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James D. Whitney

James D. Whitney      â€œbeloved father, grandfather, and brother”

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 Sportmen’s Club in Wharton.  Mr. Whitney’s 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. Whitney’s 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.


I am so sorry that Uncle Jim is gone.  He was a sweet man and always very friendly and welcoming to me.  He will be missed.  I feel for all of your pain.
My thoughts are with you all.


Alexandra Putman Sep 14 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time..

Chuck and Judy sinnamond Sep 8 2015 12:00 AM

Donnie and Family,
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
Susan and Bob Warriner
Lori Warriner Stickles

Susan and Bob Warriner Sep 8 2015 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of this tragedy.  We have known Jim since I was born.  I can't believe how good he was when we saw him Saturday morning.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bill Spence Sep 8 2015 12:00 AM

Uncle Jim, as he is affectionately known to me, was actually an uncle by marriage through extended family. However, no matter the path it took to bring us to know each other or how removed from on another in the sense of blood relation, he was and always will be Uncle Jim. A little man, size wise, yet big in every other way. Big on family, big on doing things and big on being loved. Always joking, smiling and enjoying life. Love you, miss you and sending hugs to heaven for your and all around down here as family and friends work to understand what it will be like with you gone.

Cheryl Baumgartner Sep 8 2015 12:00 AM

We will never forget you Uncle Jim! We know where you loved it most and I can still feel you all around us here at the lake! RIP WE LOVE YOU FOREVER!

Barbie & Randy Buckley Sep 8 2015 12:00 AM