The Mencken Graveside Memorial 2016 will be conducted Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the parking lot in front of the Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Avenue.
The snowfall is over but the clean-up continues. The questions for us are (1) has Loudon Park cleared the paths of the cemetery?; (2) how much snow remains around the Mencken family gravesite?; and (3) is there room to park vehicles?
Please check here Friday (01-29) evening.
We regret that the memorial scheduled for this coming Sunday (01-24) is canceled
The Memorial is rescheduled for the following Sunday, January 31, 2016, at 2:00 PM.
A severe snowstorm is forecast for the upcoming weekend (01-22 to 01-24). The memorial service will be rescheduled if the predictions are correct. A go/no-go message will be posted Friday (01-22) afternoon. Please check here then.
The 11th Annual Service will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Mencken Family Grave site, Loudon Park Cemetery, 3620 Wilkens
Avenue, Baltimore. Signs will point the way to the grave-site. After the brief memorial service attendees are invited, as usual, to the Spirits West Country Club, 2601 Wilkens Avenue.
Loudon Park Cemetery: enter at 3620 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229. Note: the Frederick Ave entrance is closed. Enter through the Wilkens Ave entrance.
Location of grave: N 39° 16.693′ W 76° 40.683′ (39.278217°, -76.678050°)
For GPS users: Google maps recognizes geographic coordinates and knows the cemetery’s roads. Note that the Frederick Ave entrance is closed. Split your trip into two parts: leg 1 will be from your origin to 3620 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD; leg 2 will be 3620 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD to 39.278217°, -76.678050°.
Spirits West Country Club: 2601 Wilkens Ave (Cor. Millington Ave), Baltimore, MD 21223. (Make a left turn from Loudon Park onto Wilkens Ave. and drive 1.6 miles. Spirits West will be on your right at the end of Baltimores’s longest block of row houses and across the way from St Benedict’s Church.)