R.I.P. William Charles “Captain Bill”
Neitzey -- August 4, 1940- June 4, 2021
Rausch Funeral Home-Owings)
William Charles “Captain
Bill” Neitzey, 80, of Lothian, MD passed away June 4, 2021 at
Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was born August 4, 1940 in
Alexandria, VA to Melvin and Eileen Mannix Neitzey.
1959, Captain Bill graduated from the first graduating class at
Groveton High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He served in the
Army’s First Armored Division at Ft. Hood Texas, from 1963 to
1965, as a driver of 5-ton wreckers, tanks, and personnel
carriers, and maintained this equipment. After serving in the
Army, he worked at Burgundy Texaco in Alexandria Virginia. He
later bought the station and owned it for many years. However,
his true love was the water.
Captain Bill comes from a long line of waterman, including
his great grandfather who worked on the Potomac River. His great
grandfather operated the largest fishing net in the world and
received a gold medal at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.
Captain Bill became a waterman in 1978, with his father in
Deale, Maryland. After crabbing and eeling for over 41 years, he
reluctantly had to give up what he loved due to medical issues.
Those who knew Captain Bill knew he had a quick wit and
loved to joke. He had several clever sayings that always got a
chuckle. If you asked him what he needed, he would usually say a
bushel basket full of hundred dollar bills. He enjoyed eating
and when you would ask him how it was, he would say “It’s the
best you ever made.” If you told him you liked something he was
wearing, he would usually say, “You should, you gave it to me.”
When talking with his family, he always closed the conversation
with “10-4” and expected them to answer “Out the back door.”
So to you Captain Bill, we say “Well done” and “10-4”.
He was preceded in death by a daughter April Neitzey.
Captain Bill is survived by his wife Margaret Elizabeth Neitzey
of Lothian; Daughter Kelly Neitzey of Annandale, VA;
Stepchildren Lynn Schaeffer and spouse Kenny Wilde, Teresa
Jackson and spouse Chuck of Shady Side, MD, Pam Brown of
Dunkirk, MD, Matthew Burke and spouse Sharon Maas of
Jacksonville, FL and Anthony Clatterbuck of Annapolis, MD;
Sisters Jacqueline Southerland of Southport NC, Mildred Gallahan
and spouse Michael of Alexandria, VA and Alice Neitzey of
Bolivia, NC. Captain Bill is also survived by numerous
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday June 10,
2021 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Rausch Funeral Home (8325 Mt.
Harmony Lane, Owings, MD 20736).
will be held Thursday June 10, 2021 at 7:30pm at Rausch Funeral
Home (8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD 20736).
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Fair Winds and Following Seas Captain