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Stewart (Stew) M. Whitehouse, Jr.


Stewart (Stew) M. Whitehouse, Jr., age 77, of Dunedin, Florida died peacefully at home on March 10, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.  He was predeceased by his wife and high school sweetheart Constance (Kinsman) Whitehouse (originally of Laconia, NH) who passed away in May of 1993.

Stew was born on November 1, 1942, in Cambridge, MA, the son of Stewart M. Whitehouse, Sr. and Virginia (Smith) Whitehouse. Stew and his family moved to Lakeport, NH when he was a small child and he graduated from Laconia High School in the Class of 1960 and joined the US Navy in 1961.

Stew had a distinguished US Naval career serving 20 years in the cryptologic communication (technical) branch of the Navy and he retired in 1981 with the rank of CTTC (Cryptologic Technician Technical Chief).  Upon retirement from the Navy, Stew and his wife moved to Clearwater, FL, where he spent his time enjoying Amateur Radio (KE4YH), kayaking and sailing.  Stew was a member of the VFW and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason.

Stew is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Guilmett, and her husband Artie of Plymouth, NH; his son, Earle Whitehouse, and his wife Patti of Palm Harbor, FL; and his daughter Nancy Zebny, and her husband Jeff, of Clearwater, FL.  He was also “Grampie Stew” to three granddaughters, (Katie, Lilly and Cora) and three grandsons. (Travis, Evan and Joshua).  Stew also leaves behind a sister, Virginia Powley of Port St. Lucie, FL; an uncle, Maurice (Hink) Whitehouse of Clearwater, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Stew will be laid to rest at the Bay Pines Veteran’s Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida on a date in the near future.  Please check back to see when it is scheduled.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local Animal Shelter in memory of his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Cody.

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