LEONARDTOWN, Md. – This is to advise that the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have ordered the Maryland State flag and St. Mary’s County flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on August 5, 2021, in respect of The Honorable John William Quade, Jr., former St. Mary’s County Delegate, who passed away on July 29, 2021.

The Honorable John William Quade, Jr. will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery later this year.

The Commissioners grieve the loss of Mr. Quade and extend their deepest sympathies to the family.