January 2010

Dear Codge,

My family and I would like to thank you and your staff for your capable and compassionate care as we dealt with the loss of our mother and the practicalities of arranging for her wake and funeral.

There was always someone at the door with a smile. We knew whatever we needed or asked for would be taken care of. Your quiet efficiency helped us focus on our family and friends as they came to offer us comfort and not on the million and one details you took care of but that had to be done.

I now know why you’ve been in business so long, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you so much.

Nancy Alt and The Stingi Family

October 2009

Dear Codge & the Whitting Family,

Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending the delicious sandwiches from Bernard's. They made life easier during a difficult time. We appreciate your kindness and professionalism.

Maria & Andre Temidis

October 2009

Dear Dave,

Many thanks for all of Whitting's help in planning nd conducting my husband, Ed's viewings, funeral mass, and burial service at Calverton. Your meticulous attention to detail and on-the-spot presence helped all aspects of our dealings with you to run smoothly. Our father was a man of honor, integrity and grace, and you assisted us in paying our respects to him in that manner. This is, by nature of the occassion, such a difficult time. We were so very pleased to have your standing with us. Thank you again. The Family of Edward Robert Nienstedt acknowledges with deep appreciation your kind expression of sympathy.

Anne Nienstedt & Family

October 2009

Dear Codge & Dave,

We wanted to take a moment to say, "Thank You," for all the kind help, gentle guidance and caring support you provided for us during this most difficult time . . .
From the moment we walked in the door and we were greeted so lovingly by Brodie, we knew we had made the right decision in choosing Whitting's.
The services you provided were not only beautiful, they were delivered with an impressive level of both compassion and professionalism.
Your guidance helped us immensely furing this terribly sad and tremendously stressful time in our lives. For that, we cannot thank you enough. With our warmest regards and deepest appreciation,

Pat, Lee and the Caggiano Family

October 2009


I just wanted to write you a quick note to express how grateful we are to you and your family for the wonderful care you took of my mother in law, Zoila Schettini. We found great peace in knowing that she was being taken care of so well. Your professionalism and sense of family made the past week a little easier for us to face. You and your family should be proud of what a wonderful service you provide. Our family will be forever grateful to you! Thank you.

With great appreciation,

Erin and Silvio Schettini

January 2009

Dear Dave and the Whitting Family,
       This note comes with gratitude, and admiration for all of you - You would never believe how many times I have started this to you - How many times I looked at cards to find just the "right" one -
       Suffice it to say I cannot find the words that are bursting in my mind and heart - Last Winter/Spring you  helped Linda Smith - my former daughter-in-law from Texas when her mother died - I will be eternally grateful because my Grand-son-James Grady could mourn his Grandmother in a proper setting - Here I go again - the tears just come as I think of what might have been -
To say you brothers are in the right business is an understatement, a credit to your Mom & Dad.
        Life is really too short - But when God allows the
gift of men like you into peoples lives then things are good
        Until we all get to a better place when once can express on the lips what is in the heart - Thank You!
from the bottom of my heart - will have to do -
        I have remembered you in daily prayer & have offered Mass & Communion in Thanksgiving for the Whitting Gift!
                                       Love & Thanks,
                                                Mary Lou
                                       P.S. Your the Best!!

November 20, 2008

Dear Dave and Codge,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the kindness and sensitivity that you have shown towards my family throughout the course of my Dad's recent passing. I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for how you handled my father's arrangements. Almost four years ago, you helped me with my mother's passing. When we learned of  Dad, I immediately knew to go to you (Whitting) regarding my father. As you both know, it was not an easy time; yet it never is for anyone. You both made it as painless as possible, with a gentle and very professional manner the entire time. In addition to making sure all was handled, you showed a tremendous sense of comfort and compassion towards my family and I. Quite frankly, you helped us get through it. I wish to you both much happiness, good health and continued success in 2009. If there is anything I can ever do for you or your family, please do not ever hesitate to call. Thank you again, for all you have done. With gratitude and respect,


May 22, 2008

Dear Dave and Codge,
Sometimes words are so inadequate when expressing feelings of the heart. This one of those times.

How can I ever thank you both enough for your extreme generosity and sincerity.

Emmy was treated with the utmost respect. As were every family member and friend. Our neighbor even commented how beautifully the Wake, Service and Interment were handled.

I am extremely grateful for your professionalism in seeing to every detail of the special police and the American Legion Post #76's Services.

I did not realize Emmy was going to have the Glen Cove Police escort or the Military Honors. It is such a nice memory to know he was treated so well.

I thank you again for everything, especially your generosity.

RuthAnn Soffe
March 3, 2008

Codge & David,
   I just want to Thank You and your Staff for the care and compassion you showed to me and my family. At a time when you are not sure of what to do, you made things easy for us.
Again, Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Patricia Guarisco & Family

February 25, 2008

I want to express my deepest thanks for your service, professionalism and most important your kindness in providing the funeral service to my brother back in January 25, 2008. No one expected such a sudden death. I thought that no one would provide the finest and immediate service as you did having in mind from some others that underestimate our sense of urgency and suffering in our family. I wouldn't doubt some discrimination from those people that referred to us as Spanish spoken people during a phone conversation and being so pessimistic coordinating the arrangements.
   Thanks for everything you did, from having my brother ready for the time we needed it, to transfering him to Puerto Rico and for all your disposition and interest in our well-being. In addition and not the less important, at a reasonable cost with the requirements to have everything set not as others which would have resulted in a more expensive arrangement.
   Just coming to your doors, not knowing us from any kind, and have received with kindness from you, that's the best consolation anyone can receive from an unknown person. There are not enough words to explain our
gratitude to you.
God Bless You All and thanks again for everything,
my family really appreciated.
Gerardo L. Vargas

February 9, 2008

Dear David & Codge,
On behalf of the parish, I wish to express to your our belated and profound gratitude for your extraordinary kindness in connection with Margarita Jarovicky's funeral in May 2007.

We were truly touched by the very generous credit received from the Whitting family for the funeral services. It was a difficult and needy case in the parish and your magnificent response was deeply appreciated.

I also want to thank you for your incredible patience in dealing with the confusion at the cemetery. Your immediate and professional response helped to quickly resolve and heal a highly emotional situation. Thanks to you, Nina is now completely at peace with the unexpected burial of her mother within her brother's plot.

Our Lady of Kazan Church gratefully acknowledges your exceptional service to the community.

Thank You!
Sincerely yours,
(The Rev.) Leonid Kishkovsky

To the Whitting Family,
Words can't begin to express my gratitude at the kindness and generosity you extended to me during this very difficult time. I did not known how I was going to manage, what I was going to do. This is a testament to the reputation and respect the Whitting family already has.

With much appreciation,
very sincerely yours,
Linda Glovach

July 24, 2007
Dear Codge and David,
I want to thank you both personally for your contribution for our International Supper being held on Saturday the 28th.
I gave the tickets to a woman who had open heart surgery,
a woman on welfare, a 95 year old woman and a man on welfare. They were all senior citizens from 72 to 95. It was
a joy to see the smiles on their faces that day. You Whitting gentlemen should be congratulated for such a giving spirit.
I won't bother you again, but keep your hand in God's hand and remember only what you do for Christ will last. Quoting my favorite scripture Matthew Chapter 5 16th verse:

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven".

Faith will be your nourishment. Again I say thank you and god bless you and your family.
Joan Holly

November 7, 2006

Dear Dave and Codge,
Tony and I would like to thank you for the very professional care and consideration that was given to our family during the recent funeral of Tony's mother.

From the moment contact was made with you, we felt assured that every detail would be taken care of, and we were not disappointed. Your professionalism made a very difficult time for us more bearable. Thank you again for all of your many acts of kindness.

Pat and Tony Cano

Dear Codge and David,
I just wanted to send you a letter to thank you for a beautiful funeral for my Dad, Alphonse Milano, in January 2005. In a time of great sadness, you helped me plan an event that no one ever wants to plan. You made it easy for me, almost “brainless”. Your expertise, professionalism, and caring approach were very apparent. My Dad was a very proud and decorated Korean War Veteran and your extra effort that went into acknowledging this at his funeral was greatly appreciated by me and my family. I know my Dad was smiling down from Heaven looking
at his grand send off. Sincerely,
Mary Carter

Dear David and Codge,
I want to say how much my family and I appreciate all that you did for us. You made “Everything” so easy for us. Usually a funeral is so difficult and sad, but because of the way you treated us it’s a Good Memory. Don’t ever feel that what you do doesn’t matter. It truly means the world to all the families you come in contact with. Sincerely Yours,
Peggie Corbett

Hey Dave, I really wanted to thank you and your staff for all that you did. Your attentiveness, honesty and sense of humor (not to mention the offer of a cold beer) made everything a bit easier to deal with. If there is anything I can ever do for you regarding references or anything, please don’t hesitate to ask. I hope that both your wife and new baby (is he / she here yet?) are doing well and that you all have a wonderful life together. Sincerely,
Lisa J. Soszka

Dear Codge and David,
I want to express to you and your staff my appreciation of your professionalism and many kindness shown during the days following my mother’s death. My brothers and I were completely satisfied with all aspects of the funeral and I am personally very happy I chose you Fondest wishes,
Barbara Van Riper

Dear Dave,
On behalf of the Chiefs, Officers and members of the Locust Valley Fire Department, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks for your assistance for Arnold MacLennan’s funeral. Your professionalism and experience was greatly appreciated and it made us feel comfortable during the entire firematic service. If we can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call upon us.  Very Sincerely Yours,
Patrick B. Vissichelli
Locust Valley Fire Dept.    

Brian T. Nolan
Engine Co. 2

Dear Dave,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you have done for my family. I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for your kindness last week. It was the most difficult situation I have yet experienced and you were a tremendous comfort. You made it very easy for both my father and me. It seemed as if you always knew when to ask  “Are you doing alright?” You are a very kind and gentle soul and for that I will always be grateful. I know that my Mom would have been very  appreciative of your kindness as well. She was very much like that herself. I wish you much happiness and good health in this New Year. If there is anything I can ever do for you or your family, please do not ever hesitate to call. Thank you again, for everything With much appreciation and respect,
Mell Leis

Dear Dave, Codge, Joe, and staff
We can't thank you enough for all you did for us. Aside from your total professionalism, you provided a genuine sense of caring, compassion, and importantly, humor that guided us through a painfully difficult time. We will never forget you.

Sincerely, Joan & Chuck