Richard A. (Dick) Whiting, Sr.
Charlottesville, Va. — On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, Dick Whiting passed away peacefully in Charlottesville after a battle with lymphoma.
Dick was born in Cambridge, Mass. on Dec. 2, 1922. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1940 and from Dartmouth College in 1944. He competed in football and track in high school, and in track and cross country at Dartmouth.
Dick served in the infantry and military intelligence in the US Army 1943 - 1945 and 1950 - 1952.
He graduated from Yale Law School in 1949 and practiced antitrust and trade regulation law for 37 years with the Washington, DC law firm of Steptoe and Johnson, until his retirement in 1986. He held several positions with the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, and served as its chairman and delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegates in 1984 and 1985. During those Steptoe years, he authored several articles on antitrust subjects for professional journals.
In Feb. 1948, Dick married Marvelene (“Marvie”) Nash. They divorced in June of 1984. For all of their 36 married years they lived in Arlington, Va. Together they had five children: Richard A. Whiting, Jr., of Locust Grove, Va., Stephen C. Whiting, of Scarborough, Maine, Jeffrey D. Whiting, of Greensboro, N.C., Gary S. Whiting, formerly of Blacksburg, Va. and currently residing in Panama, and Kimberly G. (Whiting) Eagle, of Rockville, Va.; all of whom survive him. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In Oct. 1984, Dick married Joanne (“Joanie”) Easterling. They moved to Eastman, in Grantham, N.H.; and Dick became an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School (1985 - 1990), a trustee of Colby-Sawyer College (1987 - 1997), a director (1991 - 1993 and 1997 - 2000) and president (1992 - 1993) of the Eastman Community Association, president of the New London Country Squires (1993 - 1994), and president of his Dartmouth Class of 1944 (1994 - 1999). Joanie and Dick divorced in Oct. of 2007, and shortly thereafter Dick moved to Charlottesville, to be closer to his kids.
His interests included golf, tennis, bridge, and dogs (of which, over the years, he had several).
Last June, after years of wrestling with God, Dick prayed for Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. His family looks forward to seeing him in Heaven.
There will be a private family memorial held in New England, as per Dick’s request. If you would like to send correspondence to his daughter, it will be shared with the family at the time of the memorial.