I am fortunate to have been friends with these (Scott Glotfelty, Margie Knoll, Kevin Roberts, Raymond VanLienden, Chuck Bland, Annette Slowinski) our dear departed classmates. We shared many good times and worked to make this a better place.
 - John Dodson, DVM

Dr. Bland was a valued member of our CVM community and the Class of 1986. His contributions to the college and the profession of veterinary medicine have made a lasting impact. He will continue to be remembered fondly and missed dearly.
- Anonymous


Charles "Chuck" Bland, 51, of Lowell, MA, died July 9.

He was born on December 6, 1960 to the late Richard and Mary Clare Bland in Washington, DC.

Chuck was a veterinarian but was unable to practice for nearly twenty years due to Huntington's disease. He enjoyed cars, boats, animals and music.

He is survived by his brother, James B. Bland III; and sisters, Carol Hamilton and Loretta Delauter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Upper Marlboro. Interment to follow at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.

Arrangements provided by the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA, 211 St. Mary's Ave., LaPlata, MD 20646.

Published in The Capital on Jul. 16, 2012.