Alvin Whitmer

July 4, 1936 - July 31, 2019
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Alvin Whitmer, 83, of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Hennis Care Center at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Canton, Ohio on July 4, 1936, Al was a son of the late Alvin M. Whitmer, Sr. and Mary (Heckman) Whitmer.

Al attended Canton-McKinley High School and spent his caree…

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Alvin Whitmer, 83, of New Philadelphia, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Hennis Care Center at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Canton, Ohio on July 4, 1936, Al was a son of the late Alvin M. Whitmer, Sr. and Mary (Heckman) Whitmer.

Al attended Canton-McKinley High School and spent his career as a professional painter. For 35 years, Al worked for the Painters Union and in 1998, retired from Guist Decorating and Painting.

A long-time member of Broadway United Methodist Church, Al enjoyed refurbishing antiques, boating at Atwood Lake, following NASCAR, putting up bird houses and feeders around his home and watching the birds. His biggest passion, however, was being outdoor mowing and keeping up with his landscape.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sue Lenhart Whitmer; two sons, Daniel Immel and Mark Immel all of New Philadelphia and a brother-in-law, Bill (Wendy) Lenhart of Malvern.

In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Mildred Zumbro and a daughter-in-law, Linda Immel.

The family will greet guests on Monday, August 5, 2019, in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Pastor Mic Foster will lead an 11:00 AM service in the funeral home’s chapel. A meal and fellowship will take place immediately following the service in Broadway United Methodist Church’s Spencer Hall. Cremation through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory will follow services.

At the family’s request, instead of flowers, memorial contributions in Al’s name may be directed to Broadway United Methodist Church, 120 Church Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, August 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, August 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Reception Information

Date: Monday, August 5, 2019

Broadway United Methodist Church

Address:

120 Church Ave. SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Broadway United Methodist Church

120 Church Avenue SE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: July 4, 1936
Died: July 31, 2019

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

KAY DAVIS posted on 8/5/19

SUE: IT IS WITH DEEP SYMPATHY TO READ THE PASSING OF YOUR HUSBAND. MAY YOU HAVE PEACE AND COMFORT IN THE DAYS AHEAD, GOD WILL KEEP YOU IN HIS ARMS WRAPPED TIGHTLY! I HOPE YOU REMEMBER ME AS A FRIEND AT ZION? A NEW PASTOR STARTED YESTERDAY AFTER 3 YEARS WITH NO ONE. LOVE YOU!

 

sue and john posted on 8/3/19

keeping you in our prayers.

 

Connie Mathes posted on 8/2/19

Rest in Peace,Uncle Bing I'm sure your brothers and sisters Jim,William,Bill,Kathy,Judy and David were all waiting for you at heavens gate.

 

Mary Meiser posted on 8/2/19

Sue and family We at Michael's are sending our deepest sympathy to each of you! We know he is at peace and for that we are glad. Also the memories we all are sitting here talking about Al. Jeanne is sending a message that now Al can look at her butt all he wants and she will wiggle it once in a while for him. Fly High Al All your friends at Michael's Restaurant we love you!

 

Cecily Fincher posted on 8/1/19

My sincere condolences Sue, Dan and Mark, May you all feel His complete healing and comfort! Cecily and Ken

 

Maggie Rose posted on 8/1/19

Sue, So sorry for your loss. You know Al is in a better place now. May you also have peace. I know as soon as my mom sees him, she's going to wrap him in the back of the head & tell him God's with him now! Love you, Suzy Loo!

 

Rebecca Roth posted on 8/1/19

Sue, may it help your pain knowing Al has no pain. May god hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace. Love and prayers, John and Becky Roth

 

Rebecca Roth posted on 8/1/19

Sue and family, so sorry for your loss. May it help your pain knowing Al has no pain. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and comfort you with peace. Love and Prayers, Becky and John Roth

 

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