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Gordon Ross Whiteley PhD

October 4, 1947 — October 31, 2022


Gordon R. Whiteley PhD passed away on Oct 31, 2022 in Frederick MD with
complications from immunodefiency, leaving his wife of 48 yrs, Ann; son Kyle Whiteley
(Kerry, grandson Brayden) of Leesburg, VA; daughter Megan Whiteley (Peter
Schuellein) of Frederick, MD; and daughter Bryn Seabrook (Tom, grandson Robert
Gordon) of Charlottesville, VA.

Gordon earned a BSc, MSc, and PhD from the University of Toronto in Toronto Canada,
At the time of his death, he was still enjoying a 44 yr career in scientific research, which
took him and his family from Toronto, Ontario to Palo Alto, CA, Boston, MA, Potomac,
MD and Frederick, MD. Gordon’s last two positions were at Leidos Biomedical Research
Inc in Frederick for the National Cancer Institute where he held the position of Director
of the Antibody Characterization Laboratory, and recently as the Director of Clinical

While Gordon thrived as a gifted scientist, earning respect and admiration from all of his
fellow colleagues, and publishing papers too numerous to mention, his true and
everlasting devotion was to his wife, children and grandsons who knew him as a truly
kind and selfless human being, full of mischief, wit and humor, blessed with musical
talent and accomplishment and a deep appreciation of the arts, a fabulous cook, and bon
vivant. His presence will be deeply missed.

Gordon was truly blessed with “an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and
to persevere, a spirit to know and to love, and the gift of joy and wonder in all the works
of the universe.” (Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer from The Episcopal

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