Debra J. Whiting, 65, of Binghamton, NY, passed away on December 8, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born October 31, 1949 the daughter of late Otto and Eileen Ball, and on August 10, 1974, she married Paul D. Whiting Sr., deceased. Debbie graduated from nursing school as an RN, and began her long career working at Wilson Hospital in the Emergency room. She worked in various positions during her career at UHS and advanced to the cardiac cath lab as the Cardiac Research Coordinator for UHS and retired in 2008. Upon retirement, Debbie was recruited by Johnson & Johnson where she traveled the East Coast until 2010. Debbie loved her home in the country where she liked to garden, baking and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Debbie’s greatest joy and passion was spending time with her granddaughters sharing her knowledge of knitting, sewing, gardening and cooking. Debbie was a devoted member of St. Michael’s and The Humane Society. She is survived by her sons Paul Whiting Jr, and future daughter-in-law Tammie Duff of Binghamton, NY; Jason Whiting and daughter-in-law Jessica Whiting of Binghamton, NY; and grandchildren Adelina and Dacia Whiting of Binghamton NY, also many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday 4-7PM at the Savage Funeral Home, 338 Conklin Ave. Binghamton, NY. A service will be held at 9:30AM Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Debbie’s honor to Upstate New York ALS Association or the charity of your choice.
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