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Michael Leonard Holthaus

August 11, 1969 — March 16, 2023

Michael Leonard Holthaus

On March 16, 2023, Michael Leonard Holthaus passed away. He is the beloved husband of Shannon Dreyfus-Holthaus; devoted father to Rebecca, Katie, and Laura; loving son of Alice Lea and her husband Ken; brother of Melissa Holthaus, Koko Lea and Kevin Lea; brother-in-law to Scott Dreyfus; caring uncle to Autumn Johnson, Taylor Cheaton, Blake and Lucas. Michael is predeceased by his father, the late Joseph Holthaus. He is additionally survived by his great-nephew, Benji and a host of other relatives and friends.

Michael grew up in Highlandtown, Maryland and attended schools in the surrounding area. He attended grade school through 6th grade at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School and then went to the local middle school. Michael graduated with a High School Diploma from Patterson Senior High School, the Class of 1987.

Michael then went on to work in many different industries throughout the years, including Food, Warehouse, and lastly Security. Security turning out to be his favorite field to work in for these last 20 years. Michael was most currently employed as a Security Officer through Maryland Statewide Protection Services and worked out of the Navy Yard location on Clinton Street.

Michael met his loving and supportive wife of 25 years, Shannon Dreyfus-Holthaus, on October 18, 1992 and they were together for 6 years before they got married. Michael and Shannon were married at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church on October 24, 1998. God then blessed Michael and Shannon with their 3 beautiful daughters, Rebecca born in February of 2001, Katie born in March of 2009, and Laura born in November of 2011.

Michael was a very loving, attentive, and devoted husband and father. He loved spending time with his family doing fun things like singing karaoke and going on family vacations to Lancaster, PA, Williamsburg, VA, but his most favorite place to visit was Ocean City, Maryland.

Michael was a very involved parent and volunteered at Baltimore County Public Schools for field trips, helping in the classrooms when needed, and cheering his children on in all they tried to succeed at like games, concerts, plays and their schoolwork. Michael also volunteered at his local church parishes of St. Rita's Catholic Church and Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church for many years in their Religious Education/Faith Formation Departments.

Michael enjoyed watching TV with his family, listening to music, singing karaoke with his family, and going to motorcycle and car shows. Michael was a big KISS rock band and Star Wars enthusiast and enjoyed collecting KISS and Star Wars memorabilia. Michael was a big Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles fan. Michael loved lighthouses and walking on the beach watching the waves. Michael loved his family so very much and enjoyed spending time with them whenever he could.

Family will receive visitors at the Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7110 Sollers Point Road, on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5 PM & 7-9 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, 10:00 AM, at Our Lady of Hope Church, 1727 Lynch Road. Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.


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Public Viewing

Thursday, March 23, 2023

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Connelly Funeral Home of Dundalk

7110 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, March 24, 2023

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