Alan Roland Whitney – January 19, 2022

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   RAVENA—Alan Roland Whitney, 74, passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2022 surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

            Born in Lackawanna, NY on October 29, 1947, he was the son of the late Roland and Barbara (Salisbury) Whitney.  Alan was a 1966 graduate of Bethlehem Central School.  Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged with the rank Lance Corporal.  He married Wanda Susser on November 18, 1972 and was a devoted husband and father and worked hard to support his family.  It was extremely important to him to spend time with his family.  Alan enjoyed playing ball, bowling, shooting darts and going to camp.  He loved helping family and friends.

     Alan worked in construction for a while with his dad and brother. When Owens Corning opened in Feura Bush in 1976, he went to work there until his retirement in 2009.

            Alan was an active member and Trustee of the Grace United Methodist Church in Ravena and a member of the Delmar American Legion.

            Alan was predeceased by his son, Sgt. Brian Alan Whitney and brother, Terry L. Whitney.  Survivors include his wife, Wanda (Susser) Whitney; his loving daughter, Holly (Michael) Weddell; grandson, Devin Alan Whitney; granddaughters Piper A. and Stella R. Weddell; sister Lori Whitney; sister-in-law, Nancy (Susser) Histed; brothers-in-law, Wayne (Shirley) Susser, Bruce (Joann) Susser; and many nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services will be held 12 PM on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service starting at 10 AM.  Burial will follow the service in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Delmar.  Masks will be required in the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Alan may be made to The Veterans Miracle Center, 10 Interstate Ave, Albany, NY 12205 or the American Vet Dogs, 371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787.