We regret to inform you of the death of Donna Mae Tracey, mother of Retired Captain Gary Tracey, on August 3, 2016.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary and his family at this difficult time.  The following obituary information has been reprinted from the Ruck Funeral Home website.

Donna Mae Tracey

August 03, 2016

On August 3, 2016, Donna Mae Tracey (nee Howard) of Lutherville, beloved wife of Amos “Buzz” Tracey, devoted mother of Gary Tracey and Gregory Tracey (Linda), cherished grandmother of 5 grandchildren, Daniel Tracey, Matthew Tracey, Meredith Lott (Nathan), Hana Tracey and Laurel Tracey.

Born to Charles E. Howard, Sr. and Sara Howard (nee Cranston), the proud owners of Howard’s Florist on York Rd. The loving sister of the late Charles E. Howard, Jr. Enjoyed working alongside her parents and brother at the family owned Howard’s Florist for many years. Also dedicated employee of Radebaugh’s Florist for 14 years.

In her early years she worked as a candy striper at Union Memorial Hospital and was a committed member of the Baltimore Figure Skating Club at Carlin’s Park. A proud graduate of Towson High School, the class of 1953. Married to her loving husband, Buzz for 63 years.

Upon retirement in 1997, she enjoyed riding on her John Deere tractor around her residence, antique shopping, but most of all spending time with her family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26) on Monday at 10:30 AM Interment St. James Church Cemetery, Monkton (My Lady’s Manor). Friends may call on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. If desired contributions may be made to Lutherville Vol. Fire Dept. , 1609 Bellona Ave., Lutherville, MD 21093.