Obituaries » John Anderson Whitney
John Anderson Whitney
Born in Hartford to W.M. Whitney and Helen (Fraser) Whitney but raised and educated in Providence, RI. He leaves behind his wife, Susan, and their four children: Scott – MA; Andrea (Adam Forgash) – NY; Jason (Leslie) – NH; John-David – Moneta, and four grandchildren.
John graduated from Brown University with a BA in Economics and served in the National Guard. John worked with computers his whole career, retiring as VP of satellite communications for Nautica.
After retiring to Smith Mountain Lake, he volunteered as the Treasurer for the Home Tour for four years and baked his own cookies for the coffee cart at Bedford Memorial Hospital as a volunteer.
John was a life-long member of the Methodist Church, often serving as chair of their finance committees, head chef, and making peanuts with the men at Bethlehem UMC. His passion was leading tours for 15 years at the Bedford D-Day Memorial and talking with veterans and their families.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem UMC in Moneta, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Donations in John’s memory may be made to the music program at Bethlehem UMC, PO Box 458, Moneta, VA 24121. with “Organ Fund” on the memo line.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.
Condolences & Tributes
Celebrate John's life with a short message, photo or video!
John does not have any posts. Be the first to add one
How to Write a Sympathy Message
- Preserving memories: how to create a memorial website to honor your loved one March 1, 2022
- 10 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Your Loved Ones After a Loss January 27, 2022
- Caring for the grieving during the holidays: 5 ways to help December 8, 2021
- Beyond Thanksgiving: the mental, emotional and physical benefits of habitual gratitude November 15, 2021
- Benefits of Travel Protection: Treasuring a Lifetime of Experiences November 3, 2021
Click here to access Obituary Archives from 2014 and earlier.