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Maryland owner Kenneth Whittington Sr. dies

December 13, 2017

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Kenneth D. Whittington Sr., 75, died Monday, Dec. 11, at the Berlin (Md.) Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late Roland Jennings Whittington and Elizabeth Taylor Whittington.
Mr. Whittington was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, class of 1960. He worked in construction and was a homebuilder. He owned and operated Mallard Ridge Inc. Rental Properties in Berlin.
He was the owner of K.D.W. Stables, where he raised and raced Standardbred horses. He was a member of Stevenson United Methodist Church, the Maryland Standardbred Association and Moose International. He also enjoyed international traveling, baseball, the Orioles and the Nationals.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Meg Whittington James. He is survived by his wife, Cordelia Warren Whittington "Dee" and children; Kenneth Douglas Whittington Jr. and his wife Carol of Cambridge, Md., Terri Wattay of Ocean City, Md., Elizabeth Whittington of Ocean City and adopted daughter, Marilyn James and husband Michael; seven grandchildren; Ensign Benjamin Wattay, Jessica Wattay, Cameron Wattay, Spencer Wattay, Matthew James, Madison James and Mary James; brothers Gary and Jennings (Susan); an uncle, Paul (Carol) Taylor and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, at 2 PM at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin. Buzz Taylor will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berlin Volunteer Fire Co. at 214 N. Main Street, Berlin, MD 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.

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