George E. Droter

Obituary
  • "Uncle Bert, Sending a prayer for you, Joyce, and your..."
    - Carole Yourik

WYE MILLS, MD George E. "Bert" Droter died at Anne Arundel Medical Center on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. He was 88. Born on October 17, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late George and Elizabeth Chrilla Droter. He was raised and educated in Baltimore County. In 1942, during WWII, he served in the United States Navy until being honorably discharged in 1946. He then returned home and began working for IBE W126 (local) as an electrical lineman until retirement after 40 years of service. In 1947, he married the former Catharine Tracy of Baltimore County. The Droters resided and raised their family in Glen Rock. In 1979, he and his wife "Cass" opened Droter's Anglers Marina and Restaurant at the Kent Narrows. Bert and his companion, Joyce, spent their winters in The Villages, Fla. He was a member of the VFW Post #7464 in Grasonville, Md., American Legion #296 in Queenstown, Md., and the Bay Country Moose Lodge #831 in Queenstown, Md. Bert is survived by four children, Beverly Baker of Queenstown, Susan Burleson of Centreville, Md., Bert E. Droter of Grasonville, Md. and Ricky Droter of Queenstown, Md.; six grandchildren: G. Lang King, Stacey Gallegos, Steve Droter, Brandy Irwin, Jesse Droter and Mark Droter; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Higgs of St. Augustine, Fla. and Betty Lou Schene of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Raymond Droter of Baltimore, Md.; and the most trusted and loving companion, Joyce Santo of Wye Mills, Md. His wife, Catharine Tracy Droter, his brothers, Michael Droter and Andrew Yourik, sister, Mary Farrell, and a grandson, Bobby Burleson, predeceased him. Funeral services will be held at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Centreville, Md. at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, where friends may visit with the family beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery, Queenstown, Md. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are requested to do so to Hospice of Queen Anne's, Inc., 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617. For online condolences, please visit www.fhnfuneralhome.com
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Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home
408 S Liberty Street Centreville, MD 21617
410-758-1151
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 29, 2014
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