Jay Paul Whitman passed away surrounded by family on June 19, 2021 at the age of 79. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to many. Jay was born in Barberton to Paul and Jean Whitman. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wadsworth. Jay spent his career as a teacher and principal in the Barberton City Schools.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judith, their children, Lori (Tony) De Angelis, Daniel (Gretchen) Whitman, Diane (Doug) Stuart; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Jim; aunt, Greta Steeg; brother-in-law, Jon; sister-in-law, Jane; nieces and numerous friends.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Wednesday at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at 11am Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad St., Wadsworth. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sacred Heart School Tuition Assistance Program or the Esther Ryan Shoe Fund C/O Barberton Kiwanis, PO BOX 561, Barberton, OH 44203-0561