ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - Stanley W. Whitney Sr., 81, of Bear Creek, Ormond Beach, and formerly of Laconia, N.H., died Nov. 30, 2012.
He was born in Concord, N.H., on April 11, 1931, to the late Mr. Elverton Wheeler Whitney and Mrs. Madelene Laura (Palmer) Whitney. Stan was married for 48 years to his late wife, Mrs. Justine M. (DeYoung) Whitney. He was a member of the Gilford Community Church.
Stan graduated in 1949 from Laconia (N.H.) High School. During the Korean War
, Stan proudly served his country as a sergeant responsible for handling communications for his unit on the island of Okinawa. Later, he graduated from the Laconia Business College in Laconia, N.H. He was also employed by the Laconia Airport in for Northeast Airlines as a communications specialist.
He then moved to Springfield, Mass., to work for Kemp Nuts as a sales representative. His travels brought him back to Gilford, N.H., where he worked with his parents who were proprietors of the Gilford Village Store, while also serving on a part-time basis with the Gilford Police Department. Stan later retired from Prudential Insurance in 1975 where he worked for 14 years as a sales manager.
After retirement, he remained active for some time volunteering at Lakes Region General Hospital in the pharmacy and information desk. In addition, he loved traveling, loved the outdoors, spent many summers at the Maine seacoast and White Mountains of New Hampshire, hiking Mt. Belknap, and deep-sea fishing.
An avid golfer, Mr. Whitney moved in May, 2004, to Ormond Beach, Fla., where he enjoyed the remainder of his life at the beach - golfing, bowling, playing bocce ball, and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Ormond Beach Elks Lodge
Survivors include his son, S. Warren Whitney Jr. of Gilford, N.H.; daughter, Donna Frost of Manchester, N.H.; and daughter Sharon Hilton and her husband, John, of Longwood, Fla. Stan has four grandchildren, Jonathan Whitney of Moultonborough, N.H. Christopher Frost of Derry, N.H. Erica (Frost) Cole-Tucker of Auburn, N.H., and John Perry Hilton of Longwood, Fla.; brother, Allan Whitney and his wife, Suzanne (Barnes) Whitney, of Gilford, N.H.; and niece, Michelle Whitney of Laconia, N.H. He is, also, survived by five great-grandchildren, Braydon Whitney, Natalia Frost, and Madeline, Reed and Rose Cole-Tucker.
services: There will be a spring graveside burial in the family plot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249, or to Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, 32714
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H., is assisting the family with the arrangements. To view an online memorial and send a letter of condolence, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com