William Walter Bocklage

Born: Fri., Mar. 11, 1949
Died: Sat., Jul. 9, 2011


Visitation

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 12, 2011
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 12, 2011
Location: Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A.


Funeral Service

8:00 PM Tue., Jul. 12, 2011
Location: Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A.


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On July 9, 2011, William Walter Bocklage, beloved husband of Karen Lee Bocklage, loving son of the late Charles F. and Margaret A. (nee Roberts) Bocklage dear brother Mary Hinz, Helen Schultz, Margaret Bocklage and James Bocklage and his wife Peggy and the late  Charles F. Bocklage, Francis M. Bocklage, Joseph Bocklage, Edmund G. Bocklage and John P. Bocklage.  Also survived by a sister-in-law, Kathy Cramer and her family and many other relatives and friends.

Friends may call at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at Route 702 (Beltway Exit 36) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service Tuesday 8 PM  followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

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Stanley G. Lampkin
   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Lauren Bocklage
   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
I love you Uncle Billy! You will be missed!

Phil johnson
   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
Dear Karen and family members we at the MdTA reviewed send all of you our sincerest condolences and pleas know that bill was more than a friend he was part of our family as well.

More than half of the retirees worked with Bill more than two decades he was liked by many of who he mentored sum he gave a kick in the butt of which he was reps Ted by that.

Please know that he will be missed, when you look to the night sky and see a twinkle that's Bill looking down with a wink in his eye!

Phil johnson
   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
Dear Karen and family members we at the MdTA reviewed send all of you our sincerest condolences and pleas know that bill was more than a friend he was part of our family as well.

More than half of the retirees worked with Bill more than two decades he was liked by many of who he mentored sum he gave a kick in the butt of which he was reps Ted by that.
We the retirees and you our sympathies.
Please know that he will be missed, when you look to the night sky and see a twinkle that''s Bill looking down with a wink in his eye!

Phyllis Harris-Huff
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
I'm gonna miss you, more than you would ever have believed. You were always there for not only me, but my kids too. Thank you for the smiles and all the memories...Mr. Bojangles.

Lauren Andryszak
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
Karen,

It was a pleasure getting to know you and Bill here at Heritage Center. Even though I only knew Bill for a short time, I learned very quickly how much he loved you and how much he loved life. He sure had a lot of spunk! Thank you for trusting us with Bill's care. There are many people here who will miss him.

Bob Miller
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
A true friend and a honor to know this man. He will be missed, but I will carry some of the greatest memories with me for the rest of my time. We will meet down the road my friend. Until then God Bless and I'll miss seeing you.

Becky Jones
   Posted Tue July 12, 2011
Karen,
My heart feels what you're feeling girl. 62, the same age as Dad Karen. We all send our deepest sympathy and love to you Karen and to all your family.

Billy & Maryann Schultz
   Posted Wed July 13, 2011
Dear Karen,
It was our pleasure to have worked a good number of years with Bill at the Key Bridge. Maryann was a Collector who always looked out for us Officers. I usually worked with Bill as a backup when he ran Radar.
During that time I can honestly say we had fun. This was long before political correctness and the taking of everything so seriously. At times, in front of other Officers, Bill and Maryann usually seemed to be arguing with each other, but it was all in jest, and certainly fun to watch! We will cherish our memories of a wonderful man. Billy Jack

Mark Bishop
   Posted Wed July 13, 2011
You will be missed Bill !!!

Jody L. Vaughan
   Posted Thu July 14, 2011
To the Bocklage Family; I would like to express my deepest sympathy at the loss of Mr. Bocklage. I belong to the LOA and only knew him from seeing him there a few times. He was a very kind man and I am so sorry for his loss.

Henry & Darlene Weinberg
   Posted Fri July 15, 2011
To all of Bill's family members - we express our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Ed & Gloria Stawinski
   Posted Fri July 15, 2011
Karen, so sorry Gloria and I were unable to pay our respects this past week. You know Bill and I went back 30 plus years...others had different names for him, I knew him as "friend", and that''s how I will always remember him. Our deepest sypathy to you, Ed & Gloria

Nikki Spicer and Family
   Posted Sat July 16, 2011
Karen:
My family and Myself extend our condolences to you and the rest of the Bocklage Family during this time of great sadness, there are many wonderful Memories of Bill all over the State of Maryland so many people he met and touched in many different ways with his Billyism. I for one can look back and have good memories of some of the after shift get togethers we all had.
It was a pleasure and an honor to know Bill and to say he was a friend and a co-worker.
God Bless Nikki

Mike Kirby
   Posted Mon July 18, 2011
Karen,

As you know Bill and I met when we entered the police academy, December 1973. We remained friends through thick and thin all those years. We shared tears on many occasions, thankfully most of it was from laughter. I will miss my friend Bill but will treasure the memories.

Love you

Kirby

Bill McChesney
   Posted Sat May 05, 2012
Karen, you don''''t know me and I seriously dought that Bill even mentioned my name. I was stationed with Bill in Kotzebue Alaska. During that time I thought he was one of the most entertaining and interesting guys I had known. I still remember back foundly of him loading up the garbage truck (which he hated) and with his trusted companion (shermon the dog) driving offf to the local dump with big smiles on their facers. That''''s what he did, he always had a smile on his face and a possitive attitude. In reading the comments of others I am glad he was able to fullfill his dream. There were two things he wanted to do in life, to either be a fireman or a Cop. One of Bill''''s that happiest days in Kotzebue was to ride along with the local police for a night. Kotzebue being a little rough town in those days, and Bill was able to carry his gun. What a smile he had.
I am sorry for your loss and for the loss of my long past friend.
Bill McChesney

BETTY, MICHAEL AND SHANNON MC NERNEY
   Posted Sat August 11, 2012
We will miss him always...The best friend anyone could hope for..and a funny, caring person to everyone who had the pleasure to know him...R.I.P.Thank you for the l.oving memories that will stay with us forever

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