John "Jack" Whittaker
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January 3, 1924 - January 13, 2013
Resident of Antioch
John V. Whittaker (Jack) passed away on January 13, 2013 in Lafayette, CA. Jack was an honored World War II veteran, who often reminisced about the rainy and muddy days in the trenches of the South Pacific, and we are deeply sad to have lost him.
He was born to George and Annie Lagace Whittaker in Antioch on Jan. 3, 1924 and, other than his time serving his country, spent his entire life there. After graduation from Antioch High School, Jack joined the Army. He worked at Dow Chemical and the Antioch School District in the maintenance departments. He was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the VFW Post #6435 and a member of Kiwanis. He leaves behind a cousin, Nancy Whittaker Richardson and her family of Chico. His final resting place will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch next to his beloved wife Juanita nee Noia Whittaker who preceded him in death.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Feb. 23, 2013