Anke Ohanian, a pharmacy technician and volunteer, died of a brain tumor Saturday at her Columbia home. She was 54.
Anke Prigge was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, and attended pharmacy technician's school there after graduating from high school.
In 1974, she met her future husband, Christopher J. Ohanian, in Ireland and immigrated to the United States two years later. The couple married in 1980.
An Ellicott City resident since 1986, Mrs. Ohanian had been a pharmacy technician at Howard County General Hospital since 1993.
She volunteered in Howard County public schools and for animal welfare.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Harry H. Witzke's Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.
In addition to her husband, owner of Infinity Global Travel in Taneytown, she is survived by a son, Alexis K. Ohanian of San Francisco; and a brother, Wolfgang Prigge of Hamburg.