Robert M. Whitman

Mr. Robert M. Whitman, age 63, died peacefully Wednesday morning, March 12, 2014, at his home in Mayfield with his family at his side.

He was born on September 11, 1950, in Gloversville, one of twelve children of the late Clifford and Mildred Sweet Whitman. A 1970 graduate of Mayfield High School, he retired about a year ago from his employment at the Gloversville Housing Authority.

Bob was a member of the NRA and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed tapping maple trees and making maple syrup. He was well known for his bonfires and also for making canes and walking sticks.

He is survived by his wife, Ingrid J. Todd Whitman and his son, Michael T. Whitman, both of Mayfield; as well as his brothers and sisters.

There will be no calling hours or service. Cremation will take place at ParkView Crematorium, Schenectady.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 5877, Albany, NY 12205.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

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