Lawrence Schissler (1945 - 2016)

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Lawrence Terry "Larry" Schissler, 71, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away on August 10, 2016 peacefully in his sleep. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 4:00 PM on August 16, 2016 at Burbage Funeral Home, 108 William Street, Berlin, MD 21811. A brief service will be hosted by his sister Susan Bowen, his niece, Jennifer Pfister and his friend Norman Cathell of the Ocean City Lions Club. All arrangements are being handled by Burbage Funeral Home. Larry was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 9, 1945. He graduated from Woodlawn High School, continued on to graduate from Baltimore County Police Academy, and received an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Catonsville Community College. Larry was married to his high school sweetheart Linda Ann Schissler (Pfister) on May 15, 1965; they were married 51 years. He and his beautiful wife remained high school sweethearts their entire marriage. Larry served with the Baltimore County Police for 29 years, where he achieved his highest rank of Major before retiring in 1991. Not known to sit idle, Larry became a top producer with Long and Foster Realty of Ocean City Maryland, until 2011 when he finally settled down for good. He lived life to the fullest. Some of his pursuits were fishing, golfing, travelling, poker, coaching, and spending time with his friends and family. He was also actively involved in volunteering for many years and was a dedicated member of the Ocean City Lions Club and the Parrothead Club of Ocean City. Larry is survived by his wife Linda Ann Schissler (Pfister); his three children, Melissa L. Maletesta, Matthew L. Schissler and his wife Stephanie, and Michael H. Schissler and his wife Kim; his 7 grandchildren Elyse, Abbey, Joplin, Adrien, Tyrus, Mikala and Kaehleb; his sister Susan Bowen (Schissler) and her husband Kenneth Bowen; his nieces and nephews Kimberly, Jennifer, Lisa, Robert, Marie, James, Joanne, Beth, Jessica and Kenneth; and the rest of his relatives and friends. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, William L. Schissler and Anna M. Seidlich, as well as his sister, Geraldine Colliflower (Schissler). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to his favorite charity, the Special Olympics. The family of Larry Schissler wishes to thank the Neurology ICU of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at

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Burbage Funeral Home - Berlin
108 William Street
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-2111
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 13, 2016
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