Ronald G. Evelyn

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Ronald G. Evelyn, father of Officer Sherri Evelyn, following a brief illness.

Mr. Evelyn spent his nearly adult life serving others.

In his early adult life, Mr. Evelyn served our country honorably as a U.S. Marine.   Following his service to the country, Mr. Evelyn worked for Anne Arundel Corrections for more than twenty years before retiring as a Major.  Mr. Evelyn then pursued a career in law enforcement and was a highway patrolman with the MD Transportation Authority Police Department for more than ten years before retiring.

The services are as follows:

Thursday, March 4th

Vaughn-Greene Funeral Home – 4905 York Rd, 21212 – Wake – 10:30 am – Funeral – 11:00 am

Please keep Officer Evelyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Leon C. Nickel, Sr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Leon C. Nickel, Sr.

On February 20, 2021, Leon Charles Nickel, Sr. “Lee”, beloved husband of Janet J. Nickel; devoted father of Leon Charles Nickel, Jr. (Teresa) and Eric Joseph Nickel; loving

Grandfather of Brian Will Nickel and Kevin Lee Nickel. Also survived by cherished sister, Dolores Righter and many dear family members and longtime friends who are just like family.

Services and interment will be private. In memory of Lee, contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403. Online condolences may be sent to the family through



Charles R. Gebhard

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Charles R. Gebhard, Father of Secretary Donna Patterson, Father in Law of State Trustee Don Patterson and Grandfather of Missi Williams from the Budget Section.

On February 18, 2021, Charles R. Gebhard passed away after a brief illness. He was the son of the late, Charles and Mary Gebhard. He was the loving husband of Phyllis Gebhard (Evans), father of Donna Patterson (Don), Deborah Keil, Cynthia Gebhard, grandfather of Melissa Williams, Steven Keil, Jeremy Keil, Caitlyn Keil, Shawn Gebhard, Kevin Gebhard, and loving great-grandfather of Parker Williams, Bodie Williams and Alexandria Gebhard.

Charles retired from Bethlehem Steel. In his younger years he like to fish and polka dance with his wife of 60 years. He loved to watch the Orioles and Ravens.

Services will be private.

Please keep the Patterson family in your thoughts and prayers.


Linda A. Haddaway

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Linda A. Haddaway,  mother of Sgt. John Haddaway Precinct Four Shift II and Aunt of Detective Kevin Klimko (Retired/H/MPU).  Linda passed away at her home on the morning of Monday February 15th.

Please keep the Haddaway Family in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral Arrangements:


Saturday February 20th 1030-1230 hours

Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, Towson MD 21204

Funeral Service:

Small Private Ceremony for Immediate Family

Internment Saturday February 20th 1330 hours-

Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Ave, Parkville MD 21234

Walter M. Wiedeck

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Walter M. Wiedeck, father of Captain Glen W. Wiedeck.

Walter Wiedeck was a proud Baltimore County Police Officer who retired in 1999 after 31 years of service.  He was assigned to the North Point/Dundalk Precinct and retired out of the Marine Unit.

On February 13, 2021, Walter Milton Wiedeck passed away. He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. Wiedeck (nee Pence); devoted father of Glen W. Wiedeck and his wife Tracy; loving grandfather of Zachary R. Wiedeck and Brooke A. Wiedeck; dear brother of the late Sharon M. Bialek and her late husband Robert; cherished brother-in-law of John L. Pence, and the late Dennis J. Pence, Joseph F. Pence, and W. Kelly Pence; beloved uncle of Tony Pence, as well as many other loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair RD, Nottingham, MD 21236, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 10 AM, at the funeral home. Committal Service immediately following – Holy Rosary Cemetery, 7305 German Hill Road, Dundalk MD 21222 . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Walter’s name to the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus RD, Reisterstown, MD 21136.

Please keep the Wiedeck Family in your thoughts and prayers.

Nicholas David Curreri Hartman

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Nicholas David Curreri Hartman, son of Retired Officer David L. Hartman.

Suddenly, on January 29, 2021, Nicholas David Curreri Hartman passed away. He was the beloved son of Carol Curreri and David Louis Hartman and his wife Terri; loving brother of Sarah Francesca Hartman and Matthew Garrett Hartman; dear step brother of Mackenzie Allison Elliott, beloved boyfriend of Amanda Yessler, cherished step-grandson of Stephanie Smedley. Nick was also survived many loving, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.



Edward R. Daughaday

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Edward R. Daughaday, father of Retired Officer Michael E. Daughaday.

Edward R. Daughaday, 96, passed on February 2, 2021; loving husband of the late Eileen K. Daughaday (nee Einig), and Cynthia M. Winterling Daughaday; devoted father of Cynthia Jacobson and her husband Mark, Michael Daughaday and his wife Sherry, and Theresa Mace and her husband Chris, and Debbie Shea and her husband Michael; dear brother of the late William Daughaday, Jr.; Brother-in-law of Hazel Daughaday and Betty Shearin; cherished grandfather of Gregory Jacobson and his wife Kimberly, Shawn Jacobson and his wife Jaclyn, Eric Shepperd and Jonathan Daughaday; great grandfather of Olivia, Rylie, Owen, and Emmett; Also survived by the Thomas Gillespie family and the Carmen Patrick family and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services and interment private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy maybe directed in Mr. Daughaday’s memory to PKD Foundation P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187. 

Robert R. Albrecht, Jr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Robert Raymond Albrecht, Jr.

Robert R. Albrecht, Jr. 81, of Cumberland passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Cumberland Health Center.

Born in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Robert R. and Mary (White) Albrecht, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie (Hansrote) Albrecht.

Bob was a member of the Baltimore City Police Department until his retirement. Currently, he was residing at the Cumberland Health Center.

At his request, Bob will be cremated. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, at 9:30 A.M.

Norman Lauenstein

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Norman W. Lauenstein, father of Retired Lieutenant Michael Lauenstein.

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, Norman W. Lauenstein, attorney and former Baltimore County Councilman, passed away. Norman was the beloved husband of Joan: devoted father of Norman W. Lauenstein Jr. (Cindy), Michael Lauenstein (Barbara), Douglas Lauenstein (Joyce), loving stepfather of Lynn Doyle (Michael), Pamela Aiello (Michael); dear brother of Edgar Lauenstein and his late wife Margaret; cherished grandfather of Ashley Ruth (Dan), Brent Lauenstein (Kristi), Leanne Humphries (Alex), Lindsay Packer (David), Amy Lauenstein, Jessica Lauenstein (Andrew Halter), Paige Lauenstein, Jennifer Hardie (Ed), Stefanie Stafford, Angela Balavender (Ethan), Michael Aiello, Samantha Aiello, Maria Aiello. Norman also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Charles Lauenstein (Anna), Carville Lauenstein (Elnora), and sister Helen Earl (Thomas).

Norman was born in 1927 on the family farm off Norman Creek near Middle River to Charles Henry and Anna Katherine (nee Freudenburg) Lauenstein. He grew up in Essex, worked in the family mercantile business Josenhans Incorporated, and played sandlot baseball. After high school, Norman was drafted into the United States Army. After his discharge, he completed his education by earning a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He practiced law in Essex for more than 50 years. Norman also served as Baltimore County Councilman from 1974 – 1990 and was Chairman of the Council several times. During his time on the Council, Norman was a champion for the elderly and was rewarded for his work with the naming of the Essex Senior Cooperative Apartments as the Norman Lauenstein Building on Franklin Avenue in Essex. In addition to his memberships in the American, Maryland, and Baltimore County Bar Associations, he was a member and honorary Commodore of the Baltimore Yacht Club. Norman was also a member of the American Legion and the German Society of Maryland. He was a charter member of The Haz Bins, Never Wuzzes and Wanna Bees Club.

Norman was a tireless advocate for his law clients and the citizens of Baltimore County. He had many accomplishments during his time on the Council, including the creation of numerous Senior Centers for the seniors of Baltimore County. Norman enjoyed raising Shetland ponies as a young family man, boating on the Chesapeake Bay, and extensive travel to countries around the world. Norman loved a good party and organized countless family gatherings and events.

A graveside service will be held at Parkwood cemetery on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. A celebration of life event will take place when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Raymond Winkler

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Raymond “Butch” Winkler, father of Officer Philip Winkler of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team and grandfather of Cadet Zachary Winkler of Central Records. Mr. Winkler passed away on January 12th. The family will be holding a private ceremony.

Please keep the Winkler family in your thoughts.

Katherine Lowman

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Katherine Lowman,  grandmother to Officer Jonathan Strickler of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team and Officer Kathleen Strickler of the Mobile Crisis Team. Mrs. Lowman passed away on January 9th at the age of 100. An out of state private service will be held for family.

Please keep the Strickler family in  your thoughts.

Roland J. Greenwalt, Jr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired Officer Roland J. Greenwalt, Jr.

Roland J. Greenwalt, Jr, born August 15, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland, died January 4, 2021 in Dothan, Alabama. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Covenant United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

A 20-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, he retired in 2006 and began his flight career. Moved to Dothan in 2011, he was a helicopter pilot instructor at Fort Rucker.

He is preceded in death by his father Roland J Greenwalt, Sr.

Left behind, a wife of almost 23 years, Kathleen Shields Greenwalt; twin 13 year old daughters, Madeline May and Lillian Grace Greenwalt; his mother, Diana Lynn Greenwalt; mother-in-law, Arlene Bowman Shields; brother-in-law, Michael Thomas (Dawne) Shields; two nephews, Alexander Michael Shields and Michael Anthony Shields; brother-in-law, Robert (Lindsay) Patrick Shields, who have two boys Kevin Michael and Aiden Patrick; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and an innumerable amount of friends who loved him.

Gerald T. Holden, Jr.

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Retired member Gerald Thompson Holden, Jr.

Gerald Thompson Holden, Jr. 74, of Westminster, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his home, following a long illness. He was also known as “Jerry,” “Harry,” and “The Colonel,” to name a few.

Born June 28, 1946 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Gerald Thompson Holden, Sr. and Helen Matilda Fox Holden. Twice married, he was the husband of the late Linda Ann Lindhurst Holden and Karen Hall Holden.

Jerry was a Baltimore County police officer for 18 years. He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was also a member of the 43rd Virginia Partisan Rangers and was very active in Civil War reenactments. He was a member of the Border State Rangers Camp 2202 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He loved riding motocycles.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Karen, are his children and their spouses, Gerri Lynn and Kenneth Dale Haines, Jr. of Berkeley Springs, WV, George Scott and Ashley Dryfoos Holden of Olney, MD, and Virginia Lee and Matthew Murphy of Bethesda, MD; grandchildren, Taylor Ann Tyser and husband Austin Blaine Tyser of Berkeley Springs, WV, Levi Edward Haines of Berkeley Springs, WV, and Sadie Ann Holden of Olney, MD.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Eline Funeral Home, 2901 Bloom Road, Finksburg, MD. Interment will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Carroll Hospice, Inc., 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157.

Barbara Diotte

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Barbara Diotte, sister of Sergeant Robert Marley.

Mrs. Diotte passed away on 1/5/21 after a long health battle. Arrangements are as follows:


Friday January 8, 2021 ~ 5:00 PM to 8 PM

McComas Funeral Home, 1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon, MD 21009

Social distancing and masks are required.


Saturday January 9, 2021

12:30 P.M. Deer Park Cemetery, Oakland, MD 21550


William D. Emmert

The lodge regrets to announce the passing of William (Bill) David Emmert, father of Officer Teresa Lockwood and father-in-law of Officer Robert Lockwood.

Mr. Emmert passed away on January 3rd, 2021. Funeral services for Mr. Emmert will be private at this time.

Please keep the Emmert and Lockwood family in your thoughts and prayers.