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Obituary: Earl Whitmore, Jr., 1966-2020

Member of Professional Ski Instructors of America recently celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary

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Earl Whitmore Jr., age 53, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., passed away at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care early in the morning on Saturday, September 5, 2020, with his wife, Jennifer, by his side.

Earl was born in Oakland, Calif., on September 11, 1966. He grew up primarily in San Mateo County, Calif., with his parents, Earl B. Whitmore Sr. and Mary O'Connor. Earl moved to Massachusetts with his mother and finished high school at North Hampton High School. He attended Saint Michael's College, where he earned his bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1991. He was married to Jennifer Alexander in 1995. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary together.

Earl was a well-known member of the snow sports community, being part of the PSIA-E division for Professional Ski Instructors of America for 30 years, as well as a member of the PSIA-E Advanced Children's Educator Team. He loved art, shooting, cycling and baseball umpiring, and he was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Earl is survived by his wife, Jennifer Alexander-Whitmore, and his son, Benjamin Whitmore, of St. Johnsbury, Vt. He is also survived by his stepmother, Beverly Whitmore; his in-laws: John and Anne Alexander, John and Cheryl Alexander, Steve Alexander and Devon MacLeod, Sarah Janes Alexander, and Eben Alexander; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to 37 Spring St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the PSIA-E "Terry Fund" in Earl's memory. Checks may be sent to PSIA-AASI: Eastern Division, S. Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203.

While no formal service will occur at this time, a celebration of life will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.

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