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Ewen Whitaker, Who Guided NASA to the Moon, Dies at 94


Mr. Whitaker had no formal training as an astronomer, but he used his unparalleled knowledge of the lunar surface to select landing sites for spacecraft.

Jack Whitaker, Emmy-Winning Sportscaster, Dies at 95


He covered all areas of sport, from baseball and football to golf and the Olympics, but he was perhaps best known for his graceful essays.

Pernell Whitaker, Champion in Four Boxing Classes, Dies at 55


A defensive master, Whitaker “could stand in front of you and you couldn’t find him,” one boxing announcer said. He died after being struck by a car in Virginia.

Ewen Whitaker, Who Guided NASA to the Moon, Dies at 94


Mr. Whitaker had no formal training as an astronomer, but he used his unparalleled knowledge of the lunar surface to select landing sites for spacecraft.

James Whitaker, King of Royal Reporters, Dies at 71


For 45 years, Mr. Whitaker managed to keep good relations with those he covered, even though he sometimes used tactics associated with the tabloid press.

Robert Whitaker, the Beatles’ Photographer, Dies at 71


Mr. Whitaker’s most talked-about work was the so-called “butcher cover” of the Beatles’ “Yesterday and Today,” which was pulled from store shelves.

Obituary: Rodney Whitaker, 74, wrote under pen name ofTrevanian


Rodney Whitaker, Writer, Is Dead at 74; Best Known as Trevanian


Rodney Whitaker, writer best known by one of his many pen names, Trevanian, dies at age 74 (M)



WHITAKER-Patricia Wing. Died March 21, 2003 in Bradenton, FL. Born February 1930 in NYC. Daughter of L. Stewart Wing and Marjorie W. Clark. Graduated from Brearley School, Foxcroft School and Barnard College. Mother of Amanda W. Lough of Columbia, SC and Caleb C. Whitaker IV of Phoenix, AZ. Grandmother of Michael, Caroline and Katherine Lough. Private services held in Bradenton, FL on March 25.

Paid Notice: Deaths WHITAKER, DR. JOHN N.


WHITAKER-Dr. John N. The volunteers and staff of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society wish to express deep sorrow on the passing of Dr. John N. Whitaker, 60, of Birmingham, AL, who died August 29. Dr. Whitaker had served as professor and chair of the Dept. of Neurology at the Univ. of Alabama since 1985, and was president of the American Neurological Association from 1995-97. Since 1998 he served on the National Board of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), where he wa ...

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