Honor Mission
Harvey G. Whitney
US Navy - Korean War Era
PGR Member
Hamburg, NY - 07/25/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 1, Region 2
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been requested to stand in honor of the life and service of Harvey G. Whitney of Buffalo, who passed away on 21 July 2020.

Quoting from the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home obituary: "When Harvey was not driving truck, he was enjoying the open road on his motorcycle, which he road until he was 84 years old. Harvey was a Korean War, Navy Veteran and was active with the Patriot Guard Riders. Him and his wife Rosemary even did the 9-11 Run."

Mr. Whitney served a total of over 4 years of active duty in the US Navy from 1947-1952, including 33 months aboard the USS Leyte (CV-32), an Essex-class aircraft carrier and 5 months aboard the USS Curtiss (AV-4.), a seaplane tender. His rating was ICFN - Fireman, Interior Communications Electrician Striker. Mr. Whitney was honorably discharged on 11 February 1952, and earned the Navy Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

His full obituary may be viewed online by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 07/25/2020
Primary Staging Time: 05:30
AM or PM: pm
Staging Location: Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home
4199 Lake Shore Road
(Corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5)
Hamburg, NY 14075
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Lead Ride Captain: Bob "Trip" Marien
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Full Visitation Hours are 4:00 - 7:00 PM.  PGRNY will provide a Flag Line for the 2nd half from 5:30-7:00 PM, followed by funeral service at the FH at 7:00 PM.  There is no escort involved in this mission. Mr. Whitney will be Interred at a later date in the WNY National Cemetery.

Please arrive with a clean 3x5 American or US Navy flag, and dress for the weather.  Please abide by all Erie County and PGRNY social distancing and face covering requirements.

Thank you for your efforts to help Honor the US Navy service of Harvey G. Whitney, and to support his loving family.
Submitted by: Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1
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