John Whitson

Whitson, John H. of Beacon, entered into rest, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 67.
Born in Beacon, NY, May 26, 1949, he was the son of the late Herbert and Ruth Baker Whitson.
John was a Nuclear Security Officer with Indian Point Power Plant, Indian Point, NY, he graduated from Beacon High School, Beacon, and was a U.S. Army Veteran serving two tours in Vietnam.
Survivors include: a brother, Andrew Whitson of FL, formerly of Beacon, a sister, Nancy Handley and her husband Albert of Hartford, NY, his close friends, Dominic Virtuoso and his wife Maribel of Beacon, a god-daughter, Clarissa Virtuoso and his sister-in-law, Georgia Whitson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held, Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Fairview Cemetery 375 Washington Ave. Beacon, NY
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions maybe made to ‘ARF’ Animal Rescue Foundation, 54 Simmons Lane Beacon, NY 12508
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179
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Date Of Service
Graveside Service, Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:00 noon

Location Of Service
Fairview Cemetery 375 Washington Ave. Beacon, NY 12508

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  1. joseph carroll says:

    Rest in Peace Whitson!

  2. William wallach says:

    May God hold you in his loving embrace

  3. Willard Lancaster says:

    So sorry to hear about John, a really great guy and a inspiration to all who met him. Rest In Peace

  4. Sally Simone says:

    Worked with John at IP3. Always kind. Will be sadly missed. RIP, John. Deepest sympathy to his family.

  5. George Grimes says:

    Rest in peace John, you\’re great asset to Heaven, enjoyed working with you at NYPA.

  6. Claudia Chiappardi says:

    So sad to hear of John\’s passing. Condolences to the family. I worked with John at IPEC and will remember his kindness and smile. God bless.

  7. Bill Kelly says:

    Very sad news, John was one of the good guys he will be missed. rest in peace, will pray for the family .God Bless

  8. Andy sanchez says:

    Great guy. Always willing to give you a hand..many fond memories. Rest in Peace 228.

  9. Rich Kolakoski says:

    Our neighborhood was very close as Andy, John, Nancy and the Whitson family household all grew up together. Those days are now long gone but the memories of my second home growing up will always remain. John, May God watch over you in heaven. Rich and Nancy.

  10. Benjamin Cardona says:

    I worked with John at the Power Authority from 1989 to 1996, and he was always a good listener, and was there if you needed help. Rest in peace, and may God Bless your family.

  11. Jim Martorano says:

    Nothing but respect for John and how he approached life. Rest in peace my friend, you taught us all that good friendships last forever.

  12. Ellen Eagan says:

    Andy and Nancy, So sorry for your loss. Remember John often.

  13. Tim Verzi says:

    It is sad to hear about Whitson. Rest In Peace John. man, you and my brother together were some interesting times.

  14. Richard eagan says:

    First, I\’d like to thank Jonny for his service to America. BLESS Johnny and his family. It\’s not easy hearing about the old neighborhood passing on!! Rip Johnny, looks like my dad will need another seat in the fishing boat.

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