On March 22, 2005 MARJORIE F.; beloved wife of the late Jerome C. Troy, Jr. She is survived by three sons Clay F., Drew B. and Kirk S. Troy, one grandson Rominn Troy, one brother Dr. T. Earl Flanagan, Jr., one sister Fern L.R. Saddler, nieces, nephews, cousins, one daughter-in-law, two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, other relatives and friends. Friends may view at the family owned HOWELL FUNERAL HOME, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave. on Friday 3 to 7 P.M. Family will receive friends at Heritage United Church of Christ, 3110 Liberty Heights Avenue, on Saturday 10 to 10:30 A.M. with funeral services immediately following. WILLIAM MATTHEW UPDIKE, son of Dr. Ralph & Amelia Updike, died in Howard County of complications from his life long battle with Spina bifida. He was 35. Born and raised in Howard County, Will was one of six children. He was the youngest of the boys including Jay, Keith and David. He had one older sister Patti and the youngest of six, Jennifer. They have always been and remain close as all still live in Maryland with their ever growing families. Will is Godfather to his ten month old nephew Matthew Updike, his 2 month old niece Abby Updike, 10 year niece Emily Updike and his 15 year old niece Tricia Bulger. Will graduated from Centennial High School in 1988. He loved high school and thought of it as the best time of his life. As part of a school work study program, he worked for the Howard County Police department as a dispatcher and always enjoyed the stories and camaraderie of being part of that organization. He has collected numerous police badges from several different police departments and organizations. He often communicated with police and others on his CB radio while growing up in Dunloggin. His handle was "Wild Will". In high school he traveled to other schools lecturing on Handicap awareness - the optimist organization honored him with their volunteer service award in front of 200 people in Columbia (quite a thrill and honor for a high school junior). Will was creative and excelled at several hobbies and crafts, cross-stitch and painting. At times in his life he did knitting, painting of duck decoys and most recently enjoyed cross-stitching especially of Ocean City landmarks. He was a perfectionist and did high quality work valued by his friends and family. He had a lifelong love of the outdoors especially a love of hunting and fishing. He spent a great deal of his free time hunting and fishing with his brother Keith at the family farm near Cambridge, Maryland. This gave them a chance to fish the Little Choptank River. If Will had it his way he would hunt or fish every day. One of his real thrills was catching a 108 pound Mako shark on an offshore trip out of Ocean City, MD. He grew up fishing ponds and streams for largemouth bass but graduated to salt water fishing the rivers and in the Chesapeake Bay - especially for rockfish and flounder. He fished a number of the Ocean City flounder tournaments with his cousin Jimmy Bailey and good friend Doug Hindes. He hunted elk in Montana and deer in southern West Virginia with The Whites, relatives of his paternal grandmother, and never tired of telling stories of the various hunts and of how he always was getting his shirttail cut off. He had a long history of major medical problems - over 50 hospitalizations and with multiple major surgical procedures. His family and friends have been deeply appreciative of all the efforts of the many RN's, technicians, aids, orderlies, etc. who often showed him extra attention and made his stay more tolerable. The many physicians and other care givers who contributed to his care are too numerous to mention but over the past 20 years the team of Carol James P.A. and Benjamin Carson M.D. spent innumerable hours in the highly successful effort for Will to continue a quality life. Recently "Tico" Machiran M.D. served as his internist and has had a special relationship with him. He enjoyed betting on sports events with his brothers and especially liked to play "pitch" - Will was known for saving and losing a 10 at the last card. He loved blackjack and played occasionally in Las Vegas and Puerto Rico - he traveled with his family each winter to Rincon, PR and loved the town, the island and the local people. During the middle years of his life he was able to drive a handicapped vehicle independently. After high school he took college courses toward a degree in Criminal Justice at Howard County Community College. He won 2nd place at the Student Union annual pool tournament at the college in 1989. He enjoyed summers in Ocean City, MD - spent numerous nights at the big Kahuna where he had a special relationship with Mike Beatty (Batman) and especially enjoyed all the laughs he got from interacting with the "Miller Women" who lived next door. He was an unofficial judge for the Best Body on the Beach contest. In addition to being survived by his immediate family, Will had 6 nieces and 6 nephews. Friends and Family may call at Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228, on Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral mass will be held at Church of the Resurrection, 3175 Palskirk Dr. Ellicott City, MD 21042, on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 10 a.m. Interment Crest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Carson Scholars Fund, Inc., 305 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite L-020, Towson Md 21204, Attn: Development Office.