NORWAY — Phillip C. Whittemore of 98 Main Street, Norway, Maine passed away on Nov. 21 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Castine, Maine on Aug. 31, 1931, son of Wendell and Elsie (Hodsdon) Whittemore. He graduated from Norway High School with the Class of 1949. He attended Roberts Technical Trade School in Boston, MA, returning home, he owned and operated Whittemore’s Auto Body Shop for 20 years.
He was a Korean War Veteran and also a member of the Norway American Legion Post #0082.
On June 19, 1955, he married Jeanne Lamb in West Paris. Together, they were blessed with two sons, Wayne and Blaine. Wayne married Berdina and she was like a daughter to him. Then came his pride and joy, Christopher David Whittemore, his only grandchild. They had a very special bond and Chris loved having Grandpa take him to the Waterfront in Portland and to Old Orchard Beach.
Phil loved driving his Winnebago Motorhome and loved to tell people about the trip that he and Jeanne took out to Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone; they were gone a month.
Phil is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanne, and his sons, Wayne and Blaine; daughter-in-law, Berdina; grandson, Christopher; sister, Elaine Gilman; sister-in-laws Elaine Blossom, Cynthia Lamb, Jennie Lamb; brother-in-law, J. Hayward Lamb and many nieces and nephews.
Phil will be sorely missed by his Double Dapple Dachshund, Fryeburg.