PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- Verna L. Whalen, a resident of Pearl River, died Friday, May 6. She was 79.
Born Feb.27,1937, in the Bronx, N.Y., she is the daughter of Frederick and Alva M. Guterl.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Guterl Construction Corp. of Pearl River and Titan Express in Hillburn, N.Y.
She is survived by her daughter, Cathleen (Douglas) Sampath of Pearl River; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kristyn and Douglas Sampath; her sister, Patricia Dawson of Westwood, N.J.; along with many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; her sister, Miriam Braude; and brothers, Frederick, Gene, Robert and Gerald Guterl.
Visiting will be Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.