Meadville Tribune

January 15, 2013

Frank (Bud) H. Whitmore

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Frank (Bud) H. Whitmore, 82, of Harmonsburg Road, Meadville, passed away Monday Jan. 14, 2013, at his residence.

He was born July 31, 1930, in Sharon, a son of the late Frank Whitmore and Ethel Mae Pfouts Whitmore. He married Nancy Carol Kear on Jan. 13, 1951; she survives.

Frank was a 1948 graduate of Hartford High School. He had worked for Blaney Lumber Company of Hartford, Ohio. Then he went to work for his cousin, Ernie Whitmore, in Indiana building houses. He then moved to Meadville and worked for SanRay Corporation for many years. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army.

Bud was very active in Watson Run Presbyterian Church. When something needed to be done, Bud helped. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, past commodore of the Northshore Boat Club in Linesville, he bowled for years at the Plaza Lanes and at the Lake; and he was in several golf leagues at the Park Golf Course.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 62 years, Nancy Carol Whitmore of Meadville, is a son, Jerry Whitmore; a daughter, Janet Petts and her husband, Louis; a sister, Ethelmae Anthony and her husband, Bruce; a granddaughter, Sadie; a grandson, Eli; several great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Ila Whitmore.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Garfield William.

A memorial service will be held at Watson Run Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 2 p.m., with a dinner to follow, officiated by the Rev. Frank Duncan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or to Watson Run Presbyterian Church, 13594 Harmonsburg Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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Arrangements are being handled by Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.