Alma Louise Spaid (Age 93)  

On April 10, 2020 Alma L. Spaid of Silver Spring, MD departed this life at home with family by her side. Alma was the beloved wife of the late Glen L. Spaid. She is survived by her children, Keith Spaid (Robin), Teresa Archer (Tom), Brenda Fowler (Bootie), Mitchell Spaid (Barbara) and Todd Spaid. She is also survived by many grandchildren (the late Richard and Brad) and numerous great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. We would like to thank her caregivers Roza, Karene, Marry and Jen for their support for the past several years. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the funeral will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Millian Memorial Methodist Church, 13016 Parkland Drive, Rockville MD 20853 or to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 15, 2020

John Wayman Norris

John Wayman Norris, age 77 of Waldorf, Maryland, died January 27, 2020 at his residence with his family at his side.











John was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He enjoyed gardening, fishing along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, working Sudoku puzzles, spending time with his family, taking cruises, and serving our country as a Lt. Col. in the Army Reserves. He was on several committees for the Boy Scouts and a member of the American Legion. He grew up along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay as a young boy, spending casual summers fishing, swimming, and working odd jobs around the neighborhood. This tradition continued when he had his own family.

He was the son of Milton Hardy Norris and Harriet Ann (Schmidt) Norris and is survived by his wife, Jill B. Norris; his sons, Jon W. Norris and Jay B. Norris; his daughter, Jennifer V. Norris; his brother, James Milton Norris; and his grandchildren, Gavin W. Norris, Alison J. Norris, Jonathan D. Norris, Alton B. Norris, Nate E. Norris, Cameron A. Martinez. And Alyssa S. Norris.

There will be a Committal Service on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1PM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, Maryland 20623.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (www.cbf.org).

Committal Service

February 21. 1:00 PM (EST)

MD Veterans Cemetery - Cheltenham, MD

11301 Crain Highway

Cheltenham, MD, 20623


Mary Virginia McGovern

January 29, 1928- November 30, 2019




Mary Virginia McGovern, 91, of Huntingtown passed away November 30, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born January 29, 1928 in Baltimore to Howard S. and Gladys M. (Barnes) Hamann. Virginia was raised in Baltimore. She married John “Jack” McGovern on July 13, 1946 and they lived in Forestville for many years before moving to Neeld Estate in Huntingtown. She was a school teacher at Mt. Calvary in Forestville. Virginia was active in the community; she was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church and in her spare time she enjoyed baking pound cakes and chocolate chip cookies, crocheting, making blankets, traveling, and drinking margaritas on the rocks with salt.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” McGovern, sons John M. and Patrick S. McGovern, and son-in-law Frederick Bauer. She is survived by her daughter Kathryn M. Bauer of Huntingtown, daughter-in-law Janice DeMarco McGovern, grandchildren Kevin McGovern and wife Lizz Kilby, Kristyn McGovern Hurley and husband Gavin, Danny Bauer and wife Breanne Bauer, Jack Bauer, and Kiley Bauer and great-grandchildren Luke, Rachel, and Ryan McGovern, Sarah and Garrett Hurley, and Hudson Bauer.    


Saturday, December 7, 2019     11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Emmanuel United Methodist Church    P.O. Box 484    Huntingtown, MD 20639


Saturday, December 7, 2019      1:00 PM
Emmanuel United Methodist Church    P.O. Box 484    Huntingtown, MD 20639


Southern Memorial Gardens    10155 Ward Road    Dunkirk, MD 20754


Emmanuel UM Church   PO Box 484    Huntingtown, MD 20639    410-535-3177

Link: http://eumchuntingtown.org

Elizabeth “Betty” Powers Burgess

December 8, 1926- June 15, 2019

Elizabeth (Betty) Powers Burgess, 92, died peacefully Saturday, June 15, 2019. Betty was born in Washington, DC to the late Irene and Col. John Powers on December 8, 1926. Betty is survived by her husband Chet, who she met at the University of Maryland soon after WWII and married on September 16, 1950.  They lived in Silver Spring for several years and, as IBM expanded, moved to Wappingers Falls, NY where they raised Peggy (Mark), Sue (deceased in 1993), Tom (Jan), and Kathy (Bob). In retirement, Betty and Chet enjoyed living in Neeld Estate, MD; regular visits with grandchildren Will, Jenn, Richie, and Ian; building their timber frame home; Emmanuel Church, traveling adventures, and sailing on the beautiful Chesapeake.

Betty was always the mom that all the other moms turned to for help or advice when there was a crisis. She was calm and quick-minded with a silly sense of humor and bright, welcoming smile. Betty was an active volunteer, serving in many capacities including NYS Master Gardener, Church School Superintendent, and Food Pantry worker. In her later years, she especially enjoyed the job of delivering food to a local boys’ home when the boys would come out the front door to greet and thank her.


Calvert Churches Community Food Pantry

P.O. Box 1334
Huntingtown, MD 20639-1334



Emmanuel United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 484
Huntingtown, MD 20639


Charlotte Lorraine Zajac

January 12, 1948 - August 11, 2018











Charlotte Lorraine Zajac, 70, of Huntingtown passed away peacefully in her sleep at Watermelon Park and Campground on August 11, 2018. Charlotte was a loving mother, grandmother and significant other for 18 years. She was an incredible pillar to the Neeld Estates community and a wonderful friend to many. The light in her heart touched every person she met. 

Charlotte was preceded in death by her mother Fannie Mae Moore, father Charles Thomas Thrasher, stepfather Joseph Moore, brother Charlie Thrasher and sister Diane Banqure. She is survived by her significant other of 18 years Jerry Dotson of Huntingtown, daughter Kathlyn Zajac of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, granddaughter Paulyn Salazar of Florida and siblings Peggy King of Chesapeake Beach, Deborah DePompa of Hughesville, Mike Thrasher of Norfolk, NE and Jackie Harrington of New Orleans, LA.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018  |   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  
Rausch Funeral Home - Owings 
8325 Mount Harmony Lane  |  Owings, MD 20736


Funeral Service 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018  |  12:00 PM  |  
Rausch Funeral Home - Owings 

Southern Memorial Gardens   10155 Ward Road  Dunkirk MD 20754 


Following the burial there will be a celebration of life at the American Legion in Chesapeake Beach at 2:00PM   3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD


John Veneziano, "Jack", 58, a resident of Huntingtown, MD for nineteen years and originally from Hagerstown, MD, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at his home.

Born on July 31, 1959 in Plainfield, NJ to Carmen N. and Rosemary T. Veneziano, Jack earned a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was an employee of Restaurant Nora in Washington, DC for thirty years, eventually serving as general manager. Restaurant Nora was honored to be a recipient of the The James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. After retiring from Restaurant Nora in 2017, Jack enjoyed volunteering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, browsing for reading material at the local library, cultivating his garden, and spending time with family and friends. He recently began working part-time at Annapolis Wine Cellars. Jack enjoyed kayaking, gardening, cooking, reading, music and wine.

He is survived by his fiancé, Katy Mozingo and her children, Anna and Joe Mozingo; his sisters, Kathleen McCauley and Teresa J. Veneziano both of Hagerstown, MD; his brother, Carmen K. Veneziano, and wife Jeanie Veneziano, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; his nieces, Colleen T. McCauley of Hagerstown, MD, Annie M. Sandigo, and husband Kelvin Sandigo, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carmen N. and Rosemary T. Veneziano and his nephew, Carmen J. Veneziano.

Friends are invited to celebrate Jack's life on Thursday, March 1 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD where his memorial service will be held on Friday, March 2 at 11 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be made to the USMH Foundation, Inc., 32 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 (memo line- Carmen Joseph Veneziano Memorial Scholarship, c/o Erin Harmon). 

Frederick W. Bauer

Frederick William “Fred” Bauer, 58, of Huntingtown, MD, died on Thursday, December 21 at his home due to cancer. Born on September 30, 1959 in Washington, D.C. to the late Joseph C. and Julia G. Ferreira Bauer, Fred was a graduate of Crossland High School in Temple Hills, MD. He was a co-owner of his family’s plumbing business, Joseph C. Bauer, Inc. Fred was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Huntingtown, MD. 

Fred loved his friends, family, and pets alike. No matter the event, he was each of his children’s biggest fan. When he was not working on one of his many projects, he could be found boating, fishing, or sitting on the beach or at any given dock bar in the summer. In the colder months, he could be found around the woodpile, tending the wood stove (with his Dog, Macie), “piddling” in one of his garages, or watching the Washington Redskins. He also enjoyed his Boston Whaler, Kubota, Kawasaki Mule, and Chevy Camaro. Fred loved to spread his joyous memories to anyone that would listen. Not a moment was taken for granted. When Fred was around, so was the music to help tell his stories. This included all country music, Jimmy Buffett, and Billy Joel, to name a few. He was a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain.

Fred is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Kathryn M. “Kathie” Bauer; his children, Frederick Daniel (Breanne), John Robert and Kiley Marie Bauer; his siblings, Joseph C. Bauer, Jr. and Mary F. Bauer 
(Norman) Fletcher and his mother-in-law, Mary V. McGovern all of Huntingtown, MD.

Friends are invited to celebrate Fred’s life at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Thursday, December 28 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Memorial service will be held at the 
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 1250 Emmanuel Church Rd., Huntingtown, MD on Friday, December 29 at 1:30 PM. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Calvert Hospice, 238 Merrimac Ct., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403 or Emmanuel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 484, Huntingtown, MD 20639. Condolences may be made by clicking the tab on this page.


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 President - Eve Shoemaker             

 1st V. President - Danny Bauer

 2nd V. President - Brett Reeves

 Secretary - Kari Logan

 Treasurer - Kim Phillips


 Hilltop House - Sue Coffey, Brett Reeves, 

      Janet Gean, Mary Fragale

 Membership - Kari Logan
Beach Clean-Up - Jay Geest

 Roads & Drainage - Danny Bauer

 Sunshine - Eve Shoemaker
 Neighborhood Watch - Sandy Geest

 Welcome - Betsy Ross, Eve Shoemaker

 Mosquito Control - Keith Griffith



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)


The entrances to the beach are for loading and unloading your vehicle. 
Please replace the chains when you leave.

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.


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