.Joseph Ray "Joe" Navalaney, 89, a resident of Davidsonville, MD for three years and previously of Dagsboro, DE, died of kidney disease on Sunday, April 8 at the Mandrin Hospice Home in Harwood, MD. Born on January 8, 1929 in Cairnbrook, PA to the late John and Anna Navalaney, Joe attended Shade High School and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps aboard the U.S.S. New Jersey battleship during the Korean War. He was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC from which he retired after 22 years of service. Joe was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, the Knights of Columbus, the VFW, the American Legion and the Polish Club. Joe was very proud of his Polish heritage, handing down many holiday traditions and customs to his children and grandchildren. He also spent many years as a volunteer providing maintenance and grounds keeping at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchellville, MD. Joe was a devoted husband and father who always put his family first. Joe is survived by his wife of 61 years, Victoria Navalaney; his children, Joseph J. Navalaney and his wife, Yvonne of Owings, MD, Anthony R. Navalaney and his wife, Judy of Dunkirk, MD and Anne C. Cassidy and her husband, Jeff of Davidsonville, MD and his grandchildren, Anthony R. Navalaney, Jr., John J. Navalaney, Christopher Cassidy and Joseph Navalaney, Jr. Joe was preceded in death by his grandson, Nicholas Cassidy and his siblings, John, Stanley and Frank Navalaney and Stella, Lydia, Sophie and Mary. Friends are invited to celebrate Joe's life on Friday, April 13 from 5 to 8 PM at the Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, April 14 at 12 Noon at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035. Entombment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum in Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church at the address above. Condolences may be made by accessing the link on the left side of this page.