Seaford, Va. and Aurora
Don and Charlotte Whitman, loving couple with adventurous spirit, passed away from declining health within months of each other, supported by loving family in Philadelphia, where they had recently relocated to from Seaford, Va., to be close to family.
Donald Barton Whitman, 91, was born on July 20, 1929, in Sommerville, Mass., and raised in Bangor. He passed away on May 14, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pa. Don was the son of Donald and Rena Whitman.
Charlotte Mace Whitman, 96, was born and raised in Aurora on July 28, 1925, and passed on July 20, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pa. Charlotte was the daughter of Asa Russell and Gladyce T. Mace of Aurora.
Don’s career as an electrical engineer moved the family around the country. They lived in Alaska, Arizona, California and Maine and finally settled in Seaford, Va. Don and Charlotte were true adventurers. They traveled and visited many friends and family in their famous Rialta over the years, consistently returning to their roots in Maine for the summer season. They devoted time between their cherished cottage in Harpswell and the Aurora farm where they ran their historic blueberry stand on the corner of Route 179 and Route 9 for close to 50 years.
They are survived by children, Gayle Gleason of Bar Harbor, Lisa Whitman Seligsohn and Jeff Seligsohn of Philadelphia and Phyllis Whitman Starensier of Aspen. They were predeceased by their son, Trent Gleason. Don and Charlotte loved their many grandchildren, who included Gwen Marbach, Ian and Isaac Pina, Ben, Noa and Sophia Seligsohn and Zoe and Zack Starensier. There are many nieces and nephews as well who have many wonderful memories of their beloved Aunt and Uncle.
A life well lived is how we will remember our parents.
Please join us in a celebration of life on Oct. 2, 2021.
The service will be held at noon at the Amherst Aurora Church 604 Airline Rd, Amherst, ME where they were married. Burial will be at the Aurora cemetery with refreshments to follow at the Siemion Farm on Richardson Road in Aurora.