• Robert Henry Whittock

  • Robert Henry Whittock

    Robert Henry Whittock of Centre Square, PA passed away on June 16, 2017 at home at the age of 81. 

    Born in Norristown on June 20, 1936 son of the late Henry and Mary Ella (Cassel) Whittock.

    He was a member of the Ambler High School class of 1954 and employed as a Tool and Dye Maker at Budd Company, Hunting Park Plant, Philadelphia for 43 years until his retirement in 1997.  Robert served in the Naval Reserve and was a member of St John Lutheran Church and belonged to Wissahickon Valley Historic Society, Centre Square Fire Co, and was a Whitpain Township Honorary Historian.

    Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years Mabel (Nee Bernhard), children Linda Whittock Tourdot (Roger J., Jr), and Sharon Whittock Brunner (Robert) both of Blue Bell, PA.  He is also survived by grandchildren Jeffrey Whittock Tourdot, Nicolle Elizabeth Tourdot, and Alyssa Maree Tourdot; and Jessica Marie Brunner, Robert Tyler Brunner and Zayne Andrew Brunner, and great grandchildren Raegan Maree Tobias and Nikolas Elijah Pettigrew.  He was predeceased by a sister AnnaMae Whittock Siegle. 

    A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 12 noon at Boehm’s United Church of Christ, 571 Penllyn Blue Bell Pk, Blue Bell PA.  Friends may call between 11am and noon.  The service will be officiated by Rev Bill Middleton and Pastor Sarah Stobie.

    Interment will follow the service, followed by a luncheon in the church hall. 

    Memorials may be sent to Boehm’s United Church of Christ at above address or to St John’s Lutheran Church, 1802 Skippack Pk, Blue Bell PA.

    Arrangements by Shaeff Myers Funeral Home


  • Tributes

    • The Scalise family offers their condolences. So sorry for your loss. Bob was such a nice man. What a historian. Janis Sanders

      June 20, 2017 Lisa Scalise
    • Thinking of you all during this very sad and difficult time. I have so many memories of Mr. Whittock. They all bring laughter to my heart. In time, I hope they do the same for you.

      June 21, 2017 Janis Sanders
    • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. John and Kathy Pharo

      June 23, 2017 Kathy Pharo
    • I remember speaking with him once or twice at Historical Society meetings. He was so very nice and knowledgeable. I am very sorry for your loss and am saddened by his passing.

      June 23, 2017 Matthew Eisen
    • Mr. Whittock was a kind and thoughtful gentleman. I enjoyed our conversations when he would work around Boehm’s Church, our neighbor. We always appreciated him saving his copies of PA Equine Council and The Lancaster Farmer and dropping them at our door. He rarely missed a Whitpain Township Board meeting and modeled good citizenship in our community. He will be fondly remembered. RIP Mr. Wittock.

      June 23, 2017 Tom Messmer

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