Condolence & Memory Journal

I home shared with Roland for nearly four years.He was one of the kindest people I have ever met.

Posted by John Grinnell - Burlington, VT - Friend   March 13, 2017

Our business and personal relationship with Whit go back many years. He was a wonderful man of many talents as well as being so kind, thoughtful and generous to others. Above all he was a family man and his family meant just everything to him. He was a gifted architect and my husband John and Whit worked together for many years, first with the Whittier Associates and then as founding partners in Dore and Whittier Architects. They shared a genuine lasting friendship over the years. We will miss him, the story-telling and his truly infectious laughter.
May God bless........

Posted by John & Lynne-Delle Dore - South Burlington, VT   March 02, 2017

Uncle Roland was larger than life with a laugh as big as his heart. He charmed and entertained all with his wit and good humor. He was especially kind and generous with his family. He was a joy to be near. My father Roderick spoke with pride about his younger brother and often mentioned his exceptional abilities as an athlete, especially baseball where he played on the Woodsville men's team when still a boy in high school. He will be missed.

Posted by Duncan Whittier - Topeka, KS   February 25, 2017

Roland and my husband Jim Inman shared an apartment at Shelburne Bay Residence these last two years.
What a distinguished, gracious, warm gentleman he was. A twinkle still in his eye. I would ask "How are you Roland?" and his reply - "Better now that I see you."
It was my and Jim's privilege to know Roland and to share that last week with his wonderful family. Blessings on you all.
Diana Carlisle

Posted by Diana Carlisle - Burlington, VT   February 25, 2017

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 94:18-19

Posted by A friend   February 24, 2017

Candle

I wish I had the honor to meet Roland.

Posted by Chris Wheeler - Gardner, MA   February 24, 2017

Whit was such a warm-hearted person. He had a smile on his face whenever you met him. I had the pleasure of meeting Whit when I interviewed for Dore & Whittier Architects, 24 years ago. Over the years, he was always sincerely interested in knowing how my kids and family were doing and hearing about them. Whenever he and his friend, John Dore, would get together, you would have to brace yourself for a competition of story-telling, each one trying to out-do the other with events and situations that the other had gone through over the many years that they worked together in architecture. His warm smile and friendly eyes will be missed by many.

Posted by Roberto Fitzgerald - Burlington, VT - coworker   February 24, 2017

A truly fine gentleman of enormous talents and great wit. A fantastic story teller with great details.
He was a forward thinker and was far younger in mind than his age ever showed.
He was devoted to his beloved wife, son and family and very proud of his tow grandsons. God's speed Rolland.

Posted by John Varsames - Naples, FL   February 24, 2017

So many, many memories of Mr. Whittier. I went to school in a building constructed from his plans, I lived in a dorm at Johnson designed by him, The interior of my home church in which his memorial service will be held is a treasure conceived by him. He will be missed. Love to his family.

Posted by Karen Peterson Shastany - Columbia, MD   February 24, 2017