Our Obituaries

Cecilia van Berkum

March 7, 1920 - September 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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John Peter Blaine

November 20, 1922 - September 17, 2017

John Peter Blaine, of Columbia, MD, passed on peacefully on September 17, 2017, in the care of Gilchrist Hospice Center surrounding by his loving family. John embodied an amazing spirit of kindness, generosity and love for his family and will be sorely missed by them. He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine Blaine; devoted father of Pamela Vaughn (Michael); brother of Matthew Blaine ...
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Donna Lynne Kopp

April 3, 1960 - September 14, 2017

On September 14, 2017, Donna Lynne Kopp (nee Frederick), age 57, of Fulton passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Donna is survived by her parents, Bob and Charline; her husband, John; her sons, Michael and daughter-in-law Shannon, and Shawn and daughter-in-law Amy; her grandchildren, Kayla, Jada, and Nylah (expected in November); her brother, Ricky and sister-in-law Donna; her sister Rachelle...
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Donald O'Connor

June 18, 1936 - September 8, 2017

DONALD EDWARD O'CONNOR Of Clarksville, Maryland, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Friday, September 8, 2017. Born June 18, 1936, in Washington, DC, Donald grew up with his brother, Robert and sister, Arlene in Alexandria, Virginia. For his post-secondary studies, Donald attended the George Washington University, earning both a bachelor's and master's...
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Sokhong Hong Choe

March 6, 1925 - September 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Howard R. Shoop

January 23, 1934 - September 6, 2017

On September 6, 2017, Howard R. Shoop, beloved husband of Christine J. Shoop. Loving father of Linda Kujan, and Lauren T. DeFrese. Brother of the late Welland Shoop, and the late Thelma Masters. Grandfather of five and Great-Grandfather of three. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings...
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Patrick Dunlap

December 29, 1944 - August 28, 2017

Patrick (Pat) Dunlap, 72, of Clarksville, MD, died suddenly on August 28, 2017. He was born December 29, 1944 in Latrobe, PA. , a son of the late Lawrence V. and Wilma (Callaghan) Dunlap. He was predeceased by his brothers Lawrence V. and Bernard. He is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Olga, son Patrick Lawrence, as well as by brothers Paul (wife Natalie) of Latrobe PA., Dennis (wife Millie...
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Carmen M. Rivera

August 12, 1920 - August 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Alan Joseph Bollinger

May 1, 1957 - August 21, 2017

Suddenly on August 21, 2017, Alan Joseph Bollinger, age 60, passed away. He is the dear son of Shirley Bollinger and the late Joseph Bollinger. Beloved husband of Patti Petry and loving father of Emily Ann Bollinger, Elizabeth Elsie Bollinger and Matthew Joseph Bollinger. Brother of Donna Hamilton and her husband Dennis, Adele Halterman, and Randy Bollinger and his wife Diane. Brother-in-law...
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Evelyn Lovina Beckford

May 22, 1919 - August 15, 2017

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Evelyn Beckford.to the Bethlehem Church of God Holiness, 5898 Eastern Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20011.
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Pamela Steenerson Burcham

October 10, 1946 - August 13, 2017

Pamela "Pam" Burcham (nee Steenerson) died in Columbia, Maryland on August 13, 2017. She was 70.Pamela Burcham, of Columbia, Maryland was born October 10, 1946 in Washington D.C. to her parents, Palmer and Dorothy Steenerson. She grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's degree in Education in 1968 and a Master's degree in 1972. She...
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George Boyd Hubbard

April 5, 1929 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Betty Jean Cox

September 30, 1929 - August 6, 2017

On August 6, 2017, Betty Jean Cox, beloved wife of the late Harvey W. Cox passed away. Loving mother of Thomas Cox and wife Sylvia, and Terri Loebach and husband Pete. Sister of Kenneth Lewis and his wife Pam, Richard Lewis and wife Rita, Donald Lewis and wife Debbie, and Linda Derr and husband Frank. Grandmother of Ashley Compton and husband Justin, and Peter Loebach. Great-grandmother of...
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Faith Meredith Robinson

January 12, 1945 - August 5, 2017

On August 5, 2017, Faith Meredith Robinson passed away. Beloved mother of the late Jeffree Jones, and the late Ginger Cuba. Loving sister of Janie Johnson, the late John Fulton Jr., and the late Joseph Fulton. Grandmother of Jeffree Jones, Vanessa Jones, Todd Cuba, and Julian Boyd. Great-Grandmother of Jayden Jones, Jeramiah Jones, Xzavier Jenkins, Donovan Jones, and Sebastian Jones.Memorial...
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Robert Thomas Groves

October 10, 1930 - August 5, 2017

On August 5, 2017, Robert Thomas Groves of Columbia, MD, beloved husband of Annemarie Groves for 59 years passed away. Loving father of Kenneth Groves and wife Marybeth, Thomas Groves and wife Pamela, Susan Rodgers and husband Jeffrey, and Michael Groves and wife Kelly. Survived by brother Richard Groves and wife Rita. Grandfather of Amanda Groves, Kevin Groves, Kate Groves, Joseph Groves,...
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Veronica Ann Sigloch

November 8, 1923 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Bruce John Spaulding

June 3, 1944 - July 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Leland Branting

April 26, 1921 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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William Clair Wilson

June 22, 1939 - July 21, 2017

William Clair Wilson, known as "Bill" to friends and "Clair" to family, passed away on July 21, 2017 with his loving family at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Jeanne; son, Kevin, and his wife, Ann-Marie, of Westwood, MA; daughter, Amy, of Jessup, MD; grandchildren Sommer, Noah, and Liam; and, an immeasurable number of friends and admirers. He was preceded in death by his...
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George Brand Pleat

May 19, 1922 - July 19, 2017

On July 19, 2017, George Brand Pleat, 95, of Columbia, MD passed away; Beloved husband of the late Georgette V. Pleat; Loving father of Chrysan M. Dosh (Ron), Lorraine M. Jones (Tim), George R. Pleat (Clarissa Ferraris), Geoffrey W. Pleat, David B. Pleat (Amy), and Andrew C. Pleat (Margie); Dear brother of John "Jack" Murphy and the late Kenneth Pleat; Cherished grandfather of TJ, Jessica, Jason,...
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Ronald C. Riley

April 27, 1947 - July 19, 2017

On July 19, 2017; RONALD C. RILEY, a lifelong DC area resident; passed away. He is the beloved partner and spouse of Dennis DeVoe for over 36 years, loving brother of Alan Riley and wife Bea, and Charles "Bud" Riley and wife Barbara; dear uncle of a niece and two nephews. Ronald retired after 40 years of teaching art education in Montgomery County Public Schools. Based in his hometown of DC, he...
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Song Yol Hwang

July 7, 1936 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Carolyn Johnson Hirsch

July 7, 1942 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Tat Tan Nguyen

April 3, 1944 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Sally Thalia Campas

September 28, 1930 - June 29, 2017

On June 29, 2017; Sally Thalia Campas passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Arthur Campas, loving mother of Mary Valmas and her husband John; cherished grandmother of Dimitri and Gregory and his wife Anastasia; devoted great grandmother of Nicholas.Family will receive friends on Sunday, July 2 from 3-8PM, with a Trisagion Service at 5PM, at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls...
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Sybil Lawson Wilson

September 2, 1937 - June 28, 2017

On June 28, 2017, SYBIL LAWSON WILSON passed away. She is the beloved wife of the late Donald K. Wilson II; loving mother of Donald K. Wilson III and his wife Blair, Marci Grabau and her husband Gary, Terri Schad and her husband Richard, and Pennie Hawks; cherished grandmother of Ian Wilson, Kathryn Wilson, Adam (Kate) Grabau, Jessica (Ben) Alston, Eric (Lauren) Grabau, Joanna (Nick) Lane,...
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Wynona Creech

November 29, 1920 - June 26, 2017

Wynona "Johnnie" Creech, born in England on November 29, 1920, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 26, 2017. She is survived by her 2 sons, Richard and Alan du Monceau; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and many loving friends. She was predeceased by her eldest son, Michael du Monceau. A celebration of her life will take place at a later...
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James Amos Griffiths

December 19, 1927 - June 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Lourdes Perez Faytaren

December 20, 1937 - June 17, 2017

On June 17, 2017; Lourdes P. Faytaren passed away.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10AM, Saturday, June 24 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia, MD 21044. Interment in Columbia Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Barbara Graham Cooper

December 2, 1944 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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John Martin McGough

October 1, 1931 - June 8, 2017

On June 8, 2017; JOHN MARTIN MCGOUGH passed away. He is the beloved husband of Alice Veronica McGough and the late Kristine McGough; loving father of Genevieve McCardell and her husband Paul, and Amy McGough and her husband Marc Archambault; loving step-father of Gwyneth Marchanti and Alman Gaspeny; devoted grandfather of Patrick, Molly, and Aidan McCardell, and Anthony "Tony" Marchanti; dear...
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Eleanor E. Cullinan

August 1, 1930 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Young Jin Lee

October 5, 1936 - May 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Jane Frances Mongelli

January 25, 1951 - May 17, 2017

On May 17, 2017, Jane Frances Mongelli, loving wife of the late John M. Mongelli passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Beloved daughter of Jean Petersen and the late Henry Petersen. Mother of Courtnay Kopec and husband Mike, Teresa Flanigan and fiancé Tony Clark. Sister of Jackie Swanson (Steve), Tom Petersen (Penny), Joan Zucconi (Paul), Julie Petrisek (Ray), Steve Petersen,...
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Mark John Ricigliano

July 29, 1956 - May 14, 2017

On May 14, 2017; MARK JOHN RICIGLIANO peacefully passed away. He was the cherished husband of Debra Ricigliano (nee Ritchie) for 39 years; loving father of Kristin Ricigliano; devoted son of Beatrice and the late Robert Ricigliano; brother of Robert Ricigliano and Cynthia Ortiz; brother-in-law of Robert and Linda Pipitone; uncle of a niece, many nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, all of...
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Helen Frances Amara

October 15, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Frederick Cornelius Long

September 10, 1943 - May 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Martha Lipasek

January 19, 1931 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Albert Haslam

July 26, 1925 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Susan Carol Deatherage

February 23, 1939 - April 29, 2017

On April 29, 2017, Susan Carol Deatherage (nee Frazer), beloved wife of the late James W. Deatherage. Loving mother of Judith L. Deatherage, and John Deatherage. Sister of Robert Frazer. Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. Funeral services will be held at Christ United Methodist Church at...
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Nathan Thomas Bridges

June 26, 1966 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Lucille Wharton

April 30, 1917 - April 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Joseph Matthew Parent

December 4, 1955 - April 24, 2017

From Joseph Parent's son, PJ:For those not aware, my father passed away earlier this morning peacefully at my parent's house. He left feeling love from my mother, my sister, myself, and all of his siblings that have shown him great support these past few weeks. He was diagnosed with stage 3 small-cell lung cancer, which they basically said was not curable, but manageable until a certain point...
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Jocelyn G. Reedy

October 10, 1936 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Robert Alan Latham

July 29, 1940 - April 16, 2017

On April 16, 2017, Robert Alan Latham, beloved husband of Cathy Latham. Loving father of Angela Kozlowski and husband John, Jason Latham and wife Susan, and Eva Hamilton and husband Kevin. Brother of Sharon Beck and husband Art. Grandfather of Alyssa and Alexander Kozlowski, and Wilkin and Hattie Latham.Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia,...
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John W. Jorgenson

November 30, 1926 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Mary Concetta Tomasetti

January 11, 1923 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Eleanor Anna Dopman

April 24, 1925 - April 14, 2017

On April 14, 2017, Eleanor A. Dopman (nee Baker) passed away. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert C. Dopman; Loving mother of Alan Dopman and his wife Deborah, Eleanor Dopman Alexander-O'Brien and her husband Barry, and the late Robert H. Dopman; Cherished grandmother of Stephanie and Jessica Dopman, and Christopher, Andrew, and Elizabeth Alexander; Dear sister of Harvey Mayer. She also...
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Vaino John Riismandel

September 8, 1920 - April 10, 2017

On April 10, 2017, Vaino John Riismandel, Retired Administrative Law Judge passed away in Ellicott City MD. Born in Rakvere, Estonia in 1920. He married Elli Sild in Kudina Township, Tarumaa County, Estonia in 1942. Beloved son of the late Euphrosyne-Karoline (Drell), and the late Jaan Riismandel. Father of John (Jaan) Norman Riismandel and wife Linda Beers, and Jack (Jaak) Bengt Riismandel...
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Philis Charlotte Mead

June 10, 1930 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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P. Scott Lebert

May 14, 1964 - April 2, 2017

On April 2, 2017; P. SCOTT LEBERT passed away. He is the beloved husband of Theresa Lebert (nee Kupiec); loving father of Stacey and Paul Lebert, Jr.; cherished son of Paul G. and the late Florence Lebert.Family will receive friends on Friday, April 7 from 2-4 & 7-9PM at WITZKE FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045. A Celebration of Life will be held 1PM, Saturday,...
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John Condayan

September 1, 1933 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Terry Dorsell Taylor

March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., Catonsville, MD.
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Patricia D. Lutz

April 28, 1942 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Francisco Leon Juarbe

February 29, 1932 - March 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Elizabeth Laura Graff

December 2, 1948 - March 17, 2017

Elizabeth Laura Graff, 68, died peacefully on March 17, 2017. She was born December 2, 1948, to Paul and Virginia Graff. Betsy was raised in Indiana, PA, and moved to Columbia, Maryland in the mid 1970's. She spent part of every summer at the beloved family home Eagles Mere, PA.She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Jeane. She is survived by brothers David (Maritza) and...
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Ann Augusta Turpin

March 21, 1937 - March 15, 2017

On March 15, 2017, Ann Turpin of Columbia passed away; Beloved wife of 48 years to Terry Turpin; Loving mother of Michael Turpin and Ann-Marie Turpin; She was preceded in death by her mother, Tilly Oldewurtel. She enjoyed and loved her family, country dancing and exploring the world.A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 1 to 3pm, Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin...
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Margaret Elizabeth Crawford

September 26, 1923 - March 14, 2017

On March 14, 2017, Margaret Elizabeth Crawford passed away; Beloved wife of the late Harold B. Crawford; Loving mother of Michael H. Crawford and wife Sandra H., and J. Edward Crawford and wife Barbara Lee. Cherished grandmother of Lauren Smith and Caroline Crawford; Dear sister of George and Donald Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph B. and Madge L. Brown, her son, Robert D....
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Hui Won Cho

August 19, 1949 - March 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Ruth Ellen Carey

May 6, 1927 - March 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Lalette Joyner

December 9, 1957 - February 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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David E. Thomas

April 23, 1931 - February 20, 2017

David Ellsworth Thomas of Ellicott City, MD passed away at his home on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the age of 85. He was predeceased by his first wife, Charlene Thomas in December of 1993. He is survived by his wife, Helen Dolores Thomas of 21 years; his son, David Thomas; his twin daughters, Cynthia Rhodes and her husband Charlie; Diana Ries and her husband, Carroll Ries. He is also...
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Hazel Ryman Life

April 16, 1930 - February 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Daniel Alpheus Safriet

May 17, 1935 - February 17, 2017

On February 17, 2017, Daniel Alpheus Safriet Jr. passed away; Beloved husband of 50 years to Joan Elaine Safriet (nee Schroeder); Loving father of Daniel Alpheus Safriet III, and Anissa Joan and her husband Kevin Patrick Good; Cherished grandfather of Lydia Kathrine Good, Delayna Ann Good, and Avery Patrick Good; Dear brother of Sybil Ann Safriet; He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel...
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Margaret Mary McConarty

June 21, 1939 - February 15, 2017

On February 15, 2017, Margaret Mary McConarty (nee Murphy) passed away.A Funeral Service will be celebrated 11AM, Monday, February 27 at the chapel at Church of the Resurrection, 3175 Paulskirk Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042. Interment in Columbia Memorial Park.
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Alonzo Edward Franklin

May 17, 1935 - February 13, 2017

On February 13, 2017, Alonzo "Ed" Franklin, Ph.D., beloved husband of Rose E. Franklin. Loving father of Eddie Franklin and wife Shari, and Karen Franklin Triplett. Grandfather of Tres Franklin, Myles Franklin, and David Triplett. Nephew of Onethia Taylor, Ida Richardson, and Julia Edwards. Also survived by many other family members and friends. Services will be held at Christ Episcopal...
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V. Joyce Oskamp

September 5, 1929 - February 13, 2017

On February 13, 2017, V. Joyce Oskamp, formerly of Webster, New York passed away. Beloved wife of Henry Oskamp. Loving mother of Eugene Oskamp, Roy Oskamp, and Leslie Mansfield and husband Daniel. Grandmother of Kaitlin Meleski-Oskamp, Genevieve Mansfield, and Daniel Mansfield Jr.A Memorial Mass will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1355 Hatch Rd., Webster, NY, 14580 on Saturday, June...
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Dolores Ann Ralph

July 6, 1927 - February 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Gary Bruce Arrington

July 17, 1948 - January 24, 2017

Gary Bruce Arrington, Sr. of Columbia, Maryland passed away at home on January 24, 2017 at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Arrington and Lorraine (Ashton), his sister Yvonne and a niece Nikiesha. He is survived by his wife Lynn A. Wheeler (Trombly), his sisters Wendy Pelaez and Judy Arrington, his sons Gary, Jr. and Aaron Wheeler and his wife (Renee), his daughter...
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Wenjyin Tsai

November 30, 1974 - January 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Matthew Roland Ott

September 24, 1966 - January 18, 2017

Matthew Roland Ott died peacefully in his home in Westminster, Maryland on the 18th of January 2017.Matthew was the beloved son of Fern Hamel (née Lyke) and Richard Ott and stepson of Ed Hamel and Suzanne Ott (née Gradwell), cherished brother of Steve Ott, Chris Ott, Addie Ott (née Paez), Lucy Gradwell, Thomas Nelson, Cat Nelson (née Fitzharris), Lynne Gaudet (née Hamel),...
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Cynthia Roth

November 10, 1943 - January 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Samuel Anthony Pedone

June 2, 1925 - January 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Jay Don Gensler

October 12, 1937 - January 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Maud Adjuah Clementina Johnson

November 13, 1939 - January 10, 2017

On January 10, 2017 Maud Adjuah Clementina Johnson, beloved wife of James P. Johnson. Loving mother of Victoria E. Lofton and husband David, Jason F. Johnson and Kristin, Robin Wells and husband Dexter, Alison Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson and wife Joann, and the late James "Jimmy" Johnson. Sister of Talabi Lucan, the late Frank Fraser, the late Serah Yilla, and the late Victor Fraser. Grandmother...
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Evelyn Florence Boudreau

May 28, 1920 - January 9, 2017

Evelyn Florence Boudreau, a resident of Columbia, Maryland since 2006 and a lifelong resident of Latham and Cohoes, NY passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96. Her mother was a hat-maker and her father a baker. Her father died when she was 7 years old of pneumonia. She grew-up in the household of her mother and maternal uncle. She lived through the Depression and the rationing of...
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Mary Rose Simmel

July 19, 1930 - January 7, 2017

On January 7th, Mary Rose Simmel (nee McLean), 86, of Olney, MD died peacefully with family members by her side. Survived by her husband of nearly 68 years, John Roland Simmel, Jr. Devoted Mother of Georgiana Tyler and her husband Ralph, James Simmel, Marilyn Averi, Donald Simmel and his wife Danette, William Simmel and his wife Victoria and the late John R. Simmel, III. Loving Grandmother of...
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Janice Laurene Jolly

July 23, 1931 - January 4, 2017

On January 4, 2017, Janice Laurene Jolly ( nee Willard) beloved wife of the late James Houston Jolly; devoted mother of July Ann Linett and her husband Michael, Jennifer Lynn Jolly- Joy and her husband Patrick, and Carl Willard Jolly and his wife Christine; loving sister of Andrea Rust- Wolford, Marcy Lagowski, Delight Mc Guire, and Charles Willard; cherished grandmother of Reagan, Claire,...
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Yoon Jung Chang

December 3, 1951 - January 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Kenneth R. Alms

April 30, 1961 - December 28, 2016

Kenneth Richard Alms, 55, passed away on Wednesday, December 28th at 7:13 am at Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born on April 30th 1961 to Richard and Eileen Alms.Ken Alms grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland. He graduated from Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Maryland. After high school, he attended college at UMBC in Catonsville, Maryland where he received a bachelor...
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Virginia Muller White

August 13, 1922 - December 24, 2016

Virginia M. White (nee Muller), 94, embraced the Lord on December 24, 2016. Married 55 years, she was the devoted and adored wife of Wallace J. White, Jr., who passed in 2003. Born August 13, 1922 in Baltimore, MD, she was the only child of Anna E. (nee Cunningham) and Robert H. Muller. Beginning in first grade, she attended the Institute of Notre Dame, graduating in 1940. She was first married...
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Rita D. Emanuel

February 8, 1934 - December 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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John Richard Harris

March 7, 1932 - December 12, 2016

On December 12, 2016; John Richard Harris, Sr. passed away.Services are private. Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Carolyn C. Kindt

May 4, 1924 - December 9, 2016

On December 9, 2016; Carolyn C. Kindt passed away.Services for private. Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Donald T. Ketterer

December 10, 1938 - November 25, 2016

Donald Thomas Ketterer (77) of Columbia, MD, died peacefully on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Beloved husband of 49 years to Carla, devoted father of Nicole and Christopher, and loving grandfather of Jonathan. He served his country in the US Army after enlisting in 1959, and later by working for the Department of the Navy. During a career at NASA spanning from the first moon landing through the...
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Lucille A. Ryan

April 12, 1933 - November 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Vilayakattu Abraham Mohan

March 21, 1951 - November 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Mary Ellen Galloway

March 12, 1949 - November 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Michael Edward Mellon

April 21, 1949 - November 20, 2016

Michael Edward Mellon, 67, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday November 20, 2016 in the home he shared with his wife of 38 years, Sarah Mellon.He leaves his wife Sarah; his son Salim Bohsali and his wife Christele Semaille; his daughter, Amelia Persaud and her husband Cecil Persaud; his Grandchildren Kalila, Mahalia, Ava, and Amani; his Sisters Joan Mellon-Zoppi and Kathleen Sauerzopf and their...
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Robert William Masters

January 13, 1933 - November 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Patrick Gallagher

August 16, 1936 - November 10, 2016

On November 10, 2016, Patrick Ralph Gallagher Jr., beloved husband of Eileen Moss Gallagher; devoted father of Patrick R. Gallagher III and wife Renee, Michael B. Gallagher and wife Genevieve, Timothy J. Gallagher and wife April, Terence V. Gallagher and wife Gina, Daniel J. Gallagher, Kevin S. Gallagher and wife Virginia, and the late Dennis C. Gallagher; he is also survived by 14...
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Yolanda Julia Pernice

January 21, 1925 - November 4, 2016

On November 4, 2016, Yolanda Julia Pernice, beloved wife of the late John B. Pernice. Loving mother of Louise Martinez and husband Arthur Sherman, Jacqueline Byrum and husband Drake Byrum, and Andrea Black and husband David Black. Brother of Anthony Contreras. Grandmother of Thomas Marshall and wife Candace, Lindsay Marshall and fiancé Dennis, Geoffrey Neidhardt and wife Kristin, Mark...
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William Calvin Garrett

August 2, 1936 - November 4, 2016

On November 4, 2016, William Calvin Garrett, beloved husband of the late Mercedes H. Garrett. Loving father of Kimberly D. Gerhold, Wildon C. Garrett, and the late William C. Garrett II. Grandfather of Kylah M. Gerhold, and Savanah L. Garrett.Memorial services will be held at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Saturday, November 12, at 12pm.
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Jerome Malone Williams

March 1, 1937 - November 1, 2016

On November 1, 2016, Jerome Malone Williams, beloved husband of Doris C. Williams. Recently received hall of fame award from the Hobby Manufacturers Association. Loving father of Deanna McElwee and husband Greg, and Dave Williams and wife Meg. Grandfather of Michael, Caitlin, Anna, Mason, and Sarah. Step-father of Susie and husband David, and Debra and husband David. Step-grandfather of...
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Sofie Susan Carlucci

February 25, 1922 - October 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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William E. Kirk

March 10, 1935 - October 24, 2016

William "Ed" Kirk, Jr., 81, of Ellicott City, died Monday, 24 October after a brief illness. He was born in Baltimore on March 10, 1935 and grew up in Harford County. Ed Kirk graduated from the University of Baltimore with a B.S in Industrial Management. He studied Electrical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. Ed Kirk retired on 31 December 1995 from the National Security...
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James Louis Cannon

September 18, 1929 - September 21, 2016

On September 21, 2016 James L. Cannon, loving companion of Jean Bicknell passed away. He is survived by many caring family members and friends of Candlelight Concert Society. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Candlelight Concert Society, www.candlelightconcerts.org.
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Mark Dennis Conley

March 28, 1952 - September 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Lois Marion Omara

April 7, 1923 - September 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., Columbia, MD.
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Lun Yee Hong

March 15, 1925 - September 16, 2016

On September 16, 2016, Lun Yee Hong, beloved wife of Ben F. Hong passed away. Loving mother of Jeffrey J. Hong and wife Kathleen W., and Ronald J. Hong and wife Gina. Grandmother of Alison, Christopher, Russell, Amanda, and Samantha. Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. Interment Garrison...
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