Michael Lee WhittakerFebruary 6, 1976 ~ April 9, 2017 (age 41)
Michael Whittaker passed away unexpectedly at home on April 9, 2017, from DVT in his leg that passed into his heart.
Born in San Jose, California, he was the youngest son of John and Carol Whittaker. He graduated in 1994 from Westmont High School. He was an alumni of Capmbell FFA. Following in his beloved father’s footsteps, Mike was a proud employee of the City of San Jose, and took great joy in caring for San Jose parks, the Japanese Friendship garden in particular.
He enjoyed fishing, watching old movies and playing video games. He will be remembered for his love of gardening, vintage cars, and his sense of humor and kind heart. Friends and family knew that Mike would give them the shirt off his back if they were in need. From car batteries to sprinkles to stubborn teenagers Mike eagerly provided help and support.
Mikey was a treasured son, brother, uncle, husband, father and friend. He is survived by his mother Carol Whittaker, brother John Paul Whittaker, sister Jaine Whittaker Davies, wife Evelyn Whittaker and his dear 13 year old son who he adored above all else Paul Anthony Whittaker. He had many friends but none better than Roger Gray.
There will be no memorial service, but I know we will all keep him in our hearts forever.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Japanese Friendship Garden Fund at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/DirectProgramFunding .