It is with great sadness that the Whitaker family announces the death of their beloved son, Lucius Milan Whitaker III (Skip). He was 56 years old.
Skip was born in Hartford Hospital. He graduated from Renbrook School, Farmington High School and New England College. He was a proud member of the NEC lacrosse team and he and his team were to be awarded recognition as the only undefeated varsity team in the college’s history.
He is survived by his parents, Arline and Lucius Milan Whitaker, Jr. (Buzz); sister Lindsey Whitaker Brennwald, brother in law, Dan Brennwald and niece McKenna
Whitaker Brennwald; his aunt and uncle Sue and Jack Belicka, of Stonington and many cousins, relatives and a large group of friends spread from the shoreline of Maine to the British Virgin Islands. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Pauline and John Belicka, formerly of Greenwich.
Skip was an avid hunter and boater – both sailing and fishing; and a member of the Mudheads. Skip’s first boat ride was on an Egg Harbor, in a crib covered with an oil cloth to protect him from the salt water- he was only 2 months old. Skip went through many Whalers and wanted to handle Sands Of Time, the Whitaker family boat, as well as his dad. He had his own Bertram for a while – Classic Lines. The Mako was a prized possession but he was always looking for his next boat.
Skip ran his own excavating company, Whitaker Enterprises, for many years and was proud of the work his company did.
This fund is dedicated to Skip’s memory.
Thanks to an Anonymous donation and Sails Up 4 Cancer, the Mudheads have a mark boat which will be named SKIP!
Please consider a donation in memory of Skip Whitaker to keep the boat ship shape for years to come!