Glenn Harold Whittier

AUBURN – Glenn Harold Whittier, 85, of Chicoine Avenue died at his home on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, surrounded by family.

He was born in Lewiston on Nov. 10, 1936, the son of the late Harold and Doris (Lorimer) Whittier. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in the class of 1955. After graduation, Glenn proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the service and returning to Auburn, Glenn married his true love, the former Gloria Herrick, on June 28, 1958.

Glenn owned and operated Maine Tire & Supply on Minot Avenue in Auburn until his retirement in 2007. He loved going to work every day, valued his customers and treasured the many friendships he made through the years. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially on Taylor Pond. He also had a commercial pilot’s license and loved being in the air, from flying his family to Florida to taking many flights with parachute jumpers. He was a member of the NRA, the Kora Shrine and the Tranquil Lodge. He was a very devoted husband, father and papa and will be deeply missed by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gloria, of Auburn, and three daughters, Erin Gilpatrick and husband, Rob, of Oakland, Elin Whittier and her husband, Stephen Brandao, of Easton, Mass., and Elisa Whittier and her companion, Joe Grant, of Auburn; his grandchildren Jared Gilpatrick and his wife, Janna, and Shaenen Gilpatrick and her partner, Rhonda Cole; his great-grandchildren Jace Gilpatrick, Elijah Cole Gilpatrick and Kaeya Cassani; and his sister, Ann Hill and husband, Jim, of Turner.

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Visitation will be at Fortin’s in Auburn on Wednesday, August 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Committal will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Homes, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

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