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David F. Zeyher

David F. Zeyher

Dec 27, 1936 - Feb 12, 2023

David F. Zeyher - Obituary


r. David Frederick Zeyher, 86, a resident of Annapolis, MD, died on February 12, 2023, in Gambrills, MD. Born December 27, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Carl Reuter Zeyher and Eloise Hahn Matthews, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Lafayette College, where he was a member of the varsity swim team and PHI Delta Theta Fraternity. Dr. Zeyher continued his education, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicines and the University of Pennsylvania School of Orthodontics. After receiving his doctoral degree, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served for two years as Navy Dentist at Camp Lejeune, NC, followed by four years in the Naval Reserves. Dr. Zeyher was the 1st Licensed Board Certified Orthodontist in Annapolis, with practices in Annapolis and Easton, MD. He served as president of the Western Shore Dental Society and Anne Arundel Dental County Dental Society. Dr. Zeyher was a commercially licensed pilot, earning certifications to fly single and twin-engine planes. His love of flying allowed him to pilot trips to Alaska, Costa Rica, The Cayman Islands, Turks, and Caicos, and many Bahama Islands. In addition to his fondness of being in the air, Dr. Zeyher's other love was being on the water, where he lived aboard his sailboat, Aquavit, for six months each year and sailing to the Bahama Chain and from St Thomas, VI to Georgetown, Bahamas. He was also an active member of the Flying Dentist, Diving Dentist, Lions Club, Annapolitian Club, Sailing Club of the Chesapeake, Annapolis Yacht Club, and Pilot Fraternity QB. Dr. Zeyher was also a certified Scuba Driver for over 30 years. He was the beloved husband of Lois Hicks Zeyher; proud father of Tammy Janoskie (Toney), Robyn Morgan, David Zeyher II (Pam), and Matt Zeyher (Danielle), brother of Barbara Zeyher Fox; cherished Poppop of Taylor Janoskie (Caroline), Trevor Janoskie (Maddy Seymour), Christine Sullivan(Daryl), Deni Hannums (Jon), Ashtyn Harrison (Eric), Drew Morgan, Zach Zeyher, and Jake Zeyher; and great-grandpa of Colson Sullivan, and Anne Ryan Harrison. Family and friends are invited to celebrate David's life on Wednesday, March 1 at 11 am at Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Central Ave, Edgewater, MD 21037. If you can't attend the service, it can be viewed live on the church's Facebook page by visiting the link HERE (you must be logged into Facebook to view this link). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Maryland, 502 Washington Avenue, Suite 300, Towson, MD 21204 or Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church at the address above. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting the Memories link on the side of this page.