Jeanette Whitbeck

Obituary of Jeanette S. Whitbeck

Jeanette S. Whitbeck, 71, passed away on Sunday after a short battle with Endometrial Cancer.

Born in Albany on January 16, 1951, she was the daughter of the late James F. Whitbeck and Shirley Jean (Cleiss) Whitbeck.

Jeanette was a graduate of Van Rensselaer H.S. where she was Senior Class President. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management as well as a Masters of Management degree, both from the College of St Rose. She was a member of the Capital Community Voices, Sisters in Crime National Chapter and the Local Chapter of Mavens of Mayhem. She participated in Bethlehem Aqua Aerobics, in which members referred to themselves as “The Mermaids.” She was an avid mystery reader, collecting hundreds of mystery books and used her COVID-19 time to root and cultivate dozens of houseplants for Christmas and birthday gifts.

Jeanette was the beloved mother of Daniel Joseph (Alexandra) MacDonald and James William MacDonald and the proud grandmother of Samuel Joseph MacDonald. She is survived by her beloved siblings Patricia Whitbeck of Castleton, Luanne Whitbeck (Dean Long) of Slingerlands, Marjorie Catalano of Delmar, Lois Frunz (Gary) of Bay City, Oregon and Allison Cranmer (David) of Ocala, Florida. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and family are invited to attend her viewing between 4 and 7 pm on Wednesday at the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer. Funeral services will be 11 O’clock on Thursday at the Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Cemetery in Glenmont.

Jeanette has requested that those who wish, make memorial contributions in her name to the Pepper Tree Rescue, PO Box 2396 Albany, NY 12220-0396.

 

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Wednesday
25
May

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc
165 Columbia Tpk.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-449-7047
Thursday
26
May

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc
165 Columbia Tpk.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-449-7047
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