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Captain John D. Whitehouse


John D. Whitehouse, 85, beloved husband and father, passed at his home on March 2, 2019 after battling Alzheimer.
He grew up in Athens, Ohio with his parents Dr. Victor and Helen Whitehouse.  John earned his bachelor degree from Athens University.  During his college time he became the father of Stephen B. Whitehouse.  After his time in college, he joined the United States Air Force where his life long love of planes was born.  He became a pilot and quickly rose to the rank of captain in the bombardier division.  His bomber of choice was the B-47 and loved every moment of serving his country and protecting the skies of the United States of America as part of the Strategic Air Command.

At this time, John was stationed at MacDill AFB and met his loving wife of 53 years, Joyce Rosello Whitehouse.  This loving union brought them a loving and beautiful daughter, Jessica.  She brought lots of talent to the medical field. Jessica is now married to Thomas Cameron, a loving and caring young man who was a great help in caring for John during his illness.
After his time in the military, John became a certified public manager at Tampa General Hospital and personnel manager for the State of Florida Department of Corrections.
Dreams of retirement in the North Carolina Smokey Mountains came true.  There he and his wife Joyce spent 15 years.  John spent many “lazy days” enjoying the view of the mountains from his front porch, working on home projects and making many new friendships that will last well beyond his years.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 22 at 1:00pm at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, FL  33610.

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  • Ron And Claudia Chernov says:

    Dear Joyce, Jessica, Thomas,
    Our hearts are saddened by the passing of your beloved husband and father. May our Heavenly Father comfort him and give him eternal peace. Amen.
    All our love and condolences, Dr. Ron and Claudia Chernov

  • Norma Smith says:

    Dearest Jessica: My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I SALUTE your Father for his military service to the USA. Let your precious memories bring you smiles. XO

  • Carrie Oliva Diaz says:

    Dear Joyce and Jessica, I am so sad to hear about your husband and dad. So very sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you both during these hard times. He will always be by your side looking over both of you. Always keep the faith and may your memories always keep you going and bring you comfort.