Bonnie Caryn Ensor

Retired Officer Stephen M. Ensor, Jr.’s sister passed away suddenly on October 9th, 2019; Bonnie Caryn Ensor, age 50 of Forked River, NJ; formerly of Parkville, MD; beloved daughter of Jeanne Ensor and the late Stephen M. Ensor Sr; dear sister of Stephen M. Ensor Jr and Aimee B. Chrest; devoted fiance of James Bangert; loving sister in law of Tracey Dicandeloro, Dawn Ensor and Jeffrey Chrest; caring niece of Andrea Gresko and Linda Gresko; also survived by many relatives and friends.

Bonnie was an avid fan of Fleetwood Mac and collector of rock memorabilia. She was an exceptional artist. Bonnie loved animals, especially her pet Pekingese.

Family and friends will honor and celebrate Bonnie’s life at the Evans Life Celebration Home-8800 Harford Road-Parkville, MD, on Tuesday, October 15th from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11 AM Wednesday at St. Ursula Catholic Church. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions in Bonnie’s name may be made to Defenders of Animal Rights, Inc.


Irene Hoke

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Irene Hoke, step-grandmother of Officer Paul Hoke # 4031, and stepmother of retired Baltimore County Police Officer Robert O. Hoke. Services will be private in Chase, MD. We ask that you keep our active and retired brothers, and their family, in your thoughts.

James Pratt (JP)

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of James Pratt (JP), brother to Sister Denise Yost. A celebration of JP’s life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in JP’s name to the Pediatric Ward at Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave Danville, PA 17822.

Ronald Joseph Marsiglia

It is with a heavy heart that the Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Ronald Joseph Marsiglia (72), the father-in-law of Lieutenant William Vaselaros of the Robbery Unit.  Mr. Marsiglia passed away on October 5, 2019 after a long illness.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, 10/9/19, from 14:00-16:00 and 18:00-20:00 at the Haight Funeral Home and Chapel located at 6416 Sykesville Rd. Sykesville Md. 21784.

There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 on Thursday, 10/10/19,  prior to the funeral, which will be held at the Calvary United Methodist Church located at 3939 Gamber Rd. Finksburg Md. 21048.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Lieutenant Vaselaros and his family.


Donald Chilcoat Sr.

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Donald Chilcoat Sr., who dedicated over 70 years of service to the Cowenton / White Marsh Volunteer Fire Department. He survived by his son, Donald “Buddy” Chilcoat Jr, who is retired from the Baltimore County Police Department, and his Nephew Jeffrey Chilcoat Jr., who is currently assigned to Precinct 8. Donald Chilcoat Sr. passed away on 09/24/2019 and his visitation and funeral arrangements are listed below.

Visitation: Sunday, September 29th, 2019 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Visitation will be located at the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Department, 10331 Philadelphia Road, White Marsh, Maryland 21162.

Funeral Service: A service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, September 30th, 2019. The service will also be located at the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Department.

Burial Service: Burial services will be performed immediately following the funeral service on September 30th at the Holly Hill Memorial Gardens located at 10201 Bird River Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21220. All friends are welcome.

Joseph Williams Price

The Lodge regrets the passing of Joseph, “Joe” Williams Price on September 13, 2019.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Plains Church, 1802 Old US 1 HWY, Apex, NC 27502.

Memorial contributions may be made to an organization or church of your choice in honor of Joe.


Paul Edward Smith

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Paul Edward Smith, father of Crime Lab Tech, Meredith Duley and father in law of Det. Steve Duley on September 5, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be held for the passing of Paul Edward Smith, on September 14, 2019, at 1pm at the FOP Lodge 34, located at 730 Wampler Road, Middle River, MD 21220.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Baltimore MD 21228.

See for the obituary for Paul Edward Smith


Bruce Leon LaFollette Sr

The Lodge regrets the passing of Bruce Leon LaFollette Sr., beloved Grandfather of Cpl. Greg Barber of the Pc09 Traffic Team and Detective Danielle Barber of the Burglary Unit. Mr. LaFollette passed away on September 5th 2019. Please keep the Barber Family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Viewing:  Will be held on 9/8/2019 Hours: 1-3 and 5-7 at  Connelly’s Funeral Home of  Dundalk, located at 7110 Sollers Point Road

Funeral: 09/10/2019 Connelly’s Funeral Home of Dundalk at 1000 hours

Betty Mae Pugh

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Betty Mae Pugh, beloved grandma of Officer Clif “Buddy” Pugh of Shift One. Mrs. Pugh passed away on September 6, 2019. Please keep the Pugh family in your prayers during this difficult time.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Connelly’s Funeral Home of Essex located at 300 Mace Ave 21221 from 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. Friends and co-workers are welcome to attend to pay their respects.

Angel Franco

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Angel Franco, grandfather to Det. Jesus Saucedo #5622 of the Vice Narcotics Section. The family will be making private arrangements. Please keep the Saucedo family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

Karen Louise Childs

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Karen Louise Childs, Mother of Officer Dan Childs of the Technology & Communications Section.
Individuals wishing to pay their respects to the Childs family may do so at the viewing. Arrangements are as follows:

Wednesday August 21 between 1800-2100
Harry H. Witzke’s Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Elliott City, MD 21043

The funeral service will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the Childs family has requested that a donation be made to the charity of your choice.
Please keep the Childs family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

James “Geppy” Gephardt

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of James “Geppy” Gephardt on August 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Gephardt, children Jennifer Brocato and Jason Gephardt, his sisters Donna Wagner, Darlene ‘Fran’ Zalek and Roberta Miotla, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Worth and Margaret Gephardt. Celebration of Life August 25th, 2–5pm at Hawks Pleasure Club, 430 Riverside Drive. Event is casual with light fare. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the National Kidney Foundation



CANDIDA RIUTORT BENEDETTO, age 95, of Bel Air, MD passed away on July 4, 2019. She was a parishioner of St. Margaret Catholic Church and enjoyed her time with family and friends. As a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 39, she remained actively involved until the passing of her beloved husband, William A. Benedetto, Sr.

Mrs. Benedetto was the devoted mother of William A. Benedetto, Jr. and Robert A. Benedetto, Sr.; four grandchildren, Robert A. Benedetto, Jr., Erin B. Emerick, Tina M. Wright and Tricia L. Nilles; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Jamie Riutort.

In addition to her parents, Juan and Isabel Arbona Riutort, and her husband, William, she was predeceased by daughter, Denise A. Benedetto; and brothers and sisters, Rosa Cintron, Antonio Rodreguez, Miguel Riutort, Elias (Leo) Riutort, Juan Riutort, and Cesar Riutort.

Those who desire may make a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 405 Williams Court, Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220

Robert Louis Morano

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Robert Louis Morano., Father of Detective Steve Morano. Our heartfelt condolences to the Morano family at this time.

Individuals wishing to pay their respects to the Morano Family can do so at the viewing. The details are listed below;

Viewing: Thursday August 22, 2019, 3-5 pm, 7-9 pm

Eline Funeral Home 11824 Reisterstown Road Reisterstown, MD 21136 

Funeral Arrangements- Will be private for family only.
In Lieu in flowers, donations can be sent to The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon.

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Barbara Jean Perry-Lynch

It is with deep sadness the Lodge announces the passing of Barbara Jean Perry-Lynch, the grandmother of Officer Lauren Perry #5823. Mrs. Perry Lynch passed away on 8/2/2019 after complications from a long-term illness. She is survived by her by husband Lawrence Lynch. Two sons: Lawrence Perry and Jeffery Perry. Ten grandchildren: Garrick, Taure-Ayn, Lauren, Amber, Lenique, Christopher, Terence, Kierra, Jaden, and Leah (Perry).

The family will celebrate the life of Mrs. Perry-Lynch during a memorial/viewing scheduled at the following date/times:

Funeral Arrangements:

Saturday August 10, 2019  Greater Morning Star Apostolic Ministries 1700 Ritchie Marlboro Road Largo, Md 20774

Viewing: 10am Service: 11am