Richard Whitehouse

July 06, 2022 - March 31, 2009

Richard Glenn Whitehouse, 88, of New Sewickley,formerly of McCandless died Tuesday, March 31, 2009. He was born June 17, 1920, in Pittsburgh, to Edgar Lloyd and Helen Glenn Whitehouse. He graduated from Ford City High School at age 16. He was a member of the Swingadier’s dance band, before attending Penn State University, where he played in the Blue Band. After graduation from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelors degree in industrial engineering, he served in the Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He attended Gunnery Officers School in Washington, D.C., and served as gunnery officer and later as executive officer on a LSMR 510. He was honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant commander. Following the war, he began a 47-year career with Alcoa working in New Kensington, Davenport, Iowa and the Pittsburgh office, where he retired in 1987 as manager of organization and planning. While in Davenport, Iowa, he met and married Mary Kathryn Rausch, of Rock Island, Ill. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years as well as three children, Glenn Whitehouse, of New Brighton, David (Cindy) Whitehouse, of Ridgefield, Conn., and Ellen (Roland) Bendel, of Johannesburg, South Africa; and two grandchildren, Christine Brown and Henry Whitehouse. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ann (Harold) Marsh, of Kingsport, Tenn.; and six nieces and nephews. He was a member of the American Compensation Association, Society for Advancement of Management and Orchard Hill Church, Wexford. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. Services at 10 a.m. Saturday in Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 or to World Vision, 210 Overlook Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143.

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  • Andy Keppel

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Whitehouse’s passing. Please pass on my condolences to his wife and especially his son, Dave, my good friend who I unfortunately haven’t been in contact with in some time.


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