Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Rose Louese Mayr

  November 5, 1992 - August 21, 2012


   Viewing Friday, August 24, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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   Viewing Friday, August 24, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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   Memorial Service Saturday, August 25, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bethany United Methodist Church
2875 Bethany Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Obituary: On August 21, 2012, ROSE LOUESE MAYR, beloved daughter of Mark J. and Sharon R. Mayr; devoted sister of Anna L. Mayr; cherished granddaughter of Roger and Theresa Mayr and the late J. Darwin and Patricia Ross. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Donation: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Howard Hospital Foundation, 10700 Charter Drive, Suite 250, Columbia, MD 21044. http://howardhospitalfoundation9458.thankyou4caring.org/rose_mayr

Guestbook Entries

   Martin Schwartzberg, DDS  Dear Sharon and Family, We are all so very sorry about the loss of your daughter Rose. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Gentle Hugs, Martin, Karen, Annette, Marcia and Mindy
   Nancy Shafer  Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers through this most difficult time. Nancy Shafer
   Nick Koutrelakos  I knew Rose in high school through friends at Mt. Hebron, as I went to Marriotts Ridge. She was such a fun, outgoing girl with a passion for life and being caring. I did not spend a great deal of time with her, but when I did she definitely stood out as a bright spot in whatever group she was in. My thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences to the circle of Mayr family and friends at this time and forever going forward. -Nick
   Linda Kujawa  To the Mayr family, We are sorry for the loss of Rose who was wonderful and beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Love, Linda, John, Kelly and Karinna
   Joshua Weintraub, DDS  Dear Mark, Sharon & Anna, We are all truly sorry for the loss of your precious daughter/sister, Rose. There are no words that we could say to take the pain away. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Josh, Lisa, Tzipora, Rochel, Deb, Shifra, & Sarah
   Debra DelGaudio  Dear Sharon, Mark and Anna, Words don't come easy but know that our care and love goes out to you. Rose was so talented. We are reminded the treasures of our lives are the times and experiences we share with each other. These are forever.
   Colleen Gavaghen  Rose and I were inseperable for a number of years since we first met in the Second Grade. I'm going to cherish the memories I have of the countless play dates at each other's homes. To the Mayr family, who was my second family for many years, you are in my prayers. While I was not as close with Rose as I once was, we still kept in touch and she continues to cross my mind whenever I envision any memory from my childhood--Rose shaped my childhood and filled it with such enjoyable times that I am forever grateful to have shared them with her. I will never forget that.
   Colleen Palmateer  Dear Mark, Sharon, & Anna, Scott, Mara, Grace and I have such fond memories of Rose when she & Mara were in high school. Rose was always so especially kind to Grace, who was a little girl back then. Our hearts are so heavy for you; good memories of your sweet Rose will stay with us always. With love, and wishing you God's peace, Scott, Colleen, Mara, & Grace Palmateer
   Tammy Bowers  Sharon its been quite a while since I have seen you since Josh left Patapsco but my admiration for you has always been the same...you are an amazing Mom. I am so so sorry for your loss honey for your entire families loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this horrific time.
   Dr K Brewer-Smyth  I am so sorry to hear about the loss of our nursing student. I am keeping all who are grieving in my thoughts and prayers.
   Jessica Torpey  I grew up playing lacrosse with Rose and knowing her through middle school and high school. Freshman year Rose and I became very close due to our mutal friend Sam Lynch, unfortunaltely I lost contact a few years ago with Rose but I can still remeber the laughter and joy she brought with that smile of hers and her little sarcastic comments when she did talk. It breaks my heart knowing someone I was once close with is now gone.She was an amazing person and I am glad that she touched my life and she will always leave a mark in it. She will be greatly missed but we will never forget her. Forever in our hearts.
   Cindy Anderson  Sharon and family. My deepest sympathies During this terribly difficult time. You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers. It's been Awhile since volunteering at schools and Girl scouts but wanted to send my condolences. Cindy Anderson Cindy Anderson.
   Debbie B.  I don't know you but I too am a Howard County parent and heard about your tragic loss. That could have easily been my daughter in that same situation as yours. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this unbelievably painful time. God Bless you.
   Diane Derenberger  We are so sorry for your loss. Rose was called home way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the future as you try to create a new normal after this tragic event. Diane, Steve, and Ryan
   Scott, Bonnie, Erin and Leigh Anne Tiffany  There are no words to describe the unbelievable loss of such a young beautiful person...sweet Rose. The only comforting thought is that she is resting in the palm of God's hand and that she was loved by so many. You are in our constant thoughts and prayers. Much love
   Bob and Patty Myers  Dear Mark, Sharon, and Anna, We are so very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your daughter/sister Rose. She was a beautiful girl who obviously made a memorable impression on those that knew her. Please know that just as your family has been the rock for others in our neighborhood, we are here for you now and in the difficult days and years that lie ahead. With much love and deep sympathy. Bob, Patty and Cleo Myers
   Douglas Bell & children  Your family is in our prayers at this difficult time. God bless
   Helene and Steve Estomin  Our hearts are with you. We will always think of Rose, her talents and accomplishments. Your beautiful girl.
   marge walsh  Dear Sharon,Mark and Anna, I am so sorry for your loss. keeping you in my Prayers and thoughts. Marge Walsh
   Jessica Holroyd  Mr. Mark, Ms. Sharon & Anna - I am so sorry about the loss of Rose. She was such a sweet girl and I was blessed to know her and to have had the opportunity to babysit her and Anna when they were in elementary school...and zip-line with her :) Jeremy and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything; you all helped out so much when Danielle passed away and we so greatly appreciated it...so please let me know. God bless.
   Ellen Sook  Dear Mayr family, et al: My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your beautiful Rose. May God bless you and hold you in the light during these difficult and trying times.
   Terrie Schafer  Mark, I only know you because of working in the same Department at APL but, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this most difficult time.
   Pam Hughes  Mark, You and I have known each other for quite a while here at APL. Just know that my heart is breaking for you and your family at this very difficult time. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
   Munib Lohrasbi  I am so sorry for your loss. I wish that I was in town but know that all of my thoughts and prayers will be with your family
   Susan Reichert  My prayers go out to the families that lost their daughters. I know how it is to loose a duaghter. My dughter also was in a train accident back in 2010. Just remember they are little Angels now. Take it one day at a time. Just to let you know I will be here if you need me. God Bless and stay strong. Susan Reichert
   Carla Herlein  Heartfelt thoughts and prayers from Michigan. We may not know you but do share in your grief. May you find comfort in His loving arms. John 10:10,11.
   Betty Ann Kyser  Dear Mayr family-although I did not share the priviledge of knowing Rose, my heart is full of sadness for the loss of your beautiful precioius daughter/sister. My son Cory was a friend and he says Rose was just a really nice girl who was kind and friendly towards everyone, someone who made everyone feel comfortable and who never said anything mean about anybody and lastly someone who just fun to be around because of all of these beautiful characteristics and her sometimes "goofy" spirit. She will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family- Betty Ann Kyser & family
   Martha Johnson  Sharon, Mark, and Anna - Angie and I are broken-hearted for you. We have treasured memories of the friendships and activities we shared with you and Rose from the time the girls were very young. I know you are proud of the lovely young woman Rose became. With all our love and prayers - Martha, Angie, and Cara
   Vicki Dawley  Heartfelt prayers from KY. Your family has been in my thoughts & prayers since I seen this on the news. May God wrap you in His loving arms & bless you with peace.
   Payer or respects  A terrible and unpredictable tragedy. God bless you all and give you peace and comfort. Make those young women proud with what time you have left on this earth. Give thanks for your blessings daily and love without condition in their names. They will want to hear all about it when next you meet.
   Barbara Johnson  I work with Mark at APL and would just like to express my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved daughter. A terrible tragedy for everyone. May the love of family and friends help guide you through this difficult time.
   Deb Ament Fieldhouse  We are sending you all our love and prayers for your healing. We are all saddened by this tragedy. Rose was a special young woman. Deb, Chris and Leanne Fieldhouse
   Susan E Wiggs  Dear Sharon & Mark & Anna, You are in our prayers that God will carry you through this grief and anguish you feel and for His constant help and presence in the days to come. Jimmy & Susan Wiggs
   Rick,Rebecca mina  our prays goes for the family.so sad for the lost.god bless
   Rick and Rebecca Dreisch  It pains us to say goodbye to another member of the class of 2010. The sorrow permeates our home as it does yours. We mourn for you and pray that every day Rose Petal will shine down upon you to help brighten your day and remind you and all of us what a beautiful woman she was and all the hearts she touch during her short time here on earth. We pray she is at peace with her best friend Liz.
   Nancy Patterson, Rian & Sydney Kirchhoff  We're sending love and holding you in our hearts. Rose was an important part of our lives we'll never forget her. Rian will carry her spirit with her always. Watching Rose dance always took my breath away - passion personified. May your memories be a comfort and your family & friends help you heal. <3
   Isaac and Lisa Bankman  Dear Mark, Sharon, and Anna, We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Rose. We are keeping you in our thoughts and we share this time of deep sadness with you. Lisa and Isaac Bankman
   Dana Chatellier  Rose took my CHEM-105 class during her first semester at UD. She was a good, independent student who was loved by many friends and faculty members. All of us at UD who knew her share your grief. --Dana Chatellier, Chemistry Dept., UD
   Terri Brower  My sincere condolences to the Mayr family on their tragic loss. The University community has lost a beloved member of its family, and Rose will certainly be missed. I wish the family strength during this difficult time, and may the wonderful memories of Rose provide peace in your hearts. With deepest sympathy, Terri Brower
   Dan and Cathy Prendergast  Mark and Sharon, Words cannot be written to express our grief for your loss. From your Christmas card photos and the hallway conversions I've had with you Mark, I feel we've witnessed both Rose and Anna grow. You are in our family's thoughts, hearts and prayers. Dan and Cathy Prendergast
   Art and Winnie Weeks-Jeyes  Mark and family, We are sadden to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Winnie and Art.
   Mimi Cuddy-Mierzwa  So deeply saddened by your loss ~ Keeping Rose & your entire family in my continued thoughts & prayers, now & forever. May the memories of Rose & the lives she has touched, live on in bright, vibrant color ~ may the essence of her warm, vivacious spirit never be dimmed.
   John  Mark, We wish to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family in this time of unimaginable loss. John and Terry Orndorff
   The Gibsons  To the Mayr family, long time neighbors of ours. It is with much sadness that we offer our condolences on the loss of Rose. Your family has always been loving, kind, and wonderful neighbors. Rose had a bright future ahead of her and was always full of life. I know she will be truly missed by all.
   Stephanie & Luis Heredia  Sharon, Mark and Anna - We are so sorry for the loss of Rose. We are sending you our love and saying many prayers for your strength. Rose was a beautiful young woman, and we count ourselves lucky to have known her. All our Love.
   The Murduck Family  We have been thinking about you and praying for your family all week. This is a very difficult time, but I am glad to read that you are trusting in God and His providence to provide you with grace and strength. Jeremiah 17:7-8
   Karen Jury  Sharon, Mark and Anna, I can not even imagine the pain and heartache you are going through right now. I wish I was in town so I could help in any way possible. I have been thinking of when I was honored by taking you beautiful daughter(s)senior portraits. Rose was loved by all. I'm here fo you if there is anything I can do. Love, Karen and the jury family
   Anne and Don Maurer  To the Mayr family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and are thinking of your family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
   Mr & Mrs Iocco  As parents ,we mourn your loss tremendously. Our son is a senior at the UD and we feel your loss in our hearts. May God watch over you as you send your Angel to watch over all our children.
   Fred Donald Dickson Jr  To her loving mother and father I am taking my daughter to college today to move in. I cried for your lost love here is a poem I wrote in 2000. I thought I was going to die and wrote this poem for my children it works both ways. 9 days later it was my dad instead of me after reading close your eyes and remember the special times you shared Bless you all forever and a day A PART OF ME I was born to be a part of you and you apart of me just don’t worry I have already started my trip to eternity just look up into the stars as far as you can see I was born to be apart of you and you apart of me Every day I was with you was special in its little way For time travels very fast I might not get in all I have to say I was born to be apart of you and you apart of me You get one life to live and that is up to you to choose any path you wish and maybe a wish will come true Just remember I was born to be apart of you and you apart of me Lay on the tallest hill and look deep into the sky don’t shed a tear just think of each special day month year I was born to be apart of you and you Apart of me Remember to take this poem and pass it down the family tree for we will all be together one day in eternity If you miss me and really want to see me Go to bed think real hard of all the good times and maybe I will visit you in a dream For Memories last a lifetime they twist and turn like a river but eventually run into the sea I was born to be apart of you and you apart of me
   Ann Van Handel  I work with Tony Wusterbarth. I tragically lost my 23 year old son 14 months ago so can completely relate to what you are going through. Remember Rose and her beautiful smile on those dark days when you feel your weakest. Cling to the memories of the wonderful person that she was and that will get you through when you think you couldn't possibly make it through another day without her. Trust that she is with our Lord in a place far more wonderful place than any of us can ever imagine. Remember you are not alone. Blessings to you and your family.