Leon H. (Bud) Whitaker, 89, of Mountain Top passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Hospice Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Leon and Evelyn Andres Whitaker.
Bud was a 1941 graduate of South Whitehall High School. He then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Bud was an avid golfer and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mountain Top, the Masons and the Shriners, as well as White Haven Laurel Lodge 467 F&AM.
Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Ford Motor Company's Parts Division as a zone manager.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Maryann Skerlak; and his brother, Dale Whitaker.
Surviving are his daughters, Leeann Whitaker, Mountain Top; and Merilee Wisler and husband, Robert, Albrightsville; his sister, Gladys Rohrbach, Lansdale; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mountain Top, with the Rev. Michele Kaufman, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Northampton Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Easton. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.
McCune Funeral Service Inc., Mountain Top, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
The family wishes to thank the Celtic Hospice and Home Health Organization for their good care and help.