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Denise L. Roecker, 44, homemaker, teller


Denise L. Roecker, a homemaker who had worked for a bank and title company, died of undetermined causes Saturday at her Mount Airy home. She was 44.

Denise Lynne Von Den Bosch was born in Baltimore and raised in Glen Burnie and Pasadena. She was a 1979 graduate of Chesapeake High School.

In addition to working as a teller at the former Maryland National Bank branch in Arnold and later as a title researcher for Hyatt, Peters and Weber in Annapolis, Mrs. Roecker was a former Avon cosmetics representative and had operated a licensed day care center.

Mrs. Roecker was a member of Weems Creek Baptist Church, 600 N. Bestgate Road, Annapolis, where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Surviving is her husband of 26 years, James R. Roecker, an Anne Arundel County police officer; two sons, James A. Roecker and Matthew T. Roecker, both of Mount Airy; her parents, Louis F. and Patricia Truitt Von Den Bosch of Mount Airy; three brothers, Charles Robison Jr. of Hanover, Pa., Douglas Robison of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Jeffrey Robison of Eldersburg; two sisters, Deborah Kraft of Millersville and Rose Stewart of Rosedale; and two stepbrothers, Louis Von Den Bosch of Reading, Pa., and Daniel Von Den Bosch of Millersville. An infant daughter, Emily Elizabeth Roecker, died in 1981.

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