Management and staff are saddened to learn of the passing over the weekend of former chair of the Sheffield United Supporters' Club, Pete Whitney.
Pete was a true Blade and it was a lifelong devotion. Always an active face on the Supporters' Club scene, he took a leading role in the 1980s and it was one that he took great pride in performing, always with his wife Beryl at his side as she performed the role of secretary. There were very much a team in every sense of the word.
Pete was liked and respected by all who dealt with him. He had the friendship of many United managers and directors over the years and was always viewed as a figure of trust in the corridors of Sheffield United.
Pete stepped down from the role of chair of the supporters' group several years ago, but remained a committee member, offering his wealth of experience and advice wherever needed on behalf of his beloved Sheffield United and his colleagues in the Supporters' Club.
The thoughts of all at Bramall Lane are with Beryl and the Whitney family at this sad time. Pete and his long, hard service on behalf of those fans who became a part of the Supporters' Club family is greatly appreciated by all those at Sheffield United who had cause to work with him.
Rest in peace, Pete.