Richard T. Whitney, 72, who worked 42 years as a sales representative and later as president of the Curtice, Ohio-based plumbing supply firm, Whitney Co., died of pneumonia April 20. He also suffered from cancer. Whitney Co. was founded by his father, Floyd, in 1936 as a rep firm. Richard Whitney retired in 1996 and his son, David, now serves as president of the company. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.