Death Notification: Betty JoAnn Ciepiela

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Betty JoAnn Ciepiela, age 84, of Sykesville, who passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Maryland Masonic Home, in Cockeysville, MD.

Betty Ciepiela was the mother of retired officer, and current police assistant, Paul Ciepiela, and grandmother to Recruit Adam Ciepiela.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 2 to 5pm at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 10am. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Park.

Those desiring may make memorial donations to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.

Please keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.


Death Notification: Victoria (nee Rostek) Ozarowski

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Victoria (nee Rostek) Ozarowski, Mother-in-law to Retired Cpl. Barry Koch, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Normandie Ridge Nursing Facility in York, Pennsylvania. She was 97 years old and formerly of Baltimore, Maryland. Victoria was the beloved wife of the late Walter J. Ozarowski who passed away in 2011; devoted mother of Robert Ozarowski of Timonium, Maryland, Kathleen Koch and her husband Barry of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania and Denise LaRicci and her husband Louis also of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania; loving grandmother of Rebecca Smith and her husband Tim, Ryan Koch and his wife Tina, Candace Fitzgerald and her husband Chris and Danielle Creswell and her husband Justin, adored great grandmother of 4.

Victoria was born on August 7, 1921 in Warsaw, Poland. She was an excellent cook and will be remembered fondly for her sewing skills. She took great pride in crocheting and knitting blankets, baby clothing and other garments for her family.

The family will receive friends at Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A., 2325 York Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Tuesday, November 20 from 3-5 PM where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 21 beginning at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery.


Death Notification: Joseph Comegna

August 14, 1965 – November 12, 2018

On November 12, 2018, Joseph Horace Comegna, Baltimore County Police Officer, beloved husband of Shannon M. (nee Kiebler) Comegna; devoted father of Meaghan, Kyle and Ryan, Pop-Pop to Brennen and Owen. Beloved son of the late Horace “BUD” Comegna (BPD Retired) and Barbara Comegna; dear son in law of Jean Kiebler. Joe is also survived by his brothers Steven and Victor, his nieces and nephews, many friends and colleagues and his black lab Bella.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD 21236 on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Ursula School 8900 Harford Rd., Parkville, MD 21234 and or Archbishop Curley High School, 3701 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore, MD 21213.

Death Notification: Lamont Reese Riley

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Lamont Reese Riley, Brother of Officer Brenda Binns-Clarke.

Public Viewing Sunday 11/11/18, 3-5pm Gary P. March Funeral Home 270 Fredhilton Pass Baltimore Md 21229

Services will be held at:
Refuge Way of the Cross Church 4301 Old York Rd Baltimore Md 21212 Wake 10:00-10:30

Funeral starts at 10:30

And repast at the church following the funeral

Death Notification: Eric Alexander Harris, Sr

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Eric Alexander Harris, Sr., on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

The funeral will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Vaughn C. Greene Randallstown Chapel, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, Maryland 21133 at 10:00 a.m.

The interment will take place at Dulaney Valley Cemetery, Timonium, Maryland 21093 on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. following services.


Death Notification: Sandra V. Matthews

The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Sandra V. Matthews, mother of Officer Luke Matthews.  Sandra V. Matthews passed away suddenly in her home on Sunday, the 4th of November.  We ask that you please keep the Matthews family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Funeral arrangements for Sandra V. Matthews:
Vaughn Greene 8728 Liberty Road Randallstown, MD 21133
Viewing: Thursday, November 8th, 4:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Wake: Friday, November 9th, at 10:00 am
Funeral immediately following at 10:30 am

Death Notification: Retired Sgt. Daniel Brennan

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Sgt. Daniel Brennan #1595, a 27 year veteran of our agency. Sgt. Dan Brennan died suddenly at home on Sunday October 28th.  Sgt. Brennan was an active member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 and The Police Emerald Society of Baltimore. Sgt. Brennan served our agency from 4/6/1970 until 6/18/1997. He also served our country in the United States Navy.

Sgt. Brennan is survived by his beloved wife Miriam (nee Campbell). He is also survived by his sons; Cpl. Eric Brennan (PC8) and his wife Katie and Michael Brennan and his wife Tracey. He will also be missed by his beloved grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Shawn, Gracey, and Thomas Brennan as well as his nephew James Robinson.

Friends and family may pay their respects at Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Rd. 21234, on Friday November 2nd from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm. Burial services will be private. Our condolences to Cpl. Brennan and his family.

Death Notification: Thomas J. Ryan

The Lodge regrets to announce that on Friday, October 26, 2018 FOP Lodge #4 Charter member Thomas J. Ryan passed away at his home.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church located at 533 E. Jarrettsville Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050 at 10:00 am.

Reception to follow.


Death Notification: John William Wagner

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Glen Wagner’s father. His father, John William Wagner passed away on 10/24/18.

The viewing will be at Connelly Funeral Home located at 300 Mace Ave 21221 from 1500Hrs-1700Hrs and 1900Hrs-2100Hrs on Sunday 10/28/18.

Burial: There will be a service at Connelly Funeral Home at 1100Hrs on Monday 10/29/18, and the burial will take place at Holy Rosary Cemetery located at 7305 German Hill Rd. 21222 following the service.

During this difficult time please keep Ofc. Wagner and his family in your thoughts and prayers

Death Notification: Clarence P. Mertz

The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Clarence P. Mertz (Larry), the father of Sgt. Michael Mertz.

The viewing and funeral arrangements are as follows:
Viewing:Friday 10/26/18 between 1900-2100 hours and ​Saturday morning 10/27/18 between 0900 -1000 hours

Location: Gardner Furneral Home 126 South Black Horse Pike Runnermede, NJ 08078

Funeral and internment will start at 1000 hours on Saturday 10/27/18 at Colestown Cemetary located at Church Rd and Kings Highway , Cherry Hill NJ 08002

Death Notification: Francis Marie West

It is with deepest sympathy that the Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Ms. Francis Marie West.  Ms. West is the mother of Corporal Christopher Bishop who is assigned to the Vice Narcotics Section.  Ms. West passed away on October 18, 2018 at Gilchrest Center Towson.  There will be a private family ceremony to celebrate Ms. West’s life.  For those wishing, the Bishop and West family requests donations be made in her honor to Gilchrist Center Towson 555 Towsontown Boulevard W, Towson MD 21204.  Please keep Corporal Bishop’s family in your prayers.