Robert “Bob” Henry Hoerr

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Robert Hoerr Jr., father of Officer Robert Hoerr III.

On February 9, 2020 Robert “Bob” Henry Hoerr, Jr. devoted husband of the late Marilyn V. Hoerr (nee Miller); beloved father of Robert H. Hoerr, III and his wife Karla; loving “Pop” of Brody and Wyatt; dear brother of John Hoerr, Sandra Burleson, Regina Auld, the late Joan Clegg and the late Ronald Hoerr. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Saturday, February 22nd at 1 pm. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 22nd from 12 noon – 1 pm.

Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123; Tel: 1-800-227-2345 ; Web:

Thomas Pawelczyk

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Thomas Pawelczyk, father of Corporal Greg Pawelcyzk.

On January 29, 2020, Thomas F. Pawelczyk, father of Greg Pawelczyk and wife Molly and Mike Pawelczyk and wife Deidra, grandfather of Sean, Nevaeh and Loralie, brother of Patrice Kany and husband Tim and his dear friend Mr. Hank Crowley. Mr. Pawelczyk is additionally survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family will receive visitors at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK, 7110 Sollers Point Road on Saturday, February 8th , from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Online condolences may be shared at


Garrett Bakhsh

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Garrett Bakhsh, son of Natalie and Brad Bakhsh.

Garrett, 18, was a well-like and respected freshman at Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina, when his life was needlessly cut short in a mass shooting at Mac’s Lounge near campus early Sunday morning. Garrett and some friends were celebrating a birthday at the live music lounge when two unknown men entered the establishment and began fighting. Both pulled out guns and started shooting, killing two people and injuring seven, Garrett included. Garrett was rushed to a hospital but died on Tuesday.

Garrett’s family and friends, both in Baltimore County and in South Carolina, are devastated. Garrett was the type of person that was literally loved by everyone he met. He graduated from Hereford High School last year where he played lacrosse, and continued his love of lacrosse playing for the men’s team at Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina. His teammates say that he was the glue that turned a team into a family. Garrett was studying criminal justice at Coker with hopes of becoming a U.S. Marshall after he graduated.

The impact that Garrett had on people was more enormous than even his family realized as hundreds of friends responded to the hospital after hearing word of Garrett’s injuries. His family would like to thank each and every one of them for the love and support they offered Garrett and themselves. It was truly meaningful.

While Garrett’s family is comforted by the news that two suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting, they and hundreds of other friends, coaches, teachers, and family members are left to deal with an enormous emptiness in their hearts.

Funeral arrangements will be kept private for friends and family only, with the family asking that media respect their privacy as they deal with the enormity of this tragedy.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. LifePoint Church 1701 Emory Road Reisterstown, MD 21136

Friday, February 7, 2020 9:30 a.m. LifePoint Church 1701 Emory Road Reisterstown, MD 21136

Emory United Methodist Church 1600 Emory Road Upperco, MD 21155

Please continue to keep Brad and Natalie and their family and friends in your prayers.


Carolina M. Sweren

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Carolina M. Sweren, mother of Lieutenant Dave Sweren.

Carolina M. Sweren, 76, of Owings Mills, MD, passed away suddenly due to a brief illness on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster, MD. Born on September 25, 1943, in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Norton Lester and Jane Newman Smith. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Dennis Sweren, who passed away in 1977.

For many years, Carolina worked as a manicurist. She enjoyed art and gardening.

Surviving her are children: Herbert Sweren and wife Holly, Kendra Keiser, and David Sweren and wife Jennifer, and 5 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by sisters: Lydia Ford and Mary Jane Tuma.

The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 28, from 10 am – 12 pm at the ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, where a funeral service will begin at 12 pm. Interment to follow in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolina’s memory may be made to your local humane society, or Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.


Jason Miller

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Jason Miller, brother of Officer Matt Miller.

Sadly on January 22nd, 2020, Jason Miller passed away. He was the cherished son of Kathy and the late John Miller; loving father of Gabriel Bailey and Blake Miller; dear brother of Matt Miller and his wife Kristina; and caring uncle Kristopher Miller, Jake Miller, and Jaxson Miller. Jason is also survived by many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends may call at the family owned Ambrose Funeral Home, 1328 Sulphur Spring Rd., Arbutus on Sunday, January 26th from 3 PM to 5 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, January 27th at 12 Noon. Cremation will be held privately at a later time.

To send flowers to Jason’s family, please visit our floral section.

Neal Cherry


The lodge regrets to announce of death of Joseph N. Cherry, father of Officer Joseph Cherry.

Neal Cherry, age 68, of Bel Air, Maryland passed away on January 24, 2020 at Forest Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center in Forest Hill, Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Joseph John and Martha Ann (Andes) Cherry and husband of Geraldine E. Cherry. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

In addition to his parents and wife, Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph (Amy Zawondy) John Cherry, II; daughter, Nicole (James R.) L. Chanoski; four grandchildren, Miranda and Joey Cherry and Nathan and Liam Chanowski; brother, Michael P. Cherry; and sister-in-law, Peggy and her husband, Robert Cherry.

To send flowers to the family of Neal Cherry, please visit Tribute Store.


Edward Minnick, Sr.

The lodge regrets to announce the death of Edward L. Minnick, Sr.  The father of Retired Office Edward Minnick, Jr.

On January 20, 2020, Edward LeeRoy Minnick, Sr. passed away peacefully at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosalie G. Minnick; loving father of Edward L. Minnick, Jr., and Tammy L. Mansberger and her husband Glen; loving grandfather of Michael Minnick, Shannon Mansberger and Kyle Mansberger; dear brother of Pearl Schultz, Doris Campbell, Mickey Wells, James Minnick, Norman Minnick, and the late Billy and Bubber Minnick, and Beulah Monroe. Also survived by his loving great nephew Zachary Blizzard, as well as many other nieces and nephews, and extended family members and friends. Ed was an avid country music fan. He loved to sing and play the guitar. He could be seen many days performing with his musical group, the McBand, at the Perry Hall McDonald’s.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair RD, Nottingham, MD 21236, on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, at 11am, at St. Michael Lutheran Church (9534 Belair RD, Nottingham, MD 21236). Interment services will follow in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a memorial donation in Ed’s name to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Ste. 800, Miami, FL 33131.


Elda Canup

The Essex Precinct regrets to announce the passing of Elda Canup, the beloved grandmother of Officer C. Canup. Mrs. Canup passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 83.  Please keep the Canup family in your hearts.

Services will be taking place on January 15th, 2020 at 2PM. Whitleys Funeral Home Chapel 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Helen Myrtle (Richards) Pittman

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Helen Myrtle (Richards) Pittman, mother of retired Bro. Dave Neuman, on January 7, 2020.

Friends may call at family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P. A. at 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at route 702 (beltway exit 36) on Sunday January 12th, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral service on Monday January 13th, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Internment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Helen’s name to the Maryland SPCA 3300 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211  410-235-8826

Glee A. Moyer

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Glee A. Moyer (former B.CO.P.D. civilian employee from fingerprint division), mother of Ola M. Santoni (formerly of Essex precinct) and mother-in-law of Dan Santoni (formerly of Essex precinct). She was born April 20 1924 and passed on November 16, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada.

Michael J. Richardson

With our deepest sympathy and sadness, the Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Michael J. Richardson, father of Detective Todd Richardson, uncle to Officer Nicholas Dunlap (Towson Precinct) and brother in-law to Retired-Detective Doug Dunlap.

Mr. Richardson passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Our condolences to Detective Todd Richardson and his family and friends. Please keep the Richardson family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The family will receive friends at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Road (at beltway exit 26) on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm.

A Celebration of Life will begin at 3pm in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.

Samuel L. “Sam” Goldberg

The Lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of Samuel L. “Sam” Goldberg, June 15, 1935 – December 30, 2019.

Samuel Goldberg was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Fort Pierce in 1999. Sam worked for the Baltimore County Police Department for 26 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, collecting fishing equipment, guns, knives, and watches. He could fix anything.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley Goldberg of Fort Pierce, FL; brothers-in-law, Roy (Frances) Cox of Ivanhoe, VA and John (Jessie) Cox of Vero Beach, FL.

Friends may call at family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P. A. at 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at route 702 (Beltway exit 36) on Wednesday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funeral services on Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Interment Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery.


Frank J. Enko

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Frank J. Enko, father of Officer Frank Enko.  Mr. Enko immigrated to the United States in 1951 and opened his own florist business.  He died peacefully, two days before his 90th birthday.  Viewing and Service information is as follows:
·         Viewing information:  The family will receive friends at the Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7110 Sollers Point Road on Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 3-5 & 7-9 pm.
·         Service information:  A funeral service to celebrate Mr. Enko’s life will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 10:30 am, at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Christ Lutheran Cemetery on German Hill Road.
Please keep Frank and his family in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season.


Katherine Robey

It is with a heavy heart that the Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Katherine Robey, Grandmother of Sergeant Christopher Cullip.

There will be no formal services as a private service will be held for family only. Please keep Chris and his family in your thoughts and prayers.