Martha Mindte, 79, the owner of Mindte Heating and Air Conditioning in Rockville, died Feb. 19 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.

She had cancer, said her daughter Kathleen Oristian. Mrs. Mindte was a Rockville resident.

Mrs. Mindte and her husband opened their business in the early 1960s. She ran the company after his death. It continues to be run by her family.

Martha Rose Hohmann was a Rockville native and a 1951 graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Washington. Her memberships included St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockville.

Her husband of 38 years, Vance E. Mindte, died in 1994. Survivors include four children, Thomas Mindte and Anna Kulikowski, both of Rockville, and Mary Alice Mindte and Kathleen Oristian, both of Gaithersburg; a sister, Anna Litchfield Bullard of Frederick; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer