Kenneth E. Whitney

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 June 2020 at 3:59 pm

Kenneth E. “Chow” Whitney, 67, of Gaines, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 13, 2020. He was born May 1, 1953 in Rochester to the late Kenneth L. and Ruth H. (Lynn) Whitney.

Ken was a very generous man to his family, friends and animals. He really loved all animals, and he enjoyed living in the country and watching nature in his backyard.

Ken is survived by his daughter, Corrin Whitney; siblings, Jim (Kathy Scott) Whitney, Linda (Bill) Spall and Robert (Lisa Scalone) Whitney; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held at a later date at Oak Orchard Assembly of God, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina NY 14103.

Memorial contributions in Ken’s name may be made to Farm Sanctuary, P.O. Box 150, Watkins Glen NY 14891.

Ken’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Holley. To share a special memory of Ken, please visit