SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 19, 2013

Robert D. Whitten, 75


Citrus Springs, FL — Robert David Whitten (“Bob”), 75, of Citrus Springs, FL, formerly of Peabody, MA, lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at home.

He was born on July 9, 1938, in Wolfeboro, NH, the son of the late Walter and Beatrice (Watson) Whitten and brother to Barbara (Whitten) Tibbetts. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Bob was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving tours in Germany (’59-60’), Alaska (’60-61’), Vietnam (’63-64’), Okinawa (‘65’68’) and Korea (’69-70’). While in service, he earned several medals, including: Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expiditionary Medals (2), Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and Expert Badge for the Rifle M-14.

After his military service, Bob worked as a diesel mechanic at United Parcel Service (UPS) in Lynnfield, MA for 27 years. He and his wife retired and moved to Florida in January 2000.

Bob leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Carol (Auger) Whitten, his son, Robert D. Whitten, II and his wife, Brenda, his youngest daughter, Kimberly Whitten, and two grandchildren, Jaclyn and Douglas Pelletier. He was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Debora C. Whitten in 2009.

ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Town Hall Cemetery in Tuftonboro, NH at 11:00am. Friends and family are welcome to attend.