ELLSWORTH — Rodney S. Whalen, 66, passed away Dec. 11, 2013, at a local hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 27, 1947, to Mary Wescott Whalen and Bert Whalen. He was lovingly raised by his grandparents, Sterling and Virginia Wescott, who predeceased him.
He loved his job at the former Newberry’s store. Rodney will be remembered for loving to help anyone in need, be it cutting grass, shoveling snow or anything else. He kept the streets clean by picking up all the cans and bottles thrown out. He was a member of the United Baptist Church and attended the adult Sunday school. Rodney loved volunteering at the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Ellsworth. He will be missed by many.
Rodney is survived by his aunt, Jo Warren, his loving caregiver; Aunt Isabella Pinkham; Uncle Bob and Aunt Sarah Whalen; several cousins, including special ones, Tommy E. (Dawn) Jordan, Trudy J. (Bruce) Clarke, Karen J. (Charlie) Mulhern and Christine P. (Joel) Holcomb.
At Rodney’s request, there will be no service. A private burial will be held in the spring. Donations in his memory may be sent to: Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1672, Ellsworth, ME 04605.