Adrian ‘AD’ Das, 81, of Sykesville, died Saturday, April 2, 2022 at his home. Born November 8, 1940 in Haworth, New Jersey, Adrian was the son of the late Egges and Joan Pohl Das. Egges and Joan immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands in the early 1900s. Throughout his life, AD continued to be connected with his relatives in the Netherlands and with his Dutch heritage. He was the loving husband of the late Betty Lorine Das of Pensacola, Florida who died on September 2, 1999. They had been married for 33 years. AD joined the United States Navy in 1964 and was stationed in Pensacola where he met Betty. Prior to joining the Navy, AD earned a BA degree in American History from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In Haworth, he grew up across the street from a golf course which allowed for his love of golf to grow and he continued to be an enthusiastic golfer throughout his life. He also loved automobiles and airplanes and he was able to pursue this passion as a Naval Flight Officer in the Navy and was stationed on the USS Saratoga during the Vietnam War. Adrian was active duty until 1974 when he transitioned into government contracting and the computer field. At that time, he and his family relocated to Columbia, Maryland. Adrian and his family then moved to Eldersburg, Maryland in 1979 and from that point they considered Carroll County as home. He served in the Navy Reserves until 1986 when he retired from duty. AD was also a member and past president of the Freedom District Lions Club. Recently he was a driver for the residents at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. Throughout his life he continued to be an avid reader and never stopped learning. In addition to history, he also loved art, music and traveling. He instilled his passion for learning into both of his daughters. He loved to drive his Miata, he loved good food, good drink and helping people. Adrian is survived by daughters Tracy Lynne Das, Felicia Lorine Das and her husband Robert Grant Bozich as well as by his brother Peter Das and wife Natalie. He is also survived by fiancé Lauren Duncan. Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, located at 6028 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, Maryland. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, 12 Noon. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Springfield Cemetery. The Freedom District Lions Club will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org or to the Freedom District Lions Club Inc., 1363 Progress Way, #1663, Sykesville, MD 21784. Online condolences may be offered at www.jnzumbrunfuneralhome.com.
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American Heart Association
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Freedom District Lions Club
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