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Howard H. Bethke

December 1, 1935 — November 4, 2022

Howard H. Bethke, age 86, of Edgewood, Maryland passed away on November 4, 2022 at Well Homed Assisted Living in Elkton, Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Henry and Lena (DeVries) Bethke and husband of the late Mary (Ritter) Bethke. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for General Motors retiring after 31 years of service. Howard was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran UCC in Golden Ring. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, Orioles & Ravens games, camping, bird watching and going to the beach. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.


Howard is survived by his; son, Howard Timothy Bethke (Sara); daughter, Patricia Bethke (Veronica Grover); grandchildren, Hadley Bethke and Harper Bethke; and sisters, Lena Knauff and May Townsley.


In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie Solokowski, Alvina Schneider and Hilda Zink and his brothers Bill Bethke and Henry (Pete) Bethke


Contributions may be made in his name to: Alzheimer's Association, 502 Washington Avenue, Suite 300, Towson, MD 21204 (www.alz.org)


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Visitation

Monday, November 7, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McComas Family Funeral Homes (Abingdon)

1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon, MD 21009

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zion Evangelical Lutheran United Church of Christ Church

7200 Golden Ring Rd., Baltimore, MD 21221

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zion Evangelical Lutheran United Church of Christ Church

7200 Golden Ring Rd., Baltimore, MD 21221

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