Whitney, George Alexius
George Alexius Whitney, 38, of Washington D.C. passed away on December 18th while serving his country in Afghanistan. Born in Brattleboro, VT on February 16th, 1978, Alexi, as he was known to his family, attended Brooks School in North Andover and Bates College in Lewiston, ME. At Bates he was a starting fullback in football, starting midfielder in lacrosse and graduated Cum Laude with a major in Classics.
After college, Alexi served as a Captain in the 3rd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion in Anbar, Iraq in 2005.
An avid reader and lover of history and horror movies, Alexi enjoyed spending time outdoors, with animals, his colleagues and family.
He is survived by his mother, Caryn Whitney of Wilmington, NC, his father George Whitney III of Delray Beach, FL, sister Larissa Whitney and brother Maximillian Whitney, both of Brooklyn, NY.
A memorial service will be held at Brooks School in North Andover, MA on January 22nd at two o’clock in the afternoon, with a burial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA in the spring.
In lieu of lowers, donations may be made to the Raider Project (www.raiderproject.org), the Third Option Foundation (www. thirdoptionfoundation.org) and Brooks School (www.brooksschool.org).