William H. Whiting Jr. ’52

William H. Whiting, Jr. ’52 died on September 7, 2011, in Merrimac, Massachusetts.

He was born in Merrimac on October 9, 1930, and graduated from Merrimac High School. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and after Bowdoin earned a master’s degree in education from Northeastern University in 1961. He served to petty officer second class with the Coast Guard during four years of the Korean War. He spent most of his career teaching math, serving as head of the math department and assistant principal at the Pentucket Regional School District, and Merrimac High School, where he coached baseball and basketball and directed school plays. He also taught math at Meadowbrook School in Newton, Mass. He served for several years as assistant principal at Pentucket Regional Junior High School, then returned to teaching math at Pentucket High until he retired in 1990. He enjoyed a second career with Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Homes. He was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Merrimac for more than 50 years, serving on various boards, including the deacons and trustees. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret M. Tessimond Whiting; two daughters, Meredith M. Whiting and Wende W. Karchmer; and two sisters, Mary F. Jarvis and Natalie E. Christie. He was predeceased in 2006 by his brother, Stanley E. Whiting ’44.

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