King Whitney Jr.
September 20, 1925 – December 3, 2018
King Whitney, Jr., 93, of Ridgefield, CT, formerly of Stamford and New Fairfield, CT passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. He was the husband of the late Beryl Whitney.
Born in Geneva, NY to the late King, Sr. and Louise Mahoney Whitney, he was a 1943 graduate of Darien High School and attended Yale University.
King was a naval veteran of WWII serving with the Seabees in the South Pacific Theater of War.
He joined his family business, The Personnel Lab in Stamford, directly after the war. He operated the business for over 50 years until the time of his retirement.
King was an avid traveler in his early years visiting North Africa, Europe and the Far East. He was an avid sailor and former member of the Stamford Yacht Club. King also enjoyed fishing and photography. He enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and later at Candlewood Lake in New Fairfield.
Survivors include his children: Christopher Whitney and his wife, Marty, of Norwalk, CT; Dana Woodbury and Rosemary Whitney, both of New Haven. His step-children: Valerie Richardson, Carol Morton and Robert Weiss. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
At King’s request, funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in King’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, NY, NY 10001 or to Caring Hospice, 456 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT 06906.
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