Mark Whitney

November 20, 2014
Mark Whitney

Mark Whitney, 58, of New Port Richey, died Thursday November 20, 2014 near Tampa in a tragic car accident.
Mark was CEO of Whitney and Son Seafoods in Hudson, Florida.
Mark Whitney started Whitney Son Seafoods with his parents in 1972 and took over the company when his father James Whitney passed away. He not only took extreme pride in his work, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. Over the years, his sales expertise and reputation led him to have a very successful life full of family and friends. Mark was well loved by everyone!
He was an avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Innisbrook Country Club. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, hunting, and his motorcycle and was a longtime member of The Gaucho Association of Tampa.
He leaves behind his mother Marlene Whitney, his Daughter, Nicole Fitzpatrick (Kerry Fitzpatrick, husband), Son Marc Whitney, Son Corbin Whitney, and his companion Cindy Colon, 5 grandchildren, Spencer, Logan, Lily, Bretin, and Alex and many close friends.
A Memorial Mass will be held 11:30 A.M. Monday, November 24th at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 5340 High Street in New Port Richey. There will also be a gathering from 1-4 p.m. Monday, followed by a 4:00 p.m. Memorial Service at the Michels & Lundquist Funeral home in New Port Richey.


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  • November 24, 2014
    Bob and Betty Miller says:
    We've known Mark through our son, Doug Miller, the executive chef at the Wine Cellar for over 25 years and now the Carillon Hilton. He's always been part of our family and will be sorely missed. Prayers go out to the entire family.

  • November 24, 2014
    Maria Emerick says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Whitney family. Mark was a dear friend of our family and a best friend to my
    brother Larry for many years.There are no words that will make such tragic loss easier. We pray that as the days pass so will your pain and the memories will give you strength and smiles. The Gallo and Emerick family

  • November 24, 2014
    Remy Gonzalez says:
    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the entire Whitney family. Mark was a good friend and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family and Cindy.

  • November 24, 2014
    Tommy Mullen says:
    R.I.P., M.S.W.
    God Bless, In the name of the Father,Son,and the Holy Spirit,Amen.

  • November 24, 2014
    larry gallo says:
    he has left my wife and I with some of the fondest memories we will ever have. My mind continues to revive the wonderful times we had together.The trips, boats, monopoly games and of course all the wonderful parties.I will miss him terribly.

  • November 24, 2014
    Array says:
    Dave Kloppenburg

  • November 24, 2014
    Array says:
    from everyone at Charlies's Fishhouse..Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Whitney family.....

  • November 24, 2014
    Karen Marlow says:
    Thank you for loving my babies... You will be greatly missed... Peace to you my friend...

  • November 25, 2014
    Kurt Conover says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Whitney family. So sorry for your tragic loss.

  • November 24, 2014
    The Interamerican Trading Family says:
    We offer our sincerest condolences to the Whitney family in this time of great loss. We've had the pleasure and the privilege of working with Mark for many years. We will miss him.

  • November 26, 2014
    Vandana Patel says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Whitney family.So sorry for your loss.Mark had a special place in our hearts and he will be greatly missed.

    Vandana and staff, FJCI

  • December 02, 2014
    Kurt "K.C." Moser says:
    I am so very sorry to learn of the untimely passing of one of my cousins who I never had the opportunity and pleasure to meet. All my love goes out to his family.

  • December 04, 2014
    Sharon Maluk says:
    So saddened to hear of this, Mark was a great guy, he will be missed by many. May his family and friends find strength in happy memories.

  • December 06, 2014
    Array says:
    To a " Great" friend, Sorry to hear about his to late... We will always cherish the time we had together.

    Mike Hand

  • December 08, 2014
    Kelly Bowman says:
    So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. My condolences to his family.

  • December 09, 2014
    Rodney & Jennifer Carr says:
    Our prayers are with you from Vintage on 5th in Crystal River. We are truly sorry for your loss, Mark will be very missed.

  • December 12, 2014
    Harold russell says:
    Will miss that deep baritone voice on the phone when calling Whitney and Sons.

  • June 07, 2022
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home posted an image:
    Mark Whitney
    Mark Whitney

  • November 24, 2014
    Jenifer Santiago says:
    Our heartfelt sympathy to the Whitney Family, May you rest in peace Mark.
    Jenifer, Hannah & Nathen Santiago

  • November 22, 2014
    Array says:
    My heartfelt sympathy to your family, I had the pleasure
    of knowing and working with Mark for many years
    In the seafood industry. We have shared many good
    times and his presence will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace my buddy.

    Chris E. Brauer, formerly Chesapeake Bay Packing

  • November 23, 2014
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • November 23, 2014
    Nancy Mckay says:
    My deepest condolences to the family, this has so saddened my heart. I felt like family during the 4 years working for the family business. I always liked Mark, he was tough at times but just always trying to teach us his expertise in the seafood industry. May you rest in peace Mark. You will be missed by many people.

  • November 23, 2014
    Valerie Thompson says:
    My deepest condolences to all of Mark's family.....I knew him for many years and he will be missed by many people. RIP Mark.

  • November 23, 2014
    Lydia Colburn says:
    Wanted to express the deepest sympathy to the family.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Lydia Colburn and Family

  • November 23, 2014
    Nancy Mckay says:
    November 23, 2014
    My deepest condolences to the family, this has so saddened my heart. I felt like family during the 4 years working for the family business. I always liked Mark, he was tough at times but just always trying to teach us his expertise in the seafood industry. May you rest in peace Mark. You will be missed by many people.

  • November 23, 2014
    Scott Perlowski says:
    Our deepest sympathies to the Whitney family. Remember the good times and cherish the memories. Scott and Susan Perlowski

  • November 23, 2014
    Array says:
    With deepest simpathy for the family ,LEO AND I just Loved Mark we just feel like we lost a member of our family...we go back so far , he was a very Special man, such a loss.

  • November 22, 2014
    Perinda Patri says:
    My deepest Sympathy to all Marks family.
    Mark was larger then life. I will miss his charm, wit and friendship. Love you Mark

  • November 24, 2014
    Leanne Martin says:
    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  • November 24, 2014
    Array says:
    Ralph and I send our condolences and pray for your family as you go through this horrible ordeal. May you find peace in knowing there are people who care.

  • November 23, 2014
    Jenn Thomas says:
    With our deepest sympathies to Cindy and Marks family.

  • November 24, 2014
    Linda DePietto says:
    RIP Mark you will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to the Whitney family.

  • November 24, 2014
    Laurie Gallo Rosati says:
    Our prayers and condolences. Mark was a dear old friend of our family. My brother and him were good friends and he was in our home often years ago.

  • November 24, 2014
    Wendy Stevens says:
    Sorry for your great loss. Praying for peace for all family and friends.

  • November 24, 2014
    Monique Dever says:
    God be with all of you. A tragic loss.

  • November 24, 2014
    Robert Cameron says:
    May God be with all your family and friends at this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Whitney Family! May peace be in your hearts knowing he's with God! From all of us at Wards Seafood Market & Galley