Death Notification: Katie Byrd

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Katie Byrd, mother of Officer Steven Byrd.  A viewing will be held on Friday, November 27th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Vaughn Green Funeral Home, located at 8728 Liberty Road.  There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 28th at 11:30am at Harvest Church located at 2901 Druid Park Lake Drive.

Death Notification: Thomas D. “Dan” McKenna

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of retired officer and member Thomas D. “Dan” McKenna formerly of Precinct Eight on November 11, 2015. Dan is the husband of retired officer Susan McKenna and father of Officer Thomas D. “Danny” McKenna currently of Precinct Eight.

Family and friends will honor Dan’s life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services – Monkton, 16924 York Rd.(York & Monkton Rds. – Hereford), Monkton on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM where a funeral service will begin at 8:30 PM.

Interment Private.
The Lodge sends its sympathy to the McKenna family

Death Notification: James E. Freeland, Sr.

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Member James E. Freeland, Sr. on November 10, 2015. Jim is the Brother of Member Jack Freeland, (Ret.- Captain)
Friends may call at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue, on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 PM. funeral services will be on Saturday at 10:30 AM.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Baltimore Office, 800 Wyman Park Drive, Ste. 110, Baltimore, MD. 21211.


Death Notification: Frances Graham & Cheryl Lyn Graham

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Frances Graham, Mother of retired member Karen Wamsley and Mother in Law of retired member Warner Wamsley on October 31, 2015. In addition, Cheryl Lyn Graham, Sister of Karen and Sister In law of Warner passed away on the same day from a probable heart attack.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.






Death Notification: Doris E. Sherry

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Doris E. Sherry, mother of retired Detective Robin Sweeney, on 10/27/2015.

Funeral will be on 11/06 1045hrs @ Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers – Alzheimer’s Association of Central Maryland 1850 York Road Suite D 21093


Death Notification: Retired Captain Richard G. Skinner

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Captain Richard G. Skinner; father of Major Gordon R. Skinner. Captain Skinner passed away on October 27, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Captain Skinner served the citizens of Baltimore County from 1961 until retiring in 1988. He spent the majority of his career in CID and his final assignment was as Commander of the Cockeysville Precinct.

In addition, Richard is a Charter Member of the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 since December 3, 1970. He has been the Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee since its existence helping to further the education of the children of fellow members in the organization. He will be sorely missed.

The family will receive friends in the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley Inc., 10 West Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093 on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Church, 1212 Chesaco Ave., Baltimore, MD 21237 on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10:45 am.
Interment follows at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Death Notification: Armen A. Bangert

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Armen A. Bangert the mother of retired Lt. Joe Bangert passed away on 10/17/2015.

A viewing will be held at Brudzinski’s Funeral Home located at 1407 Old Eastern Avenue 21221 on Thursday 10/22/2015 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Clare Catholic Church located at 716 Myrth Avenue 21221 on Friday 10/23/2015 @ 10:00 a.m.
Interment at Holly Hills Memorial Garden.


Death Notification: Elizabeth Claridge

The Dundalk Precinct regrets to announce the passing of Elizabeth Claridge, Grandmother to Officer Dennis Claridge, Retired Detective Dave Claridge and Great Aunt to retired Detective Herb Ellingson.
Viewing will be held at Connely’s Funeral Home on Sollers Point Road in Dundalk on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.
The Funeral will be held on Thursday at 1030 HRS, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Conkling Street.
If you recall Dennis lost his mother last week, so please offer a special prayer for Dennis and his family.

Death Notification: Julia Rose

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Julia Rose, grandmother of Detective Christopher Smith.
Viewing arrangements have been set for Thursday October 15 at Bradley Ashton Kehl Funeral Home located at 2134 Willow Spring Rd Dundalk, MD 21222 from 1500-1700 & 1900-2100 hours.
A funeral service will be held at Ashton on Friday October 16 at 1100 hours

Death Notification: Barbara M. Bergin

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Barbara M. Bergin, on October 6, 2015, devoted wife of the late William L. Bergin, Sr and mother of retired Sergeant Rick Bergin.

Mrs. Bergin rests at the family operated HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD where friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 15th at 9:45am at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4414 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229.

Interment at Maryland Veterans Cemetery-Garrison Forest to follow.

Flowers will be graciously accepted but donations in her memory may be directed to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Death Notification: Vincie Vullo Cordery

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Vincie Vullo Cordery, mother of retired member Robert Cordery 10/3/15.

A viewing will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 6pm – 8pm at Hubbards Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave. Baltimore, Md. 21229

Services at 11 AM on Tuesday Oct 13 and the burial will be in Crownsville immediately afterwards.

Death Notification: Margaret Becker

On 10/5/15 after a long illness, Mrs. Margaret Becker, the mother of Officer Dennis Claridge and retired Detective David Claridge passed away. Mrs. Becker is also the Aunt of retired Detective Herb Ellingson.
There will be a private service and internment.
The family requests your prayers.

Death Notification: Marie F. Busch

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Marie F. Busch, mother of retired Lt. Tom Busch, on October 4, 2015.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road PASADENA on Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.

A funeral Mass will be held in the Our Lady of the Chesapeake Church on Friday at 10 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Hope/St. Lukes School 8003 North Boundary Road Dundalk, Maryland 21222 or the Hospice of the Chesapeake 90 Ritchie Highway Pasadena, Maryland 21122.


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.