Richard B. Whitney died on July 13, 2010. Richard was the deeply loved husband of Barbara Whitney of East Syracuse, father of Ann Whitney-Leo (Brian Leo) of Cazenovia, Rick Whitney (Kristin) of Grosse Pointe, MI, and grandfather of Charlotte, Bryce, Hugh, Elise, and Hope. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Heisler of East Syracuse, brother James Whitney of Minoa, sister-in-law Patricia Ling of Sarasota, FL, and several nephews and nieces. Richard graduated from The Albany Academy, Wayne State University, and University of Detroit School of Law. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Richard honored his parents George and Ellen Whitney by being a good man who could always be counted on to do the right thing. He was a kind-hearted, generous man who dedicated his life to taking care of his family. He loved them with a powerful and boundless love that will not end upon his death. He is our hero. Our God has given us miraculous life and a creative destiny beyond death. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 106 Chapel Street, Fayetteville, NY on Saturday, August 7 at 11:00 AM. Donations honoring Richard can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church and the Hospice Foundation of Central New York, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool New York 13088.
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