ROSEBOOM – Wendall H. “Pink” Whiteman, 90, died peacefully on Nov. 24, 2020, in Largo, Florida.
He was born June 10, 1930, in Westford, the son of Lynn and Marion (Hubbard) Whiteman.
He was a lifelong resident of Otsego County, where he was a dairy farmer and carpenter.
He graduated from Draper Central School in Schenevus and the construction program at SUNY Delhi.
He married Jean McAdam of Needham, Massachusetts, in 1950 near Army Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. Following his tour of duty in Germany they settled in Schenevus, where they started their family, and he built their first home.
A dairy farmer at heart, in 1960 Wendall and Jean bought a neglected farm near Roseboom where he put his farming and construction skills to work, including building one of the first milking parlors in the area.
Wendall was a member of the Middlefield United Methodist Church and several farm organizations. He served as a volunteer firefighter for 43 years.
Wendall was predeceased by Jean, his wife of 60 years; and their son, David.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Stephen Constantino of Largo, Florida, and Karen and Robert Ream of Barton; siblings, Oakley and Connie Whiteman of Westford, Golda Fairchild of Pittsgrove, NJ, Ethelyn and Peter Ottzen of Otego, Geary and Caroline Whiteman of Schenevus; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a large loving family of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Services must be postponed at this time. Burial will be in Cherry Valley Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home.