Dr. Anthony Osretkar
1931 — 2022
Anthony Osretkar, affectionately known as Toney, passed away on July 8, 2022, after a brief illness. Toney was born on April 2, 1931 -- he joked that he would have been an April Fool's baby but it was snowing too hard and the doctor couldn't get up the hill. After graduating from Thomas High School, he served in the Navy during the Korean War saying he got out of Cuba just in time. He married his wife of nearly 60 years, Jean McCray, and settled down to start his family in Maryland. While supporting a family of four, Toney attended the University of Maryland where he earned a Doctorate in Plant Physiology. He remained on the Dean's List every semester. Toney started his career teaching...