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St Timothy's Episcopal Church
4670 Congress St
Fairfield, CT 06824

WHITMER--Robert Foster, lll, died on Wednesday, November 18th, his loving family by his side. Born in Manhattan, he was the son of Robert Foster Whitmer Jr. and Laura Taylor Whitmer. He is survived by his wife, Mary Leigh Pell Whitmer; his sons, Robert Foster Whitmer lV and his wife, deLancey Funsten Whitmer; Walden Pell Whitmer, John Love Whitmer and grandchildren, Jenna Michelle Whitmer and Garrett John Whitmer. He is also survived by his sister, Laura Whitmer Spadone; his nieces, Laura Spadone, Allison Spadone Karonis and Lele Whitmer McKenry and by his nephews Paul Spadone and Martin T. Whitmer Jr. His brother, Martin T. Whitmer, predeceased him in 2011. Bob attended Greenwich Country Day School, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH, Yale University and the Harvard Business School. He served in the US Army as 2nd Lieutenant. His business focus, marketing and advertising, included J Walter Thompson, NYC., The Stanley Works, New Britain, Conn., General Electric, Bridgeport, Conn., SCM Corp, King of Prussia, Pa., and The Danforth Group, New Canaan, Conn. He enjoyed volunteering at the Pantry of Operation Hope, agency for those in need of shelter and food. A member of the Quogue Field Club, the Quogue Beach Club and the Fairfield Beach Club, he was cherished by his many friends for his sense of humor, wisdom, thoughtfulness, love of jazz and swift work on the tennis court and golf course. He was a wily fly fisherman too. A funeral service will be held on Saturday December 5th, 11am at St Timothy's Episcopal Church, 4670 Congress Street, Fairfield, Conn. A memorial service and internment will be held during the summer in Quogue, NY. Gifts in his memory may be made to Operation Hope, 636 Old Post Road, Fairfield, Conn., 06824, or to the .

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 29, 2015
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