Maurice Whiting, 96, decorated WWII vet, enjoyed checkers, camping, and swimming

By on April 11, 2018

Maurice Whiting, 96, of Lititz, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Born in Easton, he was the son of the late Rose and Maxwell Weitzenhoffer.

Maurice was an Army veteran, serving in World War II as a Corporal. He received the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, as well as the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

Maurice was a longtime member of the Rec Center and enjoyed staying active. He served as the treasurer for Boy Scout Troop #83. He loved playing checkers throughout his life. He also enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and swimming.

Maurice is survived by his children: Kenneth Whiting (Loretta) of Windsor, Conn.; Ronald Whiting (Rhonda) of Lititz; Richard Whiting (Debbie) of Elizabethtown; and Diane King, of Montoursville; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife: Irene (Uminski) Whiting.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Ranck Avenue and Ranck Road, Lancaster, at 1 p.m. with military honors.

To send an online condolence, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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