Age 52, of Hector, NY, passed away on June 30, 2011 as a result of an automobile accident. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, David Whiting; sons and loves of her life, Ryan Dougherty and Brenton Whiting; mother, Bernice Schaaf, of Connecticut; brothers and sisters, Randy (Charlene) James of Texas, Sandy (Bill) Callnan of Vermont, Ronny (Donna) Schaaf of Connecticut, Gordon (Denise) Schaaf of New Hampshire, Theona (Wayne) Palma of North Carolina, and John Schaaf of North Carolina; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Bernita Whiting of California; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Jim and Pat Whiting of Californa, Donna and Harry Orlyk of Salem, NY, John and Mary Whiting of Catherine, NY, Andi Whiting and Frank Osborn of Watkins Glen. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Schaaf.
Debra was co-owner of the Red Newt Cellars in Hector, a renowned chef, chair of the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty and the immediate past chair of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Services for family and close friends will be held at Hector Presbyterian Church at 4pm on Tuesday, July 5th.
A celebration of Debra’s life will follow at the Red Newt Cellars, 3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, on Tuesday, July 5, from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Those wishing may consider a memorial donation in memory of Debra to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, PO Box 2127, Elmira, NY 14903; or Hector Presbyterian Church, PO Box 96, Hector, NY 14841.
Please send tributes, memories and condolences in “Obituaries” at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements with Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.