We regret to inform you of the death of Retired Sergeant Francis P. Friedel, Sr. on September 5, 2013.  Francis served a total of 46 1/2 years with the Maryland State Police in both sworn and civilian capacities.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Friedel family at this difficult time. Consistent with his wishes, there will be no viewing. 
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 1300 hours at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church located at 8420 Belair Road, in Fullerton, MD 21236, A celebration of life will follow the mass with internment in the cemetery on the church grounds.  A Greeting with refreshments will be held in the church hall.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Assisi House “Friedel Fund” c/o Gladys Friedel, 4232 Silver Spring Road, Perry Hall, MD 21128.  The Assisi House is a regional retirement facility for Franciscan Sisters outside of Philadelphia that has ties to the Friedel family.