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Robert Llewelyn "Bob" Whittington Sr., 78

September 21, 2009

JUNE 27, 1931-SEPT. 18, 2009

Robert Llewelyn "Bob" Whittington Sr., 78, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at home with his family.

Born June 27, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Llewelyn Whittington of Hagerstown and the late Ethel McLucas Whittington.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.

He retired in 1993 from Eastalco Aluminum Company in Frederick, Md., with 17 years of service. He was previously employed with Brandt Cabinet Works.

He was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity.

Bob was a member of Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, Washington County AMVETS Post 10 and the United Steel Workers of America.

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In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kitty Lou Whittington; one daughter, Robin Ann Swope, and husband, Dennis, of Hagerstown; two sons, Robert L. Whittington Jr. and wife, Diane, of Hagerstown, and John F. Whittington and girlfriend, Jennifer Thren, of Ocean City, Md.; six sisters, Helen Churchey, Dorothy Mongan, Sandra Lewis and Wanda Boyer, all of Hagerstown, Betty Rohrer of Williamsport, Md., and Jean Cunningham of Falling Waters, W.Va.; four brothers, William Whittington, Ray Whittington and Richard Whittington, all of Hagerstown, and Samuel Whittington of Marlowe, W.Va.; two granddaughters, JoAnn L. Whittington and Stephane Swope, both of Hagerstown; and two grandsons, Robert S. Whittington of Hagerstown and Matthew Swope of Seattle, Wash.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 17805 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown. The Rev. Timothy Leighton will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be conducted by Washington County AMVETS Post 10.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or the Church of the Holy Trinity.

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.

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