John "Denny" Whitford, age 67, of Erie, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center following an extended illness. He was born in Erie on November 16, 1945, son of the late Melvin R. and Catherine Whitford. Denny attended Academy High School. He was employed by the City of Erie Streets Dept. for 25 years, prior to retirement in 1996. Since his retirement, Denny enjoyed spending his time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and having morning coffee with his friends. Denny is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathy Tofel Whitford; three daughters, Laurie Yeaman (RonYarman), Kristen Nye (Keith) and Leslie Lubak (Kevin); one son, Steven Whitford; a special niece and nephew, Lisa Barbato (Nick) and Mark Remmick; two sisters, Linda Hanson(Al) and Karen Breter (Jim); three grandsons, Joe Zarzeczny, Kevin and Ryan Lubak; six granddaughters, Stephanie Zarzeczny (Vinnie Stumpo) , Kylee and Bailey Whitford, Samantha Yeaman, Emily and Allie Lubak; three great-grandchildren, Dominic, Isabella and Halena Stumpo; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin P. Whitford and an infant son, Christopher John Whitford. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Friday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church. Private interment will be held. To send condolences, visit, www.duscaksfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 10, 2013
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