WAREHAM – Carl Robert Whitcomb, 80, of Wareham, passed away on Feb. 3, 2021 after a 12-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was the son of the late Robert M. and Barbara T. Whitcomb.
Survivors include his wife of Betsey of 58 years; his loving children, Robert and his wife Van of Worcester, and Stephen and his wife Jeanne of Hanson. He was the proud grandfather to his five grandchildren: William, Daniel, Benjamin, Emma and Anne. He leaves a niece, Betsy Finch, of Glen, NH and a nephew, Warren Morse, of Wareham. His sister, Nancy, died in 2017, and his niece, Melinda Baxter, died in 2005.
He served in the U.S. Navy, active duty from 1962 to 1964 and then for 2 years in the Navy Reserve.
After the service, he took a job at Millers Falls Tool Co. in Millers Falls as a Cost Accountant for 2 years. Then he, his wife and little son moved to Wareham where he took a position in the Wareham Co-operative Bank, which he held until being hired by the Mayflower Co-Operative Bank in Middleboro. When a new branch opened in Wareham, he became the manager and was there until his retirement in 2000.
Carl’s favorite times were when his family visited and enjoyed softball and other games in the back yard and sunny days at Little Harbor Beach followed by a big cookout.
He also loved sailing and he and his wife would spend many happy times sailing the waters of Buzzards Bay. He also loved horses. He leased a horse named Duncan in Tiverton, RI, and would ride him on the beach with other riders or alone in the woods.
After retirement, Carl could rarely enter a store in town without meeting someone he knew. He was greatly loved by his family and his friends and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a kind man.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in Carl’s memory, please consider a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate
A celebration of Carl’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.