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.