Wednesday, May 6, 2015

In Memoriam

 Roger David Chase, 57

5836 Hudson Wharf Road, Cambridge, MD 21613

Passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. at the Hospice Center, 351 Deers Head Hospital Road, Salisbury, MD following a short, grave illness.

Mr. Chase, 57, was born on March 9, 1958 in Cambridge Maryland Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Shelley Rodgerson Chase, 52, originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and presently of 5836 Hudson Wharf Road, and was the oldest son of Roger and Arline Chase, 2934 Old Route 50, Cambridge, MD 21613.

A funeral service will be held at Spedden’s Methodist Church in Hudson on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Pam Bockart
conducting the ceremony. Friends will be welcomed at the Church Hall after the funeral service in Hudson on Saturday.

Mr. Chase (Dave) will be cremated and part of his ashes will be scattered according to his wishes. The remainder will be held in honored remembrance by his wife, Shelley.

Dave was raised and attended school in Dorchester County, where he enjoyed participating in many community activities, including band in both grade and high school. He was a Boy Scout, an avid fisherman in his youth, and participated in Little League Baseball. He played drums both
in school and as a recreational activity.

Dave was well known for his mechanical skills, a trade he practiced from an early age, and that he learned, in part, from his grandfather, the late Arlington Adkins.

He met his wife, Shelley, on the Internet in 2002 and they married in Cambridge on June 20, 2004 at the home of Terry L. White. Together they established their home on Hudson Wharf Road where they enjoyed a wide range of friends and neighbors along with a mutual love of music and pets.

In addition to his wife, Shelley, Dave is survived by his mother-in-law Viola Rodgerson of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada;  His brothers-in-law Doug (Kim) Rodgerson and their children Amy, Ashley, and Brandyn; and Guy (Shelley) Rodgerson with their children Austin
and Noah; as well as a sister-in-law, Betty Rodgerson Neuert (Orley) with
their children Melissa Danziel and Jennifer Forrester, all of Canada.

In addition to his parents, Roger and Arline Chase, Mr. Chase is survived by his brother, Sidney Richard Chase, of Vienna, and his brother’s dear friend Kathy Lowe Walker, of Salem, and several first and second cousins in Florida.

He was preceded in death by father-in-law, Lorne Rodgerson;  his grandparents, Arlington and Margaret Adkins of Hudson; Sidney Waldo Chase and Amelia Chase Kristler of Jacktown; and a beloved uncle and aunt, Robert Sroker and Hilda Chase Hill, also of Jacktown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baywater Animal Rescue 4930 Bucktown Rd, Cambridge MD 21613.


  1. Arline - My heart goes out to you. With love, Heather

  2. I will always remember his wonderful smile and his sparkling eyes. I'm so sorry, Arline. Sending love and prayers to you all.

  3. Dear Arline, Shelley and all of his relatives and loved ones, Words cannot accurately express the prayers sent to you. Just know that your loss is held close to the hearts of all who know you and that the kindest, dearest, sentiments of sympathy are sent your way. Sincerely, Elizabeth Eagan-Cox

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  6. Thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. I'm so sorry. I loved reading about his wonderful life. Hugs to you!

  7. I will never forget Him. I miss seeing his grin, while listening to the music on the porch on summer nights. Hugs to everyone back home.

  8. Thank you all so much for your prayers and support.