Bernard John Stangle

March 12, 1943March 13, 2020

Bernard “Bernie” John Stangle, age 77, of Ellicott City, Maryland passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020. Beloved husband of Lorrie Stangle. Loving father of Robert Joseph Stangle and wife Gretchen, and Matthew Bryan Stangle and wife Christine. Cherished brother of Nancy Bush and husband John, and John Stangle and wife Linda. Devoted grandfather of Maddie. Bernie is also survived by many other loving family and friends.

In light of the recent developments concerning the Coronavirus, the family was very concerned about everyone's health and therefore have decided to change all services to private. They would like to thank everyone for their understanding at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made in Bernie's name to the American Heart Association American Heart Association 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6 Waltham, MA 02451.


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Bernard John Stangle

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mike pansini

March 23, 2020

I am truly sorry for your loss.
I remember Bernie from Loch Raven Village -playing basketball in the alley behind our homes and later football at the park. He always played at 100% -
I also remember his kit car - a red T-bird.
His son . Matt and my son were good friends as well - they hung out here a lot.

Tom & Sandy Moreland

March 19, 2020

Tom & Sandy Moreland
We have known and worshipped in church with the Stangles a long time. Bernie always had a smile and a warm welcome. He showed his happiness to be in God’s house with his church family, and of course his bride, Lorrie! We miss you Bernie, but you have God’s blessed assurance that the best is yet to come!

Christine Bass

March 19, 2020

Bernie, thank you for being the man that taught Matt to be the most wonderful husband, father, and provider. Lorrie, thank you for raising sons who know how to love and respect the women in their lives. The foundation Lorrie and Bernie set for their children is the foundation for our loving marriages and I will be forever grateful. Your focus was always on how your family and friends were doing and how you could help us if we ever needed anything. I will never forget every time I saw you your arms were outstretched for a hug and you had a smile on your face. Maddie adored you and she knows her Poppy is in heaven watching over our family. Your legacy will live on in all of us. With love, gratitude, and respect, Christine.


March 19, 2020

Scott and I had the joy of spending many holidays with the Stangles, such as Christmas, Easter, and birthdays. Bernie was such a joy to talk to, and when we picture him it's always accompanied by a big smile, a hug, and kind words. Scott and I will truly miss you Bernie, and we send all of our love to Lorrie, Matt, Rob, Gretchen, Chris, and Maddie.

Mark Phelps

March 18, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Bernie's passing. It's never easy and always to soon. I think about the conversations we had during many of the cookouts in Matt's back yard or Joe's kitchen. They often times lead to cars and fixing them and old technology vs new engines. Two things that really hit home was he always knew something about it in a teaching type moment. Much more than I ever will know. And how much of a mans man he was when it came to cars and life. I will always appreciate those conversations. More than cars, he loved his family deeply, it always came out in our conversations. The Phelps' will keep the Stangle family in our prayers and thoughts.

Mike and Marge Bass

March 18, 2020

Bernie came to be our dear friend. We shared some of the best and most cherished moments of our lives with he and Lorrie; the marriage of our daughter, Christine, to his son Matt; the birth of our granddaughter Maddie and the joy that being a grandfather brings; and getting to know his family and circle of friends.

When our daughter met Bernie and Lorrie for the first time, we were apprehensive. But we knew things were going to work out just fine when Christine came home and mentioned that a praise to Jesus was written on Bernie's shirt.

We will miss his smile, his hugs, his sense of humor, his love of family, and his love of his God. We will miss our friend.

Joe Antonelli

March 18, 2020

Joe Antonelli

March 18, 2020

I cannot tell you how much I loved and respected Mr. Bernie. He was a kind, generous and patient man. I had the distinct honor of growing up with the Stangles and I consider them family. Ms Lori, Rob and Matt are my family and I hold them, and their families, all dear in my heart.
Mr. Bernie could fix anything. ...At least that’s how I remember him. I can still see his tools set up on the tool bench in the back of the basement on Glen Gary rd. I can still smell the fresh metal or wood shaving from the latest project. Matt and I would spend hours back there taking stuff apart and “fixing” things and creating things with Bernie’s tools. Now that I’m older and have tools of my own, I’m sure we drove him crazy touching his things but he never seemed to get upset with us. In fact he would encourage and assuage our curiosity and interests. Whether it was toys or bikes or skateboards or home made ping pong paddles, he made sure we were safe and doing it correctly. Using the tools the way they were designed to be used. ...and hopefully put back in their place when we finished.
He was always up with technology as well. I believe he worked for Westinghouse. I remember the Stangles were the first ones in the neighborhood to have a VCR or was it a Betamax? First with cable, Atari, first to have a home computer. He was very versed with the internet and I received many emails from him over the years, Mostly from Handyman articles, discounts on auto repairs or consumer report type emails. Some were personal, and I will treasure those and many more we’re discussing his conservative Christian ideals. Bernie was an good and faithful servant of Christ. He raised his family knowing Christ and for this reason (and many more) I will always admire and try to emulate him. I’m not sure if things need fixing in Heaven but if they did, God has the right man for the job now! I Love you guys and I can’t wait to see you all and celebrate his life! God bless!

Angelo Di Biasi & Family

March 18, 2020

Mr. Stangle was/is a great man. Always smiling whenever you saw him. Our prayers goto the Stangle family. The pain of his passing will never go away but in time the tears that come when you have memories of him will change to smiles and that is Mr. Stangle telling you he is here for you. He is now your angel in the heavens he will always look after all of you. God bless Mrs. Stangle and the whole Stangle family.

Daniel Ames

March 18, 2020

Mr. Stangle was one of those Dad’s in my life that provided such a shining an example of what it means to be a father. He was always so generous with his time when we needed advice on how to fix something or what his opinion was when were contemplating a purchase. I remember he skipped his lunch break to come over to the Honda dealership to test drive a car with me and help me out with the sales guy. It meant so much to me . My Dad was unable to be there and Mr. Stangle stepped in to help.

He showed all of Matt’s friends how a man treats his wife, provides for his family, and does it all with a great sense of humor and gentleness.

The Ames Family will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. We know Mr. Stangle is at home with the Lord, smiling down on you all.