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Stanley Whitford Jr.

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Stanley Whitford Jr. Obituary
Stanley Dennison Whitford, Jr., 82, of Lafayette, CO passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was a devoted husband, and loving and caring father. Stan was raised, and lived most of his life, in River Forest, Illinois. He attended Lincoln Elementary School and Oak Park River Forest High School. He was an Eagle Scout. Stan earned his B.S from Princeton University, M.S. degree from Northwestern University, and MBA from the University of Chicago. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. Stanley and Betty Borg Whitford were married for 57 years. He worked for 27 years as a geologist for the natural gas industry. Stan loved making connections with all kinds of people and was always ready with a friendly smile. He enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends, playing tennis, swimming, fly fishing, gardening, traveling, fossil hunting, and camping. He was especially close to Newberry, our golden retriever, later in life. He is survived by his wife, Betty Borg Whitford of Lafayette; sons, David Whitford of Middleton, WI, Peter Whitford of Nederland, CO; daughters, Patty Schwarzkopf (Greg) of Arlington Heights, IL, Christina Lewis (Roddy) of Boulder, CO and Karin Stewart (Randal) of Lafayette, CO; and thirteen grandchildren. Flowers are welcome. Alternatively, memorial contributions may be sent to: Misericordia Heart of Mercy, Attn: Sister Rosemary Connelly, 6300 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660, OR https://www.misericordia.com/donations/donate_online.aspx.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 23, 2014
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