Arthur Rowland Litten, also known as Beat, Honey, Pap, and Old Pap Pap, 93, of Hagerstown, MD went to be with the Lord Monday morning, February 8th, 2021 at University of Maryland Hospital.
He was born May 27, 1927 in Williamsport, MD to the late Charles Edward and Elsie Davenport Newlin Litten.
He married Ruth Virginia Sigler on October 16, 1949. They were married for 54 years until her passing on July 17, 2003.
Rowland graduated the 8th grade from Williamsport Public School in 1941 ranking proudly third in his class. He was employed by L'Aiglon and EJ Fennel until 1987 and most recently by Office Suppliers, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Downsville Church of the Brethen. Our father enjoyed singing for the Lord. He started out singing in a quartet that traveled around to various churches throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Later, he became part of a men's chorus known as "The Singing Brethern", taking pride in never accepting a penny for their performances . In addition, he sang in several church choirs. Pap was an avid gardener up until his passing, providing endless vegetables to his family all summer long. He was also a fan of the Detroit Tigers, Chicago Bears, Boston Celtics, and even at times rooted for the Dallas Cowboys.
He is survived by a daughter, Diane Litten; sons David Litten and wife, Theresa, and Curtis Litten and wife, Rhonda; grandchildren, Jason Litten, Allison Litten, Sierra Litten, Ariana Litten (Kerr), Aaron and wife, Angelina Litten, and step grandson Alan Artz II; great grandchildren Addisyn Litten, Madilyn Litten, Jonathon Loski, Lincoln Loski, and Avery Loski. Also survived by one sister, Lila Mae Haywood.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by sisters Lelia Litten, Frances Litten, Dora Lee Eakle, Hazel Long, Ruth Martin, Mary Eikelberger; brothers Claude Litten, Sidney Litten, Rev. John Litten, William Litten, Norman Litten, and Benjamin Litten; and a great grandson, Easton Litten.
Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Rest Haven Cemetery officiated by Rev. Wilkie Nunn. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date.
The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Mid Atlantic Disaster Relief Auction c/o Downsville Church of the Brethern 1828 Dam #4 Rd, Williamsport, MD 21795.