Sykesville Life Member Gene Whiteman Dies 1937-2020
By Public Information Officer Bill Rehkopf
September 28, 2020

Gene Raymond Whiteman, age 83, of Sykesville, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020, at Carroll Hospital.

Born July 22, 1937, in Flintstone, MD he was the son of the late Raymond E. Whiteman and Rosalie Marion Garlitz Whiteman. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann Carr Whiteman who died April 23, 2017.

Gene was a life member of Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department and had served in the Carroll County Fire Police.

Gene retired as a certification clerk with the Social Security Administration. He was a delivery driver with Hutchinson's Flowers for many years and enjoyed playing softball for most of his life.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Michael D. and Dana Whiteman of Sykesville; daughters and sons-in-law: Dianne L. Whiteman and Andy Fifer of Sykesville and Ann M. and Eric Kihn of Timonium; brother and sister-in-law: Glenn E. and Eva Whiteman of Sykesville; sisters and brothers-in-law: Sharon M. and Calvin Bloom of Mt. Airy, Kay E. and William C. Donnelly of Sykesville, JoAnne and Jim Cross of Taneytown and Nancy Worthley of Waynesboro, PA and grandchildren: Benjamin, Joey, Molly, Bradley, Tommy and Sara.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 11am at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2150 Mt. View Road, Marriottsville.

All are invited. Social distancing must be observed and masks worn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department or to the Westminster Senior Softball Teams, c/o: John Meyers, 1274 Weller Way, Westminster, MD 21158.

We will all miss Gene and his many contributions to the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department. We offer our prayers and warmest thoughts to his family and many friends.


David Barnes September 29, 2020 at 7:26 AM
Gene was a great man and community servant!!’

Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department February 13, 2021 at 12:01 PM