Louise Sonnenburg, 91; Jacqueline Riffle, 63: Howard County obituaries

Sonnenburg was the wife of the late John Sonnenburg; Riffle had several daughters.

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Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park

Location: 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge

Louise M. Sonnenburg, 91, died on Jan. 8. She was the wife of the late John G. Sonnenburg.

Jacqueline S. Riffle, 63, died on Jan. 12. She was the wife of James V. Riffle and the mother of Denise Gannon, Melanie Yingling, Tanya Burke, Angela Bassett, Sarah Riffle, Katelynn Moilanen and Kayla Stivers. She was the sister of Janice Rennels and Devina Thompson.

Suk Yoon Lim, 64, died on Jan. 12. He was the husband of Eunja Lim.

Ingemand Walter “D Dad” Lund, 94, of Hanover, died Jan. 13. He was the father of Betty Jean Shannon, Michael W. Lund Sr. and Theresa K. Peters. He was the brother of the late Edith Dorsey and E. Marie Lund.

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Location: 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City

Barbara Louise 'Gibby' Cairo, a resident of Ellicott City, died on Jan. 8 at the age of 67. Cairo, who was born in Flushing, NY, loved to read and cook. She was a go to person among her family for book recommendations and spent years perfecting her recipes. She was the mother of Lauren and Deana Cairo.

Gertrude "Bonnie" Thompson Huske Huntley, a resident of Ellicott City, who a friend described as a "Southern lady" and truly nice person died on Jan. 11. She was the wife of the late William M. Huntley, Sr. and mother of William M. Huntley Jr. and Ann H. Russo.

George James Falter, a veteran of WWII and the husband of the late Hannah W. Falter died on Jan. 5. He was 95.

Mary Jane Fleck, 77, died on Jan. 6. She was the wife of Carl Fleck and mother of William Fleck and Shannon Kraft.

Margaret C. Holland, the wife of the late Charles W. Holland and mother of Cecelia Archambault, Charlotte Cain and Norma Willis died on Jan. 11 at the age of 101.

Louise Anne Goyette died on Jan. 8. She was 74.

Lesia Ann Bell died Jan. 10 surrounded by family. She was 43.

Slack Funeral Home, P.A.

Location: 3671 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City

Dorothy A. Offenbacher, of Mount Airy, died on Jan. 14 at the age of 79. She was the husband of Joseph F. Offenbacher and mother of Kathryn Offenbacher and the late Steven J. Offenbacher.

Francis Wade Mitchell, 84, who friends called "Tuby" or "Mitch" died on Jan. 6. Mitchell served in the engineering division of the Maryland Army National Guard for 25 years and worked in maintenance for the Howard County School Department for over 35 years. He was the husband of Georgia Lee Mitchell and father of William Mitchell, Cynthia Bujanowski and Jeffrey Mitchell.

Olga DeRitis, of Highland, died on Jan. 4 at the age of 90. Born in Conemaugh, PA, she later lived in Washington D.C., Brazil, Michigan and Laurel along with her husband, the late Colonel Vincent G. DeRitis.

Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc.

Location: 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia

Kathleen House Gandy, a former professor at CCBC Catonsville and wife of Leroy Perry died on Dec. 31 at the age of 49. She was the mother of Chloe Lawson and D. Scott Gandy.

James H. Jolly, 82, a former pole vaulter for the University of Oregon and Army veteran died on Jan. 1. He was the husband of Janice Jolly and father of July Ann Linett, Jennifer Lynn Jolly, and Carl Willard Jolly.

Anneliese Verderber of Ellicott City died on Jan. 5. She was the wife of Alfred Verderber and mother of Karen Beres, Ronald Verderber, Donna Schrage and the late Rene Kuehn. She was 77.

Gwendolynn Dorothy Bache died on Jan. 6. She was 97.


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