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Emil Whittaker 1936-2004


Emil A. 'Whit' Whittaker, 68, passed away, Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 12, 1936, in Princeton, Ind., to Robert A. and Marcella Whittaker. He graduated from Princeton H.S., received his BS in ED from Muskingum College (Ohio), MS from Eastern Illinois, and EDS from Indiana State. He taught at several high schools, including Washington High School, and Vincennes University. While in Washington, Ind., he held positions of varsity football coach, chemistry and math teacher, junior high school principal and high school principal. He was a member of Civitan, Kiwanis, Board of Directors of the YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, and Westminster Presbyterian Church. He announced football games for the local radio station.

After retirement in 1994, he and Pat moved to North Myrtle Beach, S.C., where they belonged to the King of Glory Lutheran Church and Emil, an avid golfer, belonged to an active golf group, Carolina Rebels.
Survivors are his wife, Patricia, of 45 years; sons, Wade of Washington, Ind., and Brock, of Fort Mill, S.C.; daughter, Wendy Hehmann of Indianapolis; his mother, Marcella Whittaker of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Luke and Noah Whittaker of Washington, Ind., Taylor, Lindsey, and Bridget Hehmann of Indianapolis.
A memorial service was held in Washington, Indiana. Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory of Indianapolis was entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Emil Whittaker to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, 435 Limestone St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46202, or the American Cancer Society, phone 800-227-2345.
Published in The Sun News on North Mrytle Beach, SC on June 30, 2004
From the 1970 & 1971 WHS Yearbooks: Emil Whittaker; Chemistry, Senior Review Math, Head Football Coach, Head Wrestling Coach, Sponsor of Varsity Club.
Muskingum College B.S.  Eastern Illinois University M.S.