John Whitehead passed away peacefully on May 19, 2019, in Camas, Washington, at the age of 84. He was born in Butler, Ohio, on September 5, 1934, to Charles C. and Anna Leola (Judd Whitehead. John graduated from Miami University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
John is survived by his loving wife, Hatsumi, and his children, Charles Whitehead (Deborah), a law professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Dr. William Whitehead (Janet) of League City, Texas, who works as a professor at University of Texas, Galveston; grandchildren, John, James, Alexander, Bradley and Jillian Whitehead and his sisters, Sidne Anne Martin and Linda Lucarello.
John was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Frederick Whitehead (2011).
He served our country in the Army and, while working for the Foreign Service, lived in several overseas countries. He retired as the Chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo Japan.
Services will be at Straub’s Funeral Home, 325 NE 3rdAvenue, Camas, WA 98607 on Wednesday, May 22nd, at 2 p.m.