On Sunday, December 19, 2004, VINCENT A. GITTLES of Greenbelt, MD, after a short but brave battle with cancer. "Vinnie" is survived by Angela M. Gittles, his devoted wife of 21 years; his daughter Stacie L. Maxwell and infant granddaughter, Rachael A. Maxwell, both of Fairfax, VA; and his cherished Westies, Nikki, Mitzi, and Arie. He is also survived by his mother, Theresa Gittles of Indian Orchard, MA; his Aunt Janet Nurczyk of Haydenville, MA; his sister Michaelene Albright of Amesbury, MA; his brother Lawrence Armata of Chicopee, MA; his sister Felicia Jedrykowski of Chicopee, MA; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Vinnie served in the Air Force in the 366th Security Police Squadron in Vietnam and later at Andrews AFB. After his honorable discharge, he went towork for the Cheverly, MD, Police Department until an injury in the line of duty forced him to retire. He thereafter devoted many years of volunteer service to the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Police where he held various officer positions including (Past) President of the FOP Sheriff's and Municipal Lodge 9. Most recently, his charitable efforts were devoted to the rescue and placement of homeless West Highland White Terriers locally and nationwide. Services and inurnment will be held Thursday, January 6, 2005, at 2:00 Arlington National Cemetery. Friends to assemble at the Administration building by 1:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Westie Med, Inc., 478 West Hill, Stamford, CT 06902 (

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