Russell Craig Witzke, Jr. or "Craig" as he is known, is a caring and experienced professional who understands that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to Craig and the staff of Candle Light Funeral Home.
Craig, Russell and Ashley Witzke
Three Generations Serving You
Russell Witzke has 50 years experience as a licensed mortician and offers a wealth of knowledge regarding funerals. Ashley is the fifth generation of the Witzke Family, she has answered the calling to provide service to others in their time of need.
Sharon Cullum Unitas
Sharon went to Catonsville High school and then graduated from Catonsville Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. She has been a licensed funeral director in the State of Maryland since 1998. Sharon has been a resident of Catonsville all of her life and lives here with her husband Keith, son Aiden and their "Jack Russell Terrier" dogs. Sharon cherishes the time spent with her family. Her spare time is usually spent camping or going to "dirt track races" to cheer for her brother and nephew. She also has a love for crafts, Baltimore sports, animals and hot rods. She is very dedicated to her profession and to assisting each family celebrate the life of the loved one.
Julie attended The Seton Keough High School and started
serving in the funeral profession shortly after graduation. She obtained her
Associate degree in Mortuary Science in May of 2007 from the Community College
of Baltimore County – Catonsville and became a licensed Mortician in June,
2007. She continued her education at the University of Baltimore with a
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science. In her free time, Julie enjoys riding
her motorcycle and following Notre Dame football as well as the Baltimore
Janey was born and raised in Alabama. A huge University of Alabama football fan. She answered her calling for funeral service in the early 90's. Janey's caring, professional attitude is well known throughout the funeral service. Roll tide!
Michelle Dwyer Gerlowski
Michelle lives just a few houses down from the Candle Light and prides herself in working for many family owned businesses in Catonsville. When she’s not greeting people at the funeral home, you can find her lurking in antique shops, writing in her notebook, or singing karaoke.
Darin has been a Catonsville resident for 8 years. He is answering his calling for funeral service by studying Mortuary Science at CCBC, Catonsville. Darin is very active with Grace Community church and is a member of the Ravens Roost #117.
Erin was born and raised in Catonsville. She attended Western School of Technology and Environmental Science then, graduated from Catonsville Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. She prides herself in being able to help families celebrate the lives of their loved ones. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting , watching wrestling and cheering on all teams Baltimore.
Angela graduated from Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City and from University of Maryland, University College with a degree in Psychology. She moved to Catonsville in 2016. When she is not at the funeral home, Angela enjoys spending time with family, including her husband, two daughters and her fur babies.