G. Russell Whitehead, age 94 years, of East Amwell

Obituary for George Russell Whitehead

G. Russell Whitehead, age 94 years, of East Amwell Township, NJ, died on Monday, February 5, 2018 in the Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, NJ.

Born in New Bedford, MA, December 6, 1923, he was the son of the late Trevling and Ethel Neagus Whitehead. He had resided in East Amwell Township since 1972.

Mr. Whitehead was a retired Steamfitter with Local #475, Warren, NJ. He served as a Corporal with the United States Army during World War II from 1944-1946 with the 329th Infantry Company F.

His wife, Marguerite O’Connell Whitehead, died in 2008. Surviving are his three sons, Michael, Kevin, and Shawn Whitehead; his three daughters, Margaret Earl, Mary Ellen Lane, and Marguerite Cyr; two brothers, Robert and Donald Whitehead; eight grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

Private burial with military honors will be held in Brigadier General William Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ, under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.