Memorial Biographies - GWSAR Compatriots
Rev Paul Austin Callender, Sr. was born 29 Jan 1900 in Carverton, PA to Clark Stephen Callender and Ida May Miller. Paul comes from a long line of pioneer farmers who settled in central Pennsylvania. His father started out as a teacher, eventually becoming the Superintendent of Public Schools in Luzerne County, PA before he felt the call of the ministry, a calling he passed on to five of his sons and all of them became Methodist ministers. After 40 years in the active ministry, he retired in 1965 to St. Petersburg, FL and he passed away on 17 May 2005 at the age of 105.
William Emerson “Bill” Whitney, was born on January 12, 1933. He moved to Gainesville, FL when he was fourteen and always considered himself a Florida boy. He began his long career in law enforcement with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department and ended after many years as a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Bill passed away on Dec. 17, 2018 after his long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease