On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:44:44AM -0400, Cory, Rach and Mel wrote:
His obituary is attached. If you would like more information on where the
services will be held please e-mail us here. Know that you will be here in
spirit one way or the other!
Here's the obituary (converted from the Word attachment):
Whitten Seaver Humphreys passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at the
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital of complications related to a heart
attack. Whit is survived by his mother June Carpenter Humphreys
of Ishpeming MI; daughters Melanie Jane (Todd) Baker of Grandview
OH, Rachel Grace Humphreys of San Diego CA and Cory Humphreys (David)
Serrano of Needham MA; grand-daughters Grace Klett and Ellen Pretz Baker
and Marisa Elisabeth and Erica Zoe Serrano; plus brother Stark Lawrence
Humphreys and sister Heather Humphreys (Gary) Ness, numerous cousins,
nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. He was born in Chicago on May 30,
1936, and preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jane Humphreys and father,
Stark Newell Humphreys.
Whit served as a U.S. Army Staff Intelligence Officer and graduated
from Knox College and Harvard Business School. He held multi-national
responsibilities with Cummins and A.O. Smith. Whit served in a number
of management positions in the food and beverage industry throughout
his career, and served as finance officer and president in a number
of private and public corporations before founding Fenix, Inc. in 1986.
He was a member of the Freemason Society, founding member of M & A Source,
past President of the Hot Jazz Society, board member of the Michigan
North Woods Club, and former member of the “Quiz Kids” radio program
broadcast from Chicago. Whit consumed music, art, history, literature
and the stories of others like they were oxygen. He had a tirelessly
adventuresome spirit. He communicated thoughtfully, well and often with
his friends and family. He was a consistently loving husband, father
He was at home almost anywhere, but particularly when he was out exploring
in the woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where he has summered since
he was a boy.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E.
Broad Street downtown at 3 P.M. on Friday June 9, with reception to
follow. Shoedinger Funeral Services are handling the arrangements, and
no visitation or calling hours will occur. Gifts of life may be given to
the non-profit founded by his daughter Rachel Humphreys: www.lacuna.org
La Cuna, Inc., 3180 University Street, Suite 260, San Diego CA 92104 -
a non-profit 501(c)(3) which places Hispanic foster babies in nurturing,
culturally relevant home environments.
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