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Jerry E. Whitman

March 8, 1941 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 79)



Jerry E. Whitman, 79, of South Ripley, NY passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Hamot Medical Center.

He was born on March 8, 1941 in Erie, Pa, a son of the late Harry and Ethel Mennecke Whitman.

Jerry served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Prior to his retirement, Jerry had worked in North East in manufacturing in the maintenance department for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kay (Riewaldt) Whitman; four sons, Dan Yokom (Cheryl) of North East, Eric Yokom, Jeffrey Yokom and Marc Whitman (Kirsten) all of South Ripley; his brother, Donald Whitman of North East and his sister, Sally Brown of Findley Lake, NY.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilford, and Jack Whitman, and four sisters, Madeline Kramer, Irene Lawrence, Gladys Stage, and Karen Denning.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the W. Tad Bowers Funeral Home, 92 S. Lake St., North East, PA.  Due to the current pandemic and related guidelines private visitation and funeral services were held for the family.  Rev. Rick Maas officiated.  Interment was in Grahamville Cemetery.  A family gathering and graveside remembrance service will be held in the Spring.

Memorials may be made to the South Ripley United Methodist Church, 10008 NE Sherman Rd, Ripley, NY 14775.  To send condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneralhome.com.


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