Mr. Robert P. Whitney, age 91, of Grand Haven passed away September 13, 2019 at Hospice at Heartwood Lodge. He was born November 8, 1927 in Worcester, MA to the late Leslie C. and Pauline (Howe) Whitney. Bob married Annette Fisher on March 8, 1952 in Ann Arbor, MI.
He was a project engineer working for Union Carbide 11 years, Clarke Floor Machine for 24 years and EBW for 4 years, retiring in 1991. Bob was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven where he formerly served as deacon. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta at University of Michigan and loved playing the digital piano, woodworking, photography, sailing, camping with his family, and watching U of M and the Detroit Tigers games.
He is survived by his loving wife, Annette; daughter, Margaret (Peg) Bishop of Vestal, NY; sons, Scott (Mari-Anne, Bob’s beloved daughter-in-law) Whitney of Big Rapids, Thomas Whitney of Holland, MI; 5 grandchildren: Rob (Tammy) Whitney, Matt (Megan) Whitney, Eric (Katherine) Bishop, Anne (Sean) DePugh, and Chelsea Bishop (Tony Heckathorn). Also surviving are 5 great- grandchildren: Nathan & Rebecca Whitney, Matthew & Owen Bishop, and Carter DePugh; his sister, Betty France; and in-laws, Garry and Jean Mesler.
The Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kristine Aragon Bruce officiating. Friends are invited to greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Lake Forest Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be given to the Whitney Family Fund at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
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Whitney Family Fund C/O Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
1 S Harbor Dr., Grand Haven MI 49417