Alan M. Whitcomb, age 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday (December 23, 2017) at Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility.
There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held in celebration of Alan’s life, 11 a.m. on Friday (December 29, 2017) at the First Presbyterian Church, 11 Queen St., Lyons, N.Y. 14489.
Donations may be made in Alan’s honor to , Alzheimer Foundation, First Presbyterian Church Organ Restoration Fund or an organization of one’s choice.
Alan was born on February 19, 1946, in Milford, Mass., a son to the late Bruce and Zillah Gates Whitcomb. Alan was raised in Franklin, Mass., the oldest of seven boys. He joined the U. S. Navy Show Band and performed throughout the USA and South America. Alan was a professional musician for over 60 years, playing in Rochester and surrounding regions. He worked for over 20 years as an advertising salesman for the Shopping Guide. He was a member of the Lyons Rotary Club, Rochester Moose Lodge, Eagles Club and the Rochester Musicians Union.
Alan leaves behind his loving wife of 32 years, Darlene Wright Whitcomb; children Karen (Ruben) Olson of N.H., Deborah (Wesley) Smith of Clyde and Andrew (Angie) Whitcomb of Westfield, N.Y.; step-children Linda (Greg) Parry of Sterling, Christine (Joseph) Valerio of Red Creek, N.Y., and Thomas (Tamara) of Lansing, N.C.; exchange daughter, Juliana Matos of Mich; grandchildren Sierra Pritchett, Davina Smith, Andrea and Adam Olson, Brittany and Emily Whitcomb; step-grandchildren David Coene, Thomas Lansing, Joanne and William LaPlant, NaKeisha Smith; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Brian (Sherryl) Whitcomb, Malcolm (Debra) Whitcomb, Joel (Nancy) Whitcomb, all of Mass., Mark (Brenda) Whitcomb of R.I., Kenneth (Barbara) Whitcomb of Ohio and Philip (Cindy) Whitcomb of Mich.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.