On June 1, 2019 Ronald A. Koelbel devoted husband of Paula Koelbel (nee Haugh); beloved father of Michelle Perozich and her husband Chris, and Ronald Koelbel II and his wife Nahyun Cho; loving "Pop-Pop" of Nicole, C.J., Zach and Hunter; dear brother of Lynn Weaver, Richard Koelbel and Terry Harris; good friend of Charles Eberwein. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated in St. Leo the Great Catholic Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St., Baltimore, MD 21202 on Saturday at 10...
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Since 1924, the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex have served the Baltimore, Essex & Middle River areas and surrounding communities with care and compassion. We understand that funerals are for the living and strive to provide a meaningful, individual service for every family we serve. Our professional staff is always available for assistance and guidance whether our services are needed before the funeral, at the time of death, or after the funeral is over. We’ve designed our website to provide information about the services we offer along with helpful links.


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Clarkton: Robert Otis Gurkin , 65 of Clarkton died Friday,  May 31,2019. He was the son of the late Earl Brown Gurkin, Sr. and Alice Carolyn Edwards Gurkin and was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Brown Gurkin, Jr. He worked in  Forestry Management. He was a member of Western Prong Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife: Lisa Douglas Gurkin of the home. Step-Sons; Curtiss Wilkinson and Nicholas Wilkinson, both of Wilmington, N.C., Sisters; Carol Spradley of Leland, N.C....
Doris Lee Fowler Bullard of Delco, NC passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, June 1, 2019. She was born January 14, 1934 in Green Sea, SC the daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Jeffie Strickland Fowler.  She was the oldest of seven siblings and is preceded in death by her husband, Horace Bullard of Delco, NC and her two sisters Dola Fowler and Margaret Fowler Buffkin. Doris, “Nannie, Aunt Dot, Mrs. Doris, Grandma,” proudly served the community for 54 years as the...
On June 2, 2019 Alberta "Bert" Karen Anderson (nee Tudor) devoted wife of Melvin Anderson; beloved sister of Alfred Tudor and his wife Janet, William Tudor, Ruthie Cordwell and her husband Charles and Estelle "Stellie" Amos and her husband Samuel; loving great-grandmother of Jaelyn. A funeral service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Avenue on Sunday at 5 pm.Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3-5 pm.  Interment at Garrison Forest...
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