MERRIMAC — William H. Whiting, Jr., 80, longtime Merrimac resident, retired teacher and assistant principal at Pentucket Regional High School/Junior High School, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I.
he leaves behind his beloved wife of 56 years, Margaret "Marg" M. (Tessimond) Whiting of Merrimac; two daughters, Meredith M. Gmyrek and husband Kevin of Haverhill and Wende W. Karchmer of Valrico, Fla.; two sisters, Natalie Christie of Merrimac and Mary Jarvis and husband Allan of West Newbury; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Stanley E. Whiting, who died in 2006.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main St., Merrimac, will be Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial services for relatives and friends will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, Church Street, Merrimac. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108; or to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Completed obituary will be posted in the Tuesday edition of the Newburyport News and Eagle Tribune.