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Dr. William Whitten, 92, Chief Of Pediatrics At New Rochelle Hospital

Dr. William Whitten
Dr. William Whitten Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Dr. William W. Whitten, a resident of Larchmont, died Saturday, Feb. 20. He was 92.

Whitten graduated from Curtis High School in Staten Island and received degrees from Wesleyan University (Class of 1946) and New York Medical College. His specialty was pediatrics. He had a private practice in Larchmont for more than 35 years and became Chief of Pediatrics at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center.

He also pursued a research interest in pediatric oncology and was an attending physician at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Babies Hospital and was an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He was a lieutenant in the Navy, stationed in New London, and with the 6th Fleet in Norway.

He is survived by his son William W. Whitten Jr. of Old Lyme, Conn.; daughters Betsy Dennison of Pompton Lakes, N.J.; Kathy Cihi of Norwalk, Conn.; and Anne Falk of Bend, Ore.; stepdaughter Melinda Peabody of San Rafael, Calif., nine grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Freck Whitten; and his sister, Marjorie Badeau.

All services will be private.

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