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Stephen Frank Whitaker Sr.

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Whitaker, Stephen Frank, Sr.

Stephen Frank Whitaker, Sr. of Lanesboro, Pa. passed away on Saturday April 9, 2016 at the age of 70 years. He was predeceased by his parents Robert Whitaker and Erma (Botts) Spark, two step-fathers Pete Spark and Vutch; in-laws Frederick & Lorraine Staerker, Jr.; son-in-law Paul Corse, Jr.; brother-in-law Robert Valentine. Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Judy Ann (Staerker) Whitaker; daughter Jennybeth Whitaker; son Stephen Frank Whitaker, Jr.; step-daughters Teresa Corse & Josh; Tina Pooler & Chaz; Tara Pooler& Bob many grandchildren, step-brothers and step-sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. He is survived by sisters-in-law Vickey Valentine; Audrey & Bill Wolfe; Linda & Dennis Davis and brother-in-law Gary Staerker. After graduating from Susquehanna Community High School Class of 1963 he joined the Army and was stationed in Taiwan and the Dominican Republic for 3 years. After returning to Lanesboro he started his career at Link Aviation and retired from L3 Communications in 2009. Stephen took courses at Broome Community College while working and earned a degree in Business, Management, Marketing and Sales. Stephen loved riding his 1974 Honda 750 along with his friend Terry Rockwell and also enjoyed going up on Taylor Mountain behind our home where we would gaze at the heavens. He also enjoyed meeting his friends once a month for coffee at McDonalds. His hobbies included Astronomy, anything about the Erie Railroad, Aviation and he was an Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) call sign WA3VIS. He was Past Master in 1986 of Canawacta Lodge NO# 360 and a member of the American Legion Post #86 in Susquehanna. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 13th at 1pm at the Hennessey's Funeral Home 747 Jackson Ave Susquehanna, Pa. with Pastor Kevin Setzer officiating. Burial will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11am to 1pm. He was the love of my life and I will miss him dearly until we meet again.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Apr. 12, 2016
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