob joined the Asbury-
Robert H. King and wife Patti of other relatives and good friends. Solomons community 18 years ago.
Prince Frederick, Scarlett Coblentz Visitation will be Saturday, May They were delighted to spend time
and husband Andy of Frederick, and 1, 2021, 10:30-12 noon at Rausch with their fellow residents. Bob was
Douglas Alan King and wife Amy Funeral Home-Port Republic, 4405 an active member of the community
of Owings. She is also survived by Broomes Island Road, Port Repub- including the Party People (especial-
grandchildren, Leah Coblentz, Jona- lic, MD 20676 ly planning and cooking for events
than Coblentz and wife Jaqueline, Memorial contributions may like Octoberfest and New Year’s
Schylur, Vallen, and Brody King, be made to Broomes Island Wes- Eve) and clubs focused on garden-
and Heather and Bruce Lyons, great- leyan Church, 8520 Church Road, ing, fishing, and woodworking. One
grandchildren Rachael and Juniper Broomes Island, MD. of his favorite roles was that of Santa
Coblentz, sister Carolyn Ruth Jack- Claus at the Asbury holiday parties.
son, brother Hugh Stanley Jackson Bob had a great spirit and love
Jr., and wife Fran, nephews Hugh S. Ronald James Draper of life. He was devoted to Ann, his
Robert Walter Delamarter (June
Jackson III, John W. Jackson, and Ronald James Draper, 74, of Ches- 15, 1935- April 19, 2021) was born family, and friends. He will live on
Jackson Moran and nieces Yvonne apeake Beach passed away April to Walter and Ruth Delamarter in in the hearts of many.
Scott and Melissa Catron. 21, 2021 at his home surrounded by Hawthorne, New Jersey. He had four Services: Private. A Celebration
Pallbearers for the April 27 funer- family. He was born September 1, sisters who doted on him. In his ear- of Life gathering will be planned
al service were John Ireland, Dennis 1946 in Alexandria, VA to Norman ly years he enjoyed racing box cars, when COVID restrictions allow.
Ireland, Darrell Ireland, Lee King, and Polly (Cox) Draper. Family and working for his uncle at the car deal- Memorial contributions may be
Lester King, and Schylur King. friends were everything to Ronald. ership, and learning skills as a boy made to Calvert Hospice.
Funeral arrangements were by He enjoyed family time together and scout. After high school, he joined Funeral arrangements were by
Rausch Funeral Home. social gatherings with his buddies. the Army and was a member of the Rausch Funeral Home.
More than anything he had a passion Presidential Honor Guard. He at-
for sailing. tended University of Maryland with
Ronald is survived by his loving a focus on drafting and engineering.
wife Linda Louise Draper Fugini of He met his wife Ann, while she
Chesapeake Beach, daughter Dani- was in nursing school and he was
elle Weis and her husband Eric of serving in the Army. According
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