Death Notification: Paul Edward Stricker

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Paul Edward Stricker, the father of Detective Shannon Smith (Broccolina).  Mr. Stricker passed away on 9/20/2017 after an eight year battle with lung cancer.

Viewings will be held at:
Rucks Funeral Home 5305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 Friday, September 22nd from 3-5pm and 7-9pm

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St Dominic Church; 5310 Harford Road – Baltimore, MD 21214 or the charity of your choice.  Please keep Shannon and her family in your thoughts and prayers.


Death Notification: Marie Irma Rainer

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Marie Irma Rainer, beloved wife of the late detective Sergeant Thomas Rainer (Sept 1982), one of the founders of the Pal Centers for our department, grandmother of Officer Megan Fumia of PC07 and her husband Cpl. Jeremy Fumia of PC12.  She passed away on Sept 17, 2017.

Viewing will be held at Bruzdinski’s Funeral home located at 1407 Old Eastern Ave 21221 on Sept 21, 2017 from 3-7pm.

In Lieu of flowers, Megan asks that everyone does a random act of kindness today that leaves a lasting impression on someone in honor of her Mommom.

Death Notification: Jane E. Tilton

The Lodge extends its deepest condolences to Officer Kenneth Tilton #5467 and his family on the passing of his grandmother, Jane E. Tilton.   Jane Tilton passed away on Friday  9/15/2017.
Viewings will be held at the Lemon Funeral Home located at 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Tuesday 9/19/2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Death Notification: Michael F. Delea Jr.

The Lodge extends its deepest condolences to Sgt. Rich Delea #2939 and his family on the passing of his Father, Michael F. Delea Jr.   Michael Delea passed away on Wednesday  9/13/2017.  Viewings will be held at the Mitchell Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road on Monday 9/18/2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm.

A Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday 9/19/2017 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Towson at 10:00am.

Please keep Rich and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Death Notification: Deborah Jane Chesgreen

The Lodge extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to Officer Dennis Chesgreen and his family on the passing of his mother, Deborah Jane Chesgreen; Dennis’ mom died suddenly this past Friday.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Monday (3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm) at Kaufman Funeral Home, 7250 Washington Blvd, Eldridge MD  21075.

Funeral is on Tuesday at the Kaufman Chapel at 1100 hrs.

Please keep Dennis and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Death Notification: Roy Fredrick

The Lodge regrets to inform you of the death of retired Detective Roy Fredrick.
On September 10, 2017, Roy M. Fredrick, beloved husband of Janet Fredrick (nee Willingham), cherished father of Karen Garrison, Joyce Maygers and her husband Bernie, beloved grandfather of Kevin Tabor, Michael Molloy, Katy Molloy, Samantha Maygers and Kari Maygers, cherished great grandfather of McKenzie, Madison and Connor Molloy. 
Roy retired 30 years ago.
Friends may call at the Candle Light Funeral Home by Craig Witzke, 1835 Frederick Road on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 PM. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick Road, STE 350, Hunt Valley, MD. 21031.

Death Notification: William O. Smith

The Lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of  William O. Smith, on September 5, 2017.
William O. Smith retired from the Department in November of 1973 with the Rank of Sergeant.
Services will be held at the Hartenstein’s Funeral Home on Sunday September 10 from 6:00PM to 9:00 PM. Interment will be on the following day September 11 at 10:00 AM.
The Lodge sends its deepest sympathies to the family of Retired Sergeant William O. Smith.
PBA members will note a $4.00 deduction for the benefits of William Smith.

Death Notification: Sergeant Charlie A. Warfield,

The Lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of Retired Sergeant Charlie A. Warfield, on September 7,

Charlie Warfield joined the Department on November 9, 1968 spending most ofhis time at the Franklin Precinct (formerly known as Garrison).

Family will receive friends on Tuesday September 12 @ 10 AM with a service @ 11:00 AM at Fletcher Funeral Home located at 254 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157.

Death Notification: John D. Rill

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of John D. Rill, father of Retired Douglas Rill, on September 03, 2017.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, September 6, from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A. 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester, MD 21102, and on Thursday, September 7, from 10 – 11 am at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3239 Carrollton Rd, Hampstead, MD 21074, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church of Hampstead, MD, or the Upperco Volunteer Fire Company.

Death Notification: William Schoenberger, Jr

The Lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of retiree William Schoenberger, Jr., on September 3, 2017.

William Schoenberger was born on October 30 of 1930. In 1954, at 24 years old he joined the Department and served Baltimore County for 20 years. After his retirement in 1974, Schoenberger moved to North Carolina where he spent the remainder of his life raising his family in Supply, North Carolina with his wife, predeceased Marion Schoenberger and their children. William Schoenberger passed away at the age of 87.

He and his wife’s final wishes were to have their ashes spread all across the beautiful Carolina Coast.

Tomorrow, William Schoenberger’s son James Schoenberger will follow through with his mother and father’s wishes and do just that!
The Department sends its deepest sympathies to the family of William F. Schoenberger, Jr.


PBA members will note a $4.00 deduction at the next available pay period for his passing.

Death Notification: Lois C. Leichling

On August 27, 2017 Lois C. Leichling (Nee DeFalco) Dearest Wife of the late Harvey L. Leichling, Sr. Beloved Daughter of the late Charles and Caroline DeFalco. Devoted Mother of Harvey Leichling, Jr., John Leichling and his Wife Allison, Wendy Lynch and Darlene Padgett and her Husband John. Loving Sister of Carol Mathias and her Husband Robert and the late Marylou Northcraft. Loving Grandmother of John Lynch, Jr., April Deal and her Husband John Jr., Ryan Leichling, John Padgett, Jr., Corey Leichling, Lauren Padgett and Alyssa Leichling. She was also survived by many other loving Relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church 1532 E. Fort Avenue Locust Point MD 21230 on Saturday at 11:00am. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. At Ms. Lois’s request, she did not want to have any visitation at the Funeral Home. She would rather you remember her as she was in life. The family would like to invite everyone back to the Knights of Columbus Hall 1338 Hull Street, Baltimore MD 21230 for a celebration of Ms. Lois’s life immediately following the committal services at cedar hill cemetery.

Death notification: Ralph Larue Henry

HENRY, Ralph Larue, 91, of Brooksville, father of retired member Ben Henry, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017.
He was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and came to this area six years ago from Westminster, Maryland.  He proudly served in the United States Army and retired as Master Sargeant.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by wife of 66 years, Mary Miller Henry.  He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Lael Henry of Spring Hill, Florida; daughter, Helené Emery of Brooksville, Florida; three grandchildren, Heather Johnston, Raymond Henry, Jason Emery; four great-grandchildren, Anna and Olivia Johnston, Abigail and Brooks Henry.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Edd Denton officiating.  Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, with military honors, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
First United Methodist Church in memory of Ralph Henry.

Death Notification: Joan Hennigan Wilhelm

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Corporal Patrick Wilhelm of Precinct 9 in the passing of his mother, Joan Hennigan Wilhelm, on August 12th, 2017.

There will be visitation at the Schimunek Funeral Home located at 610 W. MacPhail Rd. Bel Air, Maryland on Thursday, August 17th from 11a-12:30p followed by a funeral service at 12:30p at the same location.

In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to Stella Maris Hospice.

Death Notification: Margaret McCarty

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Margaret McCarty, Beloved Grandmother of Officer Monetta Carter who passed away on August 11, 2017.

Please keep your thoughts and prayers with Monetta and her Family.

Viewing will be at Joseph Brown Funeral Home 2140 North Fulton Avenue Baltimore MD 21233 August 23rd 1500 hours- 2000 hours

Funeral 2140 North Fulton Avenue Baltimore MD 21233 August 24th – 1000 hours

Death Notification: Jason Loizeaux

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Jason Loizeaux, brother of Adrienne Grant, on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Funeral services will be privately held through Ruck Funeral Home of Towson, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Phoenix Wildlife Center in his name: or by mail 14530 Manor Road, Phoenix, Maryland 21131.