Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CMPD Chief Monroe's Father Passed Away September 13, 2011

Edward LaRue Monroe, "Money", 74, died September 8 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was born June 2, 1937, in Annapolis, to the late Eleanor Pinkney and William Monroe. He graduated from Wiley H. Bates High School in 1955 and attended Phelps Vocational School in Washington, DC.

He served in the U.S. Army for three years, receiving an honorable discharge. Edward worked in Washington, DC for the U.S. General Services Administration as a carpenter for 36 years, retiring in 1994, and for Children's Hospital for 10 years.

Edward married Amy Porter, also of Annapolis, on January 12, 1955. They were longtime residents of Capitol Heights until their recent relocation back to Annapolis.

Edward was a 33 Degree Mason, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Washington, DC, a member of Mecca Temple #10 and Martha Chapter of the Eastern Star.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Eleanor "Rigby" Ridge, in 2002; and brother, Donald Pinkney, in 2011. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Amy; son, Rodney Monroe and wife Marvette of Charlotte, NC; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Anthony) Milton of Brandywine, Hollye (David) McCallum and Brandon Monroe of Charlotte, NC; four great-grandsons; and sister, Ann Knight of Glen Burnie.

Services were held on Thursday, September 15 at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Ministry Center, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover, with the viewing at 9 a.m. and the funeral services at 10 a.m. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham.

Edward Monroe guest book is here.


Anonymous said...

Why are you posting this cedar? I enjoy the blog and hope you keep exposing the non=sense going on with this command but please pull this before you have idiots posting off the wall stuff. It will only undermind what you are trying to accomplish.

Cedar Posts said...

I understand your concern but I am sure that those who are true "Officers" are above that sort of thing.

If I'm wrong I'll close the comments PDQ.

Seems Edward Monroe was a stand up working class guy, a vet, and a 33 Degree Mason, which holds a lot of weight with Cedar Posts.

Anonymous said...

Your not wrong Cedar, looks to me like Edward Monroe was a solid citizen. I am not looking forward to the day my dad passes, I can only image the sorrow the chief is going through. So, my prayers are with him and his family. Work and family are two different things.

ThaQueenCity said...

Well said Cedar and Anon 9:34pm. I may not like Monroe, but I don't know his dad but I DO know how it feels to lose a dad....mine would have been 75 today...but he died on Father Day 1976. Still think about him and miss him...condolences to Monroe and his family.

The General said...

There will not be any negative posts to this article!! Every man has his enemies, but when a family member passes, sorrow, and condolences come first. The man called me personally whem my mom passed and I will never forget that or take anything from him for making that call. So let him be for the time he needs to be with his family and friends.