Death Notification: Wyatt Howard Blanton

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Wyatt Howard Blanton, grandson of Ofc Bill Rubie.  Wyatt passed away on 10/1/15 after a battle with ARPKD.
The following are the thoughts of Wyatt’s mother, Meghan Blanton:
I’ve felt for several days, but was unwilling to admit, that God was calling our sweet baby home. Yesterday, with the guidance and support of the PICU team, Kevin and I acknowledged that call and allowed Wyatt to answer it. Our sweet baby is now our sweet angel. Wyatt passed quickly and peacefully in my arms last night, in a room full of love after a day filled with more. Though our pain is unfathomable, it is eased by the knowledge that his is gone. We will love him always. 
Family will receive friends on Monday, October 5 from 3-5 & 7-9PM at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. A funeral service will be celebrated 1PM, Wednesday, October 7 at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Loudon Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit through the UMMS Foundation. http://ummsfoundation.

Death Notification: Henry A. Gonzalez

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of retired Officer Henry A. Gonzalez formerly of Precinct 11 on October 2, 2015.  He was 70 years old.

A memorial service will be held on October 11, 2015 at 2pm at the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren, 4800 Long Green Road, Glen Arm, Md. 21057

Charitable donations maybe made in Henry’s memory to the following organization:

Greyhound Pets of America/Maryland P.O. Box 42103 Baltimore, Maryland 21284, Tel: 1-800-600-8607.



Death Notification: Felix Kmieciak

Towson University Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #82 regrets to announce the death of Felix Kmieciak, father-in-law of Brother Sam Hannigan (Retired Baltimore County Sergeant) and Brother George Morgan (Community Crime Reduction Unit, Retired).

  • Friends may call on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7110 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk 21222; (410) 285-2900
  • A mass of Christian Burial to celebrate his life will be held on Monday at 10:00 A.M. at The Church of the Annunciation, 5212 McCormick Avenue, Baltimore, 21206
  • In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children’s research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908

Death Notification: Officer Greg Alia (A-LEE-UH)

On Wednesday September 30, 2015 Officer Greg Alia (A-LEE-UH) of the Forest Acres Police Department (Columbia, South Carolina) was shot and killed in the line of duty.  He responded to a call of a suspicious person at the Richland Mall when he encountered the suspect and was subsequently shot.  Officer Alia is the brother-in-law of Officer Brian Persinger #4887 of Precinct 9.
Officer Alia leaves behind a wife and infant son.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Alia family and the Forest Acres Police Department.  Please keep them and Officer Persinger and his wife, Kristina, in your thoughts and prayers.
There are no details regarding funeral arrangements as of this time.

Death Notification: Marguerite A. Gaunt

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Marguerite A. Gaunt, Mother of Member Charles F. (Chuck) Gaunt formerly of K-9 on September 22, 2015.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marguerite’s life at Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road, Nottingham, Md. 21236 on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM where funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 AM.

Interment in Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1201 Taylor Avenue, Baltimore, MD. 21234 or Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD.21031-9981.

Death Notification: Jean Arrington Shillenn

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Jean Arrington Shillenn, Daughter of Member James T. Arrington on September 18, 2015.

Jean, 54, suffered for a long time with diabetes, she had two children.

The will be no services, a memorial service will be held at a later date.(TBD).

The Lodge extends it deepest sympathy to the Shillenn & Arrington Families.

Death Notification: George J. Bangert

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Life Member George J. Bangert, father of retired Lieutenant Joseph Bangert on August 5, 2015.  Sgt. Bangert retired in July 1971. His last assignment was Criminal Investigations-Homicide. Sgt Bangert is the uncle of retired Lt. Joe Bangert.

Sgt. Bangert’s viewing was held at Duda Ruck Funeral Home, 7992 Wise Ave. 21222 on Sunday, August 9 from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. A mass will be offered at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown on Monday August 10th.

The Lodge sends its sympathy to the Bangert family.

Death Notification: Julie Patrick

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Julie Patrick, mother of Detective Doug Patrick.

Mrs. Patrick passed away Tuesday, September 14th.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 19th, 11:00 am at Gravel Hill United Methodist Church, 131 Gravel Hill Rd. Palmyra, Pa. 17078.

Death Notification: Isabella Doucett

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Isabella Doucett, mother of Officer Gary Doucett of Precinct 6.

Monday, September 21st from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. only
Wylie Funeral Homes
Viewing Room One
701 N. Mount Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

Tuesday, September 22nd
Concord Baptist Church
5204 Liberty Heights Ave
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
In State – 9:00
Wake – 10:00
Funeral Service – 10:30

Burial – 1 p.m.
Garrison Forest Cemetery
11501 Garrison Forest Rd
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Death Notification: Rebecca M. McCleese

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Rebecca M. McCleese, Mother of Member Michael McCleese and Jeffery McCleese on September 8, 2015.

The family will receive friends at the Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7110 Sollers Point Road on Friday  September 11, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

A funeral service to celebrate Rebecca’s life will be held Saturday September 12, 2015 at 10:00AM at the Funeral Home.

Interment following the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Online condolences may also be made at:

The Lodge extends its deepest sympathy to the McCleese Family.

Death Notification: William Albrecht Sr

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of William Albrecht Sr. who passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Mr. Albrecht Sr. was the father of retired Detective Joseph Albrecht and the father of Detective David Albrecht Precinct 11 (Essex). He was the father-in-law of Corporal Mark Carter of Precinct 8 (Parkville) and grandfather of Officer Dona Carter of Precinct 6 (Towson) and Criminal Records Supervisor Michael Albrecht. Mr. Albrecht Sr. was also the brother-in-law of retired Detective Angelo Tollen and uncle of Detective John Tollen of the Arson Unit.

Below are the arrangements:

Viewing: 09/07/2015 1500-1900
Evans Funeral Chapel
8800 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234

Funeral Service is being held on 09/08/2015 at 1100hrs.
St. Isaac Jogues Church
9215 Old Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 2123

The Lodge extends its sympathy to the Albrecht, Carter and Tollen family

Death Notification: Officer Brett Lanasa

It is with great sorrow that the Lodge announces the sudden passing of Officer Brett Lanasa #2971. Brett was a graduate of the 69th recruit class. He was assigned as the prisoner officer in the Catonsville District Court.

He is survived by his wife and three sons. Brett was 58.

Viewing: Ambrose Funeral Home 1328 Sulphur Spring Road Arbutus, MD 21227 on
August 27 and 28, 2015 3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm.

Funeral: Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 1pm at the Church of the Ascension 4603 Poplar Avenue Halethorpe, MD 21227

Interment: Meadowridge Memorial Park 7250 Washington Blvd

In lieu of flowers, Brett’s family have asked that monetary donations be made to (an address for mailing these donations is forthcoming)

Death Notification: Joan Carole Carpenter

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Joan Carole Carpenter, Wife of retired Sergeant Bruce Carpenter formerly of Intel on August 21, 2015.
Friends and family may visit at the Singleton Funeral and Cremation Services, PA, #1 2nd Avenue SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 on Wednesday August 26, 2015 from 3 to 5 PM and 7 to 9 PM and Thursday August 27, 2015 from 9 to 10 AM.

A Funeral Ceremony begins at 10 AM August 27, 2015 at the funeral home.

Interment following at Meadowridge Memorial Park, 7250 Washington Blvd. Elkridge, MD 21075.

The family request memorial contributions to be made to Wesley Grove United Methodist Church, 1320 Dorsey Road, Hanover, MD 21076 or to St. Agnes Foundation, 900 Caton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229.
The Lodge sends its sympathy to the Carpenter family.

Death Notification: Michael Steven Lewis

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of former Baltimore County Police Department member Mike Lewis on August 19, 2015.

Relatives and friends may call at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 West MacPhail Road (at Rte 24) on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm; where a funeral service will be held on Sunday evening at 7 pm.

Interment services are private.

Funeral Home obituary

Death Notification: John H. Gochnauer

On August 9, 2015, John H. Gochnauer, retired Captain of Baltimore Fire Company, and  stepfather of Detective Patrick G. Covahey passed.

Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (Beltway Exit 26),

Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm where a funeral service will be held Friday, August 14 at 10 am. Interment will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.