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John Clarence Wetzel

May 25, 1959 ~ June 3, 2021 (age 62)


On Thursday, June 3, 2021, John Wetzel, beloved father, husband, son, brother and friend, passed on to rest in peace after a valiant fight against cancer. His fight to the end showed how much he loved life, family and friends.  As an attorney, John will be remembered for his attention to detail and ability to explain the most complex concepts and make them understandable.  More importantly, John will be remembered by family and friends for his love, his uncanny sense of humor and his ability to always make people smile and laugh.  He leaves a legacy of strength, determination, dedication and compassion.

John will remain with family and friends in spirit, especially with his twin children, Reese and Carly Wetzel, his wife, Tracey Skinner, his mother, Marion Wetzel, his brother, Steve Wetzel, and his sisters-in-law, Diane Skinner and Tina St. Angelo Wetzel, supporting all of us in carrying on.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of John may be made to Gilchrist Center Howard County, Immunotherapy Research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center or to the Radiation Oncology Proton Gift Fund, benefitting the Maryland Proton Treatment Center affiliated with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Family and friends are invited to gather in celebration of the life of John on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A., 12540 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, Maryland, 21029. To watch a recording of this service please click HERE.

We invite you to post memories and sentiments on the tribute wall. 


Celebration of Life
June 26, 2021

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P. A.
12540 Clarksville Pike, Rt 108
Clarksville, Maryland 21029

Video is available for this event


Gilchrist Hospice - Columbia
6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia (Howard county) MD 21044
Web: https://www.gilchristcares.org

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
750 East Pratt Street Suite 1700, Baltimore MD 21202
Tel: 1-410-361-6391
Email: kimmelgiving@jhmi.edu
Web: https://secure.jhu.edu/form/kimmel

Radiation Oncology Proton Treatment Center
110 South Paca Street, 9th Floor, Baltimore MD 21201
Tel: 1-410-328-5770
Web: https://www.ummsfoundation.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=umgccc

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