James D. Whitney âbeloved father, grandfather, and brotherâ
CONRAD, PA---James D. Whitney, 81, a longtime resident of Conrad, passed away unexpectedly after injuries sustained in an accident at Lamoka Lake in Schuyler County, NY, on Saturday, September 5, 2015.
Born November 4, 1933 in Ulysses, Pa., he was a son of Lewis A. and Mary Ahearn Whitney. In April of 1960 in Austin, he married Beverly A. Williams, who died in November of 2007.
Mr. Whitney attended school in Knoxville. He was employed as a laborer for Williams/Transco Pipeline Corporation in Wharton, retiring after 33 years of service. Earlier he had been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Tioga County.
He was a member of the East Fork Sportmenâs Club in Wharton. Mr. Whitneyâs greatest love was his family. He was an awesome father and grandfather to his two children and five grandchildren.
Surviving are a son, Donald H. (Kim) Whitney of Roulette; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Hand of Conrad; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Whitney was predeceased by a daughter, Annette Knight who died October of 2014; three brothers; and three sisters.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA, where a memorial service will follow at noon with the Rev. Stacy Whitney of Painted Post, NY, Mr. Whitneyâs nephew, officiating. Burial will be in McFall Cemetery, Conrad.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Mr. Donald Whitney, 1467 US Route 6W, Roulette, PA 16746.