Stanley Elwin Whiting ’44 died on January 2, 2006, in Merrimac, Massachusetts.
Born on February 22, 1922, in Haverhill, MA, he prepared for college at Merrimac High School and Governor Dummer Academy in South Byfield, MA, and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1940 to 1943 before serving in the U.S. Army in World War II from March of 1943 to December of 1945 and receiving the French Croix de Guerre. Following his graduation in 1947 as a member of the Class of 1944, he joined the faculty at the Essex County Agricultural School in Hathorne, MA, where he taught English. For many years he was an insurance salesman with the John Hancock Insurance Company. A member of the American Legion, he was married in 1948 to Dorothy J. Nelson, who survives him, as does a son, Robert W. Whiting of Harmony, PA; three daughters, Constance A. Haverkern of Winston-Salem, NC, Deborah J. Jones of West Newbury, MA, and Suzanne L. Whiting of Merrimac; a brother, William Whiting ’52 of Merrimac; two sisters, Mary W. Jarvis of West Newbury, MA, and Natalie Christie of Merrimac; and eight grandchildren.