Thomas S. (Steve) Whitman, Jr. of Alexandria, NH and Black Point, Niantic, CT passed away on January 16 surrounded by his family. Born in Hartford, CT in 1940 Steve was the son of Thomas S. and Grace (Carver) Whitman. After a brief stint at Michigan State, where partying was a better activity than studies, Steve enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Saratoga during the Cuban Missile Crisis/Vietnam era. After his discharge he graduated from Babson College and began a 30-year career at The Hartford where he was the Office Manager in Richmond, Detroit, and Rochester before returning to Hartford in a variety of capacities. During the opening of The Hartford’s Memphis Regional Office in 1967, fate would bring together he and his future bride. They were together for 55 years, having celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past September. Steve served as the commodore of Smith Cove Yacht Club for multiple years as well as serving in other officer and board roles. In Alexandria conservation was a top priority and he served on various commissions and boards.
Steve is survived by his wife Nancy (Skinner) Whitman, his son Thomas S. (Ty) Whitman III and his wife Elizabeth Murphy of Niantic, CT; his daughter Alison Whitman Jones, her husband Brian, and son, Wyatt Winslow Jones of Gibsonville, NC. Additionally, Steve is survived by his sister, Ann (Whitman) Hackl and husband George of Center Tuftonboro, NH, four beloved nieces Elizabeth, Diane, Yvonne, and Katherine, and their children.
A memorial service will be held at the Alexandria Town Hall on Sunday, February 19 at 2PM. A memorial service will also be held in Niantic, CT at a date to be determined. Updates may be found at www.emmonsfuneralhome.com. Private burial will be at the Tristian Copp cemetery at the home of his sister in the spring.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: The Alexandria Conservation Commission, 47 Washburn Road, Alexandria, NH 03222.
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