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Mary Jane Schmincke

July 14, 1931 ~ December 22, 2018 (age 87)
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Mary Jane Schmincke passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Encore of Turf Valley in Ellicott City.  She was 87.  She was born July 14, 1931 to the late Andrew and Margaret Schatz.  She graduated from Catonsville High School.  After marrying her husband Carroll, they resided in England while her husband was stationed during the Korean War.    She was a stay at home mom and raised her children until she was able to work.  She began a career as a secretary for the Howard County Board of education and retired after many years.  She enjoyed reading, traveling to Ocean City and Florida, and spending time with her family, especially attending her grandchildren’s activities. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 26 years Carroll B. Schmincke “Beau”; loving daughters Linda J. Voll (George), Susan Ann Schmidt (Bill), and Karen Militano (Tom); cherished grandchildren Nick, Tracy, Veronica, Katie, and Matt; great-grandchildren Cierra, Kylie, Carly, and Connor; and brother Andrew “Buzzy” Schatz (Angie). 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center, 8576 Davis Road, Columbia, MD 21045 or Pets on Wheels, P.O. Box 44176, Baltimore, MD 21236 ( designate Howard County) or online at 

Donations may be made to:

Pets on Wheels
P.O. Box 44176, Baltimore MD 21236

Howard County Animal Control & Adoption Center
8576 Davis Road, Columbia MD 21045

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