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Robert Vernard Whittaker Jr.

June 2, 1922 — March 30, 2020

Robert Vernard Whittaker Jr., 97, a life-long resident of New Orleans and Old Metairie, LA., passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Patterson Health Care Center, Patterson, LA.

Robert was born June 2, 1922, in New Orleans, the son of Robert Vernard Whittaker Sr. and Ambra Osborn Whittaker. He lived most of his life in New Orleans before moving to Patterson to live with his youngest son, James, after his wife of 73 years, Mary Ahrens Whittaker, passed away.

Robert graduated from New Orleans Academy in 1939 then went on to graduate from Tulane University in 1943, being a member of the DKE fraternity. After graduation, Robert joined the Army Air Corp during WWII and served his duties in New Caladonia in the Pacific. After his return from war, Robert joined his father’s firm, RV Whittaker and Co. and Touche Ross, as their CPA. Bob was a member of the Picwick Club, the Crescent Carnival Club, and a lifelong member of the New Orleans Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf several times a week.

As he joins his beloved wife, Mary of 73 years, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sons and daughter-in-law, Robert V. Whittaker III and wife Vickie, and James O. Whittaker; son-in-law, Thomas Fernon; three grandchildren, Robert V. Whittaker IV, Laura Constance Whittaker, and Christopher Kileen Whittaker; one great-granddaughter, Payton Whittaker.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert V. Whittaker Sr.; mother, Ambra Osborn Whittaker; wife, Mary Ahrens Whittaker; and daughter, Ambra Whittaker Fernon.

At this time, no memorial services will be held for Robert. Friends are encouraged to view and leave a memory of Robert on our website,


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