Arthur Robert Whalen

Born: Wed., Jan. 9, 1929
Died: Thu., Mar. 19, 2020


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Location: IslandView Funeral Services


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Arthur Robert Whalen (Bob) of Brier Hill passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday, March 19th.  Bob was born January 9th, 1929 to Arthur Edward and Miriam Bushnell Whalen in Oneonta, NY.  He served in the Army Air Force after high school returning to Brier Hill in 1951.  He married Mary Margaret Patricia Alberry of Brockville, Ontario on May 21, 1951.  After attending Clarkson University he re-enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War, and was stationed in Japan, Korea, Philippine’s and Greenland.  Upon discharge he worked as a mechanic at his father’s garage in Brier Hill, and then operated a garage with his brother Richard in Ogdensburg.  In 1959 he moved his family to Syracuse working for Associated Transport before returning to Brier Hill in 1963.
Bob and Pat owned and operated Whalen’s General Store & Garage until 2004.  He loved to hunt and fish and was a well-known Muskie fisherman.  His garden was his pride and joy and he loved to watch birds and the nature around him.
Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years; Patricia and children; Robert (Cindy), Michele (Val),     Jo Anne, Timothy (Cindy), John (Jeannie), Bridget (Charlie), and Catherine, thirteen grandchildren, many great grandchildren, brother Richard (Beverly) and sister in-law Stella Alberry.  He was predeceased by his sister Norma McDonald, granddaughter Jaime Whalen and son in-law Todd Marcelletta.
Arrangements are with Island View Funeral Service.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Brier Hill Fire Department, PO Box 57, Brier Hill, NY 13614 or Morristown Fire Department, PO Box 4, Morristown, NY 13664.

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Sue Ann Gilmour Stoner
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
JoAnn and family, Sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻

Gary Turner
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Condolences.

Calvin Leonard
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Michele,Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father.

Jack Carroll
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Bridget, Michele and family -- Very sorry to see that your Dad has passed away. I know how much you loved him and will miss him. He will always be with you.

Ellie O'Reilly
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Your families are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Graham Gosse
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Kitty and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My thoughts are with you.

Barbara Turner
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Condolences to the family.

Sue Wilson
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Bridget, both you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time

Sue Cutway(Bogardus) Van Vleet
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Pat and all the Whalen "kids",
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a pillar of our little hamlet. My youngest brother , JIM-born in '69, use to talk about following Bob around in the business repeatedly asking "Hey, Whalen, hey Whalen". Not intending any disrespect, just being a little kid.
My thoughts & prayers of healing going out to each of you.

Douglas Daniel
   Posted Sat March 21, 2020
Condolences to the family of Art .

Martin Dempsey
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020
My most sincere condolences to the Whalen family. some of the best people I've been acquainted with during my lifetime, nothing but the utmost respect for the entire family.

Robert and Diane Williams
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020
Bridget, Michelle and family: We are so sorry for your loss.

Stella Alberry
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020
Dear Pat & family
My thoughts & prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Holly Shellenberger
   Posted Sun March 22, 2020
Joanne, Michele, Bridget, & family I am saddened to hear of this news about your dad . He had such a spark and fight in him. I loved hearing your
dad and mom talk about “the old days” of Hammond and Morristown. It brought me back many years. I wish you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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