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George Whitney passed away Friday, August 3, 2012, at the age of 57. George graduated from Medford Senior High in 1973 and, after serving his country in the Marines, settled in Salem, Ore. George worked for over 20 years in the food processing industry. George had a passion for reading, and was an avid sports fan, golfer, and expert pool player. George relished being in social settings, particularly the annual (and infamous) Super Bowl parties, which he attended each year for over two decades.

George is survived by his mother, Geoetta Stendal Whitney; father, William G. Whitney; three brothers, Doug (Kate), Fred, and Beau (Joli); uncles, Jack Stendal and Peter Whitney; and his many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A special thanks is extended to the Veteran's Administration in Portland and Vancouver, Wash., for the care they provided towards the end of his life.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2012, at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery (Willamette National Cemetery) in Portland, Ore.