John S. Whitehead

John S. Whitehead, 81, of Montoursville, Pa., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, after a brief illness.

John was born in Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 29, 1932, son of Robert B. and Kathryn S. Whitehead. He was a graduate of Lycoming College and a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources several years ago

John loved nature and in earlier years, loved to fish. He was an avid Penn State football fan, which interest he shared with his late wife, Margaret Lynch Whitehead, who predeceased him on Sept. 19, 2009.

Surviving are four sisters, Suzanne Mullane of Lockport, N.Y., Carolyn Haon of Wilmington, Del., Antonia Winckler of Tonto Verde, Ariz., and Annie C. Whitehead of The Villages, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. A private funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family who will provide flowers.