David Franz

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  • in reply to: Bereavement Notice #4394
    David Franz

    Correction to post, His name is Ed Owings not Owens, Acting man “C” shift Truck 8

    in reply to: Bereavement Notice #4388
    David Franz

    t is with much sadness that the Baltimore City Retired fire Officers and FireFighters Association announces the Passing of Lt. Clarence L. Pitz Jr. formerly of Truck Co. 3

    Years of service 30 years 11 months 15 Days
    On retirement 16 Years 8 Months 6 Days
    Retiree Association Member 16 years 5 months 20 Days
    Age 77 years 7 months 19 Days
    Date of Passing March 3, 2020


    Clarence L. Pitz, Jr.

    On March 3, 2020 Clarence L. beloved husband of Genevieve [Jenny] Pitz (nee Middendorf) devoted father of Scott Michael Pitz, Kelly Ann Clark and Holly Lynn Puckett;

    Dear brother of Cheryl Lynn Jordan and the late Harry Louis Pitz; loving grandfather of Samantha Elizabeth Pitz, Rachel Catherine Puckett, Hunter Ray Clark, Rebecca Sybil Puckett

    And the late Michael Wayne and Dale Michael Puckett.

    Friends may call at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc. 7922 Wise Avenue on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to

    Puppies For A Purpose https://www.champdogs.org/donate or Season Hospice https://seasonsfoundation.org/donate/


    in reply to: Chief Goldberg's Arrangements #4101
    David Franz

    Larry Goldberg

    Date of Funeral:

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Time of Funeral:

    9 am
    Funeral Location:

    Levinson Chapel
    Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens

    The family will be receiving at the chapel, Sunday evening, from 6-9pm and Monday 5-8pm.Notes:


    Contributions in his memory may be made to:

    Fire Foundation
    401 E. Fayette St.
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    Fight Colorectal Cancer
    1414 Prince St, #204
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    Larry Goldberg

    Battalion Chief Lawrence H. Goldberg, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 50. Born in Baltimore in 1969, Chief Goldberg graduated high school from Loyola Blakefield in Towson and attended Wheeling Jesuit College in West Virginia. Larry met his beloved wife, Deborah Ann, in 1996 and they were married in April of the next year. They are the proud parents of their daughter Micaela and son Zachary.

    Larry began his firefighting and Paramedic career with the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company in August of 1988, ultimately becoming the Chief officer and a Life member. In 1991, he was hired as a Paramedic with the Baltimore City Fire Department in his first paid position, and quickly moved up the ranks to become a Lieutenant, Captain and then a Battalion Chief. In addition, Chief Goldberg taught for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute for over 25 years. He was a diverse instructor for MRFI and taught classes ranging from firefighting, management, hazardous materials, rescue specialties, and emergency medical services.

    Larry relished everything about his career, including the comradery, fighting fires, saving lives, and helping people in some of their most desperate times. In his free time, he enjoyed camping, golf, and being with family and friends. Chief Goldberg has had many accomplishments throughout his career and received many awards and accolades, most recently, the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter of the Year Award for 2019. He was also awarded the J. Donald Mooney Training Award from the Baltimore County Volunteer Fireman’s Association for 2019, which recognizes all his contributions to training and instruction over his career. However, he would most like to be remembered for helping people and his dedication to service.

    Chief Goldberg is survived by his wife, Deborah A. Goldberg (nee Yale), children, Micaela E. Goldberg and Zachary A. Goldberg, siblings, Sharon (Steven) Solimini, Debbie (Mark) Palardy, and Patricia Lamond (Rafael Torres), parents Barbara N. Goldberg, and Marvin and Mary L. Goldberg, brothers and sisters-in-law, Jonathan (Suzanne) Yale, Catharine (George) Abid, and Carolyn (Robert) Monko, mother and father-in-law Marjorie and Robert Yale, and many loving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

    Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane,on Tuesday, July 16, at 9 am. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

    Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Fire Foundation 401 E. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21202 Fight Colorectal Cancer 1414 Prince St, #204 Alexandria, VA 22314.

    The family will be receiving at the chapel, Sunday evening, from 6-9pm and Monday 5-8pm.

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    in reply to: Surprise Birthday party for Gary Frederick #4078
    David Franz

    If you plan to attend Gary Fredrick’s birthday party please send me a text or call me at 410-499-5638 so I can give them a head count!
    Dave Franz

    in reply to: Death of Retired Battalion Chief Martin H. Catterton, BC-6 #4007
    David Franz

    It is with much sadness that the Baltimore City Retire Fire Officers and Fire Fighters announce the passing of BC Martin H. Catterton.

    Fire Department Service 32 Years 4 months 15 Days
    On Retirement 16 Years 2 Months 23 Days
    Retiree Association Member 15 Years 4 Months 11 Days
    Age 70 years 3 Months * Days
    Rest in Peace Martin

    Martin Henry Catterton
    NOVEMBER 19, 1948~FEBRUARY 26, 2019(AGE 70)

    On February 26, 2019, Martin H. Catterton, 70, of Severn, passed away on February 26, 2019 after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born in Baltimore to the late Theresa and Herbert W. Catterton Sr. He honorably served his country in the Army from 1967-1969. Martin retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department after 30 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family, loved nature and being outdoors and had an interest in planes and trains.

    He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Donna Jean Catterton; devoted children Vicki Croucier (Juan), Steven Catterton (Tara) and Martin W. Catterton; cherished grandsons, Aidan Catterton, Ryan Croucier and Cody Croucier; and loving brothers, Charles Catterton and Herbert W. Catterton Jr.

    The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, 1 2nd Avenue, SW (at Crain Highway), Glen Burnie, on Thursday, Feb. 28th, from 3-5 & 7-9 PM. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, 9:30 AM, in the funeral home chapel. Interment MD Veterans Cemetery.

    in reply to: Death Announcement, Joseph Francis Gessner Jr. #3964
    David Franz

    Services for Joseph Francis Gessner Jr. Truck 30

    In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Kylee’s Dancing Angels, P.O. Box 60, Baldwin, MD 21013 or you may click link to make an online donation.

    610 W MacPhail Rd
    Bel Air, MD 21014

    JANUARY 18
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    JANUARY 18
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    JANUARY 19
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    in reply to: Death of Retiree, Captain Roger Eichelberger #3764
    David Franz

    Death of Retiree Roger Eichelberger, Former captain Engine 40

    Roger Eichelberger
    Peacefully, September 16,2018, Roger Eichelberger,beloved husband of 64 Yrs. to the late Charlotte ( nee Riley), devoted father of Bruce ( spouse Maggie ), Daniel ( spouse Rosemary ). Judith Fleischman ( spouse Michael ), and the late Amy Hyler, loving brother to Elwood, Harry, Albert, Ralph, Dorothy Rew, and the late Earl. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Roger was a retired Captain in the BTCY Fire Dept., a devout member of Christ Lutheran Church, and many other Community Foundations. Memorial service to be held 1:30pm on Nov 7 at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 South Charles St, Balto, MD 21230. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his honor to the church, or pay forward acts of kindness you have received.
    Published in Baltimore Sun on Sept. 23, 2018

    Fire Department Service 38 Years, 3 Months, 20 Days
    On Retirement 26 Years, 5 Months, 14 Days
    Retirees Association Member 26 Years, 5 Months, 17 Days
    Age 86 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days
    Rest in Peace Roger

    in reply to: New forum site #3461
    David Franz

    The June 14th meeting will start at 1930 hours, The regular meal will be served.

    The Baltimore City Retired Fire Officers & Fire Fighters Association meeting is at VFW Post 6506. It is Located at 8777 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale 21237.

    The entrance we will be using is in the rear of the building. The sign on the door says entrance to small hall. Go through the doors an turn to the left to the big hall. There is a handicap ramp.

    Directions, Exit 34, Route 7 off the Beltway going away from the city. Go about 1/2 mile the VFW is on the Right after Rossville Blvd.

    Our Meetings are open to all Baltimore City Fire Department personnel active and retired. If not a member sign in as a guest! Entrance fee is still $5.00 unless a hot meal is served on special occasions, then its $10.00

    I am still collecting old cell phones , The Marine Corps League gets calling cards for the military.

    Hope to see everyone there!

    Dave Franz, Recording secretary

    Its very important to keep in touch with your friends!!

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