Elmer "Butch" Whipple

January 29, 1946 ~ May 9, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Elmer Whipple Obituary

Olmstedville, Elmer “Butch” Whipple; It is with profound sadness the family of Elmer “Butch” Whipple announces his passing in the early hours of May 9th 2023 at Glens Falls Hospital within the presence of his wife.

Born January 29th, 1946, at the Glens Falls Hospital, Butch was raised at his family home in Chestertown, NY. He was the son of the late John and Frances Whipple.

As Butch got older, he volunteered for the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. Upon returning to The States, he met the love of his life, Eleanor Lynn, and they married on September 30, 1972. They had two children, Kimberly, and Kurt, which they raised proudly at the homestead they eventually established in the Town of Minerva.

Butch was a hard worker and provided well for his family with a long successful career working for Frontier Communications. His past times included watching his beloved NY Giants, and always trying to hit the perfect golf ball.

Survivors include his wife, Ellie, as she is affectionally known, which they had the joyous privilege of 50 years of marriage. His son Kurt Whipple and daughter Kimberly Shine, son-in-law Thomas and most recently his pride and joy, granddaughter Sierra Shine, his brother Terry Whipple and sister Sharon (Kent) Meade, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Butch was predeceased in addition to his parents by his brothers John and David Whipple, and his sister Sandra Morehouse.

The family would like to thank the staff at both the Glens Falls Center, and Tower 2 of the Glens Falls Hospital for the care they provided in the last few months of his life.

Per Butch’s wishes there will be no visitation or services. Remember him as you remember him and remember him fondly! His final request is to have his ashes spread over a golf course.

Memorials in Butch’s memory can be made to the Minerva Volunteer Fire and Rescue, PO Box 924, Minerva, NY 12851. To offer an online condolence please visit   


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