Mark Whitacre

Mark Whitacre, 88, of Stratford, CT, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in the Milford Healthcare Center.

Mr. Whitacre was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a retired flight mechanic for Sikorsky Aircraft with 37 years of service. He was a former vice president of the National Helicopter Museum in Stratford. He was also a former member of the Stratford School Building Needs Committee.

He was born May 1, 1931, in Huntington to Ross and Frieda Nolan Whitacre. He married Lillian Meder, and she preceded him in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary C. (Tim) Ryan, Stratford, CT; two sons, Kevin Whitacre, of Newburgh, and Michael (Tracy Dechello) Whitacre, of Stratford;  and three grandchildren, Kelley Ryan, of Stratford; Jennifer Whitacre, of Denver, CO; and Shannon Whitacre, of Newburgh.

All services and burial will be private.

Memorials are to the National Helicopter Museum, 2480 Main St., Stratford, CT 06614.

William R. McDonald Funeral Home, Stratford, CT, was in charge of arrangements.