Kent Michael

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Whitman, Kent Michael

Kent Michael Whitman, age 67, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born in Rochester, NY on March 25, 1949, to Robert and Terry (Miny) Whitman. He graduated from NYU and The University of Buffalo with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and UNM with a master's in business. He married Ellen Patricia McGarry on July, 26, 1969. Kent was a civil engineer, pilot and a general contractor. He loved his wife, he loved dogs, loved to cook and enjoyed beer and cheese.

Kent is survived by wife of 47 years, Ellen Whitman; daughter, Kelley Schnepple; daughter, Lindsey Van Ness; two son-in-law's, Scott Schnepple and Richard Van Ness; five grandchildren, Paige, Alyssa, Nick, Jace and Lyra; his father, Robert Whitman; brother, Roch Whitman; three pets, Phoebe, Ginger and Violet. A special thank you to the hospice Kaseman team, especially Linda.

Service will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 10:00 am, at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Sara Chapel. Hawaiian shirts would be acceptable for the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Kent 's honor to the ASPCA or your local animal shelter. To view information or leave a condolence please visit

Daniels Family Funeral Services

4310 Sara Road SE

Rio Rancho, NM 87124


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Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel
4310 Sara Road SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-9920
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 29, 2017