Leon H. "Bud" Whitaker

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Leon ""Bud"" H. Whitaker, 89, of Mountain Top, passed away on Tuesday at the Hospice Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Allentown, he was a 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 in Mountain Top, the Masons and the Shriners, as well as the White Haven Laurel Lodge No. 467 F&AM.

Prior to his retirement he worked for the Ford Motor Co.'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; sister, Gladys Rohrbach, Lansdale; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family thanks the Celtic Hospice and Home Health Organization for their good care and help.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mountain Top, with Pastor Michele Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow in the Northampton Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Easton. Friends may 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday.

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.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 19, 2013
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