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James Healy Whitney

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“To Jim's Family: Several other former Digital Research employees asked me to send our sympathy to you on Jim's passing. When you have his memorial, ...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Mervis - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“We are so very saddened to learn of Jim's passing. So enjoyed our time together boating with Jim at Essex and Noank CT. He was our good friend and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jan and John Messer - Old Lyme, CT

“From all your friends at Digital Research who enjoyed knowing you. Even as the company cut back, you managed to keep the East Coast Operations in...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Mervis - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Jim happy on his boat
4 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Mervis

Jim, remembered as a happy man
5 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Mervis

“Our thoughts and prayers to Jim's family.Warmest regards,The Formosa Yacht ClubMystic, CT ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim made it easy to evolve beyond a business relationship to become a close friend. He will be missed by so many of those who knew him well. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: John Montgomery - McFarland, WI

“Dad, I miss you so much. I just can't believe you are gone. You were my anchor. I wish for one more hug. I Love You So Much. Please watch over Izlynn...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Laurel Whitney - East Lyme, CT

“Jim was my friend of many years, a true friend. I shall miss him terribly. May he rest in peace. Ernie ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Ernie Jermo - University Park, FL

“I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I worked, played, and partied with Jim while we were employed with Xerox in Detroit. Jim was a great and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Zacharko - Raleigh, NC


James H. Whitney, 72, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Krista Leimbach Whitney, entered into eternal rest Friday, March 30, 2018. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL

James was born April 13, 1945 in Batavia, New York, son of the late L.C. "Whit" Whitney and Esther Healy Whitney. He was graduated from Hillsdale College in 1967 and received his MBA from the University of Michigan in 1969. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. At the time of his death, James was the President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of CarePoint in Charleston.

In addition to his wife Krista of Charleston, survivors include his step mother Joan Whitney of Fair Play, SC; children James Wilday (Gaby) of Ridgewood, NJ; LeeAnne Ricker (Charles) of Marblehead, MA; Laurel Whitney of East Lyme, CT; Katharine Holdgate, and William Holdgate Jr. both of Charleston, SC; son-in-law Donald Rand; brother William "Bill" Whitney of Pinehurst, NC; sister Carol Whitney of Brant Lake, NY; and eight grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister Jan Whitney.

Jim's happiest times in life were moments spent with his family and dear friends and neighbors. Whenever the opportunity presented itself, he was on his boat enjoying his love of being on the water. Throughout his youth Jim was on various sports teams, making his way into the minor leagues in baseball. He was a fan of many sports and teams, particularly the Michigan Wolverines.

Memorials may be made to your local food bank or Special Olympics.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com <http://www.jhenrystuhr.com>.