Marian L. Graff

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Marian Louise Graff, mother of Officer Robert Graff. She passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Please keep the Graff family in your thoughts and prayers.

John G. Kraft

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of John G. Kraft, father of Retired Officer Donald J. Kraft.

On May 5, 2022 John G. Kraft of Perry Hall, beloved husband for 60 years to Anna K. (nee Butt) Kraft; devoted father of Carolyn A. Miller and Frank Schultz of Perry Hall, MD., Donald J. Kraft and his wife Diane of North Port, FL., Kenneth W. Kraft and his wife Rita of Georgetown, DE., and Sandra L. Kraft and Gail Purcell of Rehoboth Beach, DE.; loving grandfather of Laurie A. Bunch, Donald J. Kraft, Jr., Timothy J. Kraft and an extended family of grandchildren, Candace Greer, Tracie Peer, Ronald Brittingham, Kirk and Todd Feehley, and 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; dear brother of Joseph Kraft, Catherine Ryan and the late Anna Dietz, Margaret Krause and Robert Kraft; he is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by all.

The family will receive friends at the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A. 11750 Belair Road in Kingsville on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in Fullerton on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10:00am. Interment St. Joseph Church Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Gilchrist Hospice Center www.gilchristcares.org

David L. Kreek

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer David L. Kreek.

Rev. David L. Kreek, 79, of East New Market passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville. He was married to the former Nancy Knauff.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. 

Richard F. Mast

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Richard Franklin “Rick” Mast, father of Retired Officer Christian Mast.

Richard Mast’s passing at the age of 72 on Sunday, May 1, 2022 has been publicly announced by Connelly Cremation and Funeral Services in Baltimore, MD.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the FOP Lodge #4, 9304 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234. In lieu of flowers, please send your monetary donation to “We Honor Veterans” c/o Gilchrist Hospice, 111311 Hunt Valley Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Please keep the Mast family in your thoughts and prayers.

John P. Claypoole, Sr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of John Perry Claypoole, Sr., father of Retired Officer Mark Claypoole.

John Perry Claypoole, Sr., age 88 of Stewartstown, PA, and formerly of Sykesville, MD, passed away, Monday, April 11, 2022 at York Hospital in York, PA. Born February 8, 1934 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late James H. Claypoole, Sr. and the late Winifred Perry Claypoole. He was the husband of the late Donna Claypoole.


John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked for AAI Corporation as an electrical engineer for 37 years. He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God where he sang in the choir for 35 years. John, along with his wife, Donna also volunteered their time to build sets for many performances Trinity conducted over the years. He was a member of Christian Farmers Outreach and American Legion Post 0455 in Stewartstown, PA.
Surviving are sons John Claypoole Jr. and his wife Terry of Stewartstown, PA, and Mark Claypoole and his wife Cynthia of Chapin, SC, brother Rick Claypoole and his fiance Joy Beyer, sister Mary Alice Lucier, sister-in-law Pat Claypoole, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother James H. Claypoole Jr.


The family will receive friends on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6-8pm and on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10-11 am at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Rd., Sykesville, MD 21784.


Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Interment in Lake View Memorial Park, Sykesville.

William “Roger” Russin

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of William Roger Russin, brother of Retired Major Randall B. Russin.

William Roger Russin, age 75, passed away due to complications of Covid on March 3, 2022.


Roger was born in Baltimore, MD to the late Wasco J. and Virginia B. Russin. Roger grew up in Woodlawn, MD, where he was a founding member of the Woodlawn Thunderbolts football team. He graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1964. He attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and was a four-year member of the Cadet Corps, graduating in 1968 with a degree in Aero Space Engineering. He continued his studies at George Mason University graduating with a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
Following graduation, Roger worked for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and later at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA. Roger also worked for GE doing project research in hypersonic propulsion in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Following his engineering career, Roger attended the Lutheran Missouri Synod Seminary and obtained a Master’s Degree in Theology and moved to Smyrna, DE. In Smyrna is where he worked as a Lutheran Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church and an Adjunct Physics Instructor at Delaware Tech.


Roger later moved to Coral Gables, FL, where he worked as a computer coding contractor. He was very active in the political action committee Defend Florida, where he cultivated many close friendships. He enjoyed traveling the back roads of America and visited virtually all of the states recording his explorations for friends and family to share.


Roger is survived by his two daughters, Heather A. Marr (James), Gretchen E. Rose (Dave); four grandchildren, Christopher, Reagan, Cody and Caden; 1 great-granddaughter, Oaklynn Jane; brother Randall (Mary); niece Amy Baum (Tim), nephew Christopher (pre-deceased), nephew Jeremy (Patty) and great nieces and nephews.


Arrangements:
First Baptist Church of Westward Lakes, FL
5801 SW 120th Ave
Miami, FL 33183
March 20, 2022, 3:00 PM
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger’s honor to:
The Multiple Sclerosis Society
Donate | National Multiple Sclerosis Society (nationalmssociety.org)
The Leukemia Society
Donate to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org)

Barbara Ann Jones

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Barbara “Barbie” A. Jones, daughter of Retired Officer Michael Peregoy.

Barbie Jones passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022. She will be cremated in Florida. Memorial arrangements are pending.

Please keep the Peregoy family in your thoughts and prayers.

Roland J. “Sonny” Gorman

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Roland J. “Sonny” Gorman, daughter of Retired Sergeant Helen Miller and son-in-law of Retired Sergeant Robert Miller.

Roland J. “Sonny” Gorman, 87, of Duncansville, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Plum Creek, son of the late Raymond W. and Kathryn L. (Baughman) Gorman.

He married Rose H. Eger on May 27, 1952, in Altoona. She passed away July 20, 2020.

Surviving are seven children: Wes (Jackie), Irene Walters, Mark (Connie), John (Melinda), Helen Miller (Robert), Guy (Valerie) and Robin Felix (Brian); daughters-in-law, Jeanie and Karen; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Paul and Alan; a granddaughter, Angel; two brothers, Carl and James; and two sisters, Sally Helsel and Rosemary “Het” Imler. Roland was the last surviving member of the Gorman family.

Sonny was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Newry. He retired as a cement truck driver from New Enterprise Stone & Lime in 1997 after 28 years of service. He was previously employed at Clarence Mowery’s Farm, Bakers Summit and the Claysburg Brick Yard.

Sonny enjoyed cutting firewood, gardening, hunting, spending time with his grandchildren and listening to a good story that would make him laugh.

He was known as Sonny, Sunshine, Dad, Pap and White Hair Pap and will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially by two grandsons who called him White Hair Pap.

Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Church, Newry. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.

Mary C. Fox

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mary Carolyn Fox, mother of Retired Officer Richard Fox.

On March 10, 2022 Mary Carolyn Fox; beloved wife of the late Edgar E. Fox Jr.; devoted mother of William D. Fox (Karan), Richard A. Fox, Sr. (Joyce), and the late Steven C. Fox (Dawn). cherished Grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. dear sister of Nancy Yingling, and Carroll Yingling.

A funeral service was held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc. 7922 Wise Avenue on Saturday March 12, 2022 at 10 AM. Interment Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to Watersedge Community Association, c/o Todd Smith, 8202 Dundalk Avenue, Dundalk, MD 21222.

Dolores Loiacono

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Dolores A. Loiacono, mother of Retired Officer Steven Loiacono and mother-in-law of Retired Officer Charlynn Loiacono.

On March 20, 2022, Dolores A. Loiacono (nee Weitz); beloved wife of the late Samuel Loiacono; devoted mother of Steven Loiacono and his wife Charlynn, Toni Spear and her husband Paul; loving grandmother of Michael Loiacono, Nikki Schwendemann, Jamie, and Tyler Spear; great grandmother of Cora and Wyatt Schwendemann and Parker Spear also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and celebrate Dolores’s life at Evans Life Celebration Home-Parkville, 8800 Harford Road on Monday, March 28, 2022, from 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm with a funeral service on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 11:00 am. Entombment: Moreland Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com.

Allan B. Fitzwater

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Allan B. Fitzwater, age 81, on March 16, 2022.

Allan was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Amos Fitzwater & the late Mildred Fitzwater (nee White). He is the beloved husband of the late Susan Fitzwater; loving father of Donald Fitzwater & the late Deborah Connor; cherished grandfather of Brandon Fitzwater (& his wife Megan), Tyler Fitzwater, & Ricky Connor; caring great grandfather of Abraham Fitzwater & Andrew Fitzwater. 

Family & friends may gather at the family owned & operated Ambrose Funeral Home, Inc., 1328 Sulphur Spring Rd., Halethorpe, MD 21227 for a public visitation on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:00-8:00pm & Thursday, March 24 from 10:00-11:00am. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 24 at 11:00am. Interment will immediately follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park.

Please keep the Fitzwater family in your thoughts and prayers.

Edgar C. Hindle, Jr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Edgar C. Hindle, Jr. on Friday, March 11, 2022.

No funeral arrangements. Monetary donations in his memory can be sent to:  The Parkinson’s Foundation, 3570 Onley Laytonsville Road, #490, Olney, MD 20830.

Winfred P. Wright, Jr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Officer Winfred P. Wright, Jr.

On March 11, 2022, Winfred Perry Wright, Jr, age 52, went to be with the Lord. He was born on March 15, 1969 in Brooklyn, NY. Upon graduating from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School he entered the United States Marine Corps where he served honorably for 6 years leaving the Corps as a Sergeant. In 1999 he began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department where he served as a police officer and a training instructor. His primary hobbies included travel and cigars.

Mr. Wright was the beloved husband of Joselyn Wright; devoted father of Ashley Durham and the late Timothy J. Wright; dear step-father of Rafy Justo, loving grandfather of Avianna Justo; beloved son of Winfred P. Wright Sr. and the late Alpha Bryant; dear brother of Kishi Lisane; also survived by several nieces, cousins and other beloved family members.

Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26) on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral service and interment will take place on March 18, 2022 at Rose Hill Funeral Home in Rose Hill, NC.

John E. Ables

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of John E. Ables, father of Sergeant Brian Ables and father-in-law of Officer Jessica Ables.

John Edward Ables, age 78, of Bel Air, Maryland, formerly of Weston, WV, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Weston on October 8, 1943, son of the late Mary Virginia (Keith) Ables of Weston and the late Thomas Williams Ables, Sr., of Ohio. On August 6, 1966, he married the former Judith Kay (Mick) Ables, who survives.

John is survived by two sons, Brian Edward Ables and wife Jessica of PA and Keith Michael Ables and wife Bethany of Bel Air, MD. He is survived by six grandchildren: Bailey and Carleigh Ables of PA; Lance, Savannah, Weston Ables; and Connor Gomez of Bel Air, MD. He is survived by sisters-in-law Valerie Donaldson of Bel Air, MD, Audrey (Glenn) Brown of Weston, WV, and brother-in-law Pete (Lou Ann) Mick of Weston, WV. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Sue Ables, one brother, Thomas William Ables, Jr. and sister-in-law Gloria Ables. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is also survived by his niece, Kimberly (Ables) Ryan and husband Thomas of Pittsburgh, PA, nephews, Michael Ables and wife Danetta of VA, and Christopher Ables of Florida.

John was a 1961 graduate of Weston High School. He retired from General Motors/Allison Transmission in Baltimore, MD., with 50 years of service. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. His hobbies were watching the grandchildren play sports, reading books, and reading the Baltimore Sun newspaper. He served in the US Army for three years after graduating high school.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 pm, where a funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM. A committal service will occur Monday, March 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM at West Virginia National Veteran Cemetery, 42 Veterans Memorial Lane, Grafton, WV 26354.