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Oliver B. Wittig

August 26, 1937 ~ January 28, 2021 (age 83)


 Oliver Wittig, age 83, of Severna Park, MD, died on January 28, 2021, after a long illness.  He was born in Frostburg, Maryland, to the late Oliver and Vivian Miller Wittig.  He grew up in Frostburg and attended Beall High School and graduated from Frostburg State Teachers College in 1959.  He came to Anne Arundel County as a new teacher at Marley Junior High School.  He later went on to teach at Corkran Junior High School in Glen Burnie.  He received a Masters of Education degree in administration from University of Maryland, and his career path shifted to administration.  He served as an assistant in administration at Annapolis Junior High, Corkran Junior High School, and Glen Burnie High School.  In 1966 he earned a Masters of Education degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.   He was appointed principal at Andover High School in Linthicum, MD, in 1972 and served there for 10 years.  He earned a Doctorate of Education degree in supervision and administration from NOVA Southeastern University in 1977.  In 1982 he transferred to Severna Park High School and continued there as principal for 12 years.  He transferred to Glen Burnie High School in 1994 as principal and continued in that position until retirement in 1996.  After retirement he stayed actively involved with teacher education and training and served as a university supervisor for Johns Hopkins University Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

     Oliver was actively involved with Boy Scouts in the four Rivers District of northern Anne Arundel County for many years.  At the district level, he served on the training and advancement committees and was district chairman for Four Rivers from 1990 to 1993.

     Following retirement, he joined the Severn River Lions Club.  He was active as chairman of the eyeglass collection program, the scholarship program, membership and retention program, and the preschool vision program.  The Lions Club held a very special place in his heart.

     In his early years, he was an active backpacker and camper and especially loved the mountains of Western Maryland.

     He is survived by his wife, Jan, his son Douglas and his partner, Will Rogers, of Hollywood, FL, daughter Karen Agee and her spouse Ryan of Millersville, MD, grandsons Ben and Brad Agee, brother Don K. Wittig and spouse Anna Barbara, their daughters Laura and Julianna, sister-in-law Cheryl Holewinski and spouse Stan, sister-in-law Donna Lange, niece Susan Korink and spouse Brandon, niece Jen Brazis and spouse Andrew and their daughter Allison, and brother-in-law Don Goebel and his son Don.

      Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Memorial contribution may be to the Severn River Lions Club  at SRLC, P.O. Box 118, Severna Park, MD 21146, or to the charity of your choice.

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