Witzke Funeral Homes Inc.

5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD


John Theodore Rynn III

June 2, 1998July 17, 2020

John (Johnny) T. Rynn III, age 22, passed away suddenly Friday July 17, 2020. Beloved son of Amy Greer and John T. Rynn, Jr. he is survived by sister Makenzie Rynn, brother Tyler Greer, stepmother Angela Rynn, grandparents John T. Rynn Sr, & Joanne Rynn and Sandy Greer along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased in death by his grandfather John Greer.

Johnny grew up in Columbia, MD and graduated from Oakland Mills Highschool where he was a star wrestler, winning 3 Howard County Championships during his high school career before attending Towson University. Johnny was adventurous with a passion for fishing. Even after a long workday he would grab his rod and reel heading to one of his favorite fishing spots.

Johnny was one of a kind. His goofiness was unmatched. He was unapologetically himself. He radiated joy and laughter. His charismatic spirit made him the star of the show since the day he was born.

To cherish his memories and honor is life:

Funeral Services for immediate family will be held Friday August 14th at 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 915 Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784 where flowers and donations in Johnny’s name can be accepted. A celebration of life will be held Saturday August 15th from 12pm- 3pm at The Bell Residence, 7942 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, MD 21044. We are in the process of establishing a wrestling scholarship in Johnny’s name and hope to pass the details along soon. Please note that at both services facemasks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced due to Covid-19.

Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to, https://www.gofundme.com/f/john-t-rynn-iii-wrestling-scholarship-fund


15 August

A Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Bell Residence

7942 Harriet Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD 21044


  • Funeral Service (immediate family only)

    Friday, August 14, 2020


John Theodore Rynn III

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Kim Gordon

August 14, 2020

I will never forget your smile and laugh Johnny. You are truly loved by everyone. My heart goes out to your family. Rest in paradise my dear Johnny. I love you all.💔😢

Tim Staley

August 13, 2020

To the Rynn & Greer families,
Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
The Staley Family

Shenice Brevard

August 10, 2020

Dear Dr. Rynn and Family! I am truly sorry to hear of your family's lost. I will pray for comfort during this time of sorrow.

Shenice Brevard

Mustafa Faizullah

August 2, 2020

I met Johnny for the first time in middle school when I moved to Columbia. It wasn't until our high school days that I really got to know more about him and first hand saw how committed he was to his wrestling endeavors. I have to say, he was by far the toughest man I knew in terms of determination and passion. I actually tried out for many different sports in high school partly because of how I saw he was always active and played it all for the experience and the thrill.
May he rest easy and be at peace.

Vincent Thomas

July 31, 2020

John and Amy,

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Words simply cannot express the sorrow that you must feel after Johnny's passing. I too am very distraught over his death...he was a very good kid.

I enjoyed coaching him in the Vipers recreation league, and I thank you for entrusting me with his care during those seasons.

I cannot imagine the heartbreak that you're experiencing, but I want you to know that you can talk to me anytime if the need arises. Please reach out to Jill and me for anything at all.

With sincere sympathy,


Scott Bittner

July 31, 2020

Johnny’s will for adventure could only be matched by his amazing sense of humor. Whether it was us was working on an English project together in our sophomore year of high school, (where he had the hilarious idea to throw on a blonde wig and play the damsel), or the seemingly “unfindable without a guide” crazy cool spots he would take everyone too, Johnny had a way of making the most out of the moment, and not only for himself, he shared that sentiment with everyone and that’s truly rare.

RIP Johnny Rynn

Mark Phillips

July 31, 2020

On behalf of the Phillips family, I wish to express our deepest gratitude for sharing Johnny Rynn with us. Johnny was a joy. Megan, Grace, Doreen, and I, all shared many wonderful times with Johnny and Kenzie at the beach, on the Eastern Shore, in Columbia, and in Fredericksburg. We are all grateful for this time. In particular, Johnny’s life added a special brightness to ours because of the fun, silly, playful, and happy little guy, he was. The days he spent playing with my children are a blessing that I will always cherish. But even more than this, I always enjoyed my time with Johnny. His fun-loving character always reminded me of my brother. And I just loved to be around him. Please know that all of us (will always) love Johnny. In addition, my mother, Gay, and my brother, Matthew, both wish to be included in extending our deepest sympathies to the Rynn and Greer families. I would be pleased to contribute to any fund dedicated to preserving the memory of Johnny Rynn.

Dawson Edwards

July 31, 2020

Johnny was a person that will always mean the world to me. When I arrived at Towson University, he took me under his wing, and guided me through my college experience as my best friend. We did everything together, he was always there for me no matter what. If nobody was around, he was. We were the dynamic duo that could not be stopped, and I would do anything to get the chance to relive a day in the life with him. Out of all the time spent together, there are a few that I would like to share.

I really had an awesome day when we went out to the Carol County Rodeo. I haven't had the chance to ever see something like that, and bonding with you and your family was a memory that will always be there in my heart.

When we went to away weekend together in PA, we had so much fun. Being rowdy, partying, kicking it back and having a blast of a weekend was something I will always hold true to me. Sitting on the front porch taking those pictures, pitching up tents sleeping in the pouring rain, going to the country and western store and buying 250 dollars worth of random hats and belts, these are the memories I hold on to.

When we did mulching and yard work together, sometimes you had jobs, sometimes I had jobs, and you were always there for me to help. We prospered together, you are the most hardworking man I know, and that won't change. When you used to wake me up at the crack of dawn to get after it was so inspiring, your drive is insane.

A day I will also remember for the rest of time is your 21st birthday. We had awesome food, I tried crabs again, we spent a great time with your family and friends all together over that feast of a meal. It meant a lot to me. When night fell, we went over to my house and partied to the break of dawn with all the boys, Weston, Savannah, and my family; we cherish that. Unfortunately, we did not have a cake on hand, so we made one for your with what we had.

These are my favorite memories with you John. Love you dog.

Terri Lebert

July 30, 2020

John, Amy, Makenzie, & Tyler,
Our family was saddened to hear about the loss of your Johnny. We are thinking of you during this time. Sending hugs and prayers.
Love, The Lebert Family - Theresa, Stacey, and Paul.

Bruce Lindblad

July 30, 2020

The Atholton Wrestling Family sends it’s condolences to John’s family, coaches, and teammates. John was a true athlete, a great person, and always had a smile on his face. We will miss you!


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