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NECA Events 2016
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NECA Past Presidents
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Neighborhood Watch Info
July 4th Celebration
Neeld Mansion
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NECA Officers

Joe Carta

1st Vice President
Betsy Ross

2nd Vice President

Sandy Geest
Mary Klausner

NECA Committees

Beach Clean-Up
Jay Geest, Chairperson
Hilltop House
Sue Coffey, Chairperson
Janet Gean, Brett Reeves
Jay Geest, Chairperson
Neighborhood Watch
Janet Gean, Chairperson
Roads & Drainage
Don Nauser
Eve Shoemaker, Chairperson
Mosquito Control
Charlotte Zajac, Chairperson

The Calvert County Leash Law for Pets Is

Please obey the rules
Call 410-535-2800
to report loose dogs



Old Photos from The Neeld Family and more...

Hurricane Sandy photos

A Short History of 
Plum Point

Neeld Estate

Attention Dog Walkers:
"Mutt Mitt" Doggie Bag Dispensers

The "Mutt Mitt" Doggie Bag Dispensers have been installed, one at each of the main entrances to the beach. Hopefully this will encourage all dog walkers to pick up after their pets.
read more about
Mutt Mitts

Attention Dog Walkers:
"If your dog leaves it. .
Please Retrieve it"
It's A Law
Help keep our pets from polluting the Bay
Pet Waste is one of the major contributors to Bay pollution

Calvert County residents are encouraged to download the free “Prepare Me Calvert” emergency preparedness mobile application now available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices through the Apple App Store or the Google Play market.



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Polly Thompson passed away.
She was a longtime Neeld Estate property owner


There is a service scheduled for Polly Thompson, long time resident of Neeld Estate, at Arlington National Cemetery on April 20th at 3:00 pm. Those planning to attend should come to the Administration Building by at least 2:15 pm.

If you do plan on attending, it would be appropriate to notify Gayden. His address is as follows:
Gayden Thompson, 601 N. Fairfax St, Unit 404, Alexandria, Va. 22314;     email - gaydent@yahoo.com


Joseph Kuttner Neuland

Joseph Kuttner Neuland

August 26, 1944 - June 06, 2015


Joseph Kuttner Neuland, 70, of Owings passed away June 6, 2015 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. He was born August 26, 1944 in Washington, D.C. to August William and Gertrude Alice (Kuttner) Neuland. Joseph was raised in Washington, D.C. and College Heights, graduating from Northwestern High School in 1963. He moved to Calvert County in 1976 and was employed as a union electrician with Local 26 IBEW for 30+ years. Joseph is a member of the Retired Members Club Local 26. In his leisure time, Joseph enjoyed working in the yard, hiking, snorkeling and spending time with his family.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife Florence Yost Neuland of Owings; son Patrick E. Neuland and his wife Lisa of Ijamsville, and stepson David Yost and his wife Mary of Chesapeake Beach. He is also survived by grandchildren: Jessica, Andy, and Tim Neuland, Miranda and Marissa Yost and Hannah Lynn and sisters Nancy Graul of Huntingtown and Ann Harner of Bowie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy Mae Deibel Lawson
January 10, 1921
- May 08, 2015

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Dorothy Mae Deibel Lawson passed away May 8, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 10, 1921 in Washington DC to Edward Tilden and Nellie May (Wortman) Deibel. Dottie graduated from McKinley Tech High in 1938. She married the love of her life Walter Edwin Lawson on August 27, 1943 and they resided in Bethesda before moving to Huntingtown. Together they were active in sailing, winning many regattas throughout the United States including 1945 & 1946 Penguin National Championship, 1949 Thistle National Championship and Mobjack National Championships. They were active members in the past of Corinthian Yacht Club, West River Sailing Club, Severn Sailing Association, Rhode River Boat Club, Annapolis Yacht Club and Kiwanis Club. Dottie was lovingly known as “DD” by her grandchildren and loved spending time with family and friends. She also loved being near the water and beach, finishing her life on the shores of the Chesapeake at home in Neeld Estates.

Dottie was preceded in death by her husband Walter Edwin Lawson; sister Daisy Smith and brother Paul Deibel. She is survived by daughters Judith McKay of Annapolis and Sharon Ackerman of Huntingtown and son William E. “Bill” Lawson and his wife Colette of Edgewater. Also surviving are grandchildren: Lee Ackerman, Robert McKay, and Ian and Aileen Lawson.



Robin Marie Rooney

February 01, 1968 - April 22, 2015

Robin Marie Rooney, 47, of Huntingtown passed away April 22, 2015 at Georgetown University Hospital surrounded by family. She was born February 1, 1968 in Washington, D.C. to Francis Theodore and Shirley Anne (Pfeifer) Rooney. Robin was raised in Rogers Heights, MD and graduated from Tall Oaks High School in Bowie. She married Joe Scott, and they lived in Huntingtown and later divorced. Robin was primarily a homemaker and caregiver for her mother. She was an avid Redskins fan, enjoyed boating and loved animals. Robin was very sociable, and loved taking pictures of her family and friends and hosting parties and gathering, especially the holidays.

She was preceded in death by her father Francis “Ted” Rooney, and long time companion John P. Tierney. She is survived by daughter Jennifer F. Spadaro and a son John Michael Tierney both of Chesapeake Beach, her mother Shirley Pfeifer Rooney of Huntingtown, sister Katherine M. Howell of Owings, and good friends Richard "Cliff" Miller of Frederick, Pamela L. Gray of Davidsonville, and "Birf."

Calvert Animal Welfare League
040 Prince Frederick Blvd. P. O. Box 1660,  Prince FrederickMD20678
Phone : 410-535-9300    website:



At the age of 91, after a long happy life, Shirley Degges, residing in her childhood home, died peacefully surrounded by her children on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Almos Davidson and Viva Jaques Neeld of Huntingtown, MD, sister of the late Robert Davidson Neeld and the late Patricia Anne Neeld Phillips. Beloved wife of the late James Elmer Degges, Jr. Beloved mother of Patricia Degges Jones of Elizabeth, CO, Catherine Anne Degges, (fiancée, Michael J. Dunigan) of Woodbine, MD and James Robert Degges, (Sepideh Arya Degges) of Huntingtown, MD; proud grandmother of Heather Anne Karasch and great-grandmother of Kaelyn Anne Karasch, both of San Diego, CA. Shirley spent her youth growing up on the Chesapeake Bay. After attending two years at Stephens College, she moved to New York to study acting, until she decided to become a run way model for Jones of New York. Once she returned to the Washington, DC area, she married James Degges, became an office manager for a physician until she settled down to be a full time wife and mother. A celebration of her life will be held at the family home at Plum Point, Huntingtown, MD on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will follow at a later date. Please view and sign the family guestbook at:




Christine Marie Garber
January 16, 1932
- January 18, 2015

Christine Marie “Chris” Garber, 83 of Lusby, MD passed away on January 18Christine Marie Garber, 2015 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Born January 16, 1932 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Arnold Balderson and Mary Cecilia (Dimler) Balderson.

Chris graduated from Anacostia High School in 1950 and attended Strayer University for one year. She married her husband, Robert Edward Garber, on September 3, 1955 in Wilkinsburg, PA. They moved to the area from Fredericksburg, VA in 1999. Chris was a recruiter in the insurance industry. She established and managed Professional Career Consultants for fifteen years. She retired in 2001.

Chris is survived by her husband, Robert Edward Garber; her son, M. Andy Garber and his wife Lynn Ann Garber of Wheeling, WV; siblings, Steven Balderson of Frederick, MD and Linda S. Merchant of Sugarland, TX; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her son, John R. Garber; brother, Wm. Robert Balderson; brother-in-law, Fred H. Garber; and sister-in-law Linda M. Ghilardi.

Rausch Funeral Home

Caroline Hassanpour passed away January 8, 2015
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Caroline Lipscomb Hassanpour, 58, of Solomons, Maryland, formally of Huntingtown, Maryland passed away on January 8, 2015 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. She was born in Lee County, Alabama to the late Andrew and Carolyn Ellis Lipscomb. Caroline, just like her Grandfather, Father, and Uncle graduated from Auburn University School of Pharmacy in 1979. She received her Master Degree from University of Mississippi. She has worked as a pharmacist for 35 plus years, currently working as a floating pharmacist for CVS in Southern Maryland. Caroline was an active member of Christ Church in Port Republic, often seen serving in the church and hosting the fellowship hour.
Survived by her husband, Mike M. Hassanpour, mother of Madeleine C. LaTour and Katherine A. LaTour, stepmother of Parisa L. Haaanpour, Kristopher M. Hassanpour, Nora E. Hassanpour, Kimberly A. Hassanpour, and Joshua
O. Hassanpour. Grandmother of Gabriel Garza, Michael Garza, Ambria Toland, Braylon Hassanpour,Garrett Toland, Araeme Delgado, Kyler Hassanpour and Sayla Hassanpour, she is also survived by her siblings, Andrew D. “Lan” Lipscomb, James Lipscomb and Katherine Lipscomb Smith and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday January 11, 2015 from 1-3 PM at Christ Church, 3100 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland where a Memorial Service will follow at 3PM. Interment is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD. rauschfuneralhomes.com

We would like to invite local friends to Caroline's life celebration services at Christ Church, 
Port Republic, MD on Sunday January 11, 2015. 
The memorial visitation is from 1-3PM and memorial service starting at 3:00PM. 
The Church is located at 3100 Brooms Island Rd, Port Republic, MD 20676.
Thank you all for the prayers and comforting words in this time of our great loss!



Julia Bauer



On Saturday, August 30, 2014, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Ann Perrus; step-father of Nina Hall and Doug. Brother of Harry (Sophia) Perrus. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Perrus served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater as a medical corpsman. He served in the 6th Marine Division Fleet Marine Force in the Pacific, South Pacific, Guam and the Marshall Islands. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, September 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, September 2 at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675.

Harry Freeman Jenkins

On March 18, 2014, Harry Freeman Jenkins, Beloved husband of the late Shirley J. Jenkins; devoted father of Nancy Mitchell and husband Ronald, Robert Jenkins and wife Melissa, and the late Richard Jenkins ; loving brother of Kathleen Stephens; cherished grandfather of Robert Mitchell, Adam Jenkins, Jason Mitchell, Dalton Jenkins, Cole Jenkins, Nick Mitchell, Alexandra Jenkins, and Bayli Jenkins; great grandfather of Jordan and Brynlee Mitchell. Mr. Jenkins was a Steamfitters Local 602 for 50+ years.
Online condolences may be made at www.witzkefuneralhomes.com


On November 27, 2013 JOHN ANTONELLI of Florida and Virginia; beloved husband of Joanie Antonelli; devoted father of Dominic (Martha), John Patrick (Laura), step-son of Gwenn Antonelli; brother of Lee (Bobbi); grandfather of John Dominic, Gabriella, Natalie, Jasmine and Kenia. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Joseph Gawler's Sons Inc., 5130 Wisconsin Ave. NW (corner of Harrison St) Washington, DC on Sunday, December 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. and where services will be held on Monday, December 2 at 11 a.m. Entombment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to bouldercrestretreat.org - for Wounded Veterans.


Danny Anthony Pike, 63, of Prince Frederick died Nov. 18, 2013.
He was born in Greensboro, N.C., and raised in Northern Virginia.
After attending Northern Virginia Community College, he practiced carpentry for many years, until he started Pike Window Treatments in 1984. He volunteered at the Calvert County Democratic Headquarters, where he enjoyed helping with computer-related duties. He was passionate about several things, including researching the Civil War, tending to his garden and the Washington Redskins. He also loved the Chesapeake Bay and the mountains, and was very devoted to his family.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sherri; and children, Sean, Danielle and David.  Services and interment are private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Arrangements were provided by Lee Funeral Home Calvert.


Anthony Radspieler, June 1, 1926 to August 8, 2013

Anthony Radspieler spent a lot of time supporting and working with and for organizations and groups that helped those in need. It began when he was a child with the early morning farm chores, continued through the valuable asset he was on the Stone School, Grand Haven, MI, softball team. Then he contributed via his service during World War II as a Chief Radio Officer in the Merchant Marine, transporting bombs, mines and gasoline in the Pacific Theater, 1944-45. Later at Michigan State he was 1 of the 3 organizers who arranged to buy a house and run it as a co-op for 40 other fellow veterans to reduce their living expenses.

After receiving his PhD. at the University of Zurich in Economics, his first job was with the American Friends Service in Germany, helping the re-settlement of refugees from WW II. His next position was with the UN High Commission for Refugees in Geneva, establishing new refugee eligibility procedures in accord with the Geneva Convention. Later he continued this work in the State Department, at the American Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany. He spent the rest of his career at the Department of Commerce, some of which was on the Four Corners Regional Commission, helping this group with economic development in the 4 western states. He had a 2-year detail to the UN Development Program in Haiti, as an economic planning advisor. He spent many years at the Department of Commerce, Washington, DC as Economist, Dept. of Policy Planning. His last position was at the Foreign Trade Division of the Census Bureau working on foreign trade issues, including the impact of NAFTA on the US economy.

He was a policy and politics devotee and supported many democratic values including investment in education, job creation, infrastructure improvements, preservation of the environment, safety net programs, equal rights, growth of the middle class, a living wage, the benefit of unions, a reduction of the wealth gap, world peace in our lifetime, along with policies and politicians that supported these issues. Senator Bernie Saunders was one of his heroes along with Minority House Democratic Whip Congressman Steny Hoyer.

Tony had a diversity of interests that included building two beach cottages and a sailboat, sailing the seas for recreation, including many days and weeks on the Chesapeake Bay, and to enjoy all his blessings throughout his life.

Tony was preceded in death by his 5 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his wife Sandra VanOosten-Radspieler; daughter, Shirley Radspieler Michael and husband, Jerry; son, Anthony Radspieler, Jr.; step-daughter, Keri VanOosten Kubek; step-son, Ryan VanOosten and wife, Jennifer. Also surviving are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and greats.

In Gratitude:

The Family of Anthony Radspieler wishes to thank you for your love, support and your source of comfort during this time.

Please join the family for the celebration of his life:

Friday, August 16, 2-4 pm, and 6-8 pm, Sewell Funeral Home, Prince Frederick, MD; Saturday, August 17, 11 am, Funeral Service, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel United Methodist Church. After the service and burial there will be a luncheon at the EUMC Church Hall & Education Building,1250 Emmanuel Church Rd., Huntingtown, MD 20639

Contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, Prince Frederick, MD or an organization of your choosing.


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Elizabeth Louise (“Betty Lou”) Meyer 

Meyer, Elizabeth Louise (“Betty Lou”), 83, now rests in peace, having passed away in her home on July 13, 2013. Born in Baltimore to her parents William and Dorothy Kleinhen, and raised on Channing Street in SE Washington, D.C., she was married to William J. Meyer, Jr. She is survived by her three children, Michael Christopher, Martin K., and Sharon Mary and by her sister Barbara Malloy and brother Don Kleinhen, and by her feline guardian, Angel. She graduated from McKinley Tech High School, class of 1947, was married in 1949 and raised her children in homes in Hyattsville, Lanham, and Mitchellville. She was active in St. Mary’s parish, Landover Hills and St. Matthias parish, Lanham, and had a particular affection for the Franciscan Monastery, where she and Bill Meyer celebrated their 25th anniversary. Later in life she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Hyattsville and then in Annapolis, where she was a resident at Heritage Harbor; retired in 1995. A seasonal resident at Neeld Estate, Plum Point, MD since 1944, she became a full time resident in 1999 in her home “The Sand Castle”, where she passed away at dawn during a most beautiful sunrise. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at noon on July 29, 2013 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 8816 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, MD; a celebration of life reception follows at same location. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the name of Betty Lou Meyer to the Friends of Felines, PO Box 325, Port Republic, MD 20676 (http://www.friends-of-felines.com/).

Janet Gean's Mother 


On June 29, 2013 of Salisbury, Maryland, formerly of Bethesda, Maryland. Beloved wife of the late William H. Brown, mother of Dorothy B. Byrd and Janet L. Gean (Kirby). Grandmother of Melissa A. Regan (Chris), William H. Stevens, James W. Byrd (Amy) and Nancy B. Helgeson. Great grandmother to Calvin, Spencer, Caroline Regan and Emmalee and Garrett Phebus-Stevens. Daughter of Marie and Carl E. Plitt, Sr., and sister to Bill Plitt and Betty Penland. 
Family and friends will be received Wednesday July 3, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, 6900 River Road Bethesda, Maryland 20817 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 p.m.
Interment Parklawn Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contribution be made to St Ann's Center for Children 4901 Eastern Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782. 
Please view and sign the family guest book at

Dorothy M. Brown was the oldest daughter of Marie and Carl Plitt who built their home here in Neeld Estate in 1950. She is the mother of Janet Gean.

Nancy C. Orlosky-Murray

April 9, 1920 - May 28, 2013
Of Arlington, Virginia died on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Dear wife of Albert J. Orlosky (predeceased) and Charles E. Murray (predeceased). Mother of Nancy O. Tribble and John P. Orlosky. Grandmother to John H. Tribble, Jr., Kathleen T. Cunigan and Anne-Margaret T. Ashley. Also survived by six great-grandchildren, eight step-children, 18 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Murphy's Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Virginia from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 2002 N. Randolph St. Arlington, Virginia on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment following the service at Columbia Gardens in Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Nancy's name.
Francis Theodore "Ted" Rooney      FRANCIS THEODORE ROONEY (Age 80)  "Ted"  

Francis Theodore “Ted” Rooney, 80, of Huntingtown, formerly a resident of Hyattsville, passed away April 3, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Chesapeake Beach. He was born August 22, 1932 in Washington, D.C. to Frank A. and Agnes G. (Dant) Rooney. Ted was raised in the District and attended D.C. public schools. He married Shirley Anne Pfeifer on November 3, 1957 and they lived in Northeast Washington, then moved to Hyattsville in 1960 and have lived in Huntingtown since 1994. Ted was a self employed machinist in the printing and binding industry for thirty eight years. He owned and operated Machinist, Inc., in Southeast Washington, until his retirement in1994. He was a member of the Machinist Union and the American Legion. In his leisure time, Ted enjoyed fishing, boating and was an accomplished craftsman and woodworker.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Raymond Rooney and a sister Jeanette Anderson. He is survived by his wife Shirley Anne Rooney and daughters Katherine M. “Kathie” Howell of Columbia, MD and Robin Marie Scott of Chesapeake Beach. Also surviving are grandchildren Jennifer Faith Spadaro and John Michael Tierney, both of Chesapeake Beach, a sister Teresa Thompson of Gambrills, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received Monday, April 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD. Memorial donations in Ted's name may be made to the Calvert Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 1660, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. 
To leave condolences visit: www.rauschfuneralhomes.com


Nicole Burgess



Nicole V. Burgess, "Nicki", 37, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville died suddenly on March 22.
Born June 11, 1975 in Washington, D.C., she was employed as an Interior Architect. Nicki enjoyed antiques, fixing things and doing home improvements.
Nicole is survived by her mother, Diane V. Burgess of Huntingtown; her godmother, Wendy Howell of Crofton; and two cousins, Kevin Burgess of Riva and Kimberly Burgess of Tracy's Landing.

Friends are invited to Nicki's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11am. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens.  


from Brett Reeves:

As most of you know Nicole "Nicki" Burgess (daughter of Diane Burgess or Ridge Rd.) died unexpectedly on Thursday March 21.  Diane asked me to send the funeral arrangements out to the neighborhood. 
Thursday viewing
The viewing for Nicki will be March 28 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM; and 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
George P Kalas Funeral Home
2973 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037
(410) 956-4488 

Friday burial
There will be a funeral service at the Kalas Funeral Home Chapel on Friday at 11am.
Interment will be at Lakemont Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.
A wake will follow at the Hilltop House, 5114 Shore Dr. in Neeld Estates.
Diane is having the wake catered and asked that you not bring food.

Please log onto Kalas' website and sign the guestbook

Peace, Brett


Douglas Marvin Smith

Of Huntingtown, MD.  Born on November 18, 1953 to Marvin and Janet Smith of Kansas City, MO.  Passed away on December 10, 2012 at the age of 59.  
Doug is the loving husband of Eileen J. Doran-Smith; beloved brother of Sharon Predoehl and Linda Beth Schilling; and devoted son-in-law of Jean L. and John T. Doran of Solomons Island, MD.  Doug was the webmaster for Drum Point Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary where he was a member. He was also a member of the Calvert Historical Society.  In his spare time he enjoyed volunteering for Friends of Calvert Cliffs State Park.  His hobbies included HAM radio, kayaking and anything involving electronics especially social media and communications.  He was also very interested in his genealogy and the restoration of historic cemeteries.  

Friends will be received on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 from 5-7pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church; where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:00am. 
 Interment following in St. John Vianney Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Doug’s Honor to Friends of Calvert Cliffs State Park.    

Obituary link to Lee Funeral Home http://leefuneralhomes.com/?p=1064


Don Coffey
passed away July 5th in Nokomis, Florida.  He and his wife Betty and their three children, Bob, Carol & Cindy lived in Neeld Estate.

Francis John “Jack” Brazell
, age 76, formerly of Huntingtown, MD passed away March 6, 2012 at the Annapolitan Assisted Living in Annapolis, MD.   Jack was a long time resident of Neeld Estate and lived on Ridge Road.  Friends may call on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, North Beach, MD, where a Mass and celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake. Full Obituary http://www.rauschfuneralhomes.com/service/1587/Francis-J.-%22Jack%22-Brazell

Beverley "Bev" Ann (McKinney) Matullo

September 21, 1940 - February 13, 2012
DeBary, FL, Beverley Ann Matullo "Bev" age 71, passed away on February 13, 2012 in the Halifax Health Hospice Care Center in Orange City.
Beverley was predeceased by her brother, Edward McKinney. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard; a brother, Melvin McKinney; several nieces and nephews.
For many years Bev and Dick spent their summers at Neeld’s cabin colony.

                                                                                                  email received 2/19/2012


Dave RitchieDavid B. Ritchie, 77, Businessman, of Huntingtown, MD, who built everything from boats to garages to houses during 56 years of self-employment, died February 3, 2012 at the Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. David was born in Washington, DC in 1934 to Dr. William Suit Ritchie and Mildred Ryon Ritchie; he grew up in Ritchie, MD, now part of present day District Heights, MD. In 1946 his family purchased a beach cottage in Calvert County where he and his sisters spent many memorable summers. During these early summers he developed an avid interest in boating, crabbing, and fishing which he enjoyed throughout his lifetime.

Before graduating from Eastern High School in Washington, DC in 1952, he met his future wife, Esther Ann, who was enrolled in the same Spanish class. They married in 1955, the same year David began building boats in Anne Arundel County, MD. The boat business thrived for over 20 years during which time a marina-campground was purchased in Calvert County. While operating the marina full time David turned his boat building skills to home building and constructed his first house in 1980. Decades of building houses and garages followed. David never retired from the construction business.

He is survived by his bride of 56 years, Esther Ann, daughter, Cheryl Ritchie, of Chesapeake Beach, MD, son, Mark Ritchie, daughter-in-law, Kristin Ritchie, of Chesapeake Beach, MD, granddaughter, Jordan Ritchie, and grandsons, Austin Ritchie and Luke Ritchie. He is also survived by sisters Barbara Crescenze, Nanette Stoffan, and Patricia Oliver and many nephews and nieces as well as a special beagle named Sport.

Following his wishes, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at Chesapeake Church, 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639 on March 31, 2012 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, attendees will be encouraged to share memories about David’s life and legacy. Memorial announcements will be communicated via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Memory-of-David-Grandpop-Ritchie/223785951048945


Don Kleinhen, NECA President  2/6/12
 We are all very saddened by the passing of David but we also celebrate his life and his accomplishments.  David was an accomplished craftsman and a successful entrepreneur.  David loved the water and building things.  I will always remember one of the first boats David built it had multi-colored circles painted on the sides and he called it bubbles.  He later owned Breezy Point, which included the marina, beach, boat rentals, snack bar, and bath house.  Boat building was in his blood, he founded  the Broadwater boat company in Mayo Maryland 1956 – 1978.  Dave’s building enthusiasm later extended to his establishment of Homes America Corporation in Huntingtown. 

We send out condolences to Dave’s wife Esther Ann, his children Cheryl and Mark and the rest of the Ritchie family.






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Betty King, long time Neeld Estate resident & Mother of Sandy Geest, died December 25th, 2010, Christmas Day.  

Funeral Service for Betty King:

Monday, January 10, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Asbury Methodist Village
Guild Memorial Chapel
211 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Gatehouse # 301-330-3000 for directions

Wednesday, January 12, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
Asbury Solomons-Island Auditorium
11100 Asbury Circle
Solomons, MD. 20688

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to The Asbury-Solomons Island Foundation, memo line to Betty's Clothes Closet, Asbury-Solomons Island Foundation Office, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688. 
Wanda Morrison, 81, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December 17, 2010. Wanda lived most of her life in Hyattsville, MD, but spent summers in Neeld Estates since she was 16 years old. She became a full time resident in 2003 in her family home built by her father, Paul Sellers, in 1948. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 22, 5 - 7 pm and Services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:00 am both will be at Fort Lincoln Funeral Home, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD 20722. The family invites friends back to the house afterwards at 2811 Beach Drive.

Norman (Pappy) Coffren, Carol Maloney's Dad
My dad lived with us for eight years here in Neeld Estates and loved every minute of it. Some of you know who he was walking the streets and working in Gary ’s garage. He had been suffering from Colon Cancer and succumbed to the disease.

 Norman (Pappy) Coffren
Born May 4, 1929 in Washington DC .   Lived in Clinton, MD. Before moving to Neeld Estates. He will be missed. Viewing is Sat. Nov. 13, 2010, 12:00 -2:00 pm, at Lee Funeral home in Chaneyville (off Rt. 4) 
There will be a Wake following the viewing at Carol Maloney’s house on Shore Drive.  Burial is at 10:00 Monday Nov. 15, 2010 at Christ Episcopal Church in Clinton MD

 Thank you, 
Carol Maloney


Jean Smith, longtime resident of Neeld Estate, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2010.   
Services will be held for Jean Smith August 24, 2010 at 11:00am at Saint John Vianney in Prince Frederick.

Saint John Vianney
Roman Catholic Church
105 Vianney Lane

Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

Mr. Donald Genoa King, age 93 years, died on May 10, 2010 at Asbury Solomons - Island Health Care Center. He was born in Lewisdale, MD on April 10, 1917. He was nearly a lifelong resident of Gaithersburg, MD, living there for more than 80 years. He also summered in Neeld Estate, Huntingtown, MD. for more that 40 years.

Preceding him in death were his Mother, Emma Jane Lydard King, Father, Fillmore C. King, and three brothers, Clarke King, Malcolm King and Orin King.

He graduated form Gaithersburg High School in 1934 where he met his wife Elizabeth (Betty) in his Junior year. They were married in 1940. They celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on January 27, 2010. They lived in Gaithersburg until 2004, when they moved to Asbury Solomons-Island Health Care Center in Solomons, MD. Donald was employed by Bowman Brothers Milling Company, of Gaithersburg, MD. As the Sales Manager for 32 years, until the Company closed. He then worked for William Kendrick Co, a specialty advertising company as a Specialty Advertising Associate, moving after a short while to William A. Lynch Associates, a division of Geiger Brothers Specialty Advertising of Lewiston Maine. He worked with Wm. Lynch Associates until his retirement in 1996. He also was an auctioneer and raised Holstein cattle.

He was a member of the Gaithersburg Lions Club and 1st President & charter member of Montgomery Central (Derwood) Lions Club. He had over 56 years of perfect attendance in Lions Club and was awarded the highest award achievable in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and served as Lay Leader for 30+ years and Sunday School Superintendent. He served on the Board of Trustees for more than 30 years. He also was an associate member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Huntingtown, MD. where he preached several times.

Mr. King appeared as Santa Claus for countless organizations and several generations of children throughout the State of Maryland, The District of Columbia & Virginia, including The Washington Redskins Children’s Christmas Party, The Maryland Legislature, The Maryland School for the Blind, The City of Gaithersburg, and many others. He played “Miss Donna” in a comedy skit for over 20 years raising hundreds of dollars for charity.

He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Board, where he chaired the Lion’s Club Ice Cream Bar for many years. He was a member of the Neeld Estate Citizen’s Association and raised thousands of dollars, over the years, in the Association Annual Auction.

In 1996, he moved to Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg and in 2004 transferred to Asbury - Solomons Island at Solomons, MD.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth ( Betty ) Freas King, and two children, Sandra King Geest (Jay) of Huntingtown, MD and Donald Wayne King (Ginger) of Germantown, MD.; three grandchildren, Steven Geest, Patrick King, and Katherine King Mangus, two step-grandchildren, Amy Savage and Jenny Savage, and two great grandchildren, Kyle King and Austin Mangus.

Services will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Asbury Methodist Village in the Guild Chapel . Inurnment to follow at Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Darnestown, MD. 20878, (301) 948-9127. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639, (410) 535-3177. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, #400, Fairfax, Va., 22030, or Montgomery Central (Derwood) Lions Club, P. O. Box 5602, Derwood, MD. 20855


Clay Thompson
As you are probably aware, Clay Thompson, my father, passed away on Tuesday, May 11th, at the age of 94 1/2.  He was at home, in no pain and was very comfortable.  My mother, Polly Thompson, is doing well, is in the same great shape and health as always, and is eagerly looking forward to coming back down to stay at the Bay in a few weeks when the renovations to their home are completed.
In the meantime, she can be reached at (703) 820-7766 and her mailing address is:
Polly Thompson
10518 Rosehaven Street, Apt. 214
Oakton, VA 22031

I would appreciate it if you would put this information on the Neeld Estate website and also to let all concerned know.
Thank you,
Gayden and Debbie Thompson


5/24/10  email received from Gayden Thompson:
For those of you who did not see Dad’s Obituary in the Washington Post, it is below:
Clay Edward Thompson, Jr., a resident of Falls Church, Virginia and Huntingtown, Maryland for over fifty years, died on May 11th, 2010 at the age of 94 from complications related to an internal infection.  A native of Texas, Mr. Thompson had an impressive career that included being a teacher, an actor, radio station owner, Air Force pilot and senior official in the Department of Defense.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Polly Thompson, and two sons, Gayden Thompson, of Oakton, Virginia who was a career Army Officer and also Deputy Under Secretary of the Army, and Clay Allan Thompson, of Fairfax, Virginia.  Mr. Thompson’s only grandchild, Ryan Thompson, of Washington, DC, served as an officer in the Marine Corps in Iraq.
Born in McLean, Texas in 1915, Mr. Thompson was the eldest son of Clay Thompson and Nora Beall Thompson.  He had two brothers, Noel and Aubrey who are deceased.   Mr. Thompson’s father was a banker who moved his family from McLean to Amarillo before settling in Lubbock, Texas, where he was a senior corporate executive of the “Piggly Wiggly” grocery store chain.
After graduating from Texas Technological College in 1936, Mr. Thompson, who was a speech and drama major, went to work initially as a radio announcer and then as a high school teacher in Graham, Texas, but as a result of his acting talent was soon offered a scholarship to study with Max Reinhardt in Hollywood, California.  This led to a movie studio contract and stage career.
The looming war clouds, though, led Mr. Thompson to volunteer prior to Pearl Harbor for training as an Air Corps pilot in a distinguished class that included a fellow actor, Jimmy Stewart.  Mr. Thompson flew B-17 and B-24 bombers during World War II, and also served as an instructor pilot.  At the end of World War II, Mr. Thompson served in the initial occupation force in Japan and was the first commander of Irumagawa Air Field, north of Tokyo, which later became Johnson Air Base.
After returning from Japan, Mr. Thompson entered the Air Force Reserve and started and operated several radio stations in Texas.  Among the on-air announcers he found and mentored was “High Pockets” Duncan, who later became famous as the man who discovered Buddy Holly, the 1950s rock-and-roll star.
He was recalled to active duty at the beginning of the Korean War, was integrated into the Regular Air Force and assigned to Carswell Air Force Base in Texas, where he commanded a unit of B-36s in the Strategic Air Command.  It was during this assignment that he had the distinction of being one the few Air Force officers to have piloted an aircraft that dropped hydrogen bombs in testing at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
Electing to continue to serve on active duty, Colonel Thompson had assignments in Paris, France and Washington, DC before retiring in 1972.  He then embarked on a career as a civilian official in the Department of Defense, where he was the Chief of the Security Review Office in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and was instrumental in authoring the implementing guidelines for the Department’s fulfillment of the Freedom of Information Act. 
Retiring for good in 1985, he settled into a life that took him and his wife Polly, who had a distinguished 20-year career of her own as a member of the Executive Office of the President at the White House, regularly between their homes in Falls Church and Plum Point on the Chesapeake Bay.
Burial, with full military honors, at Arlington National Cemetery, is scheduled for Thursday, August 26 at 3:00 P.M.   In lieu of flowers, it is asked that a contribution be made to Pathway Homes of Fairfax, Virginia.
Mr. Thompson’s remains are being handled by Money and King Funeral Home of Vienna, Virginia
J. BARRY OAKES (Age 82) On Saturday May 1, 2010, J. Barry Oakes of Sykesville, MD. Beloved husband of Lois Brown Oakes, brother of Judith Fraleigh of Ann Arbor, MI, devoted father of Gail Oakes of Huntingtown, MD, David Oakes of Milford, PA, Karen Emmerich of New Market, MD, Jeff Oakes of Lyndonville, NY, and Brian Oakes of Landensberg, PA.  Also survived by eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A celebration of Barry''s life will be held on May 15, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the chapel at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Avenue, Sykesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Barry Oakes Fund c/o the IEEE Foundation, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

 JOSEPH WALTER ROLAND "Buddy" On Sunday, January 3, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice S. Roland; father of Joseph J. Roland, II; grandfather of Nicole, Stephanie and Joey Roland; brother of Betty Jane Roland. 
Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking), Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Friday, January 8 at 11 a.m. Interment Rock Creek Cemetery. www.CollinsFuneralHome.com


Joseph Lenk passed away on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009.  Death was due to very aggressive cancer.  There will be a small family service and at a later date, his ashes will be 
taken to the Outer Banks .


John Smith passed away July 3, 2009
Burial - Arlington National Cemetery, September 30, 2009

Beryl Mason 
Mrs. Mason has a home on Ridge Road and was 95.

Mildred Anna Burgess
(August 25, 1922 - May 4, 2009)

Mildred Anna Burgess of Huntingtown, Maryland died Monday, May 4, 2009 at her residence due to natural causes. She was born August 25, 1922 in Littleneck, New York to the late Edward and Virginia Biggar. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Huntingtown, Maryland and Neeld Estates Citizens Association. She enjoyed quilting, reading, travelling, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and her Friday afternoon junkets to the movies. 
She is survived by 2 sons, Dennis Burgess of Davidsonville, Ted Burgess, Jr. of West Palm Beach, Florida and one daughter, Diane Burgess of West River, one brother Edward Biggar of Fairfax, Virginia, five grandchildren, Kevin, Nicole and Michael Burgess, Sr., Kimberly St. Amant and Tammy Austin, seven great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Megan, Amanda, Morgan and Michael Burgess, Jr., Jacob St. Amant and Kelsea Austin and three daughters-in-law, Wendy Howell, Mary Burgess and Juanita Burgess. 
Friends are invited to Mildred’s Life Celebration on Thursday, May 7 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM at George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd. Edgewater, MD. where services will be held on Friday, May 8 at 11:00AM. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD. 20678.
Mary Ann Wivel passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2009 in Georgia. Mother of Kathy Mather, Mary Ellen Wivel, and Bill Wivel


Dorothy Lee Reed age 79. Passed away on December 26, 2008 at her residence in Huntingtown , MD.  Dorothy was born on October 31, 1929 in Pulaski , Virginia to the late Rilda Turner Warf and James Warf. Mrs. Reed worked as a clerk for the United States Postal Service. She retired in 1978. In 1962 she moved from her home in Alexandria , Virginia and relocated to Huntingtown , MD. Dorothy Lee Reed was the beloved wife of the late Oliver Reed. who passed away on December 5, 2001 . Dorothy is the loving mother of  James Tench, of Baltimore , MD.

Son of the late Clarence A. and Beulah M. Garber. Brother of Robert E. Garber (wife, Christine) and the late Linda M. Ghilardi. Uncle of Gina Ghilardi, Andy Garber and the late John Garber. 
from the washingtonpost.com


Eugene Matullo, Sr.  October 22, 2008   
Friends, Family, and Loved Ones:   
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Eugene Matullo, Sr.  As many of you may know, my grandfather has courageously battled with cancer, diabetes, and other related illnesses over the years.  On October 22, he succumbed to the pressures of these illnesses and departed this world for a more peaceful and restful place. As we all grieve the passing of this charismatic and accomplished man, let us remember the wonderful memories each of us shared with Gene.


Steve Nelson's father passed away in Florida.




RHEBA ANN DEGGES (Age 56) Of Warrenton, VA, at home on Monday, September 22, 2008. Mrs. Degges was a manager at Sears where she had worked for 34 years. She enjoyed gardening, riding country roads and going boating. She is survived by her husband, James R. Degges and a daughter, Brandy Brady-Andersen New Baltimore, VA; Additional survivors include her mother, Nellie Webb of Cairo, WV; and four siblings, Randy Webb, Bowling Green, KY, Regina McCombs, Brownsville, KY, Reina Perkins, Cadiz, KY and Roy Webb, Brownsville, KY; sister-in-law, Anita Jones, Davisville, WV, and nephew, Rodney Webb of Parkersburg, WV. She was preceded in death by her father, Junior Lewis Webb and a brother, Roger Webb. Graveside service at the family cemetery at the Neeld Property in Calvert County, MD.

Walter R. Cubbage, Sr. (90) of Neeld Estate, Huntingtown ,MD. passed away at home on June 16, 2008 with his family by his side.

Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Josephine E. Cubbage. Loving father of Walter (Bud) Jr. (Cherry),  Dorothy Oliver (Brent). Grandfather of Michael Oliver(Debbie), Steven Oliver (Suzanne), Amy Cronin (Tim), Anna Mitchell (Todd), Sarah and Andrew Cubbage. Great-Grandfather of Kaleigh and Connor Cronin, Dylan Oliver, Glen (Karen), Shannon and Tracy Hudson. Great-Great Grandfather of Mathew and Morgan Hudson.

Walt was born to Henry and Ethel Cubbage on December 24, 1917, on a farm in Stanley, VA.   he was one of 11 children and is survived by one sister, Cora Stallard of Stanley, VA;

Walt was a United States Army WWII Veteran and served our country honorably from 1941 -1945.  He saw a lot of action during the war. When the campaign of New Georgia in the Pacific was under way, his unit was cut off by the enemy for 5 days, without food or water. They had over 132 casualties and many wounded. His job during the war was bulldozer operator and he took his dozer and cut a road thru the jungle so help could arrive. He did this under very heavy gunfire. When he was finished his bulldozer was riddled with bullets, but he was unharmed. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the military’s third highest medal for his actions that day, and later received a Commendation for Outstanding Service, the American Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Asiatic Pacific Service Ribbon, honors he was very proud of, but being the humble man that he was, he never spoke of it. Through the years he remained friends with his Army buddies and they would meet for lunch the first Tuesday of the month at Tucker’s Restaurant in Upper Marlboro.

He retired from the Washington Star Newspaper Co. and later worked for the Calvert Independent in Prince Frederick. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Huntingtown, MD, the 117th Combat Engineers, and Mt. Herman Lodge.  He was an avid golfer, woodworker, community volunteer and all around good guy. 

In 1981 he won the Neeld Estate Horseshoe Tournament and in 1983 he won the Neeld Estate Golf Tournament. Last year he won "Most Patriotic" in the Neeld Estate 4th of July Parade. In 2006 he was declared "Oldest Permanent Resident by Age at the N.E. 75th Anniversary Celebration.

Walt loved his family, his church, his friends, his Army buddies, his neighbors, his country and living in Neeld Estate. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. He was truly a blessed man, but really, we were the ones who were blessed by knowing him and having him in our lives.

 Memorial Contributions
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 484 Huntingtown, MD 20639 and / or Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

View/Sign Washington Post Guest Book

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 19, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home, Owings, MD. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 20, 2008 
at 10 a.m. in Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Huntingtown, MD. Interment will follow in the Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD at 2 p.m. For more information go to: www.rauschfuneralhomes.com .



washington post 4/25/08

GLEN L. SPAID On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Glen L. Spaid of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Alma L. Spaid; loving father of Keith Spaid, Teresa Archer (Tom), Brenda Fowler (Bootie), Mitch Spaid (Barbara) and Todd Spaid (Laura); grandfather of Stephanie, Kristine, Melissa, Amanda, Jessica, Valerie, Joey, Melanie, Charlie, Natalie, and the late Richard and Brad. Brother of Ruth Cheshire, Nancy deJongh, Una Mae Yeakle, Betty Parkinson, Garland and Junior Spaid and the late Alfretta Warren. Great-grandfather of Logan, and Brekelle. 
Lucile Burgess Rowe
 On Friday, March 28, 2008, Lucile Burgess Rowe, beloved wife of William E. Hartung, and daughter of Warren and Maurine Burgess, died after a long decline in health caused by Parkinsons disease. She is survived by her husband, William E. Hartung; a brother, Chester Burgess of Huntingtown, Maryland; four children: Bruce of Montpelier, Vermont; Douglas of Baltimore, Maryland; Jeanne Burks of Medway, Ohio; and Scott of McHenry, Maryland; and eight grandchildren. A sister, Ruth Jehle of Citra Florida, predeceased her. Lucile was born in Washington, DC, attended Langton Elementary School, Taft Junior High School and McKinley Technology High School. After attending Art and Design School in Boston, she worked as an interior designer for several businesses in the Washington DC area. In 1951 Lucile married Marvin Rowe and they lived in Takoma Park and Silver Spring, Maryland. Marvin was a physicist who worked for the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in Silver Spring. Marvin died in January 1967. Lucile married William E. Hartung in December 1973. Since she was already an established interior designer, she chose to keep her last name and remained Lucile B. Rowe. In 1975 she started her own interior design business and retired from it after 25 years of successful design work for individuals and businesses throughout the Washington DC area. On April 19, 2008 at 1 PM, there will be a memorial service for her at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20903. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a contribution to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Checks should be made out to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-3772.

Published in The Washington Post on 4/6/2008.

NOTE: Lucille and Chester Burgess were among the first residents of Neeld Estate. Their parents bought a lot for $200. and built their cottage in late 1930. Chester said they didn't get electricity until 1934.

Brad Fowler, grandson of Glen and Alma Spaid, passed away January 16, 2008 due to injuries he suffered in a car accident.  Brad was 21 lived and in Lusby. 
Jean E. Gean (Kirby Gean's mother)  January 3, 2008.  

2007 Deaths

Mark (Snuff) Snyder, December 7, 2007
Charles Elmer Murray, Jr, July 10, 2007
Douglas Richard Thaden, 
June 13, 2007,
Anne Carpenter Jones,
June 2007
Joyce Klomparens Earman,
June 2, 2007
Mimi Servant,
May 21, 2007
Robert O. Conley, Sr,
April 1, 2007
Ann S. Martindill,
March 7, 2007

2006 Deaths

Clifford E. Davis Jr.  December 10, 2006
Minetta Newton 
October 4, 2006

2005 Death Notices

John H. Fales    October 27, 2005
Petie Snyder    
August 13, 2005
William Darbie Martindill  
July 30, 2005
Mary Louise Ellis Wilson 
May 22, 2005
Dorothea Elizabeth Osbourn
(Age 87)April 26, 2005
Raymond Allen Osborn, M.D. "Ray" 
April 21, 2005 


2004 Death Notices

John "Mike" McGovern  May 21, 2004
Bill Newton
  April 5, 2004

Richard Glen Spaid 
February 16, 2004
Harriett Norris 
Feb 3, 2004

Roosevelt Mackall   April 8, 2004
He was known by all of us in Neeld Estate as just simply "Roosevelt", not many even knew his last name or where he lived. He was a fixture in our community for many years and  I'm sure we all have a "Roosevelt" story to tell.  I know I do!  To me he was someone I thought would be here forever, someone who always stopped his truck to say 'hi', and to see what was up.   "Roosevelt... We'll miss you."



Libby Neeld 
Mary Kathryn "Kay" (True) Strand
Robert Nesheim 
Mildred T. Hoffheins
Colin Herrle Jr. ,
May 14, 2003 
Ralph Morrison
Bob Sladek,  
February 11, 2003
Tony Falcomeni's mother
Joseph "Buck" Bauer - 
January 1, 2003 


Rev. John O. Hoffman, December 11, 2002
Lil McKinney
Linda Garber Ghilardi
Josephine Cubbage -
March 12, 2002


Oliver Reed
Wilmer Perry Sparrow
Sarah Naomi Morrison
Walt "Doc" Lawson
Bob Neeld
Peggy Hamill
Ben Wivel
Beverly Antonelli

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Please drive gently and cautiously through the community and always anticipate that the 'little people' are fixed on having fun and are not looking out 
for the 'big people in cars'.




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The Neeld Estate Beach
by the Neeld family and
can only be used by
Residents of Neeld Estate
and their Guests
Anyone else is TRESPASSING
on Private Property
"Violators will be prosecuted by authority of Plum Point Corp." (Posted on the signs leading to the beach)

front of the Chains at the
Beach Entrances

Chips Towing - 410-257-6121 or

Please take the time to read
the signs posted at the
entrances to the beach...
and please be a good
neighbor and follow the rules
as they are posted.
This sign was posted by
Plum Point Development Corp.,
(the Neeld family owns the beach)

A Beach Committee has been
formed to address the issues of
trespassers parking on private
property and using the beach.


Neeld Estate Beach - 1930's
Neeld Estate Beach - 1930's

What did you do today to help save the Chesapeake Bay?


Old Photos Wanted
Help preserve the history of 
Neeld Estate and Plum Point

Share your old Neeld Estate Photos with the community 
email photos to:

Nearly 95% of the land in Maryland drains to the Chesapeake Bay

your lawn...
Do so in the FALL
or NOT at all
Fertilizer runoff is
very harmful to the Bay


Calvert County has a
Leash Law for pets.
This law applies to EVERYONE-
residents & guests in
Neeld Estate. There have been
many complaints from property
owners about the dogs running
loose in the neighborhood and
on the beach.
PLEASE obey the rules
410-535-2800 -
Call to report loose animals

Calvert County has a leash law
DOGS, meaning if a dog is
off the owner's real property,
must be on a leash.
There is also a control law for
CATS, meaning if a cat is
off the owner's real property,
it must be under a person's

Calvert County
Animal Control Regulations

Defecation, Removal
of Excrement

A. NO person owning, keeping or having custody of a dog or cat shall allow or permit excrement of such animal to remain on public property, private property without the consent of the owner or occupant hereof or allow the excrement to cause foul odor
on the owner's property.

B. Any person owning, keeping or having custody of an animal shall immediately remove the excrement deposited by the animal if deposited on property other than the owners.

Neeld Estate Old Photos
The wharf at Plum Point was a bustling commercial center that included a warehouse, Plum Point Store, a post office, a passenger terminal building, and a cannery. The first general store was actually two Civil War-era buildings---a warehouse and a slave dwelling. After 1893, the store was expanded on the east side and a large porch was built across the front of the structure. One account reports, "the store was the hub of the community, a gathering place for both blacks and whites, and everyone who knew it holds their own special memories."



" It's volunteers that make an extra effort every day to strengthen our relationships
in the community and help make Neeld Estate a wonderful place to live"


The Neeld Estate Beach is PRIVATELY OWNED by the Neeld family
and can only be used by Residents of Neeld Estate and their Guests
Anyone else is TRESPASSING on Private Property
"Violators will be prosecuted by authority of Plum Point Corp."

(Posted on the signs leading to the beach)



Last Update:  12/06/2016