Elmer E. Whittaker Sr.

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Elmer E. Whittaker Sr.

WHITTAKER, Elmer E., Sr., 80, PRESQUE ISLE, at Caribou, May 23, 2012. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Homes, Presque Isle.

PRESQUE ISLE American Flag ColorElmer E. Whittaker Sr., 80, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Maine Veterans Home in Caribou. He was born August 14, 1931, in Presque Isle, the son of Elmer L. and Laura (Henderson) Whittaker.

    Elmer served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War and upon his discharge, married Carolyn Cook with whom he would share forty-four years of marriage.

    He worked for over thirty years at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He enjoyed his family most of all, and will be greatly missed by them.

    He leaves behind five children: Rose Whittaker, Elmer Jr. and his wife, Karla all of Presque Isle, Mary Rochelle of Sevierville, TN, John and his wife, Kimberly of Mapleton, Tammy Turgeon and her husband, John of Brewer; grandchildren: Jared, Nicole, Mackenzie, James, Benjamin, Ryan, Jeniferlyn, Katherine, Aimee and Nick; a great-granddaughter, Keri. He also leaves behind a sister, Dorothy Moore of Dover Foxcroft; and a brother, Frank of Caribou.

    In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn (Cook) Whittaker; as well as several brothers and sisters.

    Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church, Presque Isle, with Landi Piper officiating. Friends called from 2 p.m. until time of service. Interment took place following the service at Marshall Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com