Delores Witt leaves our kitchen table in Macedon, NY and was welcomed home by her parents, Albert and Esther Mindnich, her sisters Peg (Hilda) Brown and Betty Sampson, her sons Doug and David Witt, and daughter Donna (Witt) Johnson on December 31, 2018. She joins them at their kitchen table, sipping coffee with her sisters and tending to the macaroni and tomatoes simmering on the stove for dinner. At 87 years old, she was still a fighter and not ready to turn 88 on January 7th because “88 is old.” She was a strong, amazingly caring woman whose home was always open to anyone who needed it. She not only raised her own five children, Doug, Deborah (Witt) Hale, David, Daniel Witt, and Donna, but helped raise three of her grandchildren (Rebecca Johnson, Justin Hale, and Andrew Johnson), a great grandchild (Cole Schultz), and was there for anyone else who needed a meal, a listening ear, or a hug. She loved her children more than anything, often sacrificing to make sure they had food to eat, gifts for Christmas, and candy in their Easter basket. She loved visiting with her grandchildren and if she couldn’t be with them, she loved looking at their pictures. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren include: Doug’s son, Timothy Witt and his wife Meagan and their daughter Sammy; Deb’s son Justin and his son’s Cole Schultz and Kaleb Hale; Dan and his wife Sharon and their four daughters: Danielle Cross (husband Brad Hedgecock, and her daughter Kaylin and son Brayden) Kristy Stephens (husband Kenneth and their three daughters Kenlea, Brianna, and Allison), Shana Evans (husband Jamie, and their three children Ethan, Brycen, and Avery), and Jessica Witt (fiancé Thomas Bonifay and their three children Lilly, Jackson, and Lucas); and Donna’s daughter Rebecca and son Andrew.
Delores was the third of four daughters but those sisters have always been incredibly close. Delores loved her sisters so much; it is the love between these sisters that you would wish for anyone. They were there for each other when times were rough and always a phone call away to just catch up. It was a very dedicated phone tree between Peg, Joan, Betty and Delores, with daily phone calls to keep up on things. Distance couldn’t keep them apart as Joan would pick up Delores and drive to see Peg and her husband Roy Brown down in Painted Post, NY or just over to Farmington, NY to see Betty.
Delores loved parties and being able to see all of her family. She wanted to be a part of it all. So to honor Delores, there will be a celebration of her life on January 12, 2019 from 1pm to 4:30pm. It will be held at the Fairport VFW at 300 Macedon Center Road, Fairport, NY 14450.
Please help us create a scrapbook of Delores’s life by sharing your favorite memories and any pictures you can leave for the scrapbook. If you’d like to include some pictures in the scrapbook but would like the pictures returned after the celebration, just label the pictures with your name and address and we will send them back.