Walter Alexander Whitnack ’51 passed away on September 4, 2011. He gave his encouragement, kindness and laughter to his family and friends, including his time and talents to the community. Walter Whitnack was a "Man Of Value." Bravely and with dignity, Walt succumbed to his final resting place after a lengthy battle with complications from heart disease. Walt received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University, after which, he served in the U.S. Army. He joined the California Department of Transportation, serving as a design engineer for 39 years. His passions were traveling, golf, gambling, computers, telling jokes, and his beloved Labrador Retrievers. His legacy lives through his wife, Natalie, brother, Edwin, beloved children: Jeff, Chris, David, Kim, Michelle, Brett Allen; six step children, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Mary Whitnack, five sisters and former wife, Ann Riggs.