A. Richard Whittaker

Born on 07/30/1922

Departed on 02/05/2013

Resided in Spotsylvania, Virginia

A. Richard Whittaker, 90, of Spotsylvania County passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at home.

His career spanned nearly 40 years of military and U.S. Government service as well as eight years in the private sector. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, where he lectored and taught religious education for many years.

Survivors include wife M. Joanne Whittaker; sons, Gregory Whittaker (Anthonette), Stephen Whittaker (Joanne), R. Andrew Whittaker (Amy); daughters, Roseanne Kerwin (William), Cecelia DiAngelo, Angela Motes (Jeffrey), Marie Weimer (Paul), Monica Sauer (James), Victoria Soto (Robert), and Christina Harrison (D.J.); 49 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Robert White (Debi).

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg, with a rosary service at 6:45p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of memorials, donations may be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8200 Robert E. Lee Drive Spotsylvania, Va. 22551.


9 thoughts on A. Richard Whittaker

  1. Mary Ann Maycen on said:

    Dear Joanne & family,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. Sending prayers and sympathy. Our daughter Chris was good friends with your daughter Christine and we also attended St. Matthews Catholic Church until we moved to Texas due to Ed’s transfer with American Airlines.
    Our thoughts our with you at this time.

    God Bless,

    Ed and Mary Ann Maycen
    Kyle, Texas

  2. Amy on said:

    Daddy Whittaker,
    You have left a remarkable legacy, a gift to your family, which will provide us with strength and comfort for the rest of our lives- and our childrens’ and on and on. You served our Father in Heaven faithful, being the solid witness whom we will strive to imitate. Knowing that you are watching over us is a supreme comfort- You have quite a “honey-do” list to work on! You are loved, you will be missed terribly, but this life is nothing but the depot where we wait until we are on our way to a beautiful reunion with you in Heaven. Words can’t express how precious you will always remain to those who know and love you. Pray for us, Daddy!

  3. Angela Huckleby on said:

    Vicky and Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong.

  4. John & Amy Bernard on said:

    Joanne and Family,
    Please know that you and Dick are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a remarkable man – smart, handsome, funny, devout, and more. We have many happy memories of the times our families spent together enjoying great food, drink and conversation. Dick will be greatly missed but always remembered fondly. I am sure Christian, John and other loved ones were there to welcome him to his glorious new home.

  5. Flora Turner on said:

    My prayers and thoughts are with you all.May God continue to make your family strong as you go though this healing process.Christy Harrirson I am here for you.

  6. LaToya Commock on said:

    Christy , and Family
    Words cannot express our heart felt sympathy in the Home Going of your love one. So please know that as you feel that emptyness in your heart exchange that for the Love of God and he will keep you in perfect peace as you keep your mind stayed on him. From our home to your home we love you be healed.

  7. Dana Howard on said:

    Christy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May your memories of your Dad give you peace and help you heal. My condolences.

  8. Rachelle Jean Francois on said:

    May Jehovah help you and your family in this time of sorrow. Keep pondering on the good memories that will last forever. My condelences.

  9. George W. Breuninger on said:

    God Bless the Whittaker family during this sorrowful time. Mr. Whittaker was one of the first men that I met when I joined St. Matthews Church in the 80’s. He encouraged me to be a Lecturer at Mass and met with me at the Church one night for a training session. He was a good man. May he rest in peace.

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