MECHANICVILLE – Joseph J. Whitlock, 90, former longtime resident of the Mechanicville area, and resident of Bradenton, Fla, died Friday, Sept. 6th, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, after a brief illness.
Born in Stillwater, son of the late Bruce and Kathryn Fehily Whitlock, he was a 1940 graduate ofMechanicville High School, where while on the track team, set the 100 yard dash record, and was the running quarterback on the football team. After graduation, he served in the US Army in the Pacific Theater, during WWII.
An electrician, retired after many years as the head of the Capital District region’s New York State Board of Fire Underwriters.
He was predeceased by his wife Teresa Mohan Whitlock, and his siblings William Whitlock and Virginia Nolan.
He is survived by nieces and nephews.
At Mr. Whitlock’s request, there will be no calling hours and a graveside ceremony will be limited to family members.
Arrangements by the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Mechanicville.