On Sunday, October 29, 2023, Donald “Don” Kevin Litteau of Laurel, MD, passed away peacefully after a four month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Dr. Susanne M. Schick Litteau; loving father of Catherine Margaret Elisabeth Litteau; brother of Elizabeth Litteau Dunn, and devoted son of Paul and Donna Litteau; son-in-law of Dr. Edgar and Margaret Schick. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Christina and her husband Philip Valente III and their two daughters, Isabella and Sophia.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Christ Lutheran Church (Inner Harbor), 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 at 1 P.M. (410) 752-7179, www.christinnerharbor.org. Inurnment to follow at the church’s Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Don’s memory to Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, (410) 752-7179, www.christinnerharbor.org.
Don was born in Southampton, New York, and grew up in Chicago. He was a proud (and often frustrated) White Sox fan. After graduating from Fenwick High School, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received an undergraduate degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in European History. He also held CPA, CFA, and other financial certifications. A 28 year employee of FINRA, Don was the Director of Member Supervision and Regulatory Programs.
An enthusiastic and inveterate traveler, Don thoroughly explored many National Parks and helped his daughter, Catherine, complete more than 250 Junior Ranger badges. He loved to visit new States, State capitols, and Presidents’ homes and Libraries. He was happiest when planning itineraries and researching places to be visited. Intellectually curious, Don read books and scholarly magazines voraciously to his next-to last day. In his earlier years he participated in athletics and, among activities, ran the half-marathon.
He also found great joy (and, sometimes, disappointment and anger) in the Orioles, Ravens, and many other Sports teams.
Of course, his greatest joy came from spending time with his daughter, Catherine. A devoted Dad, Don could be found participating in Girl Scouting activities, including Cookie Drives and Badges. He enjoyed taking part in school activities and supported Catherine’s participation as a Clarinetist in the Marching Bank, Concert Band, and Pep Band at Meade High School. And last but not least, Don encouraged her religious development and expressed pride in Catherine’s first Communion and Confirmation.
Susanne and Catherine, although deeply saddened by Don’s untimely death, are very thankful for the years that they could share with him. They will cherish the memories of their lives enriched by Don as they embark on the next chapters of their lives.