Samuel M. Jennings, Sr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Samuel Moses Jennings, Sr., grandfather of Officer Rodney Kenion.

Mr. Jennings was also a veteran of the United States Army.

Please keep the Jennings/Kenion family in your thoughts and prayers.

Robert S. Rikard

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Robert S. Rikard.

Robert “Shawn” Rikard, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away September 26, 2021 after a brief illness at Johns Hopkins.  He was 51 years old.

He was born in Oxford, Mississippi on October 1, 1969 to the late Robert Irby and Betty Jo Rikard.   He grew up in Pasadena where he graduated from Northeast High School, class of 1987.  He then went on to serve the community of Baltimore County as a police officer and detective.  He retired in 2009 after 15 years of service.  After retirement, he began working for Sinclair Broadcasting as head of security. 
Shawn enjoyed sharing his love of hunting and fishing with his children and his friends. He had a passion for antique cars.  What he enjoyed most was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  
He was a member of the Baltimore County FOP Lodge #4, the National Rifle Association, and several hunting and fishing clubs.  

Shawn is survived by his wife, Karla Suzanne Rikard; his children, Robert “Jesse” Rikard (Stefanie), Genevieve Elizabeth Rikard (Mitch), Logan Robert Hill, and Lauryn Elaine Hill; and his four grandchildren, Remington Cole, Jamison Lee, Isabella Mae, and Robert Jasper Rikard.  

Friends may visit on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Stallings Funeral Home, P.A. Pasadena, MD.   Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chesapeake Christian Center, 206 Weston Woods Drive, Pasadena, MD.  Interment to follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7215 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD.  Immediately following, share your memories and reminisce with family and friends at the Maryland Yacht Club, 1500 Fairview Beach Road, Pasadena,  MD.  

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Baltimore County Police Memorial Fund, Inc., 9304 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234. 

Patrick W. Aiosa

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Patrick Walter Aiosa, father of Detective Michael Aiosa, Father-in-law of Officer Rachel Aiosa and grandfather of Office Chase Aiosa.

Patrick Walter Aiosa, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved Shirley Aiosa of 56 years, and sons Kenneth Aiosa (Terri), Michael Aiosa (Rachel), and Joseph Aiosa (Meaggan) on September 16, 2021. Predeceased by his parents Salvatore & Mary. Survived by 10 grandchildren, Kayla Sisti (Andrew), Alex, Nina, Chase, Lindsey, Cole, Christopher, Natalie, Jack, and Madelyn Aiosa, and great grandson Maverick. Dear brother of the late Carmela Montagne and Marie Jahnigen (Albert); uncle to Patricia Jahnigen, Greg Jahnigen (Choti), Elizabeth Cook (William), Mike Montagne (Linda), Dave Montagne, Joe Montagne (Karen), and cousin Keith Masters (Laura).

Pat instilled strong values in his family by working at Seagrams for over 40 years before retiring. Never one to be idle, he returned to the workforce at St. John’s Properties for an additional 10 years. Pat was a coach, mentor, and enjoyed auto racing. As a youth, Pat was sponsored by Ford Motor Company in auto racing. Commonly referred as a “Jack of all trades” for his ability to fix anything and could be found helping neighbors on various mechanical and construction projects or turning wrenches with his sons on their Mustangs and Jeep. He will be remembered in our hearts as a fighter, battling cancer three times, and for his strength and devotion to family.

Bruce D. Paul

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Bruce Donald Paul, beloved father of Detective Matthew Paul.  Bruce Paul (age 75) passed away early Saturday morning (09-18-2021), after a 3 year long battle with multiple sclerosis.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd from 3-5 and 7-9 at Connelly’s Funeral Home of Dundalk located at 7110 Sollers Point Road.  Funeral service will be private and held at a later date. 

Please keep Detective Paul and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Anne C. Jacob

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Anne C. Jacob, mother of Officer Stephen Jacob.  

Anne C. Jacob (nee McLaughlin), 77, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2021 surrounded by her loving family after a long illness.   

Friends and family are invited to celebrate and remember Anne’s life on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen, NJ.   The Funeral Mass may be viewed via Livestream on the St. Francis website, for those unable to attend in person.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Anne C. Jacob to the Dementia Society of America by mail to P.O. 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or online at     

Crystal L. Stern

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Crystal Lynn Stern, beloved sister of Officer Brandi Ahmer. 

Crystal Stern passed away suddenly on September 12, 2021. A viewing will be held on Friday, September 17th from 2-4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk located at 7922 Wise Ave, 21222.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 18th at 10:00 am at the Interment Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens. 

Please keep Officer Ahmer and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Theresa W. Bergman

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Theresa Wrenn Bergman, wife of Retired Officer Ronald G. Bergman on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald G. Bergman, daughter Holly W. Bergman, son Ronald S. Bergman, and granddaughter Kylee J. Bergman. Also surviving Terrie is her father, Ernest D. Rehmeyer, her older sister Catherine A. Finnegan (husband Brian), her younger brother David R. Rehmeyer (wife Sandra),her niece Margaret W. Finnegan, and nephew Mason D. Rehmeyer. She is also survived by mother-in-law Betty L. Bergman, sister-in-law Tina M. Bergman, nephew Jason S.Lange (wife Gina) and their children Alexys M. Carapico and Jaxon L. Lange, nephew Bryan R. Lange (wife Samantha), and nephew Corey W. Lange (wife Kellie). She joins her late mother, Elizabeth (Betty) W. (Hasson) Rehmeyer and late sister Nancy M. Rehmeyer. 

Terrie grew up in Parkville, graduating from Parkville High School in 1981. She attended Towson University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources and Hospital Administration. She was a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and worked for the Baltimore County Police Department in HR. She then moved to the HR department for the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services from which she retired in July 2020. She married her loving husband Ron on June 28, 1996 and chose to marry him again on June 28, 2018. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 2021. She spent her days planning elaborate vacations with her family, shopping, reading, and day-tripping. She was involved in community theater and loved the arts. She also enjoyed boating and flying with her husband, going on impromptu road trips, and visiting friends out of state.  

A visitation will be held at Bruzdzinski’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 21st from 2-4pm and from 6-8pm. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd at 10am at Our Lady Queen of Peace. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to METAvivor, an organization specializing in MBC funding and research.!/donation/checkout

Quinlin Diggs

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Quinlin Diggs, wife of Retired Officer James Diggs, Jr.

Viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Howell funeral home located at 4600 Liberty Heights Baltimore, MD 21207 family and friends hours from 3 to 5 PM and 6 to 8 PM.

Services will take place on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran church located at 5701 Lock Raven Blvd. 21218. Family hour begins at 11 AM and services start at 11:30 AM.

Interment to take place at Veterans cemetery at 11501 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills MD 21117. Afterwards, everyone is invited to join the family and friends at the VFW hall located at 214 Tollgate Road. Cards or arrangements may be sent to 2756 Church Lane, Taneytown, MD 21787.

Margaret L. George

The lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of Margaret L. George, mother of Retired Officer William King, on 09/11/2021.

Margaret, was 93 and born on June 26, 1928 to George and Anna Alexander. One of seven children, she grew up in Harford County and graduated from Dublin High School in 1945. Margaret married her first husband, Willie King in 1949. He died in 1955 while serving in the Navy. They had two sons, Warren King, who predeceased his mother in 1965 and William King. Margaret married her second husband, Thomas J. George in 1971. They lived in Amherst, Ohio, running a tax business. Margaret and Tom traveled and always considered Maryland their home. They were most dedicated to spending time with their families. Tom passed away in 2014. Since developing dementia, Margaret has lived in Bel Air with her son, William King and his wife, Deborah. She is survived by grandsons, Eric King and wife, Chiara and Adam King and his wife, Suzanne and 3 great grandchildren from her marriage to Mr. King and 4 stepchildren, grandchildren and great grandchildren from her marriage to Mr. George.

Visitation will be held under the caring guidance of the family owned and operated McComas Funeral Home, Abingdon, Maryland on Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 6-9 PM and on Friday, September 17, from 11 AM-12 PM, followed by a service at 12 PM. Interment will take place in West Nottingham Cemetery, Colora, MD. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Please keep the King family in your thoughts and prayers.

Frank G. Messina

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Colonel Frank G. Messina on Thursday, September 9, 2021. 

Colonel Messina retired in 1987 as the Chief of Field Operations. He had 28 years of distinguished service with the Department.    

The funeral arrangements are as follows –  Viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 14 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. McComas Funeral Home1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon, MD  21009.

Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, September 15 at 10:30 a.m. St. Mark Roman Catholic Church2407 Laurel Brook Road, Fallston, MD  21047    Interment will immediately follow at Highview Memorial Gardens, 3433 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Colonel Messina’s memory to the Baltimore County Police Assistance and Relief (PAR) Fund, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286.  Colonel Messina served on the PAR Fund Board of Directors for many years. Donations may also be made to The Lymphoma Research Foundation, Wall Street Plaza, 88 Pine Street, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10005.  

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

Elaine M. Hertsch

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Elaine Marie Hertsch, mother of Retired Sergeant Roland Hertsch.

Elaine Marie Hertsch, 96, of Owings Mills, MD, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Nova Springs Assisted Living in Finksburg, MD. Born on September 8, 1924, in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Veronica Connolly Maisel. She was the beloved wife of 62 years to the late Roland Eugene Hertsch, Sr., who passed away in 2005.

Years ago, Elaine worked as a cafeteria worker for Baltimore County Public Schools. Before WWII, she worked as a telephone operator, and during the war she worked as a typist at Glen L. Martin. She enjoyed ceramics, bowling, and playing softball for the “Glen L. Martin Bomberettes”. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, who lovingly knew her as Grandma or Grandma E.

Surviving her are children: Cynthia Bowen and husband Gene, Roland Hertsch, Jr. and wife Cheryl, Stephen Hertsch and wife Joyce, Sandra Hudgins and husband Wayne, and Pamela Cascio, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and a sister: Muriel Schatz. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son-in-law: Tony Cascio, Sr. and a brother: Herman C. Maisel, Jr.

The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 7, from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 8, at 12:30 pm.

Interment to follow in Lake View Memorial Park, Sykesville, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baltimore County Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136, or to Bridging Life, formerly Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157, or to a charity of your choice.

Debra Besaw-Biscoe

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Debra Besaw-Biscoe, mother to Officer Jon Besaw.

On August 29, 2021, she passed away unexpectedly with her children by her side.

Please keep the Besaw family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  The family will be holding a private service.   

David R. Martin

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer David R. Martin, 72, a 49 year resident of Glen Burnie and formerly of Baltimore County, MD, died on September 1, 2021 at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

Mr. Martin was born on April 25, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late Walter Jr. and Margaret Martin. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and then began a 30 year career with the Baltimore County Police as a K-9 Specialist. After retiring from there, he went to work for the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Department where he was eventually promoted from Deputy to Sergeant. Outside of work, David enjoyed fishing, golfing, and taking trips to the Eastern Shore to go hunting with his friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin is preceded in death by his brother, Fred W. Martin. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Roseann Martin; son, Christopher David Martin; daughter, Kimberly Dawn Martin LaBrecque; and 3 grandchildren, Alexander Holmes and Jade and Mia LaBrecque.

Funeral services are pending. Please check back soon for updates. Interment will take place at Parkwood Cemetery.

Bobby and Sandy Gray

The lodge regrets to inform you of the passing of Bobby Gray, father-in-law and Sandy Gray, mother-in-law, of Retired Sergeant Troy Ray.

On August 26, 2021, Bobby Gray passed away. His wife Sandy Gray passed away on August 27th, 2021.

Service arrangements for my parents are as follows:
Tuesday August 31, 2021At 12 Noon Memorial Gardens 881 Memorial Drive Oakland, MD 21550 Inside the chapel.
Immediately following the service you are invited to meet with family and friends at Bradford Park. Pavilion #1. Food and refreshments will be provided. Address is 123 Recreation Lane, Mountain Lake Park, MD 21550. If you plan to attend please let us 443-386-7705

Please keep the Ray family in your thoughts and prayers.

Cecelia DeGraves

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Cecelia Catherine DeGraves, mother-in-law of Retired Lieutenant Frank Rongione.

On August 21, 2021, Cecelia Catherine DeGraves (nee Mueller), beloved wife of the late Thomas DeGraves, Sr.; devoted mother of Donald DeGraves (Darlene), Diane Zander (Clark), and Cecelia Rongione (Frank); dear step mother of Bonnie Edwards (Richard), and the late Jean Wise and Thomas DeGraves, Jr.; loving grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt; close companion of the late William Henn, Sr.  

Cecelia retired as Textbook Manager after 25+ years at Towson State University.  She was a member of charitable, political, social, and military organizations. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, making ceramics, and spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid reader and fan of the Baltimore Orioles.  

Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26), on Sunday, August 29th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ursula Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Rd., Baltimore, MD 21234, on Monday, August 30th at 11:00 AM. If you are unable to attend, livestream is available at any time during or after the service. Internment Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Cancer Research Institute,, the American Lung Association,, or veteran organizations of your choosing.