George J. Whittaker, 83, of Coventry, died Monday, August 26, 2013. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline R. (Croft) Whittaker. Born in Providence, a son of the late George and Mary (Dutson) Whittaker, he resided in Warwick before moving to Coventry 10 years ago.
Mr. Whittaker was a tool and die maker and worked at Speidel and Tiffany, retiring in 1985. A US Navy veteran, he served during the Korean War. He was the father of George M. Whittaker, Jacqueline M. Petrarca, Claire M. Tschirley, Lisa J. LeFebvre and James F. Whittaker; brother of Marguerite Vargas and the late Marion Whittaker. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
His funeral service was held Friday, August 30 at Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel in Warwick followed by burial in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, will be appreciated.