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.

Death Notification: Kathy Conway Norris

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Kathy Conway Norris.  Mrs. Norris is the stepmother of Lieutenant Michael Norris of the Internal Affairs Section, the wife of retired Captain Charlie Norris and the sister of retired Officer Terry Conway.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Memorial service at Christ Church, 2421 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange, Florida 32128 on Tuesday August 2, 2017 at 3 O’clock PM.

A Celebration of Kathy’s life following the service will be held at the Country Inn and Suites Hotel 5802 Journeys End Way, Port Orange, Florida 32127 from 5 to 8 PM.

For relatives and friends in Baltimore a second celebration of Kathy’s life will be held at the Bowman Restaurant 9306 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234 on August 18, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM.

In Lieu of flowers donations in Kathy’s name may be made to Halifax Health Hospice 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129 or the American Cancer Society

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Death Notification: Richard “Dick” A. Trivett

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of  Richard “Dick” A. Trivett,  Father of Lieutenant Dave Trivett, on August 1st at the age of eighty-four.  The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Sunday, August 6, 2017  3-6 pm
(Mr. Trivett was known for wearing suspenders and those are encouraged for the viewing otherwise, dress is professional casual)
Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
11800 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Funeral Service:
Monday, August 7, 2017 11am
The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew
15300 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service.  A private internment service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, honorary contributions, may be made to the following organizations that represent important aspects of his life.
Maryland COPS- Concerns of Police Survivors
519 Laurel Road
Riva, MD 21140

1200 29th St, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007


Death Notification: Brigitte Felts

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Ms. Brigitte Felts, Mother- in- Law of Det. Joan Wheeler-Felts, Persons Crimes Section.  A private family Memorial Service will be held prior to Internment at the Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:

The American Lung Association of Maryland
211 East Lombard Street, Suite 260
Baltimore, MD 21202

Please keep the Felts Family in your thoughts during this difficult time.

Death Notification: Geraldine Brocato

The Lodge Team regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Geraldine Brocato, mother of Sgt. Curt Brocato (IAS) and grandmother of Officers Christopher and Zachary Brocato (MCT & PC 7) on Friday July 28, 2017. The family will be welcoming guests at Eckhardt’s Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Dr, Manchester, MD 21102 on Wednesday August 2, 2017 from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Mrs. Brocato’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Please keep the Brocato family in your thoughts and prayers.

Death Notification: Retired Sergeant Paul Merkle (Chaplain) (updated)

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 regretfully announces the passing of Retired Sergeant Paul Merkle. Paul is the former Chaplain of Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #4 and served on the Executive Board of Directors and on numerous committees for more then two decades. In addition, he was Chaplain for the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police and the Secretary for the Baltimore County Retired Officers Association. Paul also served as the Liaison and counsel for the Maryland Concerns of Police Survivors.  His contributions to police officers, their families and members of the Fraternal Order of Police can not be overstated. His Knowledge and counsel will be greatly missed.

Paul also volunteered at Stella Maris, giving Communion to hospice patients and long-term residents as well as providing respite care to home hospice families. An active member of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, he was an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the sick and homebound parishioners, a Member of the Resurrection Choir and a Lector. Paul also volunteered for the Baltimore County Department of Aging, distributing groceries to residents of Baltimore County.

The family will receive friends at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Road (Beltway exit26), on Wednesday from  2-4 and 7-9PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, at 10AM at St. Isaac Jogues Church. Entombment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate memorial contributions to the Maryland Chapter of COPS c/o Sue Nickerson P.O.Box 125 Worton, MD. 21676 or to St. Isaac Jogues Church 9215 Old Harford Road Baltimore, MD. 21234.


Paul A. Merkle