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A. Richard Whittaker

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Date published: 2/8/2013

A. Richard Whittaker

A. Richard Whittaker, 90, of Spotsylvania County passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at home.

His career spanned nearly 40 years of military and U.S. government service and eight years in the private sector. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, where he was a lector and taught religious education for many years.

Survivors include wife M. Joanne Whittaker; sons Gregory Whittaker (Anthonette), Stephen Whittaker (Joanne), R. Andrew Whittaker (Amy); daughters Roseanne Kerwin (William), Cecelia DiAngelo, Angela Motes (Jeffrey), Marie Weimer (Paul), Monica Sauer (James), Victoria Soto (Robert) and Christina Harrison (D.J.); 49 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Robert White (Debi).

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Covenant Funeral Service Fredericksburg, with a rosary service at 6:45 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of memorials, donations may be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8200 Robert E. Lee Drive, Spotsylvania, Va. 22551.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.