John D. Whipple, Sr. 56, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Saratoga Springs, on February 13, 1960, he was the son of Walter and Doris Whipple.
John was a parts manager for the Saratoga County Highway Department. He worked as a stagehand at SPAC as a member of Local 592. John was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church in Rock City Falls and the Beech Mountain Sportsman’s Club.
John was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He frequently could be found in his garage working on cars with his boys and his brother in law Jerry.
He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Doris, and his brother Dale. John is survived by his wife Brenda Sue Whipple; his sons John Whipple, Jr., Robert Whipple (Heather) and Brian Whipple (Megan); grandchildren Nathan, Chase, Gavin, Harper, Blane and Tanner; brother Gary Whipple (Kathy); and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, July 19 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Rock City Falls Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, July 18 from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to NYOH at Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208 or The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.