Daniel J. Whitbeck, age 61, of Penn Yan, N.Y. passed away Monday (February 26, 2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday (March 9) at Townsend WoodFuneral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. His Mass of Christain Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Saturday (March 10) at St. Michael’s Church, Liberty St., Penn Yan. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Penn Yan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Danny’s name to St. Libre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Rd., Ashland, MT 59003.
Danny was born in Penn Yan, N.Y. on July 14, 1956, the son of the late Beverly M. and William J. Whitbeck. He was raised in Branchport, N.Y. and was a member of St. Michael’s Church in Penn Yan. Danny had worked for Whitbeck Upholstry, Coach and Equipment and for 20 years he was the ice cream maker for Seneca Farms in Penn Yan. Danny’s hobbies included his the NY Mets, Oakland Raiders, and watching his NASCAR. Above all his joys in life included socializing, dancing, and parting with his friends.
Danny is survived by his sister, Sharon A. Whitbeck of Dundee; brothers Michael E.Whitbeck of Penn Yan, Robert J. Whitbeck of Canandaigua; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as his many wonderful friends both near and a far.
In addition to his parents, Danny was predeceased by his brother, William Edward Whitbeck.