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WHITLEY, Herbert Of Westwood, MA and Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on May 22 2016. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Whitley (Piper), father of Gwen Asher (Whitley) Jeff Whitley, Doug Whitley, and Jillian Whitley Piper. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and his friend Lois Cyphert. He passed away one month short of his 99th birthday. "Herbie" touched many people's lives thru his various activities and interests. Herb was a WWII Veteran, founder of Metropolitan Machine Company in Medfield, MA, active in Westwood town politics, participated in various sports and his favorite saying was "Ever Forward". His life will be celebrated in a private service in New Hampshire at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to the Ruth A. Whitley Memorial Foundation, a qualified IRS charity, which was established to assist children in need. Donations can be sent to Brown Rudnick, 7 Times Square FL 46, New York, NY. 10036 att: K Asher.
Published in The Boston Globe on May 26, 2016
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