Death of Retired Officer Roy Stamm #443 – Updated

May 13, 2021 By

It is with Great Sadness that the membership  of the Retired Association is notified of Retired Officer Roy Stamm #443 on May 13, 2021. Roy joined the department on 1971 and retired in 1996. He was 72 years old.

There will be a service on May 18, 2021 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Mattingley Gardner Funeral Home  411590 Leonardtown, MD 20650.There will be a service on Wednesday May 19, 2021 at the funeral home at 1000 AM. 


Roy Steven Stamm, 72, of Bushwood Maryland passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family on May 13, 2021. He was born on May 5, 1949 to the late Roland Stamm and Linda Engelskirch Stamm.

 Roy was a veteran and proudly served his country. He was drafted into the army in 1969 and served with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam. While there, he was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Following his discharge in 1971 he went on to complete a degree in criminal justice and joined the Prince Georges County Police Department. He spent almost 30 years in law enforcement before retiring as a lieutenant in 1996. He then went on to work for the St. Mary’s County school system as a computer networker. However, if you were to ask him what his greatest accomplishment was, he would readily tell you it was his four amazing children.

 Roy could most often be found in his garage. He had a love of classic cars, owning and repairing many of them over his lifetime, including most recently his 1978 El Camino. He also loved coaching soccer and spent 20 years managing the indoor soccer league for St. Mary’s County Parks and Recreation.

 Those close to him would describe him as loyal, honest, brave and strong. He was a jack of all trades and if something was broken, he could fix it. Making friends wherever he went, he had an incredible sense of humor (although sarcastic at times) and was an entertaining storyteller to say the least. Above all, he was a family man and would do anything for them. He married his beloved wife Sheryl in 1982 and they spent 38 wonderful years of marriage together.

 Roy is survived by his wife, Sheryl Stamm; His children: Jennifer Williams (Joey), Pamula Stamm (Sherman), Matthew Stamm and Jessica Stamm (Brandon); His grandchildren: Roy Beverly, Vivian Stamm, Bo Stamm Dryden and Wyatt Stamm Norris. One of 12 children, he is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters.

 He is preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Linda Stamm, and his grandson, Joey Lee Williams Jr.

 The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 Pm with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD; Where a Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM with Terry Hayes officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.

 Serving as pallbearers will be; Cory Shymansky, Brandon Norris, John Luskey, Joey Williams, Roy Beverly, Joe Baker. Serving as an honorary pallbearer will be Sherman Dryde