Donald William Whitney
1948 - 2021
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Donald William Whitney

Donald William Whitney, 72, passed away January 10th, 2021 at home with his family at his side following a brief illness.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 Friday, January 15th at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville with Covid restrictions in place. Funeral services are private for family Saturday, January 16th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Streaming service will be available on the Reed & Benoit/Carpenter-Stoodley Facebook page for anyone who cannot attend. Burial will follow at North Adams Cemetery, North Harbor Road, Adams Center. A celebration of life will be held later in the summer of 2021.

He was born January 29th, 1948 to Helen Goode and Donald Warren Whitney in Watertown, NY. He graduated in 1966 from Adams Center/Adams Central High School.

Donald went on to earn an associate degree from Adirondack Community College, a bachelors and masters from SUNY Potsdam, and an Administration degree from St. Lawrence University. He married Linda M. Reed, January 9th, 1971 at the Adams Center Baptist Church and they resided in Adams Center, NY. They had three daughters together and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Donald served as a trustee for the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation from 1993 to present. After his father's death in 1995, he and his wife Linda continued the family appliance store, Whitney Sales and Service in Adams, NY until its closing in 2004. He enjoyed his role as the Maytag repair man, fixing many family and friends appliances over the years.

Donald retired in 2010 from the Watertown City School District, with over 40 years in education. He began his career at the Belleville Central School District teaching reading and soon moved to the Watertown City School District as a read, write, and spell teacher at North Junior High. He then served as a reading consultant at Wiley, Sacred Heart, Sherman, and then Meade before becoming the K-12 reading coordinator. In 1986, he became the assistant principal of Wiley, then principal of Sherman in 1987. He moved from building to building over the next 24 years serving as principal in nearly every building, sometimes two at a time. He finished his last 10 years as Case Middle School principal and retired in 2010.

Donald was a great leader. He was well liked by all his staff and students. They adored his sense of humor, fairness, jolly nature, and positive outlook. He pushed all his students and staff to excel and achieve greatness.

Upon retirement from the school system, he assumed the president position at the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation in Rochester, NY, a position he served up until his death. He was determined to stay busy; always starting a project, painting a building, splitting wood, planting trees, mowing trails, walking, or mountain climbing. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed playing church softball leagues over the years. He loved antique shows and flea markets, collecting many local milk bottles and antique cars. He enjoyed reading and many cookouts at the family cottage in Henderson. He cherished time spent with family and friends. He recently helped his grandson, Seth complete his Eagle Scout Project. He was very generous, enjoyed a good laugh, and always wore a smile. If someone heard his name, chances are they had a good story to tell, a joke, or their face erupted with a smile.

Donald had a passion for history and loved to share his wealth of knowledge to anyone who would listen. He was a great communicator and speaker and loved to do so. He was very active in historical events and enjoyed reading anything historical in nature. He found great joy and pride in researching and preserving family ancestry.

He was an active community member. He served on the Town of Adams planning board, was a member of the South Jefferson Historical Society, the Agricultural Museum, South Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, North Adams Cemetery, and a past board member for Cornell Cooperative Extension. He was very active promoting giving and worked with the Northern New York Community Foundation, PBS, and other organizations to do so.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, three daughters, Kamra (Dan) Rowland, Shannon Whitney (Brian Wekar), and Megan Whitney, three grandsons, Kaeden, Seth, and William, his three sisters, Ann Crawford, Carol (Bradford) White, and Elizabeth (William) Hayes and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Donald, his mother-in-law Margaret Reed, his father-in-law Olin Reed, a brother-in-law David Reed, and brother- in- law Elwyn Reed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the South Jefferson Historical Association, 29 E. Church St, Adams, NY 13605.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.carpenterstoodley.com.




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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 23, 2021
Justin and Libby Reed and family
Family
January 22, 2021
I don't think I ever saw Don without a smile on his face! He was an incredible teacher and administrator! He will be truly missed! Our deepest condolences to Shannon and the entire Whitney family.
Diane & Patrick Hayes
Friend
January 21, 2021
I express my heartfelt condolences to Don's family and legion of friends. I know Don from his work for many years with the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation. The foundation was a generous donor to our organization, PathStone Corporation. I grew up in Yates County and had many discussions with Don regarding the founder's connection to Yates County, dairy farming etc. Don was the epitome of how philanthropy should be conducted. He took time to understand the mission and goals of every organization who applied for support to the foundation. He was very well connected in the community and understood the needs of our rural as well as urban communities. Most importantly he was kind, engaging and committed to living out the spirit and mission of the foundation. His presence and work will be remembered and honored for generations.
Stuart Mitchell
Acquaintance
January 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 19, 2021
Mr. Whitney was a true champion for students, and it showed in the work he did. He will be remembered and missed.
Katie Mackey
Acquaintance
January 17, 2021
Sending my deepest condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of meeting Don and my Mom always had a funny “Don” story to share. He will be missed by many.
Christine “Honan” Douglas (Marless’ daughter)
Christine Douglas
Acquaintance
January 16, 2021
Don was a wonderful mentor to me during my years in the Watertown School District. My fondest memory is his animated and dramatic retelling of the Great Rope Carry from Big Sandy Creek to Sacket's Harbor during the War of 1812. He held the summer school students and teachers in awe with his rendition. His spirit will be truly missed.
Patricia O'Driscoll
Coworker
January 15, 2021
Donny always had a story and was always smiling. There quite often was a history lesson in the conversation at hand. He was always willing to lend a hand. He surely will be missed! Keeping you all in our prayers.
Dan and JoAnne Reed
Family
January 15, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jacki Reardon
Acquaintance
January 15, 2021
To members of the Whitney family,
Don was one of the most dedicated educators that I have known. He always put students first and communicated his care and concern for them. He held many roles in the Watertown City School District and performed all of them with a smile and a sense of humor. He was a true gentleman.
John Wrape
Coworker
January 15, 2021
I have many fine memories of Don. I first met him in 5th grade and we used to camp out on the grass on his front lawn. He and I would ride in every Adams parade, me on my bike, Don on his horse, and we'd usually collect first prize in our events! Even after moving away from the area, whenever I returned to Watertown to visit my brother, I would look up Don. I remember one time I came to Watertown to help my brother and nephew to hang drywall in his home but we didn't have a truck to get the drywall. I called Don and he said "I will come over at lunch and we'll get the drywall" and he did. Don was always willing to go out of his way to help others. I know I am one of many that will miss him. Rest in peace Eli!
Gil and Annette Tallant
Friend
January 14, 2021
I want to send my deepest sympathy to the Whitney family. I taught under Don for many years at Case Middle School and retired with him in 2010. Don was a joy to work for and I always felt I could go to him and he would listen. He truly loved his job and touched so many people. I will always remember his jovial manner and kind character. He will truly be missed.
Susan Fitzgerald
Coworker
January 14, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Don was a great guy!❤ He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family and many friends. God Bless
Sherry Nier
Student
January 14, 2021
Don was a good man. He earned the respect of all. I am sure he is involved with organizing Heaven to operate more fluidly. Gary DeNardo & Friends
Gary
January 14, 2021
Uncle Donnie and Elwyn having some fun! Donnie will be truly missed. He always could make you look at the brighter side of life and laugh! Never a dull moment! Tonya lasagna
Tonya Mathews
Family
January 14, 2021
To Don’s Family,
I know many people will tell you of his kindness, acceptance and care...I am one of those. But he also shared an incredible knowledge of our ancestors...our great grand fathers. He had uncovered so much! I encouraged him to either record or write down all he knew, I hope he did?
His smile, his warmth...I am so sorry for your loss...hugs and prayers your way!
Sue Whitney
Susan Whitney
Family
January 14, 2021
We had some great times at Case and hunting. Don was a Great man! He will be missed!
Charles Greene
Friend
January 13, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Elizabeth Collette
January 13, 2021
I worked with Don when he was a reading consultant and when he was principal. He was a wonderful down to earth person. He was always smiling and cracking jokes. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Cathy Castagnier
Friend
January 13, 2021
I knew Don, but hadn't seen him in years. Please accept my condolences for the family, and know that Don is now living in peace with God in Heaven ...
Charlotte Richmond
January 13, 2021
Any day that you got to spend time with Don Whitney in the Watertown City School District was a great day. His positive attitude and caring demeanor was admired by all. He left a remarkable impression on so many. I'm grateful that his leadership abilities were always graced with his amazing sense of humor. Our deepest condolences to the entire Whitney family. He will be missed !!
Russ & Laurie Faunce
Friend
January 13, 2021
Dear Whitney family,
We are so saddened by this news. Don was loved by many and will be missed by all. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Love, Holly & Pete
Mr. & Mrs. Roe
Friend
January 13, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of this tremendous loss to our community. Don helped us/me out so many times over the years. He was a true community mentor and leader for so many of us. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family right now.
Stephanie Graf
Friend
January 13, 2021
Don was a true mentor, cheerleader, peer and friend, and will be missed. You always knew Don would give a big hearty laugh, try to gift you a black walnut tree and tell you the truth. He cared very much about his community of Watertown and his adopted community of Rochester almost as much as his beloved family who he spoke of so often with love and pride. My heartfelt sympathy goes to his entire family.
Megan Bell
Friend
January 13, 2021
I had the privilege of working with Mr. Whitney through the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation, for a number of different non-profits where I've worked over the years. He was always friendly, welcoming and supportive of our work, and more willing to meet and spend time with local non-profit staff than just about anyone else I ever knew or worked with. I will miss our far-reaching, fun, interesting conversations. We didn't always agree on everything (I'm sure my politics were far too liberal for him!), but he was always respectful and had a great sense of humor. The foundation he worked for has done so much good in our community, and he will be deeply missed. It was a true pleasure to know and to work with him.
Deb Allen
Acquaintance
January 13, 2021
Don will truly be missed by all those he helped throughout the years. He was a good friend to Holy Childhood and to me personally. I will miss our lunches and conversation but most of all his guidance and council especially regarding home repair issues.
Brian Wirth
Friend
January 13, 2021
Our condolences to Linda and the family they raised so well. That Don was one of the good guys is evident by the many tributes being offered. He'll be remembered forever by all the friends and co-workers whose lives he touched. Eli, may you rest in peace.
Kevin & Bonnie Larkin
Classmate
January 13, 2021
Our sincere sympathy to the Whitney family on your loss. Don was that rare person who could light up a room with his enthusiasm and make those around him feel the same.
Making children successful was his job and it was a pleasure to watch his interactions
at North. He lived, loved his job and was respected by all of us who had the opportunity
to work with him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary & Leah Brass
Coworker
January 13, 2021
Linda and Family,

Mr. Whitney was truly an all around wonderful person. He never seemed to forget a face, or if he did he never let you know it. Most people don't remember the administrations that worked in their schools when they were there, but Mr. Whitney was the kind of person you could never forget. His presence rarely meant someone was in trouble, I always assumed he was bored of his office and wanted to see what was really happening in his school. He always appeared to be happier around the students and would regularly wander the halls around his office during between classes to visit with people.

I was one of his students when he was at North and Case, and I graduated the year he retired. It kind of felt like we went on the school journey together. I have photos with him from my kinder years at North, and my 8th grade graduation! I will never forget his statement that he would always say at every assembly at North, "The more you read, the better you read." To this day I still love books and love to read and I attribute a lot of that to how much he pushed that mindset.

Thank you for sharing him with the community for all of these years, my condolences and prayers are with you. I hope seeing how many lives he's touched, and hearing little stories like mine, brings you smiles and comfort as you celebrate his life. His was a life deserving of celebration!

Tiffani
Tiffani Fercken
Student
January 13, 2021
Linda and family,
I was shocked and so sorry to hear of Don's passing. There are so many fun and funny memories involving him. May your happy memories help you through this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Char Bach
Charlotte Bach
Friend
January 13, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. May your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time.
Christy Koenig
Acquaintance
January 13, 2021
Linda, Shannon and family, Sending my deepest sympathies. Don lived life to the fullest as evidenced by all the tributes to him on this site. Keeping you in my thoughts. Linda Greene
Linda Greene
January 12, 2021
Linda, Megan, Shannon and family,
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him and seeing the happiness he had when fixing up the barn .
Kirsten Anderson
Friend
January 12, 2021
I went to school with Donny in the 50`s at Adams high School. he lived on the same street as Ronnie Reardon growing up. his fathers business was almost across the street from his house. Will try to make the Cemetery Sat.
RIP ole griend.
John .Giovo
Friend
January 12, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Don it was a pleasure knowing you, always made me smile no matter how hard I tried not to. RIP my friend. P.S. save me some crawdads!
Marie Cleary
Coworker
January 12, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Don was one of my teachers at North Junior and was one of my favorite teachers. He always took the time and truly cared about the success of his students. Over the years I have crossed paths with Don and have had good conversations. He was the principle at Case Junior when my two boys went there and saw him all the time greeting the students when they came to school.
He was a good man and he will be missed.
D.Thomas Sawyer
Student
January 12, 2021
Shannon & Family, My first interaction with your dad is when Gary McDermott and I would visit our special education classes housed in his school building. Your father always had time for us, always had a smile, and conversation with a few good laughs. He always looked out for the best interest in his staff and students. Your dad was certainly one of the good guys and I feel honored to have known him. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Judy Angel
Coworker
January 12, 2021
So very sorry to hear that Don passed away. I am a friend of his sister Carol and spent a lot of time in the Whitney home. Donnie was always kind to me and full of teasing and jokes. I know he will be greatly missed.
Carol Bedor Balk
Friend
January 12, 2021
Remember Don well. Worked with him at Sacred Heart. What a a kind and caring man. Prayers to the family. May he RIP. I know he will.
Richard Boyanski
Friend
January 12, 2021
So sorry to read of Donny's passing. He was an interesting neighbor and friend many years ago, the last I saw of him. I know his family will grieve his loss. 72 was too young to go. Glad he had a happy and successful life.
Molly Burns
Neighbor
January 12, 2021
So very sorry to see this. My son could have never made it through sewing class at Case. When he went to Mr. Whitney in frustration, Don went to class with him and used the sewing machine along side him. Thank you for all your kindness Mr. Whitney
anne donato
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
Deepest sympathy to the Whitney family. Don was a treasure, rarely found in life. So full of fun, empathy, consideration, friendship. I knew him in his role of reading consultant at Meade, principal at North, and friendly Maytag repairman. All great memories. Thanks for sharing him with us.
Susan Brogan
Friend
January 12, 2021
My condolences in the loss of your loved one. I knew Donald through my parents, Gordon and Muriel Mullin. I remember the twinkle in his eye and smile he shared with everyone, and all the softball games he and my Dad played in. He will be greatly missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and his many friends. May he rest in peace!
Toni Mullin Plemmons
Friend
January 12, 2021
Dear Megan and Family,
It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of your Dad. I have known him my entire life, having grown up on Spring Street in Adams with him, Ann, Carol and Beth. Your Grandparents and my Parents were life long friends.

Everyone that knew your Dad loved him. He was smart, incredibly funny and most of all a beautiful soul inside and out. He touched the lives of many, as you do my dear, day in and day out at your pharmacy. For those of us that knew him, and you, we are truly blessed.

Love and prayers,




Karen Nevills
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
Sorry to hear about Don’s passing. Only have positive and humorous memories throughout the years. He was always so hard working and upbeat. It was a pleasure to know and work with him.
Dick LaLonde
Friend
January 12, 2021
Don and I started teaching at North Jr. in 1972 and were friends ever since. I cannot think of a funnier, friendlier, wiser, or kinder teacher/administrator during my 36 years in the Watertown City School District. His optimism infused everything he touched. Such a life well-lived and such a profound loss to his beautiful family. May his magical twinkle live on in all our hearts!
Barbarajean Blodgett
Coworker
January 12, 2021
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the death of Donald Whitney. He was a wonderful friend and Principal. He was always so generous with the children and staff he served. His passing is a great loss to all who knew him. Condolences to his wife Linda and their three daughters. You are in our prayers.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth and Bruce Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Teacher
January 12, 2021
Shannon and family and Carol please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. Your father and brother was an exceptional educator and amazing man who I was lucky enough to have worked in the same school as a reading assistant. Everyone loved him. Condolences to all of his family.
Susan Buduson
January 12, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
April Melvin
Student
January 12, 2021
Kami, Shannon and family, my heartfelt sympathies for your recent loss of your highly esteemed father. He was the epitome of a public servant and freely gave so much time, effort and passion toward his community. His willing heart and selfless service will not be forgotten and he touched many, many people throughout his life. Our sincerest condolences, LTC John and Mrs. Theresa Sherwood, Ret.
Theresa Sherwood
Coworker
January 12, 2021
Don was the salt of the earth... I know of no one who didn't agree with that sentiment... "save us a seat ol' boy, we'll be along one day. "
Lawrence Coburn
Friend
January 12, 2021
What can one say about Don? He was one of a kind.. Just being in his presence would light up your day. He was one of the nicest people I have ever known and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. My sincere sympathy to his family.
Cheryl Lawlor
Friend
January 12, 2021
I went to school with Eli and played sports with him. He was well liked & his grin will be remembered by all. My condolences go out to the entire family. Mike Rusho
Mike Rusho
Friend
January 12, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Diane
Diane McCready
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
Shannon and family, Your dad was a man who truly loved his job and anyone he interacted with. His passion, enthusiasm and knowledge made him a a wonderful coworker and supervisor. From his days of marching all students and staff from Wing A thru Wiley singing loudly to various songs, to helping a struggling student or a teacher who needed advice, to being a compassionate, competent administrator, he was definitely one of a kind. He will be missed...
Sue Hunt
Coworker
January 12, 2021
I enjoyed Donald. He was a frequent visitor to our antique shop in Sackets. Don was always chasing milk bottles, maps and other local antiques. Frequently wheeling and dealing with a great sense of humor. We will miss you dropping in. RIP
Charles Bridge
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
I will not be coming to the calling hours due to my poor immune system but I will be there in spirit. Please know that my heart goes out to all of you at this time.
Brenda Whitney
Friend
January 12, 2021
To the Whitney Family,
Our sincere condolences. Don was principal at Sherman Street School when our children attended and they absolutely loved him. He was also a great friend to our family - a friendship we will always treasure. God Bless -
Tony & Jacquie Keating
Friend
January 12, 2021
Sending my condolences to the Whitney Family, a truly wonderful man gone too soon. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Whitney at Starbuck Elementary. Every day Mr Whitney would greet his students at the door with a warm smile and a hello. My fondest memory has to be when he told us if we didn’t read he was cashing in our pizza coupons and hiding in his office to eat all the pizza. A man who touched MANY lives with his infectious smile, goofy laugh but most of all he had the biggest heart and loved ALL of his students like his very own children. Fly high Me Whitney you will be missed dearly!
Ashley Freeman (Reid)
Student
January 12, 2021
So sorry for your loss Megan, Kam and family. It is hard losing a parent, prayers to you all.
CELIA HUBER
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
Shannon and family so sorry for your loss. My father-in-law (Dorrance Jones) worked with Don at Sherman Street School. He must have been special because my father-in-law told us how wonderful he was to work with.
Judy Jones
Acquaintance
January 12, 2021
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you family
Ginny Humphrey
Family
January 12, 2021
He was the absolute best principal I had the pleasure of working for. He had a passion for learning, genuinely loved his students, and felt that no matter what your position was in the school system, you had a part in educating the students. Recently I ran into him at the oral surgeons office and even though I hadn't worked with him in the same building since 1990, or seen him personally in probably 10-15 years, he immediately called me by name. That was Don Whitney. My condolences to the family. Retired Teacher Assistant
Nancy Johnson
Coworker
January 12, 2021
I am so sorry to read of Don’s passing. He was such a great guy to work for. He always had that endearing boyishness coupled with the ability to guide his teachers and students. Our faculty meetings usually stated out with a laugh before settling into the business of the day. Don and I shared our retirement excitement those last weeks in June 2010. I will remember him fondly, as will so many other teachers and students, I’m sure. My condolences to his family.
Jane Zimmerman
Coworker
January 12, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was always a lot of fun to hunt with and i have missed him a lot. My prayers go out to Miss Linda, Kami, Shannon and the entire family.
Johnny Burch
January 12, 2021
I was so sad to read of Don's passing. Some of my fondest memories working for the WCSD, were with Don. He was a great man. My condolences to his family.
Sandy Cross
Friend
January 12, 2021
Every time I was with Don the conversation was lively, focused, and entertaining. Our conversations over lunch were only paused when friendly people came to our table to give him a friendly hello. I still hear his laugh and see the twinkle in his eye.
In his retirement he felt he had the best job...running a charity that focused on helping others...sort of the way he ran his life before he got the job. He wasn't just a helper of humanity. Don told me he was instrumental in planting 20,000 trees over his lifetime. His passing is like the tallest tree disappearing from the skyline.
Earl Ledden
Friend
January 11, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of "Donny" passing. My wife and I knew him from high school days. She was a classmate and I was a friend. He had a great sense of humor and he was a wonderful person. I commended him for his sense of community at Arbor Day celebrations and other events in the Adams area. To Linda and family, we offer our sincere sympathy and prayers. Karl & Pam
Karl Fowler
Friend
January 11, 2021
Mr.Whitney was a Great man. He was my principal in Sherman school. He was always there for his students.
Eugene LaVancha II
Student
January 11, 2021
I had the honor of working on the PTA at Starbuck School with Mr. Whitney all of my girls went there he was an amazing man he would greet the kids and parents both with a smile he truly loved those kids he will be missed
Rhonda DeVito
January 11, 2021
He was a great "Pal". On my first day of kindergarten 1988 we had an assembly at Starbucks School about our new principal Mr. Donald W. Whitney and he gave a speech; something I can't believe this many years later I remember. He introduced himself and said that it was his dream to be the principal of an elementary school. He said never stick anything bigger then your elbow in your ear and how because he's was our principal that made him our Pal. I remember his daughter bringing in her horse for all the children to see. He was a great role model and an amazing person who I will never forget.
Scott Hunt
Student
January 11, 2021
Mr. Whitney was my principal at Sherman and was always a favorite. We will miss you Mr. Whitney. Sorry for your loss
Renee Randall
Student
January 11, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Don’s death. He was a wonderful, supportive person
and gifted professional. Always cheerful and, at times, hilarious, Don was such
a welcome presence in the schools he served. Our deepest sympathies to his
family. David and Laura Johnson
David Johnson
Coworker
January 11, 2021
Don was a good man! He was an EF Hutton type, when he spoke, people listened! I truly appreciate the teaching he did for me. God bless his family.
George Merritt
Friend
January 11, 2021
Don was a wonderful man whose loving family is a testament to a life well lived. He will be missed and Linda, Kami, Shannon, Megan are in my prayers.
Lisa VanAuken
Friend
January 11, 2021
Don was my principal for my first ten years of teaching. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. He was always supportive of both teachers and students. May his memory be eternal.
Maria Mesires
Coworker
January 11, 2021
i met you at Meade st school when i was about 8 years old .He was a great friend of my step mom Phyllis Brough it was an honor to have know you , I can remember how much you liked your history of the north county .and the tobacco pipes you smoked .rip Mr.Whitney
gordon woodard
Student
January 11, 2021
Thinking of this incredible man and how many lives he touched. We will miss you Mr.Whitney. Cyclone pride.
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