Mary T. Collins

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mary Thelma Collins, wife of Retired Lieutenant Earl Collins and mother of Retired Officer Robert Collins.

On December 29, 2020, Mary Thelma Collins (nee Beatty) passed at the age of 94.

Born the daughter of Joseph and Mary (nee Gerhart) in the Baltimore area, she would come to live in Linthicum, Millersville and eventually Severna Park.

The wife of the late Earl Collins, Thelma spent 69 blessed years in matrimony before Earl’s passing in 2013. Thelma was an avid member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed having fun with the gals. She was a skilled gardener and was proficient in the art of ceramics, indeed making many cherished gifts for those she knew and loved. In all, Thelma’s “first priority in life,” was an absolute dedication to her family. An altruistic and selfless woman, Thelma was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will live on in the cherished memories and life lessons she passed on to her friends and family.

Surviving Thelma are her children, loving daughter, Linda Williams and husband David Williams, and devoted son, “Bobby” Collins. She is preceded in death by her daughter Joanne Anderson and husband William Anderson. She will be dearly cherished in the memories of her grandchildren, Angela Schmidt and husband Brian Schmidt, Samantha Winkler and husband Christopher Winkler, and Tara Benton and husband Joey Benton. Her presence will be sorely missed by her great-grandchildren Sarah Kelble and Abigail Kelble, Theodore Boothe, Alexander Winkler, Emma Benton and Isabella Asher as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Her absence will be noted by Sandi Collins, former daughter-in-law and dear family friend.

Thelma joins in passing her beloved husband, Earl Collins, daughter, Joanne Anderson and husband William Anderson, granddaughter, Vanessa Asher and husband Stacey Asher, 5 siblings of which she was the last and many beloved friends. She may Rest in Peace as she has been united once again with those that she missed so dearly.

Intermittent was private.

Anna Hannigan

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Anna E. Hannigan, mother of Retired Sergeant Samuel Hannigan.

On December 27, 2020, Anna Elizabeth Hannigan, beloved wife of the late Samuel W. Hannigan; devoted mother of Elizabeth Lawson-Lilly and her husband Robert, Llewlyn Smyth and her husband Stephen, Samuel Hannigan and his wife Phyllis and Colleen Ulrich and her husband Douglas; also survived by ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

She passed quietly in her sleep of natural causes. She loved her family and enjoyed a long life of 97 years. There will be no public viewing due to Covid. Duda Ruck Funeral Home will post a Condolence page for comments. Interment will be Thursday December 31, 2020 at Bel Air Memorial Gardens at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers we suggest donations be given to in her memory. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a future date.

Carol Willett

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Carol Willett, mother of Sgt. Dawn Willett (retired) and Ms. Donna Willett (retired) and mother-in-law of OFC. Russell Shipley (retired).

Mrs. Willett passed away on December 25, 2020.  A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

Kevin Paul Eshman

Kevin Paul Eshman, retired Baltimore County Police Officer passed away December 22 at Franklin Square Hospital at the age of 61.

Born and raised in the Middleborough/Essex area, he was one of four children. Born to Evaline Anne and Ernest Willie, he is survived by his wife Margaret (Maggie), children Kevin, Ernest, and Allison, siblings Eva Robinson, Ernest Eshman, and Sheila Eshman, nephew Jimmy Robinson and nieces Dawn Rutter, Holly Davidoff, and Angelique Lee.

Please join us in celebrating his life at Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7110 Sollers Point Rd. on Tuesday, December 29th from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1704 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex, MD 21221 on Wednesday December 30 at 10:00. Interment to follow at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.


Grace A. Herold

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Grace Anna Herold, grandmother of Office Adam Swartzendruber.

On December 18, 2020, Grace Anna Herold (nee Swisher) passed away. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Harvey Herold; devoted mother of Nancy Swartzendruber and her husband Bruce, Norman Herold and his wife Rhonda, and Sarah Grue and her husband Rudolph; loving grandmother of Jason Swartzendruber and his wife Nicole, Adam Swartzendruber and his wife Tiffany, Aimee and Angela Herold, and Jeremy and Allison Grue; dear sister of Margaret Onorato, and the late James and Robert Swisher. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, as well as many extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair RD, Nottingham, MD 21236, on Monday, December 21, 2020, from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 12 PM, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parkwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Grace’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090-1891. Condolences may be left for the family at

Denise Becketts

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Denise Becketts, beloved mother of Officers Steven and Evan Becketts.

Mrs. Becketts passed away suddenly on December 8, 2020.  Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing: Tuesday December 15, 2020 from 3pm-6pm

Wake: Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 10:30 am

Funeral: Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

Location of the services will be the March Funeral Home located at 5616 Old Court Road, Randallstown MD 21133

Christine C. Corbin

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Christine C. Corbin, mother of Detective Trae Corbin.

Viewing will be held on Monday December 14th, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the William C. Brown Community Funeral Home – 321 S. Philadelphia Blvd. Aberdeen, Md. 21001.

The interment will be held on Tuesday December 15th, at 2:00 pm.  The service will take place at Arbutus Memorial Park – 1101 Sulphur Spring Rd. Baltimore, Md. 21227.

Please keep the Corbin in your thoughts and prayers.

Shawn Pleasant

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Shawn Pleasant, brother of Detective Dimitri Goodwin of Vice Narcotics Section.

Mr. Pleasant passed away today, December 3, 2020.

The Wake is Friday December 11, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm  at Gary P March Funeral Home, 270 Fredhilton Pass, Baltimore, MD 21229.

The funeral is Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:00 am at Gary P. March Funeral Home.

Please keep Dimitri and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Mary A. Bylen

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mary Alice Bylen, mother of K9 Officer Jim Bylen, and mother-in-law of Internal Affairs Lieutenant Andrea Bylen.

Mrs. Bylen passed away on November 26, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.  She was 68 years old and served as a nurse for over forty years, most of which was at Franklin Square.

A private service is going to be held for the family.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Harbour School and/or St. Joseph’s Church Fullerton.

Please keep the Bylen family in your thoughts.

Robert D. Cole, Sr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Robert D. Cole, Sr.

Mr. Cole passed away on December 1, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Florida.   Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

Please keep the Cole family in your thoughts and prayers.

Walter “Roy” Perzan, III

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Corporal Walter “Roy” Perzan, III.

On December 2, 2020, Walter Roy Perzan, III passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Elaine Teresa Perzan (nee Conway); devoted father of Christopher Ryan Perzan and his wife Julie, Stephen Patrick Perzan and his significant other Shannon Rigling, and Timothy Joseph Perzan and his significant other Shawn Carrick; cherished son of the late Walter, Jr. and Dorothy Perzan; loving grandfather of Morgan and Nathan Perzan; dear brother of Mark Perzan and his wife Phyllis, Patrick Perzan and his wife Tracey, Timothy Perzan and his wife Michele, and Kevin Perzan and his wife Jennifer; loving son-in-law of Albert and Bobbie Conway; cherished brother-in-law of Steven Conway and his wife Wen, and Cathy Conway and her husband Steve Philips. Also survived by many loving extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair RD, Nottingham, MD 21236, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, at 10 AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 8420 Belair RD, Baltimore, MD 21236. Interment services will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Walter’s name to the Temple University ALS Hope Foundation, P.O. Box 40777, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or at

Peggy M. Kahl

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Peggy Marie Kahl, mother of Retired Officer Paul Shaffer.

Peggy Marie Kahl, age 94, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020. Born in Gloucester, England to the late William and Gladys (Clements) Cook; beloved mother of Raymond Shaffer and wife Bonnie of CA, Larry Shaffer and wife Carol of CA, Paul Shaffer of Whiteford, Stephen Shaffer and wife Carol of SC, Lorraine Fringer of Dundalk, Mark Shaffer of Parkville and Kimberly Albrecht and husband Scott of Parkville; proud grandmother of Shannon Burke, Brian Shaffer and wife Jana, Dylan Shaffer, Ashley Shaffer, Christie Shaffer, Michael Shaffer, Lisa Shaffer, Kevin Sielaff and wife Shawntel, Keith Sielaff, Keith Welbrecher, Josh Welbrecher, Lorene Allnutt, April Guy, Paul Shafer and wife Elizabeth; dear great-grandmother of Morgan and Shawn Shaffer, Clarise Shaffer, Bradley, Cassidy and Zoe Sielaff, Zack Allnutt, Jimmy, Ashleigh, Grayson and Addison Guy, Keith Sielaff, Jr., Ryleah, Cory, Kenzie, Kaleigh and Chase Sielaff. She will be lovingly missed.

Family will receive friends Friday, December 4, 2020 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM in the family owned Parkview Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Rd, Parkville. A private Funeral Service is being held. Interment will be in Moreland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Current Covid19 restrictions apply. You must be wearing a mask to enter the funeral home.

Joan L. Vahlkamp

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Joan L. Vahlkamp, mother of Officer Mark E. Vahlkamp.

Joan passed away from complications due to dementia and COVID-19 o October 14, 2020.  A private service was held.

Please keep the Vahlkamp family in your thoughts and prayers.

Darleen Hovey

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Darleen Hovey, grandmother of Detective Josh Miller.

Ms. Hovey passed away on November 24, 2020 in Atwater, Minnesota.   Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

Please keep Josh and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Ronald P. Farinetti

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Corporal Ronald P. Farinetti on November 21, 2020.

Ronald P. Farinetti, 64, of Shrewsbury passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at WellSpan York Hospital after months of battling illnesses. He was the loving husband of Sharon L. (Cross) Farinetti to whom he was married 36 years.
Born in Ardmore, Oklahoma he was a son of the late Joseph and Anne (Hlobic) Farinetti. Ronald graduated with his degree in criminology and was a proud Baltimore County Police Officer for 35 years prior to his retirement. Following retirement he worked at Freedom Armory where he could enjoy his love of firearms and archery. Ron loved history and was constantly immersed in a good book and passed down his love of literature to his children. Ron’s great joy was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren whom he adored. Ron was a loving and fierce friend to many.
In addition to his wife Sharon, he is survived by three children Megan, wife of Dan Dolan, John Farinetti, and Morgan Farinetti and Fiancé Bobby Broadwater; five grandchildren Ryley, Lily, Daniel, Patrick, and Nellie; two siblings Joann, wife of Vic Sudano and Chris Farinetti and his wife Janice. Ronald was preceded in death by four siblings Joseph, John, Raymond and Trisha.
Private services will be held at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611 in his memory.

Please keep the Farinetti family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.