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Raquel Sanudo, longtime Howard County official, dies

Raquel Sanudo, longtime Howard County official, dies

Raquel Sanudo, a retired Howard County chief administrative officer recalled for her firm but friendly management style, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at Encore of Turf Valley.

The Ellicott City resident was 75.

“Raquel contributed to the quality of life in Howard County,” said Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman. “She was a strong person who assisted my predecessors, Chuck Ecker and Jim Robey. She was one of the reasons Howard County was so successful.”

Former Howard County Council member Vernon Gray called Ms. Sanudo “an excellent administrator who knew what was going on throughout the county. She had a bubbling personality and a great smile — but don’t...

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