Christopher Paul Whalen
It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle and friend – Christopher (Chris) Whalen passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 with his loving family beside him at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Hospital in New York, N.Y. He was born in Ticonderoga NY on July 13, 1971.
Chris was a 1990 graduate of Moriah Central School. He graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College with a degree in carpentry and masonry. Chris was a skilled construction superintendent with Manfred Construction Company and several other construction companies over the years. He was well known for giving his friends clever nicknames. Chris was a great cook and enjoyed entertaining. He was an avid outdoorsman and will be missed by his hunting party. Chris was happiest spending time with his family at the home he built overlooking the Adirondack Mountains in Westport, N.Y.
Left to cherish the memory of Chris are, his loving wife of 20 years, Allison Turek Whalen whom he married May 15th, 1999 at the Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church in Port Henry, New York. His two children, son, Spenser Whalen and daughter Sophia Whalen; his father Paul and Jody Whalen; his mother Donna and Michael Parent; his in laws Charles and Anne Turek; his grandmother Carol Whalen; his two sisters Paula (Sandy) DeLong; Ellen (Melanie) Whalen; his two brothers Nathan (fiancés Megan) Whalen; Michael Whalen; brother-in-law Jonathan (Kristen) Turek; stepsister Nikki (Fred) Bollman and stepbrother Jason (Jenna) Parent and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Chris was predeceased by his grandfather Peter Whalen and grandparents Bill and Helen McClellan.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harland Funeral Home, 4279 Main Street, Port Henry, New York. The church service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Essex Community Church, 2306 Lakeshore Road, Essex, New York with Pastor Peggy Staats. A celebration of life will follow at the Westport Hotel and Tavern, 6691 Main Street, Westport New York.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to an educational fund for his two children. In keeping with Chris’ loving and generous spirit and the kindness showed to him through organ donation, please consider signing up to be an organ donor at donatelife.net.
Arrangements are in the care of the Harland Funeral Home, 4279 Main Street, Port Henry, New York. (518) 546-7033; www.harlandfuneralhome.com.