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.

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.