After a long period of declining health. Timothy C. Whiting passed away quietly on September 17th at the Wolfeboro Bay Center. Born in New Rochelle, NY, to Alice (Monroe) and Leon Whiting on October 3, 1942, Tim moved to Wolfeboro when he was 6, attended Carpenter School and Brewster Academy. He attended Plymouth State College and began a career in education, teaching high school English at Kennett High School for 31 years, retiring in 1998, as Kennett’s longest tenured teacher.
Tim was also an accomplished landscaper, having worked summers for W. F. Tuttle and Son (Ray) for 31 years. An accomplished performer, whether before a classroom of British literature students at Kennett or a drama competition in NH, for which he won the title of “Best Supporting Actor” for his role as Mr. Hale in Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles”, or as an active participant in Poets in the Attic, reciting beloved poems by memory, or fraternizing with friends over lunch at the Wolfe’s Tavern, Tim could capture an audience—a habit for which he was often forgiven because of his uncanny ability to perceive and express amusing connections between ideas; in ancestral tradition, he was witty. He was the proud leader of his Trivia Team, “The Inn Crowd”, coming up with many obscure answers as well as comic relief. He could also, when necessary, deftly wield a semicolon—a skill for which he may long be remembered.
He is predeceased by his mother, Alice M. Whiting and his father, Leon C. Whiting. He He is survived by his brother, Daniel Whiting of Elmhurst, NY, brother and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Susan Whiting of Wolfeboro, niece Savannah Whiting and her husband, Stefan Kramel of Ithaca, NY and long-time partner and dear friend, Peg Maddaus of Wolfeboro.
Visiting hours and a brief memorial service will be held at Lord Funeral Home in Wolfeboro on October 11, 2018 from 4:30 until 6:30 PM.