Fred H. Whitaker
AGE: 94 • Wilmington
Fred Whitaker, 94, of Wilmington, DE., and formerly of Newark, died on February 27, 2014 at the Methodist Country House after a short illness, one day before his 95th birthday. Originally from Penn Yan, NY., Fred graduated from M.I.T. with a degree in Chemical Engineering and then served in the Army
. Upon returning home, he joined the DuPont Company and retired after 35 years.
Fred enjoyed golf, bridge, music and reading. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and was an active resident of the Methodist Country House for 20 years.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Doris (Perry) Whitaker, two brothers and a sister. He is survived by two daughters, Sandra Whitaker Myer of Massachusetts and Suzanne Whitaker Miller of Indiana, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at The Methodist Country House, 4830 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM (Weather permitting). Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806. For online condolences, please visit
Chandler Funeral Homes