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On December 11, 2012, Francis Joseph Chase "Frank" of Columbia, MD, beloved husband of 50 years to Carole Chase; devoted father of Amy Chase of Annapolis, MD; loving brother of Margaret Whitehouse of Dover, NH; and cherished grandfather of Grace Drago. Mr. Chase was involved in many community activities including Common Cause of MD, United Seniors, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was active in Dartmouth Alumni Association and class of 1955 activities. He was a lifelong Democrat and was a member of the Columbia Democratic Club, volunteering on campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels. A member of SABR, Frank was a longtime fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. In 2001, Frank was inducted into MD Senior Citizens Hall of Fame , received Outstanding volunteer of the year Award.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Witzke Funeral Homes Inc. 45555 Twin Knolls Road. Columbia, MD 21045 on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Where Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Interment in Columbia Memorial Park. For those desiring, donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, Howard County Community Action Council, or Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
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Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 13, 2012
Francis Chase
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