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Nicholas Steven Davey

November 8, 1991 ~ February 27, 2021 (age 29)

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Nicholas Davey, 29, of Ellicott City, Maryland, died on Saturday, February 27, 2021, following a vehicle accident in Woodbine, Maryland.  His family is shocked and deeply saddened by his loss.

Nick graduated from Marriott’s Ridge High School in 2010. A 2014 Honors graduate of the University of Maryland, Nick majored in Psychology.  He continued his education at Washington State University, to pursue a PhD in Counseling Psychology.  He obtained his Master’s degree in 2017 and completed the required coursework for his PhD in 2019. 

Nick was employed since 2020 at PathSensors (now Smith Detection) a firm that develops products for the detection of airborne toxins and biological weapons.  Nick filled a role as a molecular biologist, redesigning products for more robust performance.

Nick is survived by his father, Steven Davey, his mother, Terri Davey and sister, Marissa Davey, of Ellicott City, MD.  Nick is preceded in death by his grandparents Theodore and June Davey, and Richard and Bridget Glinski.

Nick had a love of the outdoors and enjoyed hiking with his friends.  Nick enjoyed skiing throughout the Rockies with his family.  Nick also enjoyed music in all its forms.  During his high school years, Nick played several different instruments and was a bass vocalist in the Madrigals, an acappella group that performs at different venues in the Maryland area.  He subsequently self-taught himself how to play the guitar and bass and enjoyed playing to relax.

Nick was highly skilled at counselling psychology, and, during his time at Washington State, he counseled students on a wide variety of issues while pursuing his PhD.  The students loved the way he would listen compassionately to their problems while offering advice on how to solve them.

Nick was relentlessly curious and an avid reader.  He particularly enjoyed philosophy and always ready to debate the hot topics of the day. 

A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, MD on March 6, 2021 at 11am, but is limited to family and close friends.  Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery immediately following the service.   The service will be streamed live and a link to the livestream service can be found at the St. John’s home page under Quick Links.

A celebration of Nick’s life will be held at a later date.

Donations in Nick’s memory can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, details for which can be found below:


Instructions for donors: Using the drop down for "Select a fund", select "Memorials." In the "optional memo" field, type "Nicholas Davey."  Further instructions will be given on the screen.  

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Private Services

St. John's Episcopal Church
9120 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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St. John's Episcopal Church - Memorial Fund for Nicholas Davey
9120 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City MD 21042
Tel: 1-410-461-7793
Email: blessings@stjohnsec.org
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