Robert passed away suddenly at his home in Mobile, Alabama on August 9, 2016. A former resident of Escalon, Robert attended and graduated from Escalon High School in 1987. He later attended the Merchant Marine training academy at Piney Point in Maryland. He spent much of his life working on ships traveling the world, living in Hong Kong, Singapore, California, Washington and Florida. He most recently resided in Mobile, Alabama where he was employed at the Three Mile Drydock and Repair. Robert was preceded in death by his parents: Ann and George Whitaker and brother George (Hubbard) Whitaker. He is survived by his cousins Cynthia Sharpe of Kensington, California, Jo Sharpe of Salt Lake City, Utah, Linda Whitaker, Maureen Whitaker-Lambert and Jim Whitaker of Turlock, CA, and Karen Whitaker-Adams of Idaho as well as lifelong friends throughout the world.
An informal celebration of life will take place at 5 p.m. on September 17th at D’boni’s Pizza in Escalon.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
Sept. 14, 2016