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K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Thursday August 11th, 2022
9:00am - 11:00am

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St. Mary's Cemetery
Thursday August 11th, 2022

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Donald E. Whitney

Donald E. Whitney, 58, of Greene, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY.


Born in Hancock, NY, on June 18, 1964, Don was the son of the late Gail and Joyce (Slater) Whitney.  He had been employed as an HVAC technician for Intertek in Cortland for over 30 years.  In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time outdoors either hunting, fishing, or gardening.  He also enjoyed taxidermy and creating artwork through drawings or paintings.  Never wanting to travel very far, he enjoyed being at home with his family and was known as a “Jack of All Trades.”


He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Martha (Strough) Whitney; and his children, Danielle of Windsor, Renee of Greene, Erica of S. New Berlin, Hayden of Norwich, and Garrett of Greene.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Christiann Hollenbeck, Sawyer and Gemma Brown, Atticus, Landon and Ryland Leech; siblings, Debra (Georgia Foster) Whitney of Marathon, Stanley (Mary) Whitney of E. Freetown, Lisa (Rick) Nauseef of McGraw, and Crystal (Wade) Woodard of E. Freetown; an uncle, Frank Slater of PA; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.


The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  There will be no formal funeral service.  A graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland, NY, on Thursday at 11:45 a.m. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Donald Whitney

Tad and Janet Murray Aug 25 2022 5:48 PM

Don was a great guy I enjoyed the talks we had at work Don mounted an Impala for me and it turned out fantastic he made a copy using the other hide that I gave him and made the horns him self you couldn’t tell the difference when side by side remarkable so sorry for your loss

Ron Kratzer Aug 19 2022 1:42 PM

Renee, Sawyer, Gemma & the entire Whitney Family, My condolences for the loss of Donald. You're in my thoughts & prayers. God bless.

Cheryl Hall Aug 15 2022 12:07 PM

Don was fun to work with. He was humble and kind. He worked hard and cared about doing a great job. I will miss him. I will be praying for comfort and guidance for his family. I'm sorry for your loss.

Calvin Gordon Aug 11 2022 7:38 PM

Renée, Darrin, Sawyer, Gemma, & the Whitney family; You\'re in our heart\'s, thoughts, and prayers. May the warm beautiful memories wash over you soothing the pain and comforting the soul. Please accept our deepest condolences, and embrace the support of faith, family, and friends.

Douglas & Billie-Joy Brown Aug 11 2022 11:28 AM

I\'m so sorry for you loss. I pray that God gives you the strength to get though this difficult time and stays with you always. May you guys be blessed with good memories to celebrate the life of Donald.

Mary-Beth Aug 11 2022 10:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Whitney

Douglas & Billie-Joy Brown Aug 11 2022 10:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Whitney

Joe Hartley Aug 11 2022 10:16 AM

❤ So sorry for your loss! My condolences to family. ❤

Michelle (Strough) Hearton Aug 10 2022 10:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donald Whitney

Daniel Sargent Aug 10 2022 9:59 PM

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