Helen and Robert Whittaker Memorial Trailhead Park Fund

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Whittaker Memorial Trailhead Park Fund shall be to make distributions for charitable purposes to nonprofit organizations and other charitable causes, in particular for the planning of the Trailhead Park in the Brandywine-Struble Greenway.

Dr. Richard P. Whittaker, 75, husband of Margaret (Peggy) Whittaker, died peacefully in the presence of loved ones at the Seasons Hospice, Phoenixville Hospital on February 26, 2016. He had been suffering from lung cancer, which was diagnosed in August of 2015. Dr. Whittaker will be remembered for his positive attitude; enthusiasm for life; and kind, generous nature. He served the Pottstown community as an orthopedic surgeon for almost forty years. He was president of the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (PMMC) medical staff, head of the department of surgery and has served as Chairman of the Board of PMMC since 2008. He taught weekly at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and received a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Whittaker served on the Pottsgrove School Board for six years and was a volunteer doctor for the Pottsgrove football team for ten years. Full obituary can be found here.


Send a check made payable to:
“Helen & Robert Whittaker Memorial Trailhead Park Fund” c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382