Christopher Joel Whitman, 24, a former resident of Averill Park, NY and more recently of New York City died unexpectedly on Monday October 21, 2019 in Manhattan.
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He was born in Bennington, Vermont December 13, 1994. He was the son of Timothy J. Whitman and Lois (Hammersmith) Whitman-Clark. He received his education in Averill Park and was valedictorian of the class of 2013 at Averill Park High School. He received a double bachelors degree in neuroscience and economics from New York University and later received his master’s degree in Economics from Baruch College.
He married the former Aila Balic on December 31, 2018.
Chris was employed as a strategy and operations business analyst at Deloitte Consulting in Manhattan. Before that he worked as a personal trainer at David Barton Gym in Manhattan.
While in high school, Chris played football for Averill Park High School and rugby for the Rensselaer Dragons. He was a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. He enjoyed strength training and power lifting. He started competitive power lifting in college. In August 2017 he competed in the Revolution Nation Powerlifting Competition in Buffalo and placed 1st in the 220 raw class junior and 220 raw class open.
Survivors include his wife Aila Whitman of New York, NY his father and step mother, Timothy J. Whitman and Karen of Hoosick Falls, NY, his mother and step-father Lois Whitman-Clark and Brian. Two step brothers, Michael and Corey Weeden of Hoosick Falls. His maternal grandmother, Irma Hammersmith of Berlin, New York along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held from Saint Henry’s Catholic Church, 39 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY on Saturday October 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
The burial will follow in the family lot at the Brookside Cemetery in Poestenkill, NY.
Friends may call at the Perry- Komdat Funeral Chapel, 2691 New York 43 in Averill Park, NY on Friday October 25, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
To send personal reflections and guest book condolences please visit the Mahar and Son Funeral Home website at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net. "In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Kitty Kind, in memory of Chris and his love of animals.