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Funeral Parlor and Crematorium
Fourth generation leads Catonsville funeral business

Witzke has been a familiar name in the funeral services business in the Baltimore area since 1912, when Harry H. Witzke, Sr., opened the first Witzke Funeral Home in his house at 510 Ramsey St. in Baltimore. Harry Witzke's son, for example, coordinated the funeral arrangements for famous Baltimore writer H.L. Mencken. The family business has traveled to several other city locations since, with stops on Lombard Street, Hollins Avenue and Edmondson Avenue before establishing its first Baltimore County presence with a 1969 move to Catonsville. Craig Witzke, the great-grandson of Harry Witzke, began working in the family business in 1986. But two days before Christmas in 2006, the...