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posticon Linda I. Baur

Obituaries | Friday, December 18, 2009 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Lansing -- Linda I. Baur, age 66, passed away at her home at Ladoga Park on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.

Born January 3, 1943, on Long Island, Linda was a daughter of the late Robert Christian and Bertha May (Brown) Baur. After graduating High School, she received her RN from Saint Joseph's School of Nursing in New York City and embarked on a very rewarding career in nursing. Education was extremely important to Linda and she chose to return to school later in life to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Throughout her career Linda worked in many facets of nursing, including research, pediatrics and geriatrics. 


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posticon DeWayne "Bud" Eugene Holden

Obituaries | Friday, December 18, 2009 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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LANSING - DeWayne "Bud" Eugene Holden, age 85, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2009, in the home he grew up in on Myers Road in Lansing, NY.

 

Born April 14, 1924, in Ithaca, Bud was the son of the late Oliver and Veda (Bush) Holden. He was a graduate of Lansing High School and New York Institute of Applied Sciences in the Mohawk Valley. Bud proudly served his country in the US Air Force in Burma during WWII. Always eagerly awaiting his next adventure, his love of travel took him to the far reaches of the world; Germany, Hawaii, Colorado and several months in Sri Lanka after the tsunami.

 

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posticon Kenna Renee Lindsey

Obituaries | Wednesday, December 16, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ImageNewfield - Kenna R. Lindsey, age 28, of Newfield passed away unexpectedly on December 6, 2009. She was born in Ithaca on August 15, 1981, a daughter of Dawn Wood and Oscar Nicken. She graduated in 1999 from Newfield High School. While attending high school, she formed a great love for cheerleading. She is also a member of V.I.C.A. Kenna attended TC3 and enjoyed keeping in touch with her friends via Facebook and Myspace. Kenna's life revolved around her four children; her bright smile will be missed by all who knew her.

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posticon Helen I. Parker

Obituaries | Monday, December 14, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ImageSlaterville Springs - Helen I. Parker, age 93 of Slaterville Springs, died peacefully at her residence on Friday morning (December 11, 2009) surrounded by her family. Helen was born in Cincinattus, the daughter of the late Frank and Mertie Albro. She was married to Herbert W. Parker prior to his death on December 12, 1974.

Helen worked for Cornell University for 27 years prior to her retirement. She loved being with her family and filling her home with sweet aromas from her cooking and baking. Helen was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, camping, dancing, and country music.

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posticon Helen H. Sullivan

Obituaries | Thursday, December 10, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home. Print
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Lansing - Helen H. Sullivan, age 84 of Lansing, while surrounded by family, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 10, 2009.

Helen is the daughter of the late Francis and Anna Hayden. She was born in Rochester, New York where she graduated from Charlotte High School, Class of 1942. Mrs. Sullivan received nursing training at Rochester General Hospital, graduating in 1946. In 1948, she graduated from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she received her degree in Public Health. Soon after this, she moved to the Ithaca area where she began her career as a Public Health Nurse. She followed this profession until she married Francis E. Sullivan and began to raise a family, eventually returning as a Registered Nurse and retiring from Lakeside Nursing Home.


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posticon A. Carl Leopold

Obituaries | Sunday, December 06, 2009 | By Mark Staves (Grand Valley State University) and Randy Wayne (Cornell University) Print
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ImageOn Wednesday, November 18, 2009, Carl Leopold drew his last breath. Carl died in the home he shared with his loving wife and soul mate Lynn. Carl and Lynn lived in a warm and rustic home filled with music and constructed from the lumber milled from the mature white pine trees that Carl planted as saplings with his father, Aldo Leopold. On the day of his death, Carl was working on two papers—one on the phenomenon of memory in plants and another, with his sister Nina Bradley, on an update on the phenology of Sauk County, Wisconsin (see Phenological Changes Reflect Climate Change in Wisconsin, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  96:9701-9704).

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Church of Ithaca, Sunday, December 13 at 2pm in the corner of Buffalo and Aurora Sts.
Aldo Carl Leopold was born on December 18, 1919 in Albuquerque, New Mexico where his father, Aldo Leopold, was working for the U.S. Forest Service and where his mother, Estella, had deep cultural roots. The family moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1924. Carl was a teenager when his father acquired the famous “shack” on an abandoned farm in the banks of the Wisconsin River. There he worked with the family to convert a chicken coop into a cottage and to plant trees and native prairie plants in the famous experiment of land reclamation his father described in his “A Sand County Almanac.” Carl’s early fascination with photography provided many of the images we have of the transformation of the shack and surrounding farmland.

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posticon Mother Anita W. Reed

Obituaries | Tuesday, December 01, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home. Print
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ImageITHACA – A teacher, clerk, notetaker, poet, orator, and Mother of Calvary Baptist Church, were only a few ways to describe the life of Mother Anita Reed, who during the early morning hours of Friday November 27, 2009, went to be with her Lord and Savior. Mother Reed was born on December 17, 1919 in Ithaca, the daughter of the late Archie Wilson and Pearl Johnson, she was the oldest of three children and a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church.

After graduating 3rd in her class from Ithaca High School, she went to Washington, DC and worked for the government during War World II. Upon returning to Ithaca, she married LeRoy S. Reed who passed away in 1992. Together they had two children, LeRoy S. (Elizabeth) Reed II and Cassandra (Alvin) Nelson. She began working at Cornell University in the History Department where she worked for almost forty years until her retirement in 1985; she was the first African American Administrative Assistant at Cornell University.

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posticon Ernestine Alice Lord Howell

Obituaries | Monday, November 30, 2009 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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ImageErnestine Howell passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2009, at the age of 85.
Born September 29, 1924 in Bernhard's Bay, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Dorothea (Stanton) Lord. After graduating high school in Central Square, NY, she went on to Ithaca College where she graduated with a master's degree in health, physical education and recreation. It was at Ithaca College that she met her future husband, Herbert "Bud" Howell, whom she married in 1945. She and Bud enjoyed 56 years together before he passed away in 2001.

A long time Lansing resident, Ernestine was very active in the community. She taught physical education in the Lansing School District for many years. In later years she was a member of Lansing Senior Citizens, Lansingville Auxiliary, and she was a swim instructor at the YMCA with the Arthritis Program. A fan of all sports, especially NY Mets baseball, she was also an advocate for female sports teams. In the day when female sports were not thought of as a "feminine" thing to do - Ernestine thought otherwise. 

 

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posticon Rudy B. Hoyt

Obituaries | Monday, November 30, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ImageITHACA - Rudy B. Hoyt, age 72 of Ithaca, went to be with the Lord Friday morning at Beechtree Care Center in Ithaca. Rudy was born in Groton, the son of the late Rudolph and Shirley Chiszar. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Therm Inc. for 27 years. He enjoyed hunting, playing the piano, rebuilding old classic cars, and he was a diehard Yankee's fan.

Survivors include his three sons, Roland Hoyt, Kenneth (Erika) Hoyt, and Rocky (Iris) Hoyt; two sisters, Dodie (Dale) Waite and Theresa Babcock; four grandchildren, Jennifer Little, Theresa Guler, Amanda Shappee, and Kevin Shappee; four great-grandchildren, Rhianna, Kayleah Little, Darick Ryant, and Richard Teeter; three brothers, Larry Chiszar, Jerry Chiszar, and Doug Chiszar; a nephew, Steve Babcock and a niece, Lacinda Chiszar Johnston.

 

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posticon William

Obituaries | Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Image Fletcher Grover of 34 Ridge Road, passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, Tuesday, November 24th at the age of 56.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, November 28th, from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Lansing Funeral Home located at 32 Auburn Road in Lansing, NY.

 

Fletcher is survived by his children, Miles, Lauren and Sarah Grover; his grandchild, Julien; his parents, Willam M. and Helenrae Grover; his brothers and sister, Greg, Chris and Julie Grover; and his long time companion, Jackie O'Connell.

 

 

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posticon Dorothy L. Bibbie

Obituaries | Thursday, November 19, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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Ithaca- Dorothy L. Bibbie, age 81 of Ithaca, a retired License Practical Nurse at Lakeside Nursing Home, died Thursday November 19, 2009 at Hospicare surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Bibbie was born in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of the late Brickers Thompson and Mabel Craig. During her nursing career, she worked for serveral area facilities. She will always be remembered for her natural ability to play the piano (in the Key of C) which she enjoyed doing for her family and her church. Before William Lloyd Bibbie died in 1996, Ms. Bibbie enjoyed riding on the motorcycle with her husband.

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posticon Jane Bower

Obituaries | Thursday, November 12, 2009 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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On this beautiful sunny day of November 11, 2009, our Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Jane “Ma” or “Mama Jane” Bower passed away.

Born on October 2, 1936, Jane was a daughter of the late Albert and Lillian Mayo.  She grew up in Aurora, NY, and made her way to Lansing where she met and married her best friend and husband of 55 years, Chuck Bower.

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posticon Kathy M. Kelly

Obituaries | Friday, November 06, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home. Print
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{mosimageThe world lost one of a rare breed when Kathy Kelly passed away on November 4, 2009. As a true optimist, Kathy brought a sparkle and passion to life along with her deep appreciation for friends and family, a love of nature and travel, and a spirit of fight for justice and fairness for all people.

Kathy was the oldest daughter (born 5/13/1945) of seven growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She met the love of her life, Bill Kelly, in Milwaukee. After she attended nursing school at the Mayo Clinic and Bill joined the Navy, they were married and embarked on a lifetime of adventures, travel and seizing the exciting opportunities of everyday life. Raising their family in small, rural communities in Germany and England they made friends, adopted new family members and provided an exceptional childhood for their daughters.

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posticon Alex Marshall Kartychak

Obituaries | Thursday, November 05, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home. Print
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Ithaca – Alex Marshall Kartychak, a new born son of Michael A. and Jamey Kartychak, died on Thursday (October 29, 2009) afternoon at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Survivors include his maternal grandparents, George (Marge) Allen; paternal grandmother, Emma Stone; two uncles and aunts, Ken (Heather) Allen and Joel (Terri) Cook; several cousins.

Services will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Herson Funeral Home.

posticon 'Gene' E. Schultz

Obituaries | Friday, October 30, 2009 | By Wagner Funeral Home Print
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Groton/Lansing - Andrew "Gene" E. Schultz, age 82, of Groton/Lansing died at his residence on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Schultz was born on Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Andrew and Clara Schultz. A retired union laborer with Local #589 for over 50 years, he was a handyman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Beatrice A. Schultz; a daughter, Lory (David) Kenerson; David E. (Lisa Lucas) Schultz; three grandchildren, Jonathan Schultz, Kyle (Chrissy Morris) Kenerson, & Corey Kenerson; two great-grandchildren, Aylia and Jacob Andrew Kenerson; two step-grandchildren, Justin and Abigal; a sister, Mary E. Bowers; a sister-in-law, Ann Schultz; several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, Louis Schultz; three sisters, Katherine Weinerth, Helen Zader, and Dorothy Harnas.

 

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posticon Cicero J. Fort Sr.

Obituaries | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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Cortland - Cicero J. Fort Sr., age 52 of Cortland, died Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Cicero who was born in Deland, Florida, the son of the late Ernest and Overlee Fort. He will always be remembered for his love for his family, being proud of his children, his love for hot wings, and never meeting any strangers.

Survivors include two sons, Nate Underwood and Cicero Jr.; three daughters, Chavon (Antwan), Nina, and Jamilla Fort; four brothers, Ernest, Earl, Gregory Fort, and Ernest Bird; five sisters, Virginia Chisolm, Laforestine, Theola, Pamela, and Shawanna Fort; two aunts, Anna and Lilah; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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posticon Phyllis C. "Connie" Johnson

Obituaries | Saturday, October 03, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA - Phyllis C. "Connie" Johnson, age 91 of Oxford and formerly of Canastota, died Thursday evening at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford. Mrs. Johnson is the wife of the late Jake Johnson, who died September 20, 2005. Survivors include several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.


Friends and family may call Monday at 9:00 a.m. until time of 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at the Herson Funeral Home, located at 110 S. Geneva Street, Ithaca. The Rev. Nathaniel Wright will be officiating. If desire, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association . 

posticon Henrietta Stramba

Obituaries | Saturday, October 03, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA - Henrietta Stramba, age 88 of Ithaca, died Thursday evening at Cayuga Medical Center. Mrs. Stramba was born in Candor and was the wife of the late Wassil Stramba. Prior to her retirement, she was a cafeteria worker with the Ithaca School District. While working at Kresge Department Store many years ago, she earned the nickname of "Chevy."


Survivors include her two sons, Joseph Michael Stramba and James Harry Stramba; a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Stramba.

 

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posticon Carol Butler

Obituaries | Sunday, September 27, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA - Carol Butler, age 53, of Ithaca, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 at her home in Cayuga Heights.

She was born in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire on June 16th, 1956. She graduated from Canaan Memorial High School, Class of 1974. Carol received her Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah in 1980 with a focus in Dance Education.

 

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posticon Dwan R. Margeson

Obituaries | Sunday, September 27, 2009 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Dwan R. Margeson, of 316 Munson Rd., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at the age of 55.

Born June 24, 1954 in Newark, NY, he was a son of the late Lewis and Gertrude (Hodges) Margeson. Dwan grew up and graduated high school in Phelps. He had been employed with Cayuga Medical Center for the past fifteen years. An avid outdoorsman, he most enjoyed hunting with his sons and 4-wheeling with family and friends. When family and friends got together, Dwan could be found behind the grill in "his half" of the garage....lol. Work was an important part of his life as well, and he took great pleasure in the many friends he made along the way. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, co-worker and friend. Dwan touched many lives and everyone will miss his love and generous spirit.

 

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