Rev. Philip F. Whitmer


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Rev. Philip F. Whitmer died on Sunday, September 25, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Nailya Whitmer, of Santa Clara CA. and three children: Paul Whitmer of Olympia, WA, Linda Bell near Eureka, CA,  and Glen Blair Whitmer of San Francisco, CA, and two step children, Svetlana Ross of Sparks, NV and Radik Sounougatov  of Santa Clara, CA; by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Nailya Whitmer at 2384 Shoreside Court, Santa Clara, CA  95054.

A funeral will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at First UMC, 535 Old San Francisco Rd., Sunnyvale, CA  94086. The Rev. Dave Schlager will preside.

Philip served the Carlmont: San Carlos, First: San Rafael, Lafayette, Hillsdale:  San Mateo, and First: Salinas churches before retiring in 1993.

Memorial gifts may be sent in Philip’s name to First United Methodist Church, 535 Old San Francisco Rd., Sunnyvale, CA  94086.

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
California-Nevada Conference
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250



California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
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