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Walter N. Chitwood III, seasoned adviser to Anne Arundel County executives, dies

Walter N. Chitwood III, seasoned adviser to Anne Arundel County executives, dies

Walter N. Chitwood III, a longtime seasoned adviser to several Anne Arundel County executives who had a second career as an educator, died Jan. 5 from complications of a series of strokes at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Harwood. The Annapolis resident was 70.

“Walter was a strong-willed person,” said Janet S. Owens, a Democrat of Crownsville who served as Anne Arundel County executive from 1998 to 2006.

“When Walter worked for me, he was a troubleshooter, and as a troubleshooter you could always trust him to do the job, and he was trusted by everyone in and out of government,” Ms. Owens said. “He always wanted to do what was best for the county and the region. He was just an...

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