Maryland Bridge Association
0 0 0 0 0 0
Pages viewed in 2022
Release 2.19p
In Memoriam
Douglas Raymond Golden
Douglas Raymond Golden

Douglas Ray Golden, 73, a 34-year resident of Severna Park passed away on March 29, 2022 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

He was born on July 8, 1948 at Stanford Hospital in San Francisco, California to the late Julie and Ray Golden, Sr.

Mr. Golden served with distinction in the US Air Force for 22 years, retiring in 1988. He was awarded The Meritorious Service Medal for superior and exceptional service.

He was an Evangelist since 1969, speaking at many churches, Hebrew-Christian congregations, Grace and Hope Mission, and Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowships. Mr. Golden was a completed Jew and he loved telling about Jesus. He conducted many Jewish Seders, and Jewish teachings, to help Christians understand their Jewish roots. He led many Bible studies and often preached in River Bend, West Virginia. 

He was a member of New Beginnings Full Gospel church where he taught adult Sunday School, served as Elder, and was on the church Executive Board.

Doug and his wife owned the Severna Park Bridge Club and he also directed the Annapolis Bridge Club.

He was a well-loved manager at Walmart until he took a medical retirement. 

He was a member of the Severna Park Elks Lodge #2482, where he served on the Board of Trustees and was recently elected to hold another position in the Lodge. 

Doug and his wife were very active in Little Theater in England and Germany, winning many acting awards. He was very active in Toastmasters, winning numerous speaking awards, and he started a club in Germany. He taught public speaking to middle schoolers.

Doug liked to sing karaoke. People especially enjoyed his “King of the Road”, “You Were Always on my Mind”, and singing duets “Summer Nights” and the theme song from “All in the Family” with his wife.

Kind and giving, cheerful, positive and sincere, Doug loved everyone, especially children. He loved their laughter, especially when he spoke like Donald Duck to them. Doug always had a smile on his lips and a song in his heart.

His light will forever be in the hearts of all who knew him, especially his wife of more than 50 years, Eva R. Golden, his daughter Elizabeth R. Boston and her husband Kirk, brother Ray Golden, Jr. and his wife Micheline, and his sister Gale Schulke and her husband Robert.

Friends may visit on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Stallings Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at New Beginnings Full Gospel Church on Saturday April 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm.  Internment private.

Barry Flieder
Barry Flieder

Barry Flieder, of Odenton, passed away on January 10, 2022. He leaves behind a loving family and many friends to cherish his memory. We at the Severna Park Bridge Club would often see him partnering with his wife, Dede, or his friend, Ed Rounds. A memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, February 13, 2022, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, at Lasting Tributes Funeral Care, located at 814 Bestgate Road in Annapolis.

Dixie Mitchell
Dixie Mitchell

Dixie Lee (Thorton) Mitchell, 79, died peacefully in her home in the presence of family on Sunday October 3, 2021, after a long battle with multiple illnesses.  Our good friend was as much a force in life as she was at the bridge table.

Dixie and her twin brother Michael were born in Salinas, Kansas in 1942. As the daughter of a US ARMY Colonel, she moved around to various states and countries during her youth. Following her college years she worked for seven years as a translator for the National Security Agency until 1968 when she married the love of her life, Lt. Col. Ret. Edwin A. Mitchell and started a family. Dixie and Edwin have three grown children that all still live locally and were at her side at the time of her death; Michael Mitchell of Abingdon, MD, Laura Mitchell of Annapolis, MD and Melissa Murray of Severna Park, MD.

Dixie loved nothing more than spending time with or bragging about her six grandchildren, Romina, Michael, Lily, Mitchell, Alexandra and Thomas. Dixie was known as an amazing bridge player, athlete, and gardener. Out of all of her many accomplishments, nothing gave her more joy than her role as a mother. She constantly put others before her own needs and her generosity knew no bounds.

Viewing will be Sunday October 10th at the Hardesty funeral home on Ridgley Ave in Annapolis. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday October 11th at 10:30am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Annapolis MD.In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the St. Vincent De Paul Society St. John Neumann Catholic Church.