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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Florence Whitman

1922 - 2021

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Florence Whitman on Friday, March 19, 2021 passed away at home. She was born on August 31, 1922 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of Willie and Tillie Broder; beloved wife of 68 years to the late Irving Whitman; mother of Carol Whitman-Wiener (David), Edward Whitman (Kathi); loving sister of the late Jerome Broder and Barbara Morris; cherished grandmother of Casey and Skylar.

Florence and her husband Irving settled in Washington, DC and traveled the world to buy unique clothing for their exclusive children's boutiques, "Bushee and The Peppermint Tree." They were as devoted to their business as they were to each other, and it was a true labor of love.

In retirement, Florence developed many hobbies. She had a natural ability to write poetry and was quite prolific. Florence became an expert in knowing the "right" foods to eat to maintain an appropriate nutritional balance, and was a resource for many. She was fiercely independent and had "her way" for everything she did.

She was reserved and very sensitive, and believed that family was the priority over anything else. She greatly underestimated her value and everlasting impact on her extended family and friends. She was very loved and will be forever in our hearts.

Private graveside services will be held at King David Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to JSSA  (jssa.org) or Children's Inn (childrensinn.org). Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

 

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Elliott Mcentee

April 1, 2021 8:30 PM

She was red wine and he was fine.
We met Florence and Irv 20 years ago at a meeting of people dedicated to
living a healthy lifestyle. Irv’s response to the often asked question ”How are you?” was always “Fine”. He was indeed fine as he married a woman full of life.
 
She was strong willed and opinionated, yet modest, loving and caring.
We always enjoyed Florence’s company at her home or at a restaurant
discussing the importance a healthy lifestyle or politics or both.
We valued the friendship we had with Florence and Irv.
We shall have fond memories of Florence the rest of our lives.
Love.
Karen Bopp and Elliott McEntee

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March 20, 2021 1:14 PM

A tree in your honor Aunt Flo for a life well lived. May you inspire us to live a healthy life and be kind to others. We will try to follow your example. May you rest in peace with Uncle Irv.

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Harriet Broder and Dan Robinson

March 20, 2021 12:56 PM

In loving memory of a very dear and special person, Aunt Florence.
Harriet Broder and Dan Robinson

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March 19, 2021 2:49 PM
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