ImageLeighton (Lee) D. Teeter, age 88, died on August 25, 2009 at Beechtree Care Center in Ithaca.

Born March 9, 1921 in Lansing, NY, he was the son of the late Clyde E. and Ethel Teeter, Sr., and the husband of the late Helen (Stevenson) Teeter, who died in 1970. After high school graduation Lee proudly served his country during WWII as part of the US Army 14th Armored Tank Division. He was a member of Lansing Lodge #774 F&AM. Lee was previously employed by National Cash Register of Ithaca before moving to Fairport, NY, where he was employed by Xerox Corp. for 14 years, retiring in 1981.


In addition to his parents and wife, Lee was preceded in death by an infant son, James Leighton Teeter; brothers, Ronald and Clyde Teeter, and a sister, Evelyn Jonas.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Russell) Mason of Lansing, NY and Cynthia (Richard) Compton of Uncasville, CT; a son, David Teeter of Palmyra, NY; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Betty Taylor of Utica, NY, and a sister-in-law, Ruth Teeter of Lansing, NY. Lee is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Those wishing to remember Lee in the form of a contribution are asked to kindly consider the Alzheimers Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Family will be present to receive friends from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, August 27 at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. A funeral service with Masonic Rites, will begin at 11 am on Friday, August 28 at the funeral home. Rev. Alan Kinney will officiate. Prayers of committal will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Lee's family was deeply touched by the concern and compassion shown by the staff at Beechtree. They would like to extend their sincerest gratitude for all their care over the past three years.