Alvin Whittaker

Obituary of Alvin R. Whittaker


Hinsdale – Alvin R. Whittaker   


            Alvin R. Whittaker, formerly of 4863 Route 16, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Bedford, IN, peacefully in his sleep.


            Alvin was born on April 28, 1937 in Cuba, NY and was a son of Floyd and Dorothea Bancroft Whittaker.  He was formerly married to Donna Whittaker Jones.


            Alvin worked at the Olean Theater in 1953.  In 1954, he worked at Louis' Pastry Shop and then at American Tile from 1957 to 1962.  Later, Alvin worked for the Joyce Pipeline in Andover and Walcott Construction working on Route 86.  He then worked in the Maintenance Department of the Hinsdale School for more than 5 years, retiring in 1995.  Alvin also painted cars at his home for many years.


            Alvin's true love was classic cars.  He enjoyed painting and restoring them.  Alvin was a member of the Street Master Car Club for over 20 years.  He attended the Maplehurst Baptist Church.


            Alvin is survived by; 3 sons, Terry R. Whittaker of Ischua, Timothy (David) Whittaker of Phoenix, AZ, and Thomas (Stephanie) Whittaker of Hinsdale; 4 daughters, Tammy (Gene) Elder of Las Vegas, NV, Tiffany (Paul) Tincher of Mitchell, IN, Debbie Whittaker, and Theresa Whittaker; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a brother, Joel Whittaker of Tuscon, AZ; and a sister, Joanne Cowles of Ulysses, PA.


            Alvin was predeceased by; 3 brothers, Eugene Whittaker in 2000, Vincent Whittaker in 1998, and Dana Whittaker in 2011; and a sister, Alta McCoy in 2018.


            Friends will be received on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean, where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 am.  The Rev. Terry Jenks, Pastor of the Maplehurst Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be at Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville. 


            In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202


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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc - OLEAN
646 East State St.
Olean, New York, United States
(716) 372-2200

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, August 9, 2019
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc - OLEAN
646 East State St.
Olean, New York, United States
(716) 372-2200
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