Warren Asa Whitney

CORNWALL — Warren Asa Whitney, “Tucker” to those who knew him, formerly of Cornwall, Pleasant Valley, and Burrville, passed away at the age of 97, on June 8, 2024, at his home in North Stonington, amid his family.

Born Nov. 12, 1926, to the late Asa Jerome and Eunice (Smith) Whitney, he leaves behind his beloved wife of 72 years, Claire S. (Anderson) Whitney, and daughters; Susan (husband David Pianka), of North Stonington, Helen Whitney of Hyde Park, Vermont, and Nancy (husband Sanny Olimpo) of Kissimmee, Florida; grandchildren Charles Pianka of North Stonington and Jennifer (Pianka) Watrous (husband Daniel), and 4 great-grandchildren, Julia, Alice, Owen and Cora Watrous, all of North Stonington, and several nieces and nephews.

He was a veteran, serving during the end of WWII as part of the occupational forces in the Philippines, Japan and Korea. When he returned home he worked in the Connecticut State Park and Forest Commission, first as a forest ranger at Mohawk State Forest, then with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection as a Park Manager at People’s Forest in Pleasant Valley, and later at Burr Pond State Park in Burrville.

As per Warren’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in the Cornwall Cemetery.

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