Charles L. Whittington

[ Age 94 ] Treasurer of Maryland Glass

June 21, 2007

Charles Lee Whittington, a retired treasurer of the old Maryland Glass Corp,, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. The longtime Stoneleigh resident was 94.

Born in Marion Station in Somerset County, he earned a degree at what is now McDaniel College. He worked near Paw Paw, W.Va., in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was later a newspaper carrier for The Sun.

Mr. Whittington attended the Johns Hopkins University and became a certified public accountant in 1954. A decade later, he received a law degree from the University of Baltimore.

In 1950, he joined Maryland Glass, maker of the cobalt blue glass bottles used for Bromo Seltzer and Noxzema. Mr. Whittington established the credit union at Maryland Glass, which he continued to manage after his 1977 retirement. Later, he managed the credit union for the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and was an active volunteer counselor with the Baltimore Service Corps of Retired Executives.

A lifelong Democrat, Mr. Whittington recalled taking a steamboat from Crisfield to Baltimore at age 16 to see New York Gov. Alfred Smith speak at the Fifth Regiment Armory during his unsuccessful 1928 presidential campaign, Mr. Whittington served as treasurer for the Democrat Club in Central Baltimore County and was a member at his death.

During his retirement years, Mr. Whittington and his wife traveled extensively.

No services are planned.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Carolyn Dale Riley; a daughter, Dale Whittington Angney of Shaker Heights, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

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