Denise Marie Withey
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Denise Marie Withey
  • May 25, 1963 - February 27, 2015
  • New York

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Denise Marie (Davis) Withey, 51, passed away peacefully after a courageous fight for life surrounded by her loving family at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, on Friday, February 27, 2015. Denise (Dee) was born on May 25, 1963, in Medina to Lowell and Eleanor (Schultz) Davis.

She graduated from Medina High School in 1981 and attended Niagara County Community College before becoming employed at Permanent Savings Bank in Lockport, NY for several years and was also a Mary Kay Sales Consultant. She married the love of her life Gary Withey on August 1, 1987. In January 1995 Gary and Denise purchased Fischer's News Stand in Albion, NY where she worked alongside Gary until September 2005 when she accepted a position as Community Relations Specialist at The ARC of Orleans County where she continued to work until her passing.

Dee was active in 4-H during her youth and performed with the Medina Mustang Marching Band. She was active as a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving previously as a Sunday school teacher, a board member and on the Ladies Guild. She enjoyed music, dancing, NASCAR, reading crime novels, watching true crime shows and cooking shows and spending time with family and friends.

Denise is survived by her husband of 27 years, Gary; daughters, Allyson (Nick Fitch) Withey and Kelsie Withey; parents, Lowell and Eleanor Davis all of Medina, NY; sisters, Amy Davis of St. Petersburg, FL and Angie Davis of Holley, NY; niece and goddaughter, Melanie (AJ Gminski) Gemerek of Holley, NY; sister-in-law, Barbara Withey Williams of Sun City, FL; brother-in-laws, David Lonnen of Medina, NY; Carl (MaryBeth) Withey of Elbridge, NY; Mark (Debbie) Withey of Lakeland, FL; Kurt (Debbie) Withey of Albion, NY; Eric (Georgia) Withey of Spencerport, NY; aunts, Shirley Peters of Irondequoit, NY and Carol (Vincent) Meli of Silver Lake, NY; and many close dear friends.

Denise was pre-deceased by her sister Jennifer Davis-Lonnen in December 2010 and her aunt and god-mother Joyce Monell in September 2012 both of Medina, NY.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 5:00 PM ''' 8:00 PM at the Albion Free Methodist Church, 25 South Platt Street, Albion, NY. A funeral service will be held at Albion Free Methodist Church on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Randy LeBaron officiating and will be followed by a 'Celebration of Life' service at the Elks Lodge at 428 W State Street, Albion, NY. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial gifts in Denise's name may be made to The ARC of Orleans County, 122 Caroline Street, Albion, NY 14411 or The National Kidney Foundation.