Arthur “Bud” Whitney, 100, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015, one year to the day after his beloved wife of 74 years, Rose. He was born October 6, 1914 in Freedom Township to Harry and Gladys (Simpson) Whitney.
He owned and operated the Western Auto General Store in Garrettsville, Ohio for 20 years. He enjoyed trips to the cabin in Canada and his Florida home. Arthur loved going on family picnics, hunting, fishing, golfing, going for lake trips and traveling the entire lower 48 with his wife, Rose.
Arthur is survived by his daughters; Becky Miller of Garrettsville and Elaine (Billy) Kanode of Nevada; grandchildren; Kim (Dennis) McIntosh, Jeff (Karen) Miller, Ryan (Kristine) Miller, Matthew (Brenda) Miller, Eric (Tracy) Brunn, Chris (Victoria) Brunn, and Craig (Stephanie) Brunn; as well as 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose (Just) Whitney, whom he married on November 18, 1939; sister Ruth; and his parents.
A Visitation for friends and family is on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 4-6 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6 PM at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Jim Melick. A private graveside service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 6693 N. Chestnut St., Suite 11A, Ravenna, Ohio 44266.
Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com & www.funerallocation.com.