George Dix Whitten, 94, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died Sept. 29 after a brief illness at St Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.
George was born Oct. 16, 1923 in Foxborough, Mass.
He was the middle child of Robinson and Marion Whitten.
George proudly served his country in WWII. He was a decorated combat engineer in Company A, 166th Engineers C Battalion of General Patton’s Third Army during the Battle of the Bulge. On Jan. 5, 1945 he led a company which erected a bridge over the Our River in Luxembourg that helped save many Canadian troops trapped in enemy fire.
After the war George and Natalie settled in Winchester, Mass. where he, along with his two brothers, started a construction and development company that built thousands of homes and millions of square feet of industrial space.
He loved spending time playing golf, curling, cruising the coast, and his summers on Juniper Point. Most of all, he reveled in the company of others. He is famous for the summertime lobster bakes and weddings he hosted in his field.
A very active community member, George was always improving infrastructure for the benefit of all those around. Whether it was constructing piers and docks, rebuilding community houses, building common sewer systems, repairing seawalls, or assisting those most in need, he will always be remembered as the one who led from the front. He was a doer of the highest order. In addition to his time and talent, George was a very generous man with his treasure. Many of his largest financial gifts were donated anonymously.
He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Harriet Mcgillvray, Nancy Barton, Charles Whitten, and Bradford Whitten. Married to wife, Naomi (Kurz) for the past 14 years, he was also predeceased by his wives, Audrey (Bancker) and Natalie (Fletcher).
George leaves behind his children and their spouses, G. Robinson, Robin (Fredricks), Amy Whitten, Dennis Patrick Ryan, Nicole (Kulacz), and Charles Dix Whitten; grandchildren, Dennison Barnes, Kristin (Hahn), Natalie Rose, and Stella Bright Whitten; loved great-grandson, Fletcher George; and great-granddaughter, Maisie Lynne Whitten.
A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Tues., Oct. 9 at the McKown and Juniper Point Community House in West Boothbay Harbor with a reception to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Juniper Point Village Improvement Society, P.O Box 498, West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575; or Camp Knickerbocker YMCA, 261 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.
To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements.