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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
Cletus Whitaker

Cletus W. "Clete" Whitaker

Tuesday, September 11th, 1928 - Sunday, May 26th, 2019
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Cletus W. “Clete” Whitaker, 90, of Newburg, departed this life on the afternoon of Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the Shippensburg Health Care Center.

He was born on September 11, 1928, in Elkatawa, KY, the son of the late Thomas J. and Orlena (Collins) Whitaker. Clete was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving through W.W. II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He enlisted on November 28, 1945 and was honorably discharged on March 3, 1966, retiring as a Senior Master Sargent, after twenty-two years of service to his country.

After his military career, Clete went on to work for A.T. & T, at various locations in New Jersey, retiring in 1989 after twenty-two years of employment.

Clete was a post member of both the Durff-Kuhn V.F.W. Post #6168 and the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223, Shippensburg, and the AmVets Post #224, Chambersburg. He liked to study physics and electronics and in his free time after he retired, Clete became very interested in and enjoyed HAM radio.

He is survived by two daughters, Catherine Mioduszewski and husband James of Sparta, NJ, and Margaret Romash and husband Robert of Lafayette, NJ; a son, John Whitaker of Hopatcong, NJ; and four grandchildren, James, William, Andrew, and Thomas.

In addition to his parents, Clete was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth (Nelson) Whitaker; and his second wife, Ellen Marie “Sally” Whitaker.

His funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in the Remembrance Chapel at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg. Pastor Wayne A. Good will officiate. Interment with military honors will be at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, June 3, 2019, in the Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    When
    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Location
    Fogelsanger-Bricker F.H. & Crematorium Remembrance Chapel
    Address
    116 W. King Street
    SHIPPENSBURG, PA 17257
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | 6:30pm
    When
    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 6:30pm
    Location
    Fogelsanger-Bricker F.H. & Crematorium Remembrance Chapel
    Address
    116 W. King Street
    SHIPPENSBURG, PA 17257
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Wayne Good
  • Interment

    Location
    Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
    Address
    ANNVILLE, PA 17003
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    Interment with military honors to be held at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Affiliations

  • Air Force
  • Air Force
  • American Legion
  • Amvets
  • VFW

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Milton Engle

Posted at 04:18pm
I knew Clete by way of Ham Radio. I always enjoyed talking with him regardless of the subject, which was usually something electronics related. Clete's life, electronically, spanned from the days of the vacuum tube to today's microcomputer chips; an amazingly huge leap of technology. He also quite literally saw history in the making in his military service and his employment.
Rest in peace. Milton Engle
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Ellen Engle

Posted at 03:39pm
I met Clete through amateur radio. He had a wealth of information to share with all of us. Even after he stopped coming to evening meetings, I'd try to meet him from time to time for breakfast at one of his favorite restaurants. I was glad to see that even the servers kept an eye on him. He will be sadly missed.
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Anthony Ogburn

Posted at 03:50pm
I met Clete through ham radio and while I only knew him for a few years, he helped me get started with ham radio and electronics. I appreciated his knowledge and am saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.
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Bill Beyrer

Posted at 02:27pm
Clete (WB2CPN) will always be remembered for his tremendous knowledge of electronics and Ham radio. He was always ready to share his radio expertise to whomever needed help. In addition he had some unbelievable stories about his military service and I especially enjoyed him telling of his duties during the Berlin Airlift. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Rest in Peace, Clete.
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