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posticon Francis John Ruane

Obituaries | Thursday, February 05, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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Francis John Ruane, age 88 of Ithaca, died Wednesday morning at Lakeside Nursing Home. Frank was born in Ithaca, a son of the late Thomas P. and Bina Ruane.

Prior to his retirement, he was a Physical Education teacher for 26 years at LeRoy Central School and other schools throughout Upstate New York. During his employment he coached football, basketball, and baseball. He traveled extenstively and made many trips to South Bend, IN for the Fighting Irish game at Notre Dame. As an avid golfer, he played every golf course in the British Open rotation. He was a loyal Buffalo Bills fan.

 

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posticon Larry W. Brown

Obituaries | Saturday, January 24, 2009 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ImageNewfield - Larry W. Brown, age 56, of Newfield, died unexpectedly at Cayuga Medical Center. Larry is the son of the late Gene and Hazel Hosier. Prior to his death, he was employed at Simmons Rockwell in Big Flats as a car salesman.

Larry was an outdoorsman where he enjoyed camping, canoeing, and being with his family, especially his grandsons. He served in the US Marine Corp. from 1970-1974 where he was a Maintenance Control NCO for a sixteen plane fighter. During his service he received two meritorious promotions.

 

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posticon Max G. Hagin, Jr.

Obituaries | Thursday, January 08, 2009 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Max G. Hagin, Jr., passed away on January 6, 2009 at the age of 73.

Born November 12, 1935 in Ithaca, Max was the son of the late Max and Alma (Coney) Hagin, Sr. He owned and operated a service station, convenience store and fuel delivery business in Lansing for many years. After selling the business, Max worked for several years with Andree Petroleum in Ithaca.

He was a passionate outdoorsman, never passing up a chance to go hunting, fishing or trapshooting. He was also an avid car and truck enthusiast, eventually forgiving his children if they drove something other than a Ford. Max was a founding member, and lifetime honorary member of the Lansing Rod & Gun Club and was proud of his membership in the Lansing Masonic Lodge #774.

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posticon William B. Earl

Obituaries | Sunday, December 28, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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William B. Earl, Sr., passed away at home with his family by his side, on December 25, 2008, after a year long illness.

Born in Ithaca in 1934, Bill was a son of the late Charles and Jennie (Hammond) Earl. After graduating from Dryden High School, he joined the U.S. Marines where he proudly served his country and was the recipient of the National Defense Service, the United Nations Service and the Korean Service Medals. Upon his honorable discharge and his return to the Ithaca area he married his loving wife, Mildred "Milly" (Carlisle) Earl, who survives him. Bill and Milly started their family in the Ithaca area and relocated to Lansing where they have resided for nearly 50 years. He retired after 32 years of service with NY Telephone Co., where he served as a Union Steward for many years. Bill was a past member of Lansing Lions Club, a former Little League coach, and spent many years progressing through the ranks as a leader of Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts with his sons. He and Milly enjoyed many memorable trips throughout the US in their RV. Bill was also a gifted artisan. He loved carving, woodworking, furniture making, oil painting, and typically always had a project of some sort in the works. His children and grandchildren are grateful to him for passing his artistic legacy to them.

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posticon Diana Joan Georgia Wagner

Obituaries | Thursday, December 25, 2008 | By Perkins Funeral Home Print
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ImageLANSING - Diana Joan Georgia Wagner, age 77, of 452 Ridge Rd., Lansing, NY passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born January 3, 1931 in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Rayburn and Tressa M. Georgia. On August 7, 1953 she was married to Edward Phillip Wagner, Jr. at the Ludlowville Methodist Church. He died February 23, 1999. Diana's life was about love and devotion to family and work. At a young age growing up in Myers, with no mother at home and her father becoming chronically ill, Diana learned one of life's greatest gifts was that of a caring community. She in turn carried on that gift throughout her life, caring for family and neighbors alike. Diana's illness brought her full circle, once again being supported by her caring community. She started her professional career at G.L.F. in 1948. In 1954 she went to Cornell University and in 1993 she retired, to care for her ill husband. Following his death, she worked at the E.C. Wagner Funeral Home of Ithaca. Her family, friends and career meant everything to her.

 

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posticon Charles Frederick Howell

Obituaries | Thursday, December 11, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Charles Frederick Howell, 87, a lifelong well-known resident of Lansing, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008. He was born at home on Lansingville Road, April 23, 1921, the eldest son of the late C. Ward Howell and Matilda Meyers Howell.
 

Much of his youth was spent growing up in Ludlowville and on the family dairy farm in Lansing. This was followed with work at the International Salt Company in Myers, N. Y. before enlisting in the US Army in September 1942. Charlie, as he was known to his friends, jumped as a paratrooper (Platoon Sergeant) in action two different times in Europe (D-Day in Normandy and during the Market Garden campaign in Nijmegen, Netherlands). He fought in numerous infantry combat missions, the last being in Belgium at the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded three times in these major campaigns. He was scheduled to receive a Battlefield Commission but suffered his last major injury during the German surprise attack in the French Ardennes (Jan. 1945) resulting in his return to the United States. He received many medals and awards including a Purple Heart decoration with three Oak Leaf Clusters. His own comment on his military experiences was, "I wouldn't trade a million dollars for those experiences, and I wouldn't give a dime to do it again."

 

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posticon Elizabeth P. Neigh

Obituaries | Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Elizabeth P. Neigh, formerly of Lansing, passed away December 9, 2008 at the age of 91.
 

Born January 2, 1917 in Keene, New Hampshire, she was a daughter of the late Fred T. and Elizabeth Jane (Murray) Pallam. A 1935 graduate of Northfield School for Girls in Northfield, MA, Elizabeth also attended Stenographic School in Brattleboro, VT. In 1939 she was married to the late James L. Neigh. After spending many years in Northfield, MA, Elizabeth and James returned to the Ithaca area. She spent many years working, and ultimately retiring from, her secretarial position at Cornell University.

 

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posticon Dale S. Bovay

Obituaries | Monday, December 08, 2008 | By Perkins Funeral Home Print
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Dale S. Bovay, age 45, of 8 third Street, Dryden passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at home. Dale was born Nov. 16, 1963 at Potsdam, NY a son of Sandra Peck Schaffer of Dryden and the late Floyd Bovay.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Petito Bovay; his mother, Sandra (Frank) Schaffer; his daughters, Felicia Brame and Tiffany Bailey; his grandchildren, Anthony Brame and Alexis Bailey all of Dryden. Several brothers; sisters; nieces; nephews and cousins also survive.

 

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posticon Linda Ann Grover

Obituaries | Thursday, November 20, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Linda Ann Grover, 54, of 2229 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2008 at Cayuga Medical Center while under the care of Hospice.

Born in Waverly, NY and a 1972 graduate of Spencer-VanEtten High School, Linda was a daughter of Edna Elberston of Horseheads, NY and the late Samuel Grover. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her twin sister, Lynn (Fred) Maki of Van Etten, NY; sister, Brenda Grover of Lockwood, NY; brother, Douglas (Brenda Barry) Grover of Lockwood, NY; as well as a large extended family at the Triphammer and Lincoln St. I.R.A.

 

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posticon Bonnie Lee Teeter

Obituaries | Monday, November 17, 2008 | By Perkins Funeral Home Print
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Bonnie Lee Teeter, age 56, of 13848 NYS Rt. 38, Richford and formerly of Lansing, NY died unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 16th, 2008 at her residence. Bonnie was born August 13, 1952 in Ithaca, a daughter of the late John and Hazel Lobdell Smith. She had lived on Farrell Road for many years and was married to Richard D. Teeter who passed away January 9, 1992. Bonnie had a kind heart and was willing to help anyone at anytime. She enjoyed horses, dogs and cats; her family and especially her granddaughter.

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posticon Clarence J. Smith

Obituaries | Friday, November 07, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Clarence J. Smith, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, November 3, 2008, after a short stay at Wayne County Nursing Home. "CJ" was born August 7, 1919 in Geneva, NY, and lived most of his early life in Ithaca. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn F. Smith. Having lived in Greene, NY for many years, he and Marilyn returned to the Ithaca area following his retirement from Verizon (NYTEL/AT&T) where he worked for 32 years. He and Marilyn spent a wonderful retirement traveling the country and splitting their time between a home in Phoenix, AZ and Aurora, NY. They had been married a wonderful 61 years when she passed on in 2006.

As a member of the "Greatest Generation", "CJ" was called upon to serve his country during WWII. During the war he served with distinction as a Noncommissioned Office in the United States Army Air Corps. He participated in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland, Central Europe and the European Air Offensive campaigns. He was the recipient of numerous citations for merit and valor including Silver and Bronze Star service medals, the Belgian Fourragere, the Presidential Unit Citation and the World War II Victory Medal. In June 2001 the State of New York awarded him the Conspicuous Service Medal and the Medal for Merit. He was Mason, a member of the Pioneers of America and of course a proud Veteran. He was an avid golfer and spent many happy hours on the course.

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posticon Doris Eva Madison

Obituaries | Monday, November 03, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Doris Eva Madison passed away at her home on Sunday, October 19, 2008. She was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, the daughter of the late Elma (Klein) Janes and Ira Janes, Jr. She graduated from North High School in Syracuse in June, 1938. She was married to Gordon Main Madison on February 13, 1939 in Syracuse, and they had celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary before he died on July 22, 1999. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Lois Janes and Virginia Langford.

Doris is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Bob) Saturn of Tucker, Georgia, and Lynda Albanese of Lansing, New York, with whom she resided. Additional survivors include two granddaughters, Wendy (Larry) Batchelor of Roswell, Georgia, and Karen Saturn of Lilburn, Georgia; four grandsons, Lance and Mike Albanese of Fort Collins, Colorado, Chad Albanese of Charleston, South Carolina and Scott Albanese of Los Angeles, California; one great-grandson, Camden Batchelor of Roswell, Georgia; and a niece and two nephews. Doris also leaves her dog, Becky, who was her constant companion and a great source of pleasure since her husband's death.

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posticon Ruth Drew Wells

Obituaries | Monday, November 03, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Ruth Drew Wells joined her Mother, June Drew, in their Heavenly Father's home on October 12, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. Ruth was a former resident of Ithaca and had resided in Corpus Christi, TX for many years.

She leaves behind her husband, Glen Wells; children, Cory, Kyle, Christopher, Jessica and Amy; her father, Otis Drew of Ithaca; her siblings, David Drew of Annapolis, MD, Elisabeth Tate of Star Tannery, VA, Arthur Drew of Suwanee, GA, Steve Drew of Highlands Ranch, TX, and Janet O'Connor of Canyon Lake, TX; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
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posticon Helen Alma Lampman Georgia

Obituaries | Thursday, October 30, 2008 | By Perkins Funeral Home Print
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Helen Alma Lampman Georgia, nee Schroth. age 85, of Woodsedge, Lansing, NY died Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY.

Born in Rochester, NY on September 26, 1923, she was the only daughter of the late Henry and Julia Tas Schroth. Mrs. Georgia moved to Ithaca, NY in May 1951 and to Lansing, NY in 1961.

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posticon Eugene David Hauck

Obituaries | Monday, October 13, 2008 | By Perkins Funeral Home Print
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Eugene David Hauck, age 76, of 1908 Daisy Hollow Rd., Cortland, NY passed away Friday, October 10, 2008 at the Cortland Care Center.

Born August 1, 1932 in Virgil, NY, he was a son of the late George and Caroline Hauck and husband of the late Marlene Gunn Hauck. Mr. Hauck proudly served his country in the US Army and was retired from Smith Corona in Cortland.

 

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posticon Laura L. Ford

Obituaries | Friday, October 10, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Laura L. Ford, age 71, of 24 Franklyn Drive, died on Friday, October 3, 2008 at Cayuga Medical Center following a brief illness.

Laura was born in Ithaca on January 17, 1937. After leaving her job as a clerk at Mack’s Pharmacy in 1981, she began her working career in earnest as nanny to four grandchildren. She found joy in traveling the country, especially it’s shores, with her beloved husband. Above all, she cherished her family dearly.

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posticon L. Neigh

Obituaries | Friday, October 10, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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L. Neigh, of Lansing, passed away September 25, 2008 at the age of 95. Born April 21, 1913 in Phelps, NY, he was a son of the late Alfred and Samantha (Bryant) Neigh. Jim was a 1936 graduate of Ithaca High School. He owned and operated Neigh's Garage in Northfield, MA for many years before returning to the Ithaca area. He was employed at Cornell University as a Senior Electronic Technician, retiring in 1978. Since the early 1960's, he and his wife, Elizabeth, were avid ham radio operators and formed many lifelong friendships through this hobby.

Jim is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elizabeth (Pallam) Neigh; a son, James (Adah) Neigh of Mt. Carmel, IL; a daughter, Jean (Robert) Perkins of West Covina, CA; two grandchildren, Nancy Sams and Jim Neigh; and two great- grandchildren. Jim is also survived by a brother, Lyle Neigh of Ithaca; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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posticon George Gioumousis

Obituaries | Friday, October 10, 2008 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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George Gioumousis died peacefully at age 79 on September 23 in Palo Alto, California, where he had lived for most of his adult life. He was born March 2, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York to his parents Katherine and Emanuel, both of whom had come from Greece to the United States. He received a BS in Chemistry from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1951, a MS in Mathematics and PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in 1954 and 1955 from University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his wife, Ellie Gioumousis;  two sons, Andrew of Menlo Park, CA and Peter of Palo Alto; daughter, Martha and her partner, Hilary Greenberger of Newfield, New York; daughter Elizabeth and her husband, Henry Hazebrouck  and their daughter, Allison of Sunnyvale, CA; sister, GG Farber and her husband, David of Pennsylvania; sister, Theodosia Zalantis and her husband, George of Staten Island, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

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posticon Adrian Dante Hines

Obituaries | Tuesday, October 07, 2008 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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NEWFIELD - Adrian Dante Hines, infant son of Kristine Hines Freda of Newfield and Terry Dutcher II of Mays Point. Adrian was born August 13, 2007 and departed for Heaven's playground on October 3, 2008.

Adrian is also survived by a brother, Brent (Winona Walrad) Austin; two sisters, Chloe Austin and Charlotte Charpentier; two brothers, Noah and Dylan Dutcher; a close family friend, Randy Parker; in addition to his paternal relatives, Adrian is survived by maternal grandparents, Raymond Hines of Mays Point and Mae (Papa Bill McHale) Inman of Newfield; maternal great-grandparents, William "Red" (Mary) Hines of Speedsville and Robert (Elsie) Inman of Ithaca; three uncles, Robby (Liz) Hines of West Dryden, Rick (Heather Mix) Mason of Newfield, and Jason Inman, also of Newfield; several great aunts, great uncles and cousins.
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posticon R. Merle Zavaski

Obituaries | Thursday, September 25, 2008 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA - R. Merle Zavaski, age 85, of Ithaca, died Tuesday afternoon, September 23, 2008 at her residence. Merle was born in Ithaca, the daughter of the late Elmer and Janet Johns.

Prior to retirement, she was employed by the Selective Service in Ithaca as an administrative assistant. Merle was an active member of the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees where she was the honorary Vice-President. She also enjoyed baking, cooking, and keeping up with her family's genealogy.


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