Whitney (“Whit”) K. Stearns of Medford, formerly of Moorestown and a longtime resident of Medford Leas, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He was 95 years old. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY., the son of Nella and Winthrop Stearns (Castine, ME). His life long passion was sailing and boating on Penobscot Bay ME. Whitney graduated from Swarthmore College with a major in civil engineering and earlier graduated from the George School. He served in the United States Navy in WWII in the Atlantic Theater. After the war, Whitney worked in sales management for 40 years at United States Pipe and Foundry Co., and more recently enjoyed his 25-year career as a volunteer mediator for Burlington County Superior Court system. He was a longtime member of Y Service Club of Moorestown. Whitney was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Harriet in 2014. He is survived by Whitney Jr. (Lorin) of Darien, Conn., Betsy (Gary) Hartman of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Laura Havard (Daniel Elwell) of Silver Spring, Md. Whitney also leaves behind his grandchildren, Christopher (Meredith) Hartman of Charlotte, NC, Gregory (Monica) Hartman of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Sarah and Eric Stearns of Darien, Conn. The will be a private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Whitney name may be made to the Medford Leas Residents Assistance Fund.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Whitney Kneeland Stearns 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Medford, state: New Jersey