John Whitehead
1934 - 2019
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September 5, 1934 ˜ May 19, 2019

John E. Whitehead passed away peacefully on May 19, 2019, in Camas, Washington, at the age of 84. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on September 5, 1934, to Charles Clifton and Anna Leola (Judd) Whitehead. John graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hatsumi; his children, Charles Whitehead (Deborah), a law professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Dr. William Whitehead (Janet), on the medical faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch; his grandchildren John, James, Alexander, Bradley, and Jillian Whitehead; and his sisters Sidne Anne Martin and Linda Lucarello.
John was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Frederick Whitehead (2011).
He served our country in the Army and in the Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., and at U.S. Embassies around the world. His last position was as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
A memorial service will be held on May 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Straub’s Funeral Home, 325 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Camas, Washington. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Camas Public Library.
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Published in The Columbian on May 21, 2019.