U.S. Army Col. (Ret.) Richard J. (Dick) Whalen passed away peacefully at his home in Sun City Center FL at age 95 surrounded by 3 of his 8 children.
Dick married Mary Jeanne Collins (deceased). Dick is survived by: Mary (Mitch) Towe, Ginny (Ron Sobieck) Price, Mary Jo (Jim) Petrelli, Patti Hope, Kay (Tim) Rutherford, Barb (Tony) Penza, Michael Whalen, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-children. His son, Rick Whalen and son-in-law, Charlie Post preceded him in death.
Dick was the oldest of three; survived by his sister, Caroline (Bob) Duncan; he was preceded in death by his sister Jann (Dowayne) Parks.
Dick was very active in AA with 61 years of sobriety, inspiring many and making life long friends.
Services will be held at a date to be determined with interment at Arlington National Cemetery with full honors.
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