June 8, 1927 – April 29, 2014
Lloyd M. Whiting Jr., a lifelong resident of Western New York, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a six-month battle with lung cancer. He was 86.
After graduating from Riverside High School, Mr. Whiting joined the U.S. Army. He was stationed as a military police officer in Korea during the Korean War. After completing his tour of duty, he returned to Buffalo, where he attended the University of Buffalo and studied business management. While there, he met Joyce Murray, and they married in 1949.
In the early 1960s, he formed Moehof Builders Inc., a home construction and remodeling company. He entered the world of new-home construction by developing the Mary Vista subdivision in the Town of Tonawanda. In 1969, he began operating the Cabinetpak Kitchens franchise, which offered the first cabinet refacing design. The concept became very successful, and Mr. Whiting became the regional manager for Cabinetpak Kitchens and expanded to the Rochester area. He sold the business and retired in the mid-1990s. Around the time of his retirement, his wife became ill, and he spent the next 10 years caring for her. She died in 2004.
He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau and Wanakah Country Club. In addition to being an avid golfer, he was a bowler and boater.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey L. and Jack J.; a daughter, Cynthia L.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pine Lawn Chapel, 2951 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga.