Clarence David "Dave" Ely, 59, passed away October 4, 2021 with his family by his side. Born June 20, 1962 to the late David W. Ely and Mary E. (Foote) Ely in Havre De Grace, Maryland.
As an avid outdoorsmen, you could often catch Dave fishing or crabbing from the Susquehanna River to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Dave also enjoyed camping, where he would take his kids and grandkids to his favorite camping spots, including Taylors Island.
Active in his community, Dave worked at Harford Memorial Hospital for 24 years until retirement in 2014 and was a dedicated member of the fire service. Dave served as a volunteer firefighter, rescue diver, and an EMT/IV Tech with the Havre De Grace Ambulance Corp., Susquehanna Hose Co., and Level Volunteer Fire Co.
Dave is survived by his four children, Rachel (David) Turner, Alyssa Ely, Jonathan (Kaitlen) Ely, Samantha Ely; his four grandchildren, Kaden, Alexis, Matthew and Ashlynn; and his two siblings, Patrick (Linda) Ely and Dawn Love (Dave).
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Aberdeen Fire Department located at 21 N. Rogers St. Aberdeen, Md. 21001. The family will receive friends and family one hour prior to the service . A virtual option will be provided.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Donate Life America (www.donatelife.net
) in memory of C. David Ely.
Published by Baltimore Sun from Oct. 15 to Oct. 20, 2021.