Robert Whitney

Obituary of Robert Allen Whitney

ROBERT ALLEN WHITNEY Clifton Park- Robert Allen Whitney, 83, of Halfmoon and formerly of Latham died suddenly on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at his home. Born on May 27, 1936, in Brighton MA, and raised in Cohoes NY, he was the son of the late Francis Whitney and Katharine Forbes. Bob was married to the love of his life Sharon Cervantes Whitney for over 57 years. He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1958. Bob was a Chief Computer Operator for the NYS Department of Criminal Justice before his retirement. He was an avid singer throughout the area singing barbershop with the Racing City, Electric City and Uncle Sams Choruses. He also enjoyed singing with the Elderly Brothers and Grandma's Boyfriends quartets. He was a former volunteer on the USS Slater in Albany. Bob was a long time resident of Latham before moving to Halfmoon in 2006. Bob's greatest joy in life was his family. He was a huge Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching his grandsons baseball, hockey, and football games. Survivors in addition to his wife include his loving daughters Stephanie (John) Egan and Paula Whitney, his cherished grandchildren Eric Egan, Kevin Egan, Mark Egan and Shannon Whitney Dietzel, his brother Steven (Joanne) Forbes as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers William Whitney and John Whitney. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Sunday December 29, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home 149 Old Loudon Road Latham. Funeral services will be held Monday December 30, 2019 at 10:00 am in funeral home with Rev. Nick TeBordo officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Donations in memory of Bob can be made to the Halfmoon Emergency Medical Services 15 Crossing Blvd, Clifton Park, NY 12065. For directions, information, to light a memory candle or order flowers for the family please visit
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Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Monday, December 30, 2019
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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