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

John D. "Wayne" Connolly

  March 15, 1931 - February 9, 2013

Services

   Viewing Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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   Viewing Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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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   Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 21, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Louis Catholic Church
12500 Clarksville Pike/Route 108
Clarksville, MD 21029

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   Interment Thursday, February 21, 2013
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery
11501 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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Donation: Donations may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor.

Guestbook Entries

   Carl & Valerie Schneider  We loved your enthusiasm and you will be missed. You and your family are in our prayers.
 
   Rob McIver  I will always remember your infectious smile and enthusiasm! God bless you and your family.
 
   Susan Cihak  Uncle Wayne - had a story for every situation - we will remember and retell them for years!
 
   David Sloan  A valued friend and loyal servant of Alcoholics Anonymous. I'll miss him very much.
 
   Jon Falk  A man of the people and a man of god will be sorely missed. Wayne you gave me a lot in the short time I knew you, thank you.
 
   Ed McGill  Thank you, Wayne, for all your wisdom and guidance. You have helped me, along with countless others.
 
   steve kelehan  look up the word "gentleman" in the dictionary and there will be Wayne's picture. A shining example.
 
   Sharon Connolly  Uncle Wayne, we will miss you and your encouraging and positive attitude. You had a wonderful way of listening and making us feel special. Love- Ben, Sharon, Sean & Lauren Connolly
 
   Paul Aschenbrenner  My dear brother and friend we shall miss you and your soft gentle heart, but we know you are in a better place in the presence of our holy father. May God comfort your wife family and friends, We shall see each other again. Paul A.
 
   Norm Karolenko  Wayne was a message carrier and he carried the message to many people. He is in God's Heavenly Kingdom.
 
   DeSales Lacy  Uncle Wayne, We will never forget your love of a good story and how you shined in its telling. We will keep Liz well supplied with our Maryland tomatoes and hope you are enjoying your tomato sandwhich in heaven! Love, DeSales, Dave, and Ryan
 
   Rick Jay  Wayne was a great comfort to me during my wife's(Eileen) death and always had encouragement to any of us in need.
 
   Lolly McCance  Wayne was a bright presence to many people. I feel blessed to have know him. Lolly McCance
 
   Dick Conrad  Wayne, You lead the way, you made our lives better, thanks.
 
   Jerry & Shelley Crawford  Wayne, you were such a dear friend and soul. We will surely miss your smile and quiet strength! We love you and we are praying for your family.
 
   Kelley  You are an inspiration to me and I will miss you're smile. God bless your family during this sad and difficult time. I will miss you. Kelley K
 
   Gene Stanton  What a gift and privilege to be a small part of your life over the past few years. Thanks for your kindness, wisdom and selflessness. Godspeed, Wayne
 
   kelli Schwartz  Good bless you.
 
   Kevin Spillane  Wayne, you were an amazing sponsor and friend for the last 15 years. I will miss you dearly. Two of your qualities I most admired: 1. The desire to help the newcomer. Wayne met every newcomer in the room and remembered their names forever! 2. Your spirituality (The contagion of the positive spirit) and desire to share that in retreats. What a joy it was to help you put on retreats for the last four years. Any AA member who wants the audio from the 2012 retreat, go to https://www.box.com/s/43d3d9c595d4c2a9ee86 Love, Kevin
 
   Earl Hunt  Certain people make your day better the moment you see them. Wayne made many a day better. He carried a powerful message, both in words and in silence. What a blessing!
 
   Mike Lindsey  Thank you Wayne for touching so many hearts with your amazing personality. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten…
 
   Cindy Connolly  You lit up every room you entered with your big smile, heart, and positivity. Thanks for all the laughter and joy. You will be missed by all.
 
   Kevin Connolly  Uncle Wayne, you enriched my childhood in ways I'll never forget. Those fun-filled Sunday afternoons will forever live in my heart. I thank God for giving me an uncle like you. Love, Kevin
 
   Dave Hemphill  Your faith with works in action is still an inspiration for us all. Blessed to have crossed paths on our journeys. Page 51, last sentence of the 1st paragraph. Thank you Wayne!
 
   John Staley  I will miss Wayne very much and my deepest sympathy to his family.
 
   Mike towers  Thanks for always remembering our names. Thanks for always making me feel like I you're were glad I came. Some nights the only reason I came was to be uplifted by you Wayne. You are the most amazing man I've known. The 6 am mornings with you talking about God and life are some of the biggest reasons I have the life I have today. I love you Wayne.
 
   Greg Hendrix  There are no words to express how much you mean to my family and I. Gods speed on your rocket trip! We love you. Greg, Amanda, Hayden, and the Hendrix family
 
   Mary & Jerry Bechtel  Your peace, serenity and caring spirit will be missed. Keeping the family in our prayers.
 
   Craig and Laure Spriggs  Thank you for all the love you gave. Well done!
 
   Gretchen Gerber  Wayne, you were one of the kindest gentlemen I have ever met. You always made me feel valued, and I deeply value you. I will light a candle for you today at mass. I am so grateful to have known you. Rest in God's perfect peace.
 
   La Atwater  Have known Wayne for many years. Not a lot recently, but his was a voice that will be missed from the rooms. So sorry for your loss. La
 
   John Johnsn  My deepest condolences to the Connolly family on Wayne's passing. He will certainly be missed by many.
 
   Ed and Ellie Newhard  A most gentle, loving man who is now in God's keeping. Rest in peace Wayne. We will always remember you with love.
 
   Gail Rohrer  I am thinking of you, Liz, and sending up prayers of thanks for the life you shared with Wayne. He will be missed at the retreat and at many other gatherings of friends, but the gentle spirit and concern for others will remain. God bless you and grant you peace and comfort now and throughout the days ahead. Love, Gail
 
   Bob Tousey  I am sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was always a source of strength and encouragement. He will be missed but it is comforting to know he is enjoying his eternal reward. Until we meet again. God Bless, Bob
 
   Evelyn Taylor  Thanks for your kind words and warm smile . Prayers for the family. He will be missed greatly.
 
   Delores Allen   Dear family, I am so sorry about your loss. I know this is a difficult time for you. I wanted to give you some comfort from the Bible. A lot of people want to know if there is any hope for their dead loved ones. The Bible teaches us that most people who have died will be resurrected. Jesus promised us in John 5:28,29
 
   Cindy & Tom Hendrix  What a tremendous loss. Wayne has meant so much to so many. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
 
   Lynn Larkin  REST in PEACE! I feel very glad to have known Wayne! Love & Prayers to his family!
 
   David Doss  Welcomed with a warm smile, always called and known by name, humility and love shining through every word spoken -- this is the Wayne Connelly I knew. He inspired me to be a better man and while the angels in heaven rejoice at his return, those of us here on earth can seek to pass on what he gave to us.
 
   Rob Compher  Wayne showed me so many examples of how to carry myself in AA, and also in Life! Wayne was an example of the Power! AA was a better place the day Wayne walked through the doors! I have awesome Memories, but will miss him deeply! Thank You Wayne! Much Love & Gratitude!
 
   Bill Johnson  Wayne was Good AA.
 
   Shannon Connolly Ross  Wayne, All of your stories were the best! You always saw the glass half full. The lessons will always be with me. Love, Shannon
 
   Natalie Payne  Wayne was an amazing man. I am forever grateful for his caring & compassionate ways. Thank you for leaving a mark on me. I'm sure you will be missed by many <3
 
   Jay Pendleton  With Deepest Sympthany.
 
   JeLani  Wayne was a great example of how a man should be. He helped so many with expectation of nothing in return except that you love yourself. I got a chance to thank him a few times, and I will continue to in prayer. Thanks
 
   Steve G.  Annette and I are so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Since moving to Virginia, I did not see him as often as I did before leaving the stomping ground but will never forget his example and the words he shared. I will forever remain a "waterboy" because of Wayne and his actions. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
 
   scott smith  Thank you for always beinging a positive role model of how it works. You service has helped me and countless others. You will always be remembered for your friendly demeanor, enthusiastic message, and the heavy lifting you've done. Forever to be with us my friend.