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Witzke Funeral Homes Inc.

5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD

OBITUARY

Dorothy Ann Burke

August 6, 1930July 23, 2019
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On July 23, 2019, Dorothy Ann Burke, beloved wife of the late Robert C. Burke passed away. Loving mother of Patricia Lutz and husband Dick, Robert Burke and wife Alice, Ann Marie Bush, Barbara McCurry and husband Ed, Thomas Burke and wife Donna, Dorothy O’Brien and husband John, Kenneth Burke, and the late Karyn Burke. Sister of Drew Doyle and his late wife Phyllis, and the late Donald Doyle and his late wife Arliene. Grandmother of Andrew Lutz and wife Jolene, Jennifer Sullivan and husband Frank, Caitlin Bustard and husband Mike, Rosie Nakashian and husband Dave, Bryan Bush, Adam Bush, Daniel McCurry, Amanda McCurry, Michael Burke, Erin Burke, Connor Burke, Eddie Hunsberger, and Jenna Hunsberger. Great-Grandmother of Reid Lutz, A.J. Lutz, Georgina Sullivan, Catherine Sullivan, and Robbie Bustard. Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Monday from 5 to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, at Wildelake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD 21044 on Tuesday at 10:30am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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Colleen Manchester

July 29, 2019

My family was saddened when we learned of Dorothy’s death. My mom, Helen, was a friend of Dorothy’s at Sunrise. We were so very grateful for the companionship and laughs they shared. When my mom moved upstairs just days after Dorothy did, they shared one of the warmest felt hugs. True friendship in one of life’s harder moments. Dorothy is remembered fondly by my family.

Tiffany Herbert

July 27, 2019

Ms. Dorothy’s smile lit up the Salon at JC Penney every time she came in. What I remember most is our chats! How wonderful she was at listening to all of us and giving such sound advice!

Laurie Strucke

July 26, 2019

Barbara,
I will never forget all the fun times we had as children. Your Mom was amazing, always had a beautiful smile. I remember stopping at your house often and she always gave us apples and peanut butter sandwiches. I cherish her memory. So sorry for your loss. I know she is now in heaven watching over all of you! My love to the whole Burke family.
Love, Laurie

Patsy Emens

July 26, 2019

Patti,
Praying the Lord’s comfort for you and your family. Even as a teenager, I could appreciate all that your mom did to keep your household running. As an adult, I wonder how she did it.
Patsy

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Biography

On July 23, 2019, Dorothy Ann Burke, beloved wife of the late Robert C. Burke passed away. Loving mother of Patricia Lutz and husband Dick, Robert Burke and wife Alice, Ann Marie Bush, Barbara McCurry and husband Ed, Thomas Burke and wife Donna, Dorothy O’Brien and husband John, Kenneth Burke, and the late Karyn Burke. Sister of Drew Doyle and his late wife Phyllis, and the late Donald Doyle and his late wife Arliene. Grandmother of Andrew Lutz and wife Jolene, Jennifer Sullivan and husband Frank, Caitlin Bustard and husband Mike, Rosie Nakashian and husband Dave, Bryan Bush, Adam Bush, Daniel McCurry, Amanda McCurry, Michael Burke, Erin Burke, Connor Burke, Eddie Hunsberger, and Jenna Hunsberger. Great-Grandmother of Reid Lutz, A.J. Lutz, Georgina Sullivan, Catherine Sullivan, and Robbie Bustard.
Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Monday from 5 to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, at Wildelake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD 21044 on Tuesday at 10:30am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.