CENTREVILLE — Daniel Rufus Brittingham of Centreville, MD passed away on February 5, 2021 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, MD. He was 76.
Born on November 21, 1944 in Lewes, DE, he was the son of the late Rufus Mitchell Brittingham and Elizabeth Emma Jane Collins Brittingham.
After graduating from Easton High School in 1963, he enlisted in the United States Navy serving from 1963 to 1967 and was assigned to the USS Opportune the first salvage ship to circumnavigated the globe. Dan and Betty were married in 1967 and just celebrated their 53rd anniversary. Dan started Brittingham Paint & Paper in 1977, painting many area homes over the years; he didn’t have customers they were all friends to him.
Not a place he traveled he didn’t meet a new friend or talk with an old acquaintance. Dan also coached Little League Football, Baseball and was a Cub Scout Leader. He also enjoyed playing golf, being on the course in the early morning and winning.
Dan was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved spending time with his family on holidays, vacations and day trips.
Dan is survived by his wife, Betty Brittingham of Centreville, MD; daughter Carrie Sue Brittingham Price (Doug); son James Daniel Brittingham (Amy); 7 grandchildren Christopher Skinner II (Kari); Sara Vaeth (Jared); Caitlyn Cour tney; Madison Brittingham; Ryker Brittingham; Bobby Price; Jason Price; seven great grandchildren: Mason, Olivia and Ryder Vaeth; Ryleigh and Kesleigh Taylor; Christopher Mally
Skinner; Vae Davis; sister Brenda Heinsohn (Martin); brother Thomas Greeson; and brother in law William Pinder. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Darryl Brittingham.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Centreville, MD, where a service will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Chesterfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a local food pantr y.
Online condolences may be made at www.fhnfuneralhome.com