Today, the three surviving Mayors of Ocean City, Senator James N. Mathias, Jr., current Mayor Rick Meehan and former Mayor Roland “Fish” Powell, along with wife, Jeannie Powell, are attending the funeral service for former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer. The funeral will be held at Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 233 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 11 a.m. The entombment is at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, after the service.
Senator Jim Mathias said, “I am ever grateful for the contributions made by Governor Schaefer. Being born and raised in Baltimore then moving almost forty years ago to the Eastern Shore, I witnessed his dedication to all areas of our great state. Governor Schaefer truly served as an inspiration by his commitment of service to all people. God bless him and may he rest in peace.”
Mayor Rick Meehan added, “Governor Schaeffer was a true friend to Ocean City and the Eastern Shore."
Former Mayor Roland “Fish” Powell said, “Governor Schaeffer made the trip to the Eastern Shore and Ocean City a real pleasure with his Reach the Beach program, and kept us safe with beach replenishment".