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Robert David Britt

March 7, 1956 ~ October 5, 2022 (age 66)
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Obituary

Robert David Britt “Bob”, age 66 of Catonsville, MD, passed away after a long illness on October 5, 2022.

He was a devoted husband to Cary Britt and the loving son of Ray and Rebecca Britt, all now deceased.

Robert was constant in his love for his family.  He was a dutiful son and brother, a faithful husband, and a devoted parent to his step-daughter and her sons.  Robert also took his position as uncle to many nieces and nephews to heart.  His playful antics with them resulted in his title as “Uncle Bunkle”.

He was a 1974 graduate of Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City.  Robert competently continued his education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he achieved academic excellence in the field of Civil Engineering.  He was passionate about his Mathematics studies, and his grades reflected that passion, landing him at the top of his class.  His brilliant mind and accolades from UVA earned him job offers from all over the world upon graduation in 1978.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he was not keen on worldly adventures, he was a hometown boy who gladly accepted a position at Baltimore based Whitman, Requardt & Associates.  Robert’s attention to detail was relentless, and according to his coworkers, legendary.  He spent the bulk of his career building a team of talented engineers and designers whose work successfully manifested as the St. Charles Community in Charles County, Maryland. Mostly unheard of today, Robert steadfastly maintained his tenure at WRA for over forty-four years.  When he retired this past July, he was a Vice President of the firm.

Throughout his life, Robert enjoyed sports, particularly basketball.  Because of his nearly 6’5” frame, he earned the moniker “Stretch” when he played pickup games with his shorter classmates and friends.  For many years he belonged to, and often managed, a softball team “ EC Smoothers” where he formed lifelong friendships with his teammates.  “March Madness” held a sacred position in his life and he relished hosting events at his home to watch the action on the college courts.

Robert’s wife, Cary, was the extrovert to his introverted nature.  She possessed the wanderlust that he lacked.  Cary eventually prevailed upon his good nature, and he agreed to travel abroad to Europe.  In time, he even acquiesced and accompanied her on cruises.  He fondly related stories of their travel adventures which he came to enjoy.  Her passing in 2017 left him permanently bereft.

During his life, Robert shared his home with many dogs and cats.  His affection for them was fierce.  Any creature who found its way into Robert’s life was deeply cherished and received the most wonderful love and care.  When Robert came home last week after a prolonged hospital stay, he was overjoyed to be reunited with his cat, Tiger.  Tiger was likewise thrilled to see him.

Robert is loved and will be missed immensely by all who were lucky to have him in their life.  He leaves a legacy of profound work ethics, devotion to family, and brilliance of mind that will continue to bless those he leaves behind.

He is survived by a step-daughter, Kratina MacKay (Christian Drabenstadt and his daughter Jena); grandsons Sterling MacKay (Morgan), Austin MacKay; and great-grandson Neo MacKay; sisters Josephine Alexander (Jim Fenster), Patricia Fendlay (Patrick) and Elizabeth Tewey Shea (Brian); nieces Michelle DiNicola (Travis), Laura Boone, and Julia Sauer (Greg); nephews Jason Boone (Tina Hyatt), Jordan Doster (Freya), Kevin Tewey (Trisha Geiger); great-niece Bridget Boone; great-nephews Max Brown, Evan Wiemann, Jacob Doster and Andrew Craven; step-mother Joan Holtz Britt, and step-siblings Stefan and Liz Holtz.

In lieu of flowers, please consider gifts in Robert’s memory to a charity of your choice. Robert was particularly fond of the Maryland SPCA,  3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211 (mdspca.org); and, Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (gilchristcares.org).

All are invited to a lunch reception following the services.

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
October 12, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Funeral Service
Wednesday
October 12, 2022

12:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
October 12, 2022

Crestlawn Memorial Gardens

Donations

Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Road, Baltimore MD 21211
Web: https://www.mdspca.org

Gilchrist Cares
11311 McCormick Rd #350, Hunt Valley MD 21031
Tel: 1-888-823-8880
Web: http://www.gilchristcares.org

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