Carl B. Whitney, 86, of Beaver Meadows, PA, passed away Thursday morning, July 10, 2014 at Endless Mountains Health Care Systems in Montrose, PA. Born June 8, 1928 at his family homestead in Beaver Meadows, he was the son of the late Bryce and Helen (Hunsinger) Whitney.
Carl was a graduate of Rush High School. He was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and Dairymen’s League. He lived and worked on the family farm, which was operational for over 100 years. He hauled canned milk for Dairylea for 13 years. Reading, talking with friends and enjoying good food were some of his favorite pastimes. His wife, Marcella, and he loved square dancing and spent many evenings twirling in the area dance halls. Being a good neighbor was of utmost importance. He will be remembered for his honesty, patience and hearty laugh.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marcella (Jayne) Whitney. Survivors also include daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Richard Marcho of Gibson and daughter, Kathy Whitney and Alvard Kedrick of Mayfield, PA; a sister, Irene Squires of East Rush; two grandchildren, Jennifer Marcho and Tom Cox of Peckville and Bradley and Michelle Marcho of Gibson; three greatg randchildren, Racheal, Olivia and Halle Marcho; four nieces, one nephew and one grandnephew. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary Whitney, who passed away on March 18, 1977, and a brother, Max B. Whitney, who passed away on March 25, 1989.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 14 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Dolly Tarreto of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon, July 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Carl’s name can be donated to Endless Mountains Medical Care Foundation, c/o Patricia Looby, Attn: Building Fund, 25 Grow Ave., Montrose, PA 18801.
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.