Ferrara, 40; Lewis, 61; Dorsey, 70: Howard County Obituaries

Recent obituaries listed at Howard County funeral homes.

Click on the name of the deceased to read the full obituary. Additional information about the deceased is provided if it's included in the funeral home's obituary. You can submit an obituary, for free, to andrew.metcalf@patch.com.

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, Inc.
Location: 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City

Justin Paul Horvath, the son of David and Virginia Horvath and brother of James Horvath died on Dec. 4 at the age of 26.

Scotty Ferrara, Jr. died Dec. 7. He was 40.

John W. "Wally" Gardner, the husband of Linda M. Gardner and father of Lisa Fisher and John W. Gardner died on Dec. 4. He was 68.

Rose Valerie Kriete died on Dec. 4. She was 73.

Dolores E. Lance, of Ellicott City, died on Dec. 3 at the age of 87. Dolores is survived by her husband Robert W. Lance and three sons Bryan Lance, Blair Lance and Bradley Lance, as well as several grandchildren.

Karen Beth Lewis, 61, died on Dec. 7. She was the wife of Edwin Michael Lewis and mother of Joseph Adam and Michael Edwin Lewis.

Florence Alta Moynihan died on Dec. 4 at the age of 84. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Moynihan, Jr. and mother of Diane Stefan, Frank Moynihan, III, James Moynihan, Terri Demuth , Linda Roso, and the late Sandy Brown.

Doris Mancke Weddington, 85, died on Dec. 5. She was the wife of the late William J. Weddington and mother of Donna Belmont, Debbie Reier, William A. Weddington and Cindi Weddington Ruhl.

Slack Funeral Home, P.A.
Location: 3671 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City

Paul Simon Mullineaux, Jr., 58, of Ellicott City, died on Dec. 4.

Ruth Eleanor Brady, of Elkridge, died on Dec. 4 at the age of 78.

Peggy Joyce Menkemeir, 85, died on Dec. 6. She was the wife of the late Owen Harry Menkemeir, Sr., and mother of Joyce Margagliano, Owen Menkemeir, Jr., Sharon Weisenborn, and Linda Wilkins.

Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc.
Location: 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia

Sharon Lee Click, a Kansas native and life-long educator in the Kansas City area who moved to Maryland in 2011 to be near her daughter, died on Dec. 4 at the age of 78. She is survived by her daughter Molly.

Robert Craig Brown died on Dec. 9. He was 62.

Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park
Location: 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge

Dennis "Denny" Albert Dorsey, of Ellicott City, died on Dec. 5 in Columbia at the age of 70. He was the husband of Cheryl Lynn Dorsey and brother of Jean Dorsey, Richard Dorsey and the late John Dorsey.

June Fern Elza, 74, of Baltimore, died on Dec. 5. She was the wife of the late Carson "Sonny" Elza and mother of Brian Elza and Christopher Shane Elza.

Lance Anthony Worley, the husband of Angelique Worley and father of Trenton and Seth, died on Dec. 8 at the age of 41.

Linda Susan Ackerman, 65, the wife of Chester L. Ackerman and mother of the late Chet Jr. and Michelle Weigle, died on Dec. 7. She was a longtime member of the Lost in the 50's Car Club and APA Billiards Club.

Clarissa F. LaFon, 90, died on Dec. 7.


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