Baltimore Sun : 2020-08-01



6 OBITUARIES THE BALTIMORE SUN | SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020 NOTABLE DEATHS ELSEWHERE Mack’s “Midnight Cowboy Trucking Show” overnight program on WBAPAM in Fort Worth kept truckers entertaine­d for decades and earned him a place in the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame. Mack later hosted programs on satellite radio and the syndicated “Country Crossroads.” He also wrote “Drinking Champagne,” a song covered by George Strait, Dean Martin and Willie Nelson. BILL MACK, 88 Hall-of-fame country disc jockey FORT WORTH, Texas — Longtime country music disc jockey Bill Mack, whose “Blue” became a hit for LeAnn Rimes and won a 1996 Grammy Award for Country Music Song of the Year, died Friday at age 88, his son said. In a Facebook message, Mack’s son Billy Mack Smith said his father died Friday of COVID-19 but had underlying health conditions. — Associated Press DEATH NOTICES Placeanad.baltimores­ deathnotic­ The Baltimore Sun extends condolence­s to the families and loved ones of those who have passed. 410-539-7700 Index BERNADZIKO­WSKI, Bernard John HORKY, Steven RODBELL, Stanley Leonard ESSROG, Toby Elster FREEDMAN, Eileen Rita SHAPIRO, Alan B. GATELY, Doris E. WOLF, SR., William D. “Bill” DEATH / LODGE NOTICES SHAPIRO, Alan B. BERNADZIKO­WSKI, Bernard John Alan B. Shapiro, 85, of Baltimore, MD passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2020. He is survived by his brother, Edward Shapiro. He was predecease­d by his parents, Philip and Dorothy Shapiro and siblings, Ivan Shapiro and Louise Goodman. SERVICE UPDATE Funeral service for Bernard Bernadziko­wski will be held on Friday, August 14th at St. John the Evangelist Church in Severna Park, at 11:00 AM. The interment will follow at the Maryland Veteran’s Cemetery in Crownsvill­e, MD at 1:45 PM. Funeral services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributi­ons in his memory may be directed to the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reistersto­wn, MD 21136. www.sollevinso­ COLLINS, Percy The Baltimore Fire Fighters, Local 734 regrets to announce the passing of our Retired Member, Brother Percy Collins on May 15, 2020 who served the City Fire Department for 21 years. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. WOLF, SR., William D. “Bill” William Daniel “Bill” Wolf, Sr., 72, of Westminste­r peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Vicki (Yox) Wolf. Bill was born March 24, 1948 in Baltimore, MD to the late Edward A. and Catherine Colbert Wolf. Bill graduated from St. Rita Elementary School, Dundalk, MD, Mount St. Joseph High School in Catonsvill­e, Essex Community College and the US Army Command and General Staff College. Bill Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1970. Over the next 20 years of both active and National Guard Service he won many awards and commendati­ons including Expert Infantry Badge, coveted Air Assault Wings and was inducted into the Honorary Military Order of Saint Maurice. He was a true “citizen soldier” who rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel while universall­y earning the respect and admiration of fellow supervisor­s, peers and subordinat­es. During his tenure as an active duty solider, he was the Operations Officer of the 29th Light Infantry Division and was instrument­al in ensuring its high level of readiness during the Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield. After retiring from military service in 1991, Bill joined Met Life Insurance Company where he remained for 24 years. Again, he rose through the ranks to eventually open his own financial planning group, Virtus Wealth Solutions, where he received great recognitio­n for success and was given the Wealth Manager of the Year Award for four consecutiv­e years before his retirement in 2015. Once retired a second time, he fervently pursued his love of model railroadin­g, especially modeling the steel industry. He was instrument­al in forming the Steel Mill Modeler’s SIG, a special interest group of the National Model Railroad Associatio­n. He served this group as President for three years. Bill loved to travel. He and Vicki took numerous cruises, explored Europe, especially the beaches of Normandy, and visited nearly every state in the U.S. The outdoors were a passion, whether running, hiking or hunting. Some of his fondest memories are of his Idaho and Montana hunting trips with his son and friends. Bill was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Catholic War Veterans, 29th Division Associatio­n, American Legion Carroll Post #31, Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society, National Model Railroad Associatio­n, Steel Mill Modeler’s SIG, Life Member National Rifle Associatio­n and Life Member Mayberry Game Protective Associatio­n. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his son William D. Wolf, Jr. (Katherine) of Hampstead, MD, daughter Christina M. Decker (Mike) of Garner, NC, step-daughter, Christina M. Pfister (Ed) of Timonium, and step-daughter Jennifer L. Vito (Marcelo) of Havre de Grace, MD; brothers Michael Wolf, Thomas Wolf; sister Bonnie Jean Wheat all of Baltimore, MD; grandsons, Hayden Sharretts, Tyler Wolf, Grant Sharretts, and Maxwell Decker; granddaugh­ters, Jennifer Pfister and Stella Decker. His family will receive friends at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminste­r, on Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. John Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe Street, Westminste­r, on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11 am. Interment will take place at the convenienc­e of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to the Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminste­r, MD 21157 or online at https://www.lifebridge­­pice/carrollhos­pice.aspx or Army Relief Fund 2530 Crystal Drive., Suite 13161, 13th Floor Arlington, VA 22202 or online at https://www.armyemergr­ Services and arrangemen­ts provided by Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, Westminste­r. Online condolence­s may be offered to the family at www.prittsfune­ Richard Altieri, President ESSROG, Toby Elster Toby Elster Essrog, of Ruxton, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at the age of 84. Toby is survived by her children Deborah-Jo Essrog ( Jay Dorsch), Michael Neil (Mindy) Essrog, Rena Fran Essrog ( Bill Reynolds); her sister Thelma Linder; brother in law of Dr. Shulamith Elser and her grandchild­ren Samantha Meredith Balakirsky ( Matthew Gerson), Amanda Balakirsky and Talia Balakirsky, Daniel (Amy) Dorsch, Joshua (Stephanie Millman) Dorsch, Matthew Dorsch and Emma Dorsch, Adam Engel and Jacob Engel, Joshua Essrog, Isaac Reynolds and Henry Reynolds. Toby was predecease­d by her husband Rabbi Seymour L. Essrog, brothers Rabbi William (Florence) Berkowitz and Rabbi Sheldon Elster, brother in law Lee Linder and her parents Frank and Mae Elster. Toby was the most loving mother, wife, bubie, sister and friend to all. She had a beautiful soul and could light up a room with her smile. Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributi­ons in her memory may be sent to Adat Chaim Cong, 10989 red Run Blvd, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 or Rabbinical Assembly of America, 3080 Broadway, New York, New York 10027-4670. www.sollevinso­ FREEDMAN, Eileen Rita Eileen Rita Freedman, 84, of Baltimore, MD passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2020. She is survived by her loving children, Stacey Freedman Sherrill and Dawn (Glenn) Goldberg; sister, Susan (Mark) Levi; grandchild­ren, Jared (Jessica) Goldberg, Cameron (Nora) Goldberg, Tyler Goldberg and Jamie Sherrill; great-grandchild­ren, Dylan, Walter and Lennon Goldberg and many nieces and nephews. She was predecease­d by her loving husband, Daniel Freedman; sister, Sidnee Berger; parents, George and Charlotte Smulson and grandson, Michael Freedman. Funeral services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributi­ons in her memory may be directed to the charity of your choice. GATELY, Doris E. Doris E. Gately, nee Murray, 97, of Ellicott City passed away at home on July 30, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Gately, who predecease­d her after 66 years of marriage. She is survived by son, Thomas J Gately Jr & wife Barbara, daughters, Cynthia G. Mitchell, Mary C. Martin, and Elizabeth C. Thomas & husband Craig; 7 grandchild­ren, 4 great- grandchild­ren & 3 great- great- grandchild­ren. She was also predecease­d by a granddaugh­ter & great-grandson. A Mass of Christian burial will be said on Monday, 11am at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Ellicott City, MD. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons may be made to St. Paul’s Church. Online condolence­s may be made at www.harrywitzk­efuneralho­ HORKY, Steven Steven Glenn Horky died unexpected­ly on July 25, 2020. Steven was born to parents James Horky Jr. and Mary Tauber on May 31, 1971. He was always willing to help family and friends and will be dearly missed. RODBELL, Stanley Leonard Stanley Leonard Rodbell, 86, of Columbia, Maryland, died July 29, 2020. Mr. Rodbell was born April 4, 1934, in Baltimore Maryland, to Isadore and Sarah Rodbell, nee Ginsberg . He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lapides Rodbell, his sister Barbara Rodbell Kornblatt, his brother, Franklin Rodbell, his children, Michael Peters-Rodbell, his wife, Kathryn Peters-Rodbell, Larry Rodbell, his wife Shannon Rodbell, Ally Rodbell, and his grandchild­ren Daniel Rodbell, his wife Elaine Rodbell, Virginia PetersRodb­ell, Justin Rodbell, Drew Rodbell, Lauren Rodbell, and Matthew Helbig. He attended Forest Park High School in Baltimore, Maryland, The University of Pennsylvan­ia, Yale Law School and the University of Maryland School of Social Work. W e own a funeral home, but we’re really in the business of living. He led a varied and involved career. He worked as an attorney, executive at the family company, Marvelite paints with his father and brother, and a series of leadership roles. During the latter 30 years of his career, he turned his attention to social work and counseling, providing mediation services, concentrat­ing on divorce mediation. Left to right: Cheryl, Mackenzie, Hayley, Greg, Scott, Kirk, Heather, Julie, Brendan & Kate “I am a funeral director, but my profession is really all about life, about all the events, large and small, that alter and illuminate each of us every day. My life experience has taught me how to help you honor your loved ones in a way that transforms a fond remembranc­e into a truly meaningful, personal event. I am just like you...someone who appreciate­s a life well loved.” He enjoyed photograph­y and helping people. He captured scores of beautiful photograph­s of family and of his and Dotty’s travels. Scott Ruddick Service is private Please omit flowers. Contributi­ons in his memory may be sent to HIAS, 1300 Spring Street, Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. www.sollevinso­ 421 Crain Hwy SE • Glen Burnie • 410-766-2200 • www.kirkleyrud­dickfunera­

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