Archive for Wednesday, October 14, 1992


October 14, 1992


Private family memorial services for W. Christian "Chris" Whitenight, 51, Alameda, Calif., will be held at a later date at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence.

Mr. Whitenight died Monday, Oct. 12, 1992, at the Summit North Hospital in Oakland, Calif. He had cancer.

He was born June 17, 1941, in Cleveland, to G. Kenneth and Ethel Hack Whitenight. He and his family moved to Lawrence in 1950.

He attended Lawrence High School, where he played football. He graduated from Kansas University with a degree in industrial engineering. He was a member of Sigma Chi social fraternity.

He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and later was involved with the Apollo space program while on an aircraft carrier out of San Diego.

He has worked as a national sales manager for various computer companies, mostly recently Performance Factors Inc., Alameda, Calif.

Survivors include two sons, Matthew and Eric, both of Alameda, Calif.; his mother and father, of Lawrence; and three brothers, Peter and James, both of Lawrence, and Kenneth Jr., Dallas.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the American Cancer Society in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, which is handling local arrangements.

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