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Philip Todd

Philip Wayne Todd, 83, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.

Born on July 17, 1938 in Cambridge, Maryland, he was a son of the late Maysie Mister Todd and Philip Woodrow Todd.

He attended Crapo Elementary School and graduated from South Dorchester High School with the Class of 1956.

Wayne joined the USAF in 1956 and proudly served his country.  While in the Air Force, Wayne played on the Rangers Baseball Team while stationed in Laon France. He was honorably discharged in 1960 and drafted directly to play for the Pittsburg Pirates Baseball Team as a pitcher.

On December 6, 1968 he married the love of his life, the former Janet Jones.  They made their home in Cambridge and were known to many as the “best dressed couple in town”.

Wayne was employed with Home Beneficial Insurance Company, now (AIG) as a manager before retiring after 38 years of employment.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #66, American Legion Post #91, VFW and Moose Lodge of Cambridge.  He was past board member of Dorchester Co. Rec and Parks, Trustee of First United Methodist Church.  He coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams and Women’s softball “Team Wirecloth”.  He was inducted into the CSD Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

In Wayne’s spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and good friends.  He will truly be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Wayne is survived by his wife Janet; children Greg Whitten (Margaret) and Kim Whitten (Barbara Newnam); grandchildren Blake Whitten (Jordan) and Meredith Thompson (TJ); great grandchildren Oliver & Oxten Whitten and Whittlee Thompson; sister Phyllis Cook (Henry); brother Arthur Todd (Carolyn); several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Secretary beginning 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Kreek officiating.

A viewing and visitation with family will be held an hour prior to the service.  A Masonic Service will be held from 12:45 to 1:00. Interment will follow the service at Old Trinity Church Cemetery, Church Creek.

Serving as pallbearers will be Blake Whitten, TJ Thompson, Howard Todd, Clarence Murray, Herbie Messick and Danny Handley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Condon, Randy Hunt, Donnie Smith, Bill Prohaska and Bob Burris.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wayne’s name can be sent to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Secretary, MD 21664 or Cambridge Little League, P.O. Box 1275, Cambridge, MD 21613.

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Wayne was my moms insurance man. He was always pleasant and fun to talk to. Me and my mom loved him so much

Darlene Chapman Aug 22 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of this great man. Thank you for your service to our country. Sending thoughts and prayers for the family.

Donald & Mary Lynn Cameron Aug 21 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. May God be with the family during this time and always. Our condolences to the family.

Bob and Debbie Kinnamon Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM

Janet,Greg and Kim.You have my deepest sympathy.I always thought the world of Wayne.He was a very good man.You have many great memories.I hope they willget you through all the tough times ahead.He definitely will be missed.R.I.P.

Scott Hubbard Aug 2 2021 12:00 AM

Thoughts and Prayers are with Janet and all family members.

Carole M.Spicer Jul 30 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Steve Merrick Jul 29 2021 12:00 AM

Janet, Phyllis and families, my deepest sympathies. Prayers lifted for your healing and comfort.

Rhonda Robinson Moran Jul 29 2021 12:00 AM

I remember as a child he was our insurance collector.very nice man.

Rose Geiger Jul 29 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this news. What a really nice man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Dennis Mitchell Jul 29 2021 12:00 AM


Timothy Foxwell / Kansas Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

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