Lennie R Whitcomb
January 3, 1961—December 30, 2018
Loved by so many, Lennie Ray Whitcomb, 56, of Harrisburg passed away on Saturday, December 30, after a courageous journey with lymphoma. He was born on January 3, 1961 in Carlisle, and was the son of his late parents, Robert “Squint” and Doris (Raudabaugh) Whitcomb of Boiling Springs.
He was a loving husband to his wife, Mary Quinn. Together they shared 12 years of memories. He is survived by his triplet Lana Whitcomb, brother Scott Whitcomb (Robin) and close cousin Lucy Raudabaugh Gnazzo (Paul). He was uncle to: Briana Franks Smith, Amber Franks, Madison, Spencer and Danah Whitcomb, and Lucy Alana and Lauren Gnazzo. And many others.
Lennie was predeceased by his triplet Lonnie R. Whitcomb and sister Kimberly Fae Whitcomb.
Lennie held a BS in Education from Shippensburg University, and MS in Education, Training and Development from Pennsylvania State University. Lennie was the Corporate Learning Director for Gannett Fleming Engineers, Planners and Architects for over nine years. Lennie spoke highly of all his co-workers and valued his time at Gannett Fleming.
Lennie’s infectious smile and laugh, zeal for life, great humor and quick wit, caring spirit, and encouragement of others will forever be cherished by those who knew and adored him. He was a proud member of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, for 31 years. He believed in the church’s affirmation that God was calling us into the world together to seek a common good.
Lennie loved sports and the arts equally. He was a fierce Eagles fan, played the piano, listened to classical Jazz, ran the NYC marathon and was a rugby player. He served on various community boards through the years, most recently the Dixon University Center. Lennie was a beloved friend, brother, uncle and husband. He made a lasting impression on everyone he met and never forgot a name. He will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lennie’s honor can be made to:
St. Michael Lutheran Church c/o 118 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, or
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA Student of Year (between Jan 21-March 9 to support the “Lennie Whitcomb Research” Grant), attn “Madison Whitcomb Campaign,” 101 Erford Road, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
A memorial celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 20, from 3—5 p.m. at the Harrisburg Hilton, 1 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA. Complimentary parking in the Walnut St. Garage.