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posticon ELLEN M. HITCHCOCK SINN

Obituaries | Monday, March 20, 2006 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA, NY - Ellen M. Hitchcock-Sinn, formerly of Camptown, Pennsylvania, died at the age of 87 on March 18th, 2006 from pneumonia, causing her heart to fail. Ellen was a resident at Northwoods Nursing Home in Moravia, NY, when she passed away.

Ellen was born on September 29, 1918. She was the daughter of William T. Vinson and Debra Benjamin Vinson.  Ellen attended Camptown, PA, schools. Throughout her life, she worked as a cab driver for Yellow Cab of Ithaca, NY, worked as a nurse at The Odd Fellows and The Reconstruction Home, and worked at the Montessori School in Ithaca as a janitor.

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posticon Mrytle Irene Mastroberti

Obituaries | Monday, March 20, 2006 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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SPENCER:Mrytle Irene Mastroberti , 81 of 800 Comfort Road, Spencer, New York passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, March 19, 2006.

Myrtle was born Mrytle Irene Eith, Sept. 21,1925, on Staten Island, NY, a daughter of the late August and Eleanor ( nee Cox) Eith. She worked hard on the family vegetable farm. She loved school and learning. She started her career right out of High School working as a typist/receptionist in New York City. She married Michael J. Mastroberti on August 20, 1949 and they built their first home. While raising three sons, she and Mike enjoyed some long camping trips around the country. They ultimately bought land in Danby where they built their home and enjoyed gardening and raising livestock. Mrytle began working at Ithaca College in 1973 and continued until her retirement in March of 1985; where she worked in the President's Office. After retirement, Mrytle continued to enjoy working around the yard, taking care of her home, being a grandmother and feeding and watching the birds. She was a member of the Spencer Federated Church where she had many friends.

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posticon Georgiy A. Stepanok

Obituaries | Sunday, March 19, 2006 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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MORAVIA – Georgiy A. Stepanok, age 49 of Moravia, died Wednesday evening at his residence. Mr. Stepanok was born October 15, 1956 in Karaganda, Kazahstan (the former Soviet Union), a son of the late Alexander and Klavdia Kyrnosova Stepanok.

Mr. Stepanok came to the United States in 1992 and became an American citizen. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars and he was a dog breeder. Mr. Stepanok will best be remembered for being a handyman who could fix practically anything. He was employed by Log City Milling for 14 years in Kings Ferry as a senior engineer and millwright.

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posticon ROBERT C. BAKER

Obituaries | Tuesday, March 14, 2006 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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Bob BakerBob BakerNORTH LANSING, NY - A man unequalled in generosity of spirit and nature, Dr. Robert C. Baker, passed quietly early Monday morning at his home in North Lansing. He was known as the "Edison of the poultry industry" for his work in developing new food products. With the lifelong support of his wife, Jacoba, he was able to motivate his children, students, and friends to achieve their greatest potential. To him, everyone was of value-everyone shone in his presence.

He was 84 years old.

Dr. Baker was born in Newark, NY, December 29, 1921, and was raised on a fruit farm in Sodus, NY. He and Jacoba Munson began their 60+ year long life together when they were married in 1944.

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posticon Troy Jeffrey Chisolm

Obituaries | Sunday, February 26, 2006 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ImageELMIRA - Troy Jeffrey Chisolm, age 31 of Elmira, died Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at his residence. Troy was born August 15, 1974, a son of Jefferson and Constance Chisolm.

He attended Amityville Junior High and High Schools on Long Island. He also attended Suffolk Community College for computer technology and obtained an A+ certification in computer repair. Troy's love for the outdoors led him to work mainly in construction. He enjoyed many sports, especially baseball and fishing. His loving and friendly nature brought many friends into his life.

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posticon Florence I. Jamison

Obituaries | Sunday, February 26, 2006 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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LANSING – Florence I. Jamison, age 88 of Lansing, died Saturday evening (February 25, 2006) at Cayuga Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be private. Burial will be Tuesday (February 28, 2006) at Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, PA. Arrangements were completed by the Herson Funeral Home, Ithaca.


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posticon Clare Moyer Schuler

Obituaries | Sunday, February 05, 2006 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA – Clare Moyer Schuler, age 97 of Ithaca formerly of Allentown, PA died Sunday morning (February 5, 2006) at Oak Hill Manor in Ithaca.

Mrs. Schuler was born May 29, 1908 in Egypt, PA, a daughter of the late George S. and Florence Klein Moyer. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Schuler who died June 23, 1996.

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posticon ALBERTA NORRIS GREEN

Obituaries | Tuesday, January 24, 2006 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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LANSING:  Alberta Norris Green, 99 of 45 Asbury Road, Lansing, New York died at 11:30pm., Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at a local nursing facility.
 
Born September 23, 1906, in Newfield, New York, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Jessie (nee McDaniels) Norris and the widow of Clarence Green, Sr., who died December 5, 1971.  Mrs. Green was a pillar of the Lansing United Methodist Church. She was a founding member of the congregation and its oldest member.  Mrs. Green will be remembered for providing exceptional pies for Chris N Green's Restaurant in Lansing, as she baked between five and ten pies per day, seven days a week, for fifteen years. She was a member of The Lansing Older Adult Program.

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posticon REV. RALPH L. CRISPELL

Obituaries | Thursday, January 19, 2006 | By Lansing Funural Home Print
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WAVERLY: Rev. Ralph L. Crispell, 72 of 80 Spring Street, Waverly, New York died at 7:50am, Thursday, January 19, 2006 at The Tioga Nursing Home, Waverly, New York.

Born February 5, 1933 in Ithaca, New York, he was a son of the late Bertram and Mary (nee Sanderson) Crispell. Rev. Crispell was a member of Brooktondale Baptist Church, Keystone Baptist Church, South Waverly, NY. and served as a clergyman for baptist churces in Pharsalia, Sempronius and Ripley, New York. He had also been employed as a dispatcher with Ithaca Gun Company and in the Custodial Department at Cornell University.
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posticon Bernice Johnson Myers

Obituaries | Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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Bernice Johnson Myers, born, June 19, 1923, died January 13, 2006.

Bernice, known as Bee or Mom to all who loved her, brought her great spirit, strength of mind, and humor to the world. Bee was born with her twin, Helen, in Andersonville, a Scandinavian neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. As a girl, she loved her family, her beloved sister and inspirational older brother, Ken. She was a softball player and an avid Cubs fan and she enjoyed canoeing during summers at the family lake house.

Bee married Ken Myers, also of Chicago, March 15, 1952 and had three children, Jon, Jim and Susan. She cherished her six grandchildren, Peter, Miles, Sonny, Buddy, Colby and Genevieve.

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posticon MAE A. PARKER

Obituaries | Monday, January 16, 2006 | By Lansing Funural Home Print
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LANSING: Mae A. Parker 86 of 62 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died at 5:00pm, Monday, January 16, 2006 at the Hospicare Residence, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, New York.

Born January 12, 1920 in Christian Springs, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Granville and Carrie (nee Moser) Oplinger and the widow of Paul Parker, who died January 11, 1988. Mrs. Parker was employed at Cornell University as a Custodian and had also been a waitress at Joe's Restaurant, Ithaca and Chris n Green's Restaurant, Lansing. She had also been employed by The Lansing Central School System where she worked in the Cafeteria.

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posticon DALE O. WORRALL

Obituaries | Friday, January 13, 2006 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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TRUMANSBURG: Dale O. Worrall, 70, of 1650 Taughannock Boulevard, Trumansburg, New York died at 2:15 pm, Friday, January 13, 2006 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.

Born August 26, 1935 in Attleboro, Massachusettes, he was a son of the late Dale Forest and Helen Alice (nee Lindstrom) Worrall. He attended Attleboro High School, Dean Academy Prep School, Franklin, Mass., and Bryant College. During his youth, he spent summers on Cape Cod where he developed a true love for the ocean and beaches. This fondness has been passed on to his family. On January 30, 1965, he married Frances Genevieve Orzechowski, who survives and resides in Trumansburg. Mr. Worrall was employed as a Sales Representative for Balfour, Inc. for forty years. He will be remembered as a loving and dedicated husband and father, always putting his family first.

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posticon Edith Zimdahl

Obituaries | Tuesday, January 03, 2006 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA: Edith Zimdahl, 87 formerly of 100 Graham Road, Ithaca, New York died at 9:00am, Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at a nursing facility in Auburn, NY.

Born September 18, 1918 in Big Flats, New York, she was a daughter of the late William and Emma (nee Robinson) Randall and the widow of Frank Zimdahl, who died December 11, 1986. Mrs. Zimdahl was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, Lodge # 378, Big Flats, NY, Stonehedges Golf Club, Groton, NY and attended Lansing United Methodist Church.
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posticon Nancy Keyes Babcock

Obituaries | Monday, December 26, 2005 | By Lansing Funural Home Print
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Nancy BabcockNancy BabcockITHACA - Nancy Keyes Babcock, age 76, of Cayuga Heights, Ithaca, NY, died Friday, December 23, 2005, at Bridges of Cornell Heights, from Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed quietly and peacefully in her bed after a brief interval of congestion and fever.

Nancy was predeceased by her father, Hugh Tallman Keyes; mother, Faye Elizabeth Keyes; sister, Faye Elizabeth Smith; and brother, Robert S. (Sharon) Keyes, all of Birmingham, MI. Brother, Richard Irwin (Marilyn) Keyes, survives her in Gaylord, MI.

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posticon Stuart E. Cobb

Obituaries | Wednesday, December 21, 2005 | By Lansing Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA: Stuart E. Cobb, 90 of 115 Franklin Street,Ithaca, New York died early Monday morning, December 19, 2005 at his residence.

Born June 16, 1915 in Groton, New York, he was a son of the late Earl and Norma (nee Decamp) Cobb. Mr. Cobb was an Insurance Agent for Nationwide Insurance Company, retiring in 1977. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Ithaca since 1928, a member of Ithaca Senior Citizens and was a charter member of The Ithaca Cayuga Rotary Club. He served as a long term Seargant at Arms and boasted perfect attendance for his many years of membership and was a Paul Harris Fellow.

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posticon Barbara Morrell Mai

Obituaries | Monday, December 19, 2005 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA - Barbara Morrell Mai died on Friday (December 16, 2005) after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Barbara was born in Montclair, New Jersey on June 24, 1917. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Delaware, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in English. After moving to Ithaca in 1940 to do her graduate work in Foods and Nutrition in what was then the College of Home Economics at Cornell, she married William F. Mai in 1941.

Barbara and Bill remained at Cornell following their graduate work. Bill was a professor in Plant Pathology at the College of Agriculture and Barbara taught Food Chemistry, first in the College of Home Economics and then at the College of Hotel Administration.

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posticon Charles F. Phillips

Obituaries | Monday, December 19, 2005 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA – Charles F. Phillips, age 83, a retired foreman and toolmaker at Morse Chain and Emerson Manufacturing, went to be with our God and Our Lord Jesus Christ, Saturday morning (September 17, 2005) at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.

Mr. Phillips was a lifelong resident of Ithaca and a son of the late Claude & Lena Wilson Phillips. On May 15, 2005 he celebrated 66 years of marriage with his wife, Helen Myers Phillips.

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posticon Freida A.

Obituaries | Sunday, December 18, 2005 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA – Freida A. “Dot (who’s)” June, age 78 of Ithaca, a homemaker, died Saturday mornings (December 17, 2005) at Cayuga Medical Center.

Mrs. June was born July 19, 1927 in Ithaca, a daughter of the late John & Florence Linderman Fish. She recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with her husband, Alfred F. June Sr.

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posticon Isabelle Engle Bangs

Obituaries | Thursday, December 15, 2005 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ITHACA – Isabelle Engle Bangs, age 92 of Ithaca, died Thursday morning (December 15, 2005) at Cayuga Medical Center.

Mrs. Bangs was born March 31, 1913 in Salisbury, PA, a daughter of the late Irwin J. & Cora Newman Engle. She was the wife if the late Professor O. Ernest Bangs who died August 10, 1995.

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posticon Margaret L. Benjamin (nee: Perry)

Obituaries | Thursday, December 15, 2005 | By Herson Funeral Home Print
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ENFIELD- Margaret L. Benjamin (nee: Perry), age 46 of Enfield, died Tuesday morning at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a brief illness.

Margaret was born February 28, 1959 in Ithaca, a daughter of the late Ronald F. and Constance Clark Perry Sr. She is the wife of Kenneth D. Benjamin Sr.
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