January 21, 2017


January 18, 2017 Redwood, NY Michael Whiting Davis, 64, formerly of Redwood, passed away Wednesday, January 18th at Albany Medical Center. Mr. Davis was born on August 26, 1952, in Watertown, NY, son of Isaac George and Barbara Jane Harten Davis. He was educated at Hammond Central School. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Theresa, NY, for a number of years before moving to Perryton, Texas, where he worked as an EMT firefighter. Upon returning to New York, he worked for Berry Brothers Lumber Company, resumed dairy farming for several years, and finished his career as a long haul tractor trailer driver. Mr. Davis was married to the former Sharon Dingman, and together they had three daughters: Cynthia Lee White, Holly Sanderson, and Helen Davis. In November 2001, he married MaryLynn Festa. He is survived by his wife and daughters, his brother Isaac “Butch” Davis, sisters Sheila Steele and Sheri Sayers, five grandchildren: Ashley, Austin, Christine, Jared, and Sierra; great-grandson Michael, and stepdaughters Jessica and Polly Festa. Calling hours will be Monday, January 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff McIlrath officiating.
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