Wayne WhelanOctober 25, 1942 ~ August 15, 2017 (age 74)
Wayne Whelan, age 74, of Cadiz, formerly of Paducah, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.
Mr. Whelan was a proud veteran who served his country as an Airman, 1st Class in the United States Air Force. He was an electronics engineer with Acoustic Designs of Paducah, where he still worked several days every week. When not working, Mr. Whelan was an avid golfer and classic Chevrolet enthusiast, earning the nickname “Chevy Man.” He attended Rosary Chapel Catholic Church in Paducah and St. Stephen Catholic Church in Cadiz.
Mr. Whelan is survived by his wife of 50 years, June Wolpert Whelan; his two daughters, Pamela Tonini and husband Sergio of Sarasota, FL and Karen Nolcox and husband Tony of Cadiz, KY; his mother, Irene Ray Whelan of Flaherty, KY; two sisters, Carolyn Canaday and husband Glenn of Vine Grove, KY and Angela McKenzie of Nicholasville, KY; four grandchildren, Gabriel Nolcox, Ethan Nolcox, Siena Tonini and Simone Tonini; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hardin Whelan.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah, KY.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Coffey and Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove, KY.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am at St. Martin Catholic Church in Flaherty, KY on Saturday, August 19, 2017 with Father Bob Ray officiating. Burial will follow at St. Martin Catholic Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to: Lourdes Hospice Foundation Fund, PO Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-9961 or Hosparus Health of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205.