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     Those classmates who have passed away helped define the unique character of our class. This page is dedicated to the memory of each of them. 
     We have tried to provide a complete listing of those classmates who have passed away. In many cases, we have the dates of their deaths. In some, we have been fortunate to obtain their printed obituaries. In others, we only know that sadly, they are no longer with us. 
     The editors welcome additional information about any of our deceased classmates. We will try and keep this listing as current  and as accurate as possible. We invite you to help us with this difficult task. Posthumous tributes are always appropriate.




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Ralph Ballweg

May 27th, 1942 - April 22nd, 1993


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From Pat Newman Mena on May 11th, 2010
Ralph was a true friend who always had time to study Chem and make up labs.  He sat patiently in a corner and read to me while I was isolated with hepatitis in 6/60.  I saw him last when he baked my wedding cake.  Good-bye Ralph.  You were a class act.
 
From Sylvia Root Cacciotti on December 29th, 2010
Taken from the Class of 1960's scrapbook held by Sylvia Root Cacciotti:

In Memorium:
Ralph Ballweg, Supervising Nuclear Medicine Technologist, passed away on April 22, 1993, after seving 20 years with Tompkins Community Hospital. He will be missed by all.
 

James O. Beach

September 28th, 1942 - December 9th, 2005

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AUBURN, MAINE - James O. Beach, of 3 Par Four Drive, Auburn, Maine, formerly of Ithaca, NY, passed away after a long illness on December 9, 2005 at Central Maine Medical Center. He was born September 28, 1942 in Ithaca, NY. Jim retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after a distinguished career of over 40 years. During his retirement, Jim was an active member of the Ithaca Radio Control Society and the Skystreakers of Maine. He was the son of the late Franklin R. Beach Sr. and Ruth Beach Bacon, and a devoted husband, father, uncle and friend. While his family rejoices that he has reached his eternal home, they are saddened by his absence.

Jim is survived by his wife, Darlene Weiss Beach of Auburn, Maine; his son, Sean David Turner of New York, NY; two daughters, Penelope Sue Beach of Manorville, NY and Angela Beach Pemberton; a son-in-law, Brent Donald Pemberton of Albany, NY; two sisters, Shirley Beach Chapman of Ithaca, NY, and Jeanette Beach Knight; a brother-in-law, Richard Knight of Ithaca, NY; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Franklin R. Beach, Jr.; and brother-in-law, John Chapman.

A visitation will be held on Friday, December 16, 2005, at Bangs Funeral Home, 209 W. Green Street, Ithaca, NY, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 17, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Grove Bible Church, 1763 Slaterville Rd., Ithaca, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel Grove Bible Church, 1763 Slaterville Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850, or the American Cancer Society.
 

 

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Beverly J. Beyeler (Shearer)

September 27th, 1942 - April 21st, 2006

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Beverly J. Shearer, 63, formerly of Hanover, PA, died Friday, April 21, 2006 at Kennewstone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia. She was the wife of Paul Shearer. Born in Cortland, NY, on September 27, 1942, she was the daughter of Robert and Helen Teeter Beyeler. Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Adams and Shelly Ulrich; stepchildren, Scott Shearer and Michelle Fair; brothers-in-law, Clyde and Carl Shearer; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her death was a daughter, Sherry McKaig. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 12 noon Thursday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA.
Obituary from the Hanover, PA Evening Sun.

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Gwendolyn Boda

September 5th, 1942 - March 1st, 1977


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From jean riely on November 20th, 2010
Wendy, you will allways be remembered. No one could forget a terrific friend like you. your are thought of with love. Ride those horss in the sky.
 

John D. Bodine

September 27th, 1942 - June 30th, 2002

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John David Bodine, 59, died at his home Sunday, June 30, 2002. Mr. Bodine was a native of Ithaca, New York and lived in Jacksonville, FL for the past 11 years. He was predeceased by two sons, Stephen and Jonathan Bodine. Survivors include three daughters, Ashley Bodine, Jessica(Stephen) Baker and Jennifer (Jon) Haliniak; one daughter-in-law, Rebecca Brewer; four grandsons, Seth, Jesses, Joshua and Jake; two sisters, Sharon (Norman) Poludniak and Marjorie (Everett) Robinson; and one brother, Rodger (Cynthia)Bodine. A time of food and fellowship in his honor will be held Friday, July 5, at the pavillion in the Secret Cove development off Belfort Road.
 
Obituary appeared in the Florida Times Union (Jacksonville,FL)

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From Doug Burkhalter on September 20th, 2012
John & I were best friends when I lived in Ithaca. I remember his family well. I spent many occassions visiting with John & his family at their residence on Coddington Road . We all attended Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ithaca. John & I graduated from IHS in 1960.  I 'm sad that I never got a chance to see him again before his passing.
 

Robert Joseph Brophy

July 26th, 1941 - August 9th, 2010


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Robert J. Brophy

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Robert Joseph Brophy, a resident of The Colony, TX. passed away August 9, 2010, at the age of 69. His parents, John & Eleonore Dagelen Brophy, and first born child, Karen Brophy, preceded him in death. A 1960 Aquinas Institute graduate and former employee of Xerox Corp. and Glovia Int. Survivors include his wife of 43 years Monica S. Brophy, his children Steve and wife, Kim, Eric, Aileen Robison and husband, Jim, Greg and fiancée, Carly, Michelle Robinson and husband, Jason and six grandchildren. Also his twin brother, Richard, and brothers, Gerald, Thomas, John and Paul Brophy. His sisters, Kathleen LaBue, Marge Galiher, Mary Ann Brophy and her husband, Rick Eisenman. Burial at Old Hall Cemetery, Lewisville, TX.

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Charles V. Brown

- - November 15th, 2013

Several tributes were noted on Charles' Facebook page. It was still up as of January 3, 2014.

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Obituary for Mr. Charles Vincent Brown Jr

Mr. Charles Vincent Brown, Jr, 71, of Tanglewood Lane, Hartwell, Georgia peacefully passed away, Friday, November 15, 2013 at his home.

Born on February 4, 1942 in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of the late Charles Vincent Brown, Sr and Helen Carty Brown. 

Survivors include his daughter, Vanessa S. Brown of New Orleans, LA; a son, Michael Brown of Decatur, GA; a brother, Alan Brown of Colorado; and a sister, Kathy Finn of Tulane, CA. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents.

No memorial services are planned at this time.

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Mitchell C. Bucci

1942 - June 12th, 2012


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Mitchell C. Bucci, "Mitch", 69, passed away on June 12, 2012 in Chicago, IL. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in the Ithaca, NY area. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bleakley; his son, Michael Bucci; and his sister, Linda Pachmayr. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mitch's memory to the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsyfoundation.org).

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Grace Buchanan (Swoger)

May 15th, 1942 - November 28th, 2002


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Diane Casciotti (Mordue)

December 7th, 1942 - March 5th, 2013

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Diane Casciotti Mordue
Loving mother, grandmother and friend,  Diane Casciotti Mordue, 70, died on March 5, 2013, at her home. Diane was born on Dec. 7, 1942, in Ithaca, N.Y., and was the daughter of Ronald and Phyllis Casciotti. She retired from Canandaigua National Bank after 20 years of service and had previously worked at Security Trust Bank. She was a member of the American Institute of Bankers' board of directors; past treasurer of Farmington Chamber of Commerce; member of Farmington Business Council; past president of Manchester-Shortsville Lions Club; and previous member of Red Jacket Rotary and Shortsville-Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Diane also served on the board of directors of Ontario Insurance Company for many years. She was a member of Manchester Methodist Church. She is survived by her children, Carolyn Mordue of Yorktown, Va. and Michelle (Terry) Mordue-Helms of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Matthew Haines, Kelly Rutz-Calloway, David Mordue and Taylor Mordue; brother, David (Lisa) Casciotti; many sisters and brothers-in-law; nephews, Jason, Timothy and Alexander Casciotti and their families; niece, Karen Manglafico-Casciotti and family; longtime companion, Charlie Fine; Donald and Berma Mordue; and friend, Nancy Johnsen. The family wishes to thank Patti Jacobs of Ontario-Yates Hospice for her care and concern and Pastor Penni Farrington for her spiritual guidance during Diane's illness. Friends may call on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Manchester Methodist Church, 12 State St., Manchester. A memorial service, with Pastor Penni Farrington officiating, will be held at the church at 1 p.m. Burial, in Calvary Cemetery in Ithaca, will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Diane's memory may be made to Manchester Methodist Church; Manchester-Shortsville Lions Club; or Ontario-Yates Hospice, 758 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456. Arrangements are by Halsted-Patrick Funeral Home, Manchester

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William Clapp

December 21st, 1942 - November 28th, 2008


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SALEM - William H. Clapp, 65, a Vietnam veterans advocate, died Friday after a battle with ALS resulting from exposure to Agent Orange. Bill spearheaded the effort that held the U.S. Government responsible for their actions and resulted in numerous Vietnam Vets with ALS receiving compensation. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Linda (Losee) Reece; stepdaughters Heidi and Heather; and a brother, James Clapp. Services are private, under the direction of Ackley & Ross Funeral Home in Cambridge.

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From Liz Horn Kurtz on June 8th, 2010
When I was in high school, our family had a basset named Chief.   We lived in the Belle Sherman area.  One day Chief disappeared.  Six months later Billy Clapp called to tell me that he thought  he had found our dog.  Since Billy's family lived in the West Hill area, it was a long shot.  We went to look and sure enough. It was Chief.  Billy has been one of my heroes ever since. 
 
From Allan Simons on June 29th, 2010
Bill and I both lived on Hook Place on West Hill: Bill near the top and I near the bottom. We both had West Hill paper routes and picked up our papers at the original Pete's (Zaharis) store at the corner of Buffalo St and Taughannock Blvd. Bill's route went up Elm St. and mine went up Cliff St and came back on Hector St. We had a lot of good times and laughs together. We last saw one another at a class reunion about 20 years ago - he was living in Vermont.
 

Joan Marie Crace

August 21st, 1942 - January 4th, 2009


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JOAN MARIE CRACE
SLATERVILLE SPRINGS, NY - Joan Marie Crace, age 66, of 2554 Slaterville Road, Slaterville Springs, NY, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009, at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. Joan was born August 21, 1942 at Ithaca, a daughter of the late Henry R. "Bud" and Esther Stevens Crace. Joan was a life area resident and had been employed by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department and later by the Laborer's Local #589 for many years.
Survivors include her lifetime sweetheart, Gaylord G. Nash of Slaterville Springs; her children, Robert (Becky) James, Sr. of Montour Falls, NY, Diana Rebel of Ithaca and Melissa (Bob Ferris) Todi of Willseyville, NY; her siblings, Robert (Alice) Nash, Jr. of Horseheads, Douglas (Holly) Nash of Brooktondale, Steven (Janet) Nash of Brooktondale, Gordon (Janet) Nash, Sr. of Slaterville Springs, Gregory (Linda) Nash, Sr. of Slaterville Springs; her grandchildren, Michael Todi, Robert James, Jr., Jolie James; an aunt, Pauline "Piney" Davis of Brooktondale; nieces, nephews; and a very close friend, Debbie Todi of Brooktondale. She was predeceased by her stepfather, Robert Nash; and a son, Frederick Dietrich Rebel.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at the Perkins Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Jordan officiating. Burial, delayed until spring, will be in Charles Mulks Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home, 55 West Main St., Dryden, NY. There will be a reception after the funeral at the Ithaca American Legion Post 221, 1231 Danby Road, Ithaca. Memorials are graciously directed to the Slaterville Vol. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 190, Slaterville Springs, NY 14881. www.perkinsfuneralhome.com

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Jean deForest

1942 - 1963


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Robert F. Denison

August 7th, 1942 - March 3rd, 2000


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Robert F. 'Bob' Denison
DELAND - Robert F. "Bob" Denison, 57, of North Garfield Avenue, died March 3, 2000, at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Treatment Center in Tampa, after a battle with cancer. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, at First United Methodist Church of DeLand, 115 E. Howry Ave.
Mr. Denison worked for radio station WHCU and Cornell University for nearly 35 years as an engineer and radio personality. He was most proud of his engineering accomplishments. In 1987, when the radio station was sold, he transferred to Cornell's Educational Television Center in Media Services on the state campus, where he served as a broadcast engineer. He was engineering director 1987-94. He also worked with the cooperative extension, designing and overseeing the installation of a statewide satellite network, and was instrumental in locating a distance learning downlink site in nearly every county in New York.
Born in Ithaca, N.Y., he moved to DeLand in 1994, where he was director of engineering at BAF Communications Corp. In that position, he headed the team for the design, building and integration of broadcast television vehicles that are used worldwide.
Mr. Denison graduated from Ithaca High School in 1960, where he was involved with the award-winning Accent on Youth. In April 1997, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, composite non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He developed a Web site (http://www.bobdenison.com) chronicling his illness and treatment, and linking to many cancer-information Web sites.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Nash Denison; his mother, Rose Osvath of Ithaca; two daughters, Megan Marie Denison of Ithaca and Marcy O'Malley Brandt of Oneonta, N.Y.; a son, Kelly Cole-Denison of Ithaca; a sister, Kathleen Denison Overbaugh of Trumansburg, N.Y.; a brother, Donald Denison of Ithaca; two grandsons, Tucker and Austin Brandt of Oneonta; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. Florida Mortuary of Tampa was in charge.

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Benna Joy DeYoung (Canny)

October 11th, 1942 - December 30th, 2009


Marilyn Trapp Buckmaster contributed this Facebook message from Benna Joy written just months before her untimely death in December 2009:

      Ok lets try again. First Mary Belle did send a "be my friend "request and I
      accepted it. So I am sure that I will hear from her soon.
 
      Now here goes. After graduation from high school I worked for my dad for
      2 years. but got tired of that and irony of irony. I who hated High
      School decided that I would go back to college. I started part time at
      Ithaca College and ended up getting my degree at a small Quaker college in
      Iowa in 1068. Unfortunately, my dad died of cancer the year before so he
      never got to see me finish or to meet my husband.
 
      I came home and worked as a fourth grade teacher for three years in a
      small district near Auburn. In 1971 I married Jim (37 years hard to
      believe) who I met in Iowa. So college was a great decision! We moved
      to Minn. and stayed there for 2 years where I earned my Masters, before we
      moved to Missouri. I taught for about half a year before I left to have
      Jennifer, We did not really enjoy Missouri weather people etc. So moved back
      to Minn. where Jim was a newscaster on the radio for several years,
      before he decided to change jobs and went to work at the phone company. 
      Two years after Jennifer we had Jefferson to be followed in two years by
      Jessica. Decided that was enough, well 2 was enough but Jessica was
      welcomed as the frosting on the cake.
 
      I went back to teaching when Jeff was a baby. In 1983 we decided that we
      would like to be closer to my mom as she had moved to Vermont with Ron
      when we got married. So Jim got transfered through the phone company and
      we settled in Manchester NH. After 2 years of subbing I went full time
      and taught for 20 years. I retired in 2005 just in time to find out that I
      had stage 2 breast cancer. I went through all the treatments, chemo,
      surgery and radiation. And can say that I am 2 years cancer free.
 
      Now for more irony, for the last 27 years of teaching, I was a special
      education teacher, spent all that time teaching LD students and it really
      tore me apart to hear the problems that your son had getting an education.
       He would have been one of my students and you can bet I would have fought for his educational rights. 
 
      Any way, all of my kids are married and live within 40 miles of us........
 
      I still enjoy sewing (even made Jessica's wedding gown) knitting
      crocheting, any and all crafts. But I have added reading to my list of
      important things to do in day. 
 
      Ron and Ann are still married, they live in Vermont where Ron retired from
      GE several years ago. They have two boys who of course are married and
      the have a grand son and daughter. I have trouble believing that they
      have been married almost 50 years. Amazing.
 
      Not sure what else I had included in my first letter but this should
      catch you up for now, (am making a copy of this to send to any one else
      you hook me up with)
      Always
      Joy
Submiited by : Marilyn Trapp Buckmaster

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It is with deep sadness that I inform each of you of the death of B. Joy Canny, December 30, 2009. Joy was suffering from metastisized breast cancer, which affected both her lungs and her bone marrow  She died peacefully in her sleep with her family at her side. Loving wife, mother, and grandmother. May God bless....... Jim Canny and family   . Contributed by Marilyn Trapp Buckmaster 

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From Phyllis McLaren Sommerman on April 29th, 2010
When I remember my friendship with Benna Joy I think of lots of laughter. I know I missed out on many years of keeping in touch with her, and appreciate her husband letting us know of her passing.
 
From Marilyn Buckmaster on April 30th, 2010
Image Benna Joy was a great friend from grade school on. I remember watching Princess Elizabeth become Queen of England in her living room in 5th grade. We went to East Hill School. Her father was the tv repairman and they had a tv so all our class went there. In 6th grade she had polio but recovered fully. Our friendship lasted thru school years and after I had graduated from Nursing School I met her in downtown Ithaca and she looked great. We tried to keep up but both of us changed our last names and moved a few times always away from each other. Beloved by her family and friends I was so hoping to reconnect through email and face book but God wanted her home with Him. Too early my friend, way too early. Love you and miss you more than I can say.
 
From Steve Beaulieu on May 11th, 2010
It was a cold fall day back in 1955. We had just moved from Connecticut and had barely unpacked before we quickly realized that our television options would be greatly limited. After experiencing the full palate of New York City's video offerings, here we were saddled with just one station out of Binghamton. It wasn't long after we had resigned ourselves to this fate that our trusty Zenith console started snapping, crackling and popping. No picture. No sound. My Dad , after much prodding, abandoned his first solution--"You don't need television", and agreed to find someone to fix the tired old set. A cold evening, a few days later, there was a knock at the back door. It was this rather large man carrying two huge tool boxes. Behind him, carrying a cardboard box, was a dark haired, pleasant, but shy girl around my age. We were soon to learn that the fellow was Ben DeYoung and that he was accompanied by his daughter, Benna. We gathered around the silent old set while Ben started to work on the dark screened  console(what was to be the first of a series of miracles on our tvs over the years) . He wasted little time with idle chat. He seemed to talk to himself as he tackled each encountered challenge . Occasionally, issuing one or two word commands to his young assistant who, dutifully, would hand him what he needed. It was obviuous that they had this teamwork thing down to a science. It was quick, efficient and clean. In no time the diseased part was removed and replaced by a sparkling new one. The brand name that the DeYoung team used was DuMont. I didn't talk to Benna much that day. It was all business from greeting to goodbye. On occasion we would run into each other during the four years we shared the same school house. A greeting and a shy smile by both of us harkened back to that first encounter in my living room "ER" where Ben and Benna brought life back to our television and ensured that my  immersion in that "vast wasteland" would be allowed to proceed albeit through the limited programming of Binghamton's CBS outlet for the next four years.
Benna,obviously, brought  "joy" to her Dad and from what I can imagine she did for the rest of her family and friends as well.
 

Donald F. Dickinson

August 13th, 1942 - January 22nd, 1997


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From Rick Evans on February 10th, 2014
Don was the Drum Major for the Little Red Marching Band, and what a band it was.

He and I were good friends and shared many interests.

I left IHS before graduation and did some time with US Air Force.
I was real sorry to hear of his passing, you would be hard pressed to find a finer Individual.

Rick Evans
 

Joel Ekholm

June 24th, 1942 - March 10th, 2012


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Joel James Ekholm
(June 24, 1942 - March 10, 2012)

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  Joel James Ekholm  
 

Joel James Ekholm, 69, of Cortland, NY, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center – University.

The family will receive friends at Providence Baptist Church, 5315 Hwy 49 S, Harrisburg, NC on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The funeral service, officiated by Dr. John Cashwell, will be held in the church at 4:00 p.m.

At other times the family will meet at the home of Mark and Jennifer Pyne.

Mr. Ekholm was born on June 24, 1942 to the late James Victor Ekholm and the late Sara Katherine Ferguson Ekholm.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Marie Hartz Ekholm; Two daughters, Jennifer Lyn Pyne of Harrisburg and Julie E. Camp of Cortland, NY; two sisters, Kathy Sinclair and Martha Newhart of Apopka. FL; and five grandchildren, Emily and Libby Camp and Zachary, Madison and Garrett Pyne.

Joel was a volunteer with the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation serving as loadmaster on the C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” at air shows all over the United States and Puerto Rico.

Memorials may be made to Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation at www.spiritoffreedom.org.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Ekholm family

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Ella Jean Fitzpatrick

February 5th, 1942 - May 1st, 1990


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Pittsford---Ella Jean Fitzpatrick Skillman, 48  died suddenly May 6, 1990 in Pittsford, NY. She was the beloved mother of Eric and Cheryl Skillman and the daughter of William J. Fitzpatrick, Sr. of Ithaca, NY and the late Ella J. Fitzpatrick.

She will be truly missed by her sisters MaryAnn Fitzpatrick and Margaret Bart of Ithaca and Anna Comerford of Orlando, FL, and brothers William J. Fitzpatrick, Jr. of Florida, Michael J. Fitzpatrick of PA, John E. Fitzpatrick of Ithaca and Robert P. Fitzpatrick of Newfield and several nieces and nephews.

She was the Director of the BOCES Program for Rochester, NY. Ella Jean (JoElla) had a real  place and cncern in her heart for handicapped and "Special Children" and she devoted most of her life to these children.

Funeral services were held in Pittsford, NY and Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca, NY

Contributions can be made to the JoElla Skillman Memorial Fund, BOCES, Fairport, NY 14450 c/o Larry Conti.

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James L. Fowler

November 16th, 1942 - October 15th, 2001


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Nancy Hill (Palmer)

- - 2000


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From Phyllis McLaren Sommerman on September 1st, 2010
I remember Nancy and how sweet she was from Methodist Youth Fellowship. If anyone knows more about her life before she passed away, I would love to know. I miss having her with us.
 

Gail M. Holley

November 14th, 1942 - July 28th, 2003

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Gail Marie Holley, 60, died Monday July 28, 2003. Sister of Richard H. Holley of Delmar. Gail was an elementary teacher in the Endwell School System for 35 years. She graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a B.A. degree and SUNY Oneonta with an M.S. degree in education. She was a member of the South Vestal PTA, the NEA, the Binghamton Ski Club, Junior League of Binghamton, Senior Vestal and the Binghamton Downtown Singers and sang with the Messiah annually for several years. She also volunteered for the senior citizens as a computer trainer. Contributions in memory of Gail may be made to the American Cancer Society, Albany, New York.
 
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Judith A. Hughes (Camin)

April 4th, 1942 - September 1st, 2002


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Judith Ann (Hughes) Camin, 60, of Ithaca,

died peacefully at Cayuga Medical Center on

Sunday, September 1, 2OO2 following years of

living with (struggling with) (suffering from)

multiple disabilities.

Judy was born on April 4, 1942 in Ithaca,

daughter of George and Kathryn Hughes. She

was educated in the Ithaca schools, graduated

from Ithaca High, and completed additional

studies with BOCES, Displaced Homemakers,

and TC3. She was an employee of NYSEG in

Ithaca and later, was a popular fixture at

Dawn's Pet Grooming. She also performed

extensive community service while

homebound, with the American Heart

Association, RSVP, and the First Street

Neighborhood Association, arnong others.

Judy is survived by her daughters, Susan

Camin of Ithaca and Diane Moat of Nashville,

Tennessee; mother Kathryn(Pat) Hartnett

Hughes of Nashville; brother, Joseph

Hartnett Hughes of lthaca; aunt , Helen

Hartnett of lthaca. She was predeceased by her

father, George W. Hughes, husband Fred W.

Camin, uncle and aunt John ahd Bernice

Hartnett, and uncle Joseph Hartnett.

Judy was a loving, thoughtful and generous

soul with a good.word and a bright and happy

greeting for everyone. Her hand-knit afghans,

needlepoint, and other crafts were generous

gifts which now grace the homes of many in

Ithaca and throughout the country. She will be

greatly missed by her family, close friends,

neighbors and tJle local medical. communlty

which cared for her for,many years.

At her request, there will be no services. Bangs

Funeral Home is handling arangements.

Memorials in Judy's memory may be made tothe Tompkins County S.P.C.A.

This appeared in the Ithaca Journal, September 4, 2002.
Graciously provided  to this website  by George & Loulie Hoffman Kent

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Bonnie Lee Huntley (Clift)

August 12th, 1942 - April 17th, 2009


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Bonnie Lee Clift (Huntley), age 66, of 11 Lee Road, Dryden, NY, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY. Bonnie was born August 12, 1942 in Ithaca, NY, a daughter of the late Harold and Vida Van Dyne Huntley, and was a longtime area resident who was graduated from Ithaca High School and SUNY Cortland. She taught in the West Hill School in Ithaca, Liverpool Elementary and in the Deposit Elementary School. Later she worked at the Ithaca YMCA pre-school and then opened Lee Road Day Care. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Dryden. Survivors include her former husband, Dennis Clift, her children, Todd and Karen Clift of Cortland, Cristy and Tim Batt of Lake Placid, NY, Tiffany Matt Berry of Peru, NY; three grandchildren, Jameson and Samantha Batt, and Bella Lee Berry; a sister, Sherry and Dr. MacDonald Holmes, DVM of Cobleskill, NY; nieces and nephews.

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Linda Hurd (Ewing)

March 13th, 1942 - July 19th, 2000


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Thomas Reid Jones

May 12th, 1942 - June 26th, 2000


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Stephen H. Judson

August 21st, 1942 - April 25th, 2001

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Stephen Hyatt Judson, 58, Lakeshore Drive, Mount Dora, died Wednesday, April 25. Mr. Judson was an attorney in Mount Dora. Born in Ithaca, New York, he moved to Mount Dora from Miami in 1985. He was a member of the Lake County Bar Association, the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, the United states District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern District of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the South District of Florida Trial Bar, and the Northern District of Florida Trial Bar. He was past director for the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association. He was a former chairman for the grievance committee for the 5th Judicial Court and former Chaper 7 trustee. Survivors: wife, Marcia; daughters, Jennifer Nayak, Chere Snow, both of Boca Raton; sisters, sandra J. David, Scottsdale, Arizona, Tammy M. Martin, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
 
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From Stephen Beaulieu on May 15th, 2010
From the Orlando Sentinel by Mike Arher, columnist

"The late Steve Judson believed very deeply in education.
     He had degrees from Cornell University, the University of Chicago and the University of Miami. Throughout his life, he freely gave his time and talent to help students.
     'The whole community needs to  be active in the school system, ' Judson said in 1990 when he was chairman of a School Board advisory committee. The group sought ways to finance school construction.
     He served on another committee set up to improve hiring and retention of minority teachers and to lift the performance of minority students.
     He helped high school juniors in the Lake-Sumter Youth Leadership project to become active in the community.
     He advised school administrators as they struggled through the difficult years when the religious right controlled the School Board.
     When two students at Mount Dora High School wanted to take Latin, Judson, realizing the value of this class, persuaded the principal to approve it.
     In the 1960s, as a Head Start volunteer, he taught kids in Harlem and Philadelphia how to read and ran a one-room school in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
     His daughters Jennifer Nayak and Chere Snow, thinking of ways to honor him, decided on a scholarship.
     "He was a recipient of many scholarships,' Jennifer said. 'To have his legacy go on to students in the future would be wonderful.'
     The scholarship won't necessarily go to academic standouts, she said. Instead, it will reward kids who want to make a difference in the community.
     'To help further their education and personal goals, maybe to travel abroad and get experiences outside of their realm,' she said.
      ....................This man helped solve many problems through the years and won many friends, His funeral service was filled with people who were sad to see him gone.
     The scholarship is a chance to remember him in a way that he would most appreciate."

 
From Allan Simons on December 20th, 2011
Steve was on the IHS  track team. He possessed physical attributes to be envied - lean and quite muscular. However, he was hospitalized with acute colitis in the spring of our senior year. I visited him in the Tompkins Co. Hospital the week before the first track meet that spring, held on a  Saturday at the IHS field, where I finished a distant second in the 88O to the indomitable (late) Robin Williams. The next Monday, I was diagnosed with acute nephritis (after gaining 10 lbs in 2 days) and sent to the hospital, where I shared a room with Steve for a week. Our lives were fast-moving and I don't have specific memories after that week, although I saw him around Cornell during the next several years. I believe that he had to abandon an appointment to the US Naval Academy due to his health. His obituary indicates that he fulfilled the personal qualities that we recognized as IHS classmates.
 

Victoria A. Knapp (Schultz)


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Charles J. Korherr

October 5th, 1942 - July 16th, 2007


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Alice Mae LaBarr (Snyder)

- - April 17th, 2011


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Alice Mae LaBarr Snyder

68, of Ithaca, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Cayuga Medical Center. Born in Ithaca, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Lillian LaBarr. Alice was employed at Cornell Laundry for 52 years where she had been plant manager for over 20 years. She served the business and the community up until her final illness three weeks ago. In her spare time she loved playing blackjack and going to the track. Alice is survived by her son, Sheldon Shipman, Jr. (Margaret Norris) of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter, Tammy Snyder of Ithaca; nieces and nephews, Pat, George Jr., Linda, Lillian, Roseann, James, Michael, Wesley, Robin, Rebecca and Timothy, as well her canine companion, "Cash". In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by her brothers, Elmer (Sonny) LaBarr, Jr. and George LaBarr and sisters, Betty Teeter and Joyce Poyer. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Wagner Funeral Home, located at the Family Service Center Building, 110 S. Geneva St., Ithaca. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association .
 

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William Laidlaw

September 8th, 1942 - August 7th, 2009

  
 

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William K. Laidlaw, Jr. 66, Executive Director of the Ohio Historical Society, passed away suddenly August 7 while vacationing with his family on Martha's Vineyard. Dr. Laidlaw held a B.A. from Hamilton College, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a doctorate in executive education from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. Prior to the Ohio Historical Society, he was director of executive education and interim Dean at the Weatherhead School of Management from 2000-2002. For two decades before that he was executive director of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Dr. Laidlaw is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donna Kuhn Laidlaw, his daughter, Christina Laidlaw Kimmel (Bret Kimmel) of Houston Texas; his son William Scott Laidlaw, (Carrie Cuthbert) of Whately, Massachusetts; and three grandchildren.

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From William Laidlaw on May 5th, 2010
1942-2009
William K. Laidlaw Jr., Ohio Historical Society executive director, dies at 66
Historical Society chief helped group in tough times, planned to retire
Monday,  August 10, 2009 2:59 AM
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
 
William K. Laidlaw Jr., who led the Ohio Historical Society through recent tumultuous times, died Friday of an apparent heart attack while swimming at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

 

Laidlaw, 66, was appointed executive director and chief executive officer in August 2003 after a career in higher education and management.

"Bill was wholeheartedly committed to the historical society's mission to help people connect with Ohio's past in order to create a better future," said Richard T. Prasse, president of the society board. The society, a nonprofit organization that receives state subsidies, started cutbacks in 2001 when there were 415 full-time positions.

Laidlaw and the board announced restructuring plans in July that will shrink the staff to 184 by year's end after state support was cut to $7.9 million from $13.5 million.

Trustee Robert Goldberg said that while Laidlaw was known for his management skills, he also was "genial" and compassionate. He said Laidlaw found it hard to have to let people go.

Goldberg said he became friends with Laidlaw and his wife while serving on the board. He and Laidlaw were Bexley neighbors.

The society has a network of 58 historical sites, the largest number of any state historical organization nationwide. Under Laidlaw's guidance, the society has been switching the management of sites to local groups while supplying some support and consultation.

Laidlaw was planning to retire at year's end and had stayed a year beyond his five-year contract. Goldberg said the board already had begun searching for a replacement.

Prasse said that one of Laidlaw's legacies is a strong management team.

Laidlaw had a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University and before coming to Columbus was director of executive education and interim dean at the university's School of Management.

He was on a family vacation when he died.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donna, and a son, a daughter and three grandchildren. The family is planning a September memorial service in Columbus.

 
From Stephen Beaulieu on May 15th, 2010
Response to John Gutenberger after his August  announcement:

What a sad day for the Laidlaw family and all whose lives he touched. I looked up the Ohio Historical Society where he served as its CEO.  I was not surprised to read of Bill's outstanding career in the service of not-for-profit causes. It was always apparent during our high school years that Bill would do special things in his adult life. His rich legacy will remind others of all he accomplished in his tragically shortened life.  sb
 
From Phyllis McLaren Sommerman on May 15th, 2010
When Gutie sent us the news of Bill's accidental death, it hit us like a brick. He was a friend to all, and Bill understood well that every classmate was a valued person, to be respected and counted in his book of life. Bill will be in our hearts at all gatherings, and our best tribute to Bill would be to follow his lead and accept each classmate for the person they are and what they add to our lives. Thank you Bill for that!   pms
 

Sheila Lane (Sponable)

October 23rd, 1942 - July 17th, 2011


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Sheila Lane Sponable

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Sponable, Sheila Lane

Sheila Lane Sponable, 68, died suddenly on July 17, 2011 in Portland, Maine while vacationing with her husband, Richard Sponable, at one of her favorite places. Sheila was born October 23, 1942 in Binghamton, NY. She married Richard Sponable on February 12, 2002 after being together since October 22, 1993. He was the love of her life. Sheila is predeceased by her father, SgtMaj Chester O. Lane and mother, Beatrice L. Lane. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard; children, William Doolittle, Deborah Doolittle, and John Doolittle; two older sisters, Patricia Longaker and Sandra (Evan) Paneras; grandchildren, Robert Doolittle, Kenneth Doolittle, Katherina Doolittle, Alexander Doolittle, Thomas Doolittle, Zoe Branchini, Kyle Doolittle, and Aislinn Doolittle; great-grandchildren, Madison, Robert, Tyler, and Lilyanah; nephews and nieces, Daniel Longaker, Cara Longaker, Demetrios Paneras, Alta Paneras-Koulaxizoglou, Michael Sponable, Sheri Sponable, Susan Sponable, Stephen Hess, and Tracy Hess; 17 great-nieces and nephews; plus special friends, Dick and Judy Tudi and Teen Smith. Sheila graduated from Ithaca High School in 1960. She retired in 2002 from Gannett Medical Center at Cornell University after working as a Medical Transcriptionist for 18 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 961. When she was a teenager, she swam across Cayuga Lake. Sheila loved many things in life such as gardening, surrounding her home with beautiful flowers, swimming and sunbathing at her pool, wintering in Florida, and traveling to Maine where she could eat fresh Maine lobster (her favorite). Sheila was a loving, loyal mother and friend. She lifted spirits with her strength and fabulous sense of humor and she was always there to encourage, support and give a helping hand to anyone that needed it. Calling hours are at Bangs Funeral Home in Ithaca on Monday, July 25th, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service that will be officiated by Sheila's cousin, Rev. Randy Bell. Friends and family are encouraged to bring a personal story to share. In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to Newfield Public Library, noted "in memory of Sheila Sponable", and mailed to: PO Box 154, Newfield NY 14867.

Published in Ithaca Journal from July 22 to July 25, 2011

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August Leonard

1942 - 1957


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Donna Leonard (Freedline)

1942 - August 31st, 2004

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FREEVILLE - Donna Leonard Freedline, 62, of 15 Cook Street, Freeville, died Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 3, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, with the Pastor John Sofero officiating. Interment will be in Frear Memorial Park. <span 12px;"="">Published in the Ithaca Journal on September 3, 2004.

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John K. MacNab

- - October 27th, 1992

"John Kahler MacNab helped raise nearly $15 million for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle., including the nation's first urban Head Start and "street youth" programs for Native Americans....................Mr. MacNab worked at United Indians from 1977 through 1990, including three years in the early 1980s as its planning director."

The above was taken from an October 30, 1992, Seattle Times article.

Mr. MacNab graduated from Cornell University, and received a Master's Degree in English Literature from the University of Washington.

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John Kahler McNab, 50, of Seattle, Washington, and formerly of Ithaca, died Tuesday, October 27, 1992,at the University of washington Hospital. Memorial Services were held at the United Daybreak Star Center, Seatttle, washington, on October 30 and 31.

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From Philip Ewanicki on August 24th, 2013
May all my offspring appreciate human dignity as John did.
 

Alice Mann


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From Carolyn Fallon Hulett on May 2nd, 2010
Alice was my locker mate in Jr. High.  We had many laughs and she was a grand gal.  I'm sure she is greatly missed.
 
From Carole Knapp Jeffrey on April 4th, 2012
I first met Alice when I went to Junior High.  I was very shy and it was Alice who became my friend and always remained my friend.  She had a heart of gold and was always there.  I was very blessed to have known her.
 

Joseph G. Mars

June 5th, 1942 - December 13th, 2007


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Charles Vance McCullough

October 22nd, 1943 - August 19th, 2013

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Charles Vance McCullough passed away unexpectedly on Monday August 19, 2013 at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife of 21 years Ruth Hussey, his daughters Cristin Gadsby (Howard) and Elizabeth Buddle (Doug); his step-children Jennifer Paulosky (Dave), Andrea Hageman (John) and Kevin Hussey, his siblings Denise McCullough, Brian McCullough (Deb), Hal McCullough Jr. (Kathy) and Jeffrey McCullough; his first wife Kathe Christensen, and his grandchildren Lauren Gadsby, Howard Gadsby, Grace Buddle, Kayla Paulosky and Erica Paulosky, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 22, 1943, Vance grew up in Ithaca, NY where he was a 1960 graduate of Ithaca High School. He went on to earn two degrees at Penn State, a BS in Physical Education in 1966 and a MS in Sports Psychology in 1976. Vance was an Army veteran and a graduate of the Infantry School, the JFK Special Warfare School and the Defense Language Institute. During the Vietnam conflict he commanded a Mobile Advisory Team conducting combat operations in conjunction with Montagnard tribesman in the Central Highlands. He concluded his service at the rank of Captain. His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and associated service medals. In 1971 he returned to Penn State as a graduate assistant and began his full time employment a year later as an assistant in the Intramural Sports program. He was the facility manager for the Intramural Building upon its opening and was later appointed the Coordinator and subsequently Director of the Club Sports program until his retirement in July 1997. Under his guidance the Club Sports program was greatly expanded and gained national prominence for both the scope and accomplishments of the program. Vance was a driving force in creating a club sports department supporting many programs that were organizationally on par with NCAA teams. His legacy includes the Men’s and Ladies Icers Hockey teams, as well as the nationally recognized men’s and women’s rugby teams. In addition to those duties, he served as Athletic coordinator for the Commonwealth Campus System and supervised various aspects of football game day operations at Beaver Stadium from 1988 until 1995. He enjoyed teaching recreational activity courses and taught a very popular course Orienteering and Survival Skills in the 1970’s and 80’s. In 1989, upon Joe Humphrey’s retirement, he assumed the role as “Penn State’s Fly Fishing Professor” and continued teaching the Angling course until his retirement. Vance was a skilled outdoorsman and after his retirement continued to guide and teach fly fisherman. He especially enjoyed the limestone streams of Centre County and the big rivers in Montana’s Yellowstone country. He was a founding member of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited and remained active to this day in ClearWater Conservancy, participating in the Legends Fly Fishing Clinic and various youth clinics. With his brother Hal, he was the co-owner of Café 210 West from 1990 until 2008. Most recently Vance had been spending his time between Centre County, Montana and Florida, always with a fly rod at the ready. Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton Street, State College. A funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ClearWater Conservancy at www.clearwaterconservancy.org; the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited at www.springcreektu.org, or other environmental or education based charities. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.

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From Phil Ewanicki on August 23rd, 2013
Tight lines, old friend.
 
From Dave Goode on August 23rd, 2013
Vance and I, along with Phil Ewanicki , were close friends during high school. We hunted and fished together and enjoyed growing up together during that phase of our lives. We had not comminicatef in many years but had reconnected recently by e-mail. My sincere condolences to Vance's family. He will be missed by many including myself.
 

Bruce Kim McPherson

April 18th, 1942 - October 18th, 2001


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Frederick Stewart Meils

November 21st, 1941 - August 11th, 2002


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Fredrick S. Meils of New Canaan, CT, East Orleans, MA and New York, NY died unexpectedly Sunday, August 11 in East Orleans, MA. He was 60 years old.

He was born and raised in Ithaca, New York and graduated from Dartmouth - Class of '64 and Amos Tuck - Class of '65.

He was retired from the Pepsi-Cola Company after 26 years of service, finishing in their International division, where he served as President of Pepsi Cola Philippines and later as President of the company's Northern European operation. He had been running a small real estate investment company, Treehouse Associates, in New Canaan, CT after his years with Pepsi.

A memorial service was held for him at his home in East Orleans on Tuesday, August 13th. A second memorial service will be held for him in New Canaan in September.

Mr. Meils is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Ann, his sons W. Douglas Meils of New York City; Matthew Thomas Meils of San Diego, CA and John Fredrick Meils of New York City, his grandson Matthew Thomas Meils, Jr. and his sister Marianna Glennon of Rye, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Judy Miller


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Arthur F. Milligan

December 9th, 1942 - May 29th, 1988


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Charles Murphy

August 16th, 1942 - August 10th, 2009


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Charles Murphy lived in Hollywood, Florida.  He had struggled with colon cancer from early in 2003 until his death in August 2009.  He leaves his wife, Eleanor, of more than 20 years, as well as a son, Todd Allen Murphy, of Boynton Beach, Florida.  In addition to his sister, Ann Murphy DeYoung and her husband Ron of Essex Junction, Vermont, he is survived by two nephews, Daniel and Dennis DeYoung and their families, as well as several cousins. 
 
Charles was always intrigued with technology, and ultimately all aspects of computers.  He delighted in reconnecting with old friends as well as family members through the internet, especially during the last years of his life when restricted to home, and finally to bed.    This obituary was courtesy of Charles' sister, Ann Murphy DeYoung.

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From Charles Murphy on April 29th, 2010
Dear Fellow Classmates:

 
This coming August 16th, Charlie Murphy, numbered among the class of 1960, would have been 67 years old. He didn’t make it, instead dying on Monday after a five year courageous battle with colon cancer. 

 
I had only really reconnected with Charlie over the past couple of years, and I don’t  remember exactly how that came to be. He was living in Hollywood, FL with his wife of twenty-one years, Eleanor. He kept in touch regularly and it was really something to hear of his battle with the big C. For a very long period of time - it seems like it was close to a year - he was unable to eat any food of any kind, receiving all nourishment from parenteral nutrution via a G tube. His will to survive was incredible and a testament to his love for his family and friends. He simply delighted in being hooked up with people via the internet. And he sent some remarkably thought provoking emails on a wide variety of subjects. Charlie was a very bright and thoughtful fellow.  

 
On my desk, when I returned from a trip today, is the card I bought so I wouldn’t forget to send it to Charlie. It says: 

 
Your Birthday 
is a day for 
looking back on a life
rich in experience, 
for remembering
the changes
that made you
who you are today...

 
Your Birthday
is a day for
enjoying the life
you’ve built,
your many accomplishments,
and all the friends
you’ve made...

 
Your Birthday
is a day for
looking ahead
to the joy that awaits...
because you are someone
worth celebrating,
and you deserve
a very happy birthday. 

 
Well friends, I won’t be sending the card.  But my heart is full of all the sentiment it expresses. And, in the circle of life and the fulness of eternity, I am sure that Charlie
knows the truth it contains and knows much more of the joy that awaits us all. 

 
As for “looking back”, I must say I cherish the memory of our times in the Ithaca High School Glee Club and Choir, our singing together in the youth choir at First Presbyterian Church, and the many encounters Charlie and I had on Cayuga Lake. 

 
You see Charlie loved his boat. It was a 14 foot runabout with a 35 horse Evinrude. It was juiced up and flew over the water. It was perfect to match his spirit. One day, knowing he was coming, I watched from our dock as he rounded the red lighthouse out of the inlet. He was zooming, but apparently hit a cruiser wake just right and the boat flipped over going full speed. I saw it all and my heart was in my throat. I yelled to my Dad, “Let’s go, it’s Charlie!” We were there in minutes and the propellor was still whirling  madly. Charlie was alive and undamaged,although a bit shaken. We got him in our boat and towed his boat, upside down, to shore where we bailed it out and began to laugh about it all.  Ahh, youth and its disdain for danger! What a moment in time! What a memory! What a great guy! 

 
Last year when my brother and I spread some of our parents co-mingled ashes on the waters of Cayuga Lake in front of our old home, I wrote and told Charlie about it. He said he had similar plans as well for his own ashes. His sister, Anne Murpy DeYoung, confirmed the plans for his ashes. She said: “Our cousin, Carolyn Mallory, still owns Ayoka, the Murphy family cottage.  I assume we will do this from their vantage point.”  I will be there in spirit. But however and wherever it happens, I’d like to believe that a part of Charlie will make its way back to that old red light house and splash upon it with a noise that sounds like laughter. 

 
I mourn his passing and feel especially cheated because he so wanted to be with us at the 49th reunion... oh well, next year. Except there will be no next year for Charlie. But there will be one for most of us, God willing. I hope to see you there if only to celebrate the spirit of Charlie Murphy

 
So there you have it dear ones. If you have an anecdote or just want to express condolences, I know his wife Eleanor would be so glad to hear from you. I think she is intercepting email at Charlie’s address: charlesmurph@gmail.com.

 
You can send cards to Eleanor at: 

 
2545 Grant Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954)921-6687 home

 
His sister, Anne’s email address is: Radeyo@aol.com 

 
God bless us all,

 
(The Rev. Dr.) Ron Winchell
 

William Nelson

December 28th, 1942 - June 8th, 1970


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John D. Ogden, Jr.

July 26th, 1942 - February 25th, 2012

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John Deason Ogden, Jr.

July 26, 1942 - February 25, 2012

John D. Ogden Jr., of Cortland, NY, passed away at home on Saturday, February 25th, while under the loving care of his family and hospice. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held later this spring with details to be made available by his family.

John was born on July 26, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of John D. Ogden Sr. and Fannie Rose McGehee. He spent his childhood in Ithaca, NY, graduating from Ithaca High School, and went on to study at Brown University in Providence, RI. He married Christine Anne DeGroff of Dryden, NY in 1965 and together they served as Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia from 1965-1967. John completed his graduate studies at SUNY Buffalo and taught French Language and Literature at the University of Michigan-Flint from 1971 until 1990. He received a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship and was on faculty at Omar Bongo University in Libreville, Gabon from 1981-1982. He also received a Master's degree in Intercultural Communications from Michigan State University, and was Director of International Programs at SUNY-Cortland from 1999 until his retirement in 2006. John was member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cortland. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed swimming and boating from the family cottage on Cayuga Lake.

John is survived by his wife, Christine; two sons, Eric Ogden of Brooklyn, NY, and Curtis Ogden of Arlington, MA; and three grandchildren, Annabel Rose, Elizabeth Reed, and Madeleine Waltz Ogden.

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From Chuck Moeder on March 6th, 2012
Image I remember John as a key member of the Swim Team where he was our freestyle ace. Many many times we swam the 400 yd medly, took many points, and enjoyed the bigeepers of it all.
Chuck Moeder
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Joan Poolevorde (Reigle)

March 15th, 1942 - December 9th, 2006


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James Radzik

- - May 25th, 2014

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James Gabriel Radzik, a resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Jim, a graduate of Ithaca High School, in 1960, attended junior high school at Ithaca's Immaculate Conception School.

Details will be added once they become available.

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Daniel J. Raponi

May 30th, 1942 - January 11th, 2002


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Edward Rundle

June 21st, 1941 - September 2nd, 2002


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From Steve Beaulieu on May 25th, 2010
I got to know Ed the summer after our graduation. He and I were co-coaches in the Grasshopper Baseball League. Ed, despite his youth, was a veteran in the coaching world. He was held in high regard by adults who were well his senior. I was impressed by his knowledge of the game, his teaching ability, and his maturity. I lost track of Ed after that summer. I'm sure that no matter what he involved himself in  that he approached it enthusiastically and performed it at the highest level. He was a remarkable young gentleman.
 

Josef Oscar Schmidt

March 4th, 1942 - July 15th, 2007


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Melvin L. Scott

April 6th, 1942 - May 18th, 2014

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Melvin L. Scott, a 1960 graduate of Ithaca High School, passed away on May 18th in Rochester, New York. Mel is survived by a son and four daughters. Details will be added as we find them.

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Millicent Senno (Luoma)

October 10th, 1942 - December 19th, 1989


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Judith Shaw (Munsell)

- - June 22nd, 1990

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Judith Shaw Munsell,48, an Ithaca native, residing at 12 Huntzinger Drive, Greenwich, CT, died June 22, 1990 after a long illness. Mrs. Munsell was a 1960 graduate of Ithaca High School and a 1964 graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

She had been a homemaker as well as the Administrative Assistant to the Headmaster at Brunswick School in southeastern Connecticut. She had also served as president of the Parent's Association in the Brunswick School and the Greenwich Academy. She was an active member of the Greenwich Garden Club and Belle Haven Club Women's Tennis Team.


Judith Shaw Munsell is survived by her huisband, James F. Munsell, two sons: James C. Munsell and Gregory S. Munsell, and a daughter, Alison E. Munsell, all of Greenwich, CT; Ruth M. Shaw, of Ithaca, NY, her mother, and seven siblings, Linda Shaw May, of Naperville, IL, Katherine Shaw Peltz, of Trumansburg, NY, William R. Shaw, of Trumansburg. Margaret Shaw of Guelph, ON, Susan Shaw McCutcheon of Ithaca. Helen "Polly" Shaw of Portland, OR and Virginia Shaw Shapiro of Portland, OR as well as numerous aunts, uncles , nieces and nephews.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Michael the Archangel Church of Greenwich, CT on June 25, 1990. A memorial service will be held on June 29, 1990 at 11:00 am for friends and relatives at the same church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Greenwich Hospital Cancer Center, Development Fund Office, Greenwich Hospital, Perry Ridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

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From Eloise Knight Wildman on September 1st, 2010
This tribute comes from Eloise, via a telephone conversation on 8/31 with Phyllis McLaren Sommerman.
Eloise remembers Judy so well. Judy was a bridesmaid in her wedding. Judy lived on Seneca Street and Eloise lived on Aurora Street. Eloise's dad made her learn to drive a stick shift, and she remembers how she and Judy would ride on wintry roads on the hillis of Ithaca and Judy would be so nervous. They always wondered if they would get home okay.
 

David Sherwood

September 13th, 1942 - February 11th, 2000


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Norman E. Sickler

January 26th, 1943 - November 4th, 2008


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Norman E. Sickler Jr, age 65
of Willard, passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA on Tuesday, November 4, 2008.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8pm on Thursday (Nov 6) at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 Main St, Ovid. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Friday (Nov 7) at the funeral home with the Rev. Diane Walker of the Ovid Federated Church officiating. Prayers of Committal will be held at Lake View Cemetery in Interlaken. Kindly consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road N., Rochester, NY 14609 in lieu of flowers.
Norman was born on January 26, 1943 in Ithaca, NY a son of the late Norman E. and Marjorie (Blackman) Sickler Sr. He was a graduate of Ithaca High School and moved to the Interlaken/Ovid area more than 35 years ago. He pursued a goal, by obtaining a degree from FLCC.  He then pursued a dream, by working at South Seneca Central Schools, first as a substitute teacher, followed by the summer school program, and ultimately as a teacher’s aide in the Special Education Dept.  He then continued on as being care taker of Lakeview Cemetery in Interlaken where this was his passion and admiration.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia, his children, Sandi Maki of N.Carolina, Sheri Wright of Syracuse, Lori Carroll of Willard, Susan Barry of N.Carolina, Robert Schlock of Seneca Falls and Arissa Albro of Ovid; grandchildren, Forrest and Wesley Wright, Michael, Justin and Robert Carroll, Mary Grace, Anna and Aidan Barry, Blaze, Dakota Schlock and Michael Walters, Erika and Sarah Albro; great grandson, Atticus Bothel; brother, Douglas ; nieces, Cindy and Charlene Haskin and Sage Sickler, nephew John Sickler, a great nephew, Owen Sky Sickler.  Norman was preceded in death by a sister, Paula

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From Donnie Darling on May 1st, 2010
To one of the best and dearest friends that I ever had, It hurts like hell to know that you're gone Stub. I will never forget the many good times we had throughout out our lives from chidhood right up to the benefit party just prior to your passing. Even as sick as you were at your benefit, you still had that happy go lucky personality and I'm so glad that I was there to share in those moments of closeness with you. I will never forget you my brother and when my time comes to join you maybe we can have an angel touch foot ball game. As you said to me at our last meeting, I'll see you in the spring. Rest in peace my friend. I love you Stub.
 
From Donnie Darling on May 15th, 2010
Image   We grew up as close as brothers, you were much more than just friend.
  Our lives were closely intertwined, now yours comes to it's end.
  We will meet again in Heaven when our Father calls me home, and through the fields of glory we once again will roam.
  Until the time for me has come, your final words will ring, you spoke them as we parted Stub, "I'll see you in the spring."
   I love you buddy.
 

Constance Smith

July 6th, 1942 - April 3rd, 2004


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Edward James Smith

February 6th, 1942 - December 18th, 2013

 
 

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Edward James Smith, 71, of Ithaca, passed away on December 18, 2013, at the Beechtree Care Center. Ed was born in Ithaca where he attended the Immaculate Conception School, Ithaca High School and Cornell University. He worked at the National Cash Register Company. His sister, Eileen Smith Kinsey, described her brother as the consumate sports fan. He particularly enjoyed following the local scholastic and intercollegiate teams. In addition to Eileen, Ed is survived by her husband, John G. Kinsey, and their children, Christine and Stephen.

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Charles Sweet

June 23rd, 1942 - March 30th, 2009


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 Charles F. Sweet, age 66, of 4121 Madura Road, Gulf Breeze, Florida, died March 30, 2009 at Gulf Breeze Hospital. He was born in Lowville, New York, the son of Harold B. and Elizabeth M. Sweet. He is survived by his sister, Charlotte S. Guyer and her husband, George W. Scott, Jr. of Keene, New Hampshire; his sister, Margaret A. Bakker and her husband, Peter M. Bakker, of Barkhamsted, Connecticut; and his brother, Robert E. Sweet and his wife, Amy K. Sweet of Saranac Lake, New York, as well as by six nieces and nephews, a grandniece, and three grandnephews. He is also survived by his good friends, Dr. S. Ivan Riley, Jr., David A. Lunden, and Sylvia R. Stephens with whom he lived in Florida. A 1960 graduate of Ithaca High School and a 1964 graduate of Cornell, Mr. Sweet worked in Vietnam through the International Voluntary Service, returning in 1968 to work in the Johnson White House and subsequently in the State Department. After receiving a Masters in Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School in 1970, he co-founded Development Alternatives, Inc, a preeminent global development firm. DAI President and CEO Jim Boomgard expressed sadness at Mr. Sweet's death, stating "At heart, Charlie was a development guy. He wanted to make a difference in the world, and he succeeded in doing exactly that." After working overseas for several years, Mr. Sweet retired to become an adjunct professor at James Madison University.
Services will be private at the convenience of family and friends. The family suggests those wishing to make gifts in Mr. Sweet's name send them to the Charles F. Sweet Fund at the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development, care of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Development Office, 274 Roberts Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Published in the Ithaca Journal on 4/18/2009

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From Al Simons on September 26th, 2010
Charlie was a part of the first great adventure of my post-18 life. In his car over the holiday break in December 1960, we dropped off two other Cornell freshmen in the DC area and headed for Florida with a another student whom we delivered to parents in Lakeland. From there, Charlie and I continued south through the Everglades to Miami. While there, we made the round trip to Key West and walked the beach on Christmas morning. The only enduring memory I have of the entire journey was this: I attended the college football East-West Shrine game while Charlie studied in our motel room. I remember virtually no other details of the entire 12-day trip and I'm not sure that he and I ever connected again. Rest in peace, Charlie
 

James Thoumire

December 23rd, 1942 - January 15th, 1991


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Dale Townley

September 22nd, 1942 - August 6th, 1993


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Dale Townley, 50, of 156 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca, died August 6, 1993 in Tompkins Community Hospital. He was the son of Lawrence, Sr, and Florence Snyder Townley, now of Liverpool. A 1960 graduate of Ithaca High School and a 1961 graduate of Rochester Business Institute, his entire career was as an automobile dealer in the Ithaca area where he was known as "the little round man with the square deal". He was also elected and served as Enfield Town Justice from 1989 - 1993.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Townley is survived by his wife Bonnie Greenwood Townley of Ithaca; daughter and son-in-law Shely and Gregg Goon of Glen Aubry; son and daughter-in-law Tod and Michelle Townley of Ithaca; three grandchildren Desiree, Kara, and Shane; a sister Sharon, three brothers Lawrence, Rod and Donald; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  

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Gary Vandebogart

November 27th, 1940 - January 9th, 2006


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From Phyllis McLaren Sommerman on April 30th, 2010
Image This picture was taken at the 40th reunion and offers us a lovely memory of Gary and Wanda. When Wanda called me to tell me she would not be able to attend the reunion because of her health and pending surgery, I asked her what we might pass on as a tribute to Gary in later life. She would like him remembered for his love for his family. 
 

John Vicedomini

January 27th, 1941 - September 28th, 2001



U.S. Veterans Gravesites, about John B Vicedomini

Name:John B Vicedomini
Service Info.:PFC US ARMY
Birth Date:27 Jan 1941
Death Date:28 Sep 2001
Cemetery:Calvary Cemetery
Cemetery Address:Ithaca, NY 14850

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Patricia Vicedomini (Comstock)

June 2nd, 1942 - October 23rd, 1999


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James "Jay" Waring

1942 - February 8th, 2013

  Waring, James Reid, Sr.

James (Jay) Reid Waring Sr., 70, passed away peacefully on Friday February 8, 2013 at the Cayuga Medical Center, after two long stays at the hospital fighting complications from bile duct cancer. Jay fought it to the very end. Jay graduated from Missouri School of Mines and Cornell University. He was a Geologist, Small Business Owner, Science Teacher, amateur Meteorologist and Astronomer. Jay loved Ithaca so much, he always said it was the center of the Universe. He was well known and loved by many in Ithaca. He started his business here in 1976, Greentree Nursery on the old Elmira Road, with his wife Terry, five year old Loralee and two year old Reid. The business started with a Christmas Shop. If you're old enough to remember Jay as Santa, it was a happy place. For the first five years he sold plants and supplies, then moved over to where Kmart was. Of course not much was on Elmira Road in those days. He worked hard out of a Greenhouse for five years until he was able to build a store. He sold lots of unusual Tropicals and did landscaping. Then around 1995 he was intrigued with indoor gardening and Hydroponics ways of growing and started selling, with son Reid, plant lighting and accessories. After serving on the Ithaca School Board, he decided to go to Cornell for his Master's in teaching. He then embarked on a new career, which he absolutely loved, science teacher. Jay poured his heart into everything he did and became obsessed. There wasn't any subject that ever came up that Jay couldn't talk about excessively; he listened sometimes, but mostly spoke. Everything excited him, he entertained everyone with his wit and humor. We thank everyone he's ever known, for their friendship and good thoughts, for making his life a happy one, especially his son Reid, in Ithaca; daughter, Loralee and her husband Tom (who just gave him his first grandchild, little Max on January 7) who was the highlight of his stay in the hospital last week when he got to see him, they live in Virginia. He loved them all dearly. He also leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Theresa (Terry); mother-in-law, Loretta; sister, Ellen; sister-in-law, Diana; brothers-in-law, Frank and Cliff; and nieces and nephews, Carl & Christa, Rob & Mia, Jessica & Ron, Clifton & Karina and Melissa; also best friends, Jerry and Barbara. We will miss you terribly, your smile & laughter will be with us always. Like you always said, "It's all about Jay." A celebration of Jay's life will be held Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Bangs Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Dean officiating. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private at a later date.

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Samuel C. Weber

March 29th, 1942 - August 3rd, 1995

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Samuel C. Weber, originally from Ithaca, NY, died August 3, 1995 at 53 years of age.
 
A long-time educator, beside his bed hangs the cross-stitch: "One day I would like to teach just a few people many and beautiful things that would help them when they will one day teach a few people."
 
Sam is survived by many whom he has taught. For not "perhaps", but truly he is "an instrument in the hands of God" (Alma 29:9-10).
 
 

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From David JOHN on October 1st, 2013
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Mr Weber was a teacher at Greece Athena for 14 years. He taught and supported students who in today terms would be labeled being on the spectrum. These students were challenged by traditional classes but found success with Mr. Weber.
Always caring, kind and generous with his time. Years after I graduated from High School I searched for Mr. Weber for a letter to recomend myself to college for teaching. He wrote a hand written four page letter.
Tonight my wife and I were cleaning a desk and I found this letter. I searched his name and found this website. Mr. Weber was one of the good guys and he cared so much for the children in his classes. Thank you Mr. Weber for your gift to all at Greece Athena High School.
 

James A. "Jimmy" West

May 25th, 1942 - June 7th, 2010

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JAMES A. (JIMMY) WEST
James A. (Jimmy) West passed away peacefully on June 7, 2010 with his family at his side after a brief illness. Jimmy was born on May 25, 1942. He was 68 years old. Jimmy was adored by everyone who knew him, as he had the ability to make each person who entered his life feel special. He shared his love of life and laughter with everyone that he met. Jimmy had the character and charisma to light up the room, and he was always the life of the party. He loved his family, friends and pets deeply and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Jimmy took pride in everything he did and was always a hard worker, whether he was in the service (U.S. Army) or at one of his establishments (Jim West Bar, Lindy's, Tradewinds).
Jimmy is predeceased by his parents, John and Thelma West; his sisters Patty West and Judy Stillman; his brother Michael West; and his aunt, Lenora Tompkins. He is survived by his two daughters Lindy and Lori-Jeanne West; his former wife Linda West; his partner Shirley Soule and her daughter Megan Albertsman; his sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Rick LaFave; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Jimmy will forever be in our hearts and will be missed dearly.
Calling hours will be Wednesday evening, June 9, 2010 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, Thursday June 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the VFV Van Fund Post 961 (423 W. State St. Ithaca, NY), Hospicare (172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY), The SPCA of Tompkins County (1640 Hanshaw Rd. Ithaca), or a charity of one's choice.
 

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From JB Graves on June 10th, 2010
My Firsts with Jimmy...My first cigarette (Herbert Tereyton). My first card game (Black Jack with Larry Van Ostrand and Denny O'Neil). My first frame of bowling (Bowl-O-Drome 618 West State St.) My first Sucker/Carp (Cayuga Inlet behind Cayuga Lumber). My first Kiwanis Base Ball team (Red Wings, Jimmy pitched) My first bike ride from downtown Ithaca to Buttermilk Falls).My first Saturday Matinee (Ithaca Theater). Of course, these first were accomplished between the ages of 6 and 12. Oh, and later on, I bought my first boat from Jimmy, (a 25 footer I called JB and a Splash of Water).
Good bye Old “Rhiner” and lifelong friend...as I have so many times over the years...I raise my glass to you, Jimmy...you will be remembered.
 

Frederick "Porky" Wilcox, Jr.

July 15th, 1942 - May 13th, 1983


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Robin Williams, III

October 11th, 1942 - April 28th, 1984


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Dean Winkelblech

August 7th, 1942 - June 18th, 2008


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Dean A. Winkelblech, 65, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at home in Southlake.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 3713 Harwood Drive, Bedford. Interment: Bear Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Dean was born Aug. 17, 1942, in Warsaw, N.Y., to Carl and Olive Winkelblech. Dean graduated from Ithaca High School in Ithaca, N.Y., and received a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University. Dean worked for Kroger Food Stores for 25 years and left as the president of Dallas-Fort Worth Division. He later became vice president of Purity Food Stores in Massachusetts, where he retired in 1996.

Survivors: His wife of 44 years, Kathleen Winkelblech of Southlake; mother, Olive Winkelblech of Ithaca, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Alicia Winkelblech of Euless; daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Dan Tinker of McKinney; and grandchildren, Landon Dean and Corinne Tinker; sister and husband, Mary Ann and John Beno of Freeville, N.Y.; brother and wife, Kermit and Sandra Winkelblech of Frankford, K.Y.; and brother and wife, David and Alice Winkelblech of Bethlehem, Pa.

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From Allan Simons on November 18th, 2011
Dean and I were fraternity brothers in Alpha Gamma Rho at Cornell. My memories of him are that he was a most congenial and true friend. I think that we connected at an early IHS class reunion but we did not correspond otherwise. I am sad that we will not have the opportunity to meet again.
 

Carol Worthen (Bruchac)

December 2nd, 1942 - March 15th, 2011

Posted on the website of the Ndakinna Education Center website prior to Carol's passing:

Carol Bruchac - Treasurer

Without Carol, we would not have Ndakinna (or for that matter, its Director, James). She is a constant source of guidance, organizational support, and wisdom. Along with her husband, Joe, she is the founder and Co-Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center from which The Ndakinna Education Center evolved.

Joseph Bruchac - Executive Director
Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. With his wife, Carol, he is the founder and Co-Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center from which The Ndakinna Education Center evolved. For more information, please visit Joe's website.

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Carol Bruchac

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Carol Worthen Bruchac GREENFIELD-Carol Worthen Bruchac left this life on March 12th, 2011. She is survived by her husband and partner of 48 years, Joseph; their two sons, James Edward and Jesse Bowman and their three grandchildren, Carolyn Rose Bruchac, Jacob Bowman Bruchac and Ava Rae Bruchac; as well as her sister, Katherine Humphreys; and her two brothers, Albert and Samuel; she was predeceased by her brother, John. Although her accomplishments were many as a publisher and editor and a tireless supporter of the arts, women's issues, the disadvantaged, the American Indian Culture and our Mother Earth, she was always proudest of her roles as a friend, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. She truly lived her life by the words of the philosopher who wrote: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." At her request, because she wished to return to this Earth as quietly as a falling leaf or a drop of rain on the surface of a pond, there will be no viewing or public memorial service. Those who wish to make some gesture in remembrance of all she gave to others may do so by making a charitable contribution to the Ndakinna Education Center, P.O. Box 308, Greenfield Center, New York 12833.

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From Phylllis McLaren-Sommerman on March 16th, 2011
We have just learned that one of our classmates has passed away - Carol Worthen Bruhac. She was living in Greenfield Center, near Saratoga Springs, NY and was in business with her husband, Joseph. The last visit I had with Carol was at the 60th birthday party we had in Ithaca. Her 6th grade picture appears on our website - Belle Sherman 6th grade class.  The second picture in the pre-highschool portfolio shows the 2 sixth grade classes together, and Carol is in the back row standing next to Mr Buell.
We do not have details at this time but watch the website for more information. I dearly remember how nice Carol was to me when my father died in 5th grade. I remember her talking to me in the girl's room at school. We have lost another piece of our class, but not her memory.