ALBERTA NORRIS GREEN
Wednesday, 25 January 2006
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.
REV. RALPH L. CRISPELL
Friday, 20 January 2006
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.
Bernice Johnson Myers
Thursday, 19 January 2006
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.
MAE A. PARKER
Tuesday, 17 January 2006
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.
DALE O. WORRALL
Saturday, 14 January 2006
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.
Wednesday, 04 January 2006
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.
Nancy Keyes Babcock
Tuesday, 27 December 2005
ITHACA - 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.
Lila Park Sprole
Tuesday, 31 October 2006
Lila Park Sprole, of Ithaca, NY, passed away on October 29, 2006, at Hospicare of Tompkins County following a long battle with illness. She was born December 30, 1936, in Plant City, FL, the only child of the late William J. and Pauline Park, both lifelong Plant City residents. She was a graduate of both Plant City High School and Lakeland (FL) Business College, which led her to a position as the executive secretary to the founders of Florida Tile Industries, Inc., of Lakeland, FL, during the company’s formative years until she left to begin raising her family.
She is survived by her husband of more than 46 years, Robert R. Sprole, II; her children Robert, III (Linda), James, and Lila Westberry; her beloved granddaughters, Melissa and Jessica Sprole and Vanessa Westberry, all of Ithaca. She also leaves behind an extensive, extended family in New York and Florida, including her “adopted” daughter, Leila Miller (Paul) and her children Cassondra and Cera, of Locke. Her family also wants to extend our unending gratitude to her caregivers Evelyn Conway and Dorothy Graham, who provided so much companionship, comfort and assistance to her during her long illness.
William C. Wright
Saturday, 28 October 2006
LANSING - In loving memory of William C. Wright 21, of Lansing, NY, who passed away on Monday, October 16, 2006, as the result of a vehicle accident. He is survived by his fiancee, Karen Bartlett; his son, Allen; his daughter, Alexandra; his biological father, William Zimmerman; his adopted father, Carl Wright; his adopted mother, Catherine Small; his grandparents, Avery and Caroline Zimmerman, John and Betty Brake; his brothers, Bryan Zimmerman, Caleb Wright; his sisters, Crystie Zimmerman, Renee Wright; his several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many good friends; and his faithful companions, Damarah and Quayden.
He was predeceased by his sister, Kimber Lee Zimmerman; and his nephew, Zavien Amelly-Egipciaco. Billy was born in Ithaca, NY on October 13, 1985. He attended Lansing Schools, where he enjoyed playing football and wrestling. Billy was an avid hunter and fisherman, and always lived the adventurous life. He especially cherished his family. His outgoing nature and passion for life will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Doris J. Teeter
Saturday, 28 October 2006
LANSING - Doris J. Teeter, 84, of Lansing, NY, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2006, at Beechtree Care Center, Ithaca, NY, where she had been residing. She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton Teeter, on September 2, 1956; and her granddaughter, Tammy Wolfe, who was born on September 17, 1965; she was also predeceased by her grandson, Scott Parker; and special grandson, Mark Wandall.
Doris is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Claone and Morris Wolfe, Lansing, Rose Teeter, Groton, Lori and Chris Parker, W. Groton; her two sons, Edward Teeter, Lansing, and Edwin Teeter, Lansing; her seven grandchildren, Melissa, Philip, Shani, Daniel, Richie, JR, and Katie; her three great-grandchildren, Madison, Brandon, and Clayton; several nieces and nephews, including her favorite niece, Barb Barron; and her extended family, Peachy and Judy. Doris was born in Lansingville, NY, on July 23, 1922, the daughter of the late Bion and Mae (Inman) Grover, and lived her entire life in the Lansing area. She worked for Ithaca Gun, the Pocketbook Factory, and also for the Lansing Central School system.
Edith Marion Poppensiek
Saturday, 28 October 2006
ITHACA - Edith Marion (nee Wallace) Poppensiek, of 32 Horizon Drive, Ithaca, passed away at the Hospicare Residence on East King Road on Saturday, September 30, 2006, surrounded by her family and following a short illness. She was 85.
Edith was born on March 17, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Marion Graham (nee Allen) Wallace. She was raised in Bala Cynwyd, a suburban Philadelphia community, where she attended Lower Merion Township public schools. In 1941, she graduated from Drexel University and began work in the Dean's office, School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she met her future husband, Dr. George C. Poppensiek. They were married on July 3, 1943 in Philadelphia, and celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this summer.
Louise Ford Jackson
Saturday, 28 October 2006
ITHACA - Louise Ford Jackson, wife of the late Dr. Kenneth Kendall Jackson, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, October 19th, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Jackson Elliot; her son, Kenneth Edward (Ted) Jackson, both of Baltimore, MD; her four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are with Lansing Funeral Home. www.lansingfuneralhome.com
Thursday, 26 October 2006
NEWFIELD - Donna Conover-LeGro, age 61 of Newfield, a creator of stain glass design, died at Hospicare on Tuesday (October 24, 2006) morning. Ms. Conover-LeGro was born August 21, 1945, a daughter of the late Miner D. & Lorraine K. Hughes LeGro.
Donna will be best known for keeping “things simple” and not being caught up in the materialistic things in life. She found great joy just sitting by the water, listening to the waves and watching the spring migration and new life being created. She always helped other people and was very generous in giving her time, talents and treasures.
Vera M. Klingle
Friday, 20 October 2006
ITHACA - Vera M. Klingle, age 96, of Ithaca, passed away on Friday morning (October 20, 2006) at Lakeside Nursing Home. Mrs. Klingle was born on September 25, 1910 in Ithaca, a daughter of the late Frederick and Lulu Boom.
Mrs. Klingle enjoyed cooking and her favorite dish was rolled cabbage. To pass time, Vera also enjoyed watching television and playing cards. For the past ten years, Vera looked forward to her yearly trips to Florida to spend time with her granddaughter.
Katherine "Katie" L. Davis
Wednesday, 06 December 2006
GROTON, NY - Katherine L. Davis "Katie", 95, of Groton, NY passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at Groton Nursing Facility, where she had been residing. She was predeceased by her husband of 75 years, Jearold Davis; her brother, Charles; sisters, Mary, Anna, Agnes; and her brother-in-law, Abraham Norman. Katie is survived by her only child, Edith Volbrecht, and her husband, Calvin of Lansing, NY; her grandson and wife, Douglas and Debra Volbrecht, Freeville, NY; her granddaughter, Callean Hile, Groton; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew Hardy, Liverpool, NY, James Volbrecht, Groton; great-great-granddaughter, Ashley Hardy; sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Norman, Dorothy and Larry Small, all of Lansing; sister-in-law, Marion Lucas; and several nieces and nephews.
Cecile Conklin Mapes
Tuesday, 05 December 2006
Cecile Conklin Mapes of 23 Walnut Street, Moravia, New York (formally of Scipio Center, NY) died on Wednesday, November 29, 2006. Cecile was born October 1, 1922 in Cuba, New York, on a small dairy farm that fully deserved its “hard scrabble” description. She was the daughter of the late Monroe Conklin and Mabel (Nottingham) Conklin of Cuba, New York.
Survivors include son Alan (Charlene) of Delmar, New York; daughters Penney (William) Cook of Aurora, New York and Sheila (Leigh) Mapes-English of Chesterfield, Missouri; brother Gordon Conklin of Ithaca, New York; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Chester Mapes, a brother Howard Conklin of Ithaca, and a sister Doris Logan of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Paul E. Graziano
Tuesday, 05 December 2006
Paul E. Graziano, 84, of Lansing, NY, passed away on Sunday December 3, 2006, at the Hospicare Residence, Ithaca, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia A. Graziano. Paul is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Karen Graziano, Lansing; his sisters, Eleanor Capista, Trumansburg, Terry DiMaggio, N. Syracuse, NY, Lena Lentine, Madeline Calamia, both of NJ; also his numerous nieces and nephews. Paul was born in Newark, NJ, on December 18, 1921. He was a Veteran of WWII, serving as Military Police with the US Army in several locations throughout Europe and was a lifetime auto mechanic, retiring from Key Motors in Ithaca after a long career. Paul took pride in dog breeding and training. He was a member of the Ithaca Dog Training Club and the Finger Lakes Kennel Club, and enjoyed raising German Short-Hair Pointers with the companionship of his wife and son.
In honoring his request, there will be no formal services. A private family Memorial service will be planned at a later date. Those wishing are asked to direct gifts of sympathy to Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. Arrangements are with Lansing Funeral Home.
Gary M. Volbrecht
Monday, 04 December 2006
LANSING - Gary M. Volbrecht, 53, of Lansing, NY, passed away on Friday December 1, 2006, at his home. He is survived by his parents, Marshall and Effie Volbrecht, Lansing; his sisters and brother-in-law, Kathy and Don Bryant, Nebraska, Rose Mary Volbrecht, Washington; his brother, Rodney Volbrecht and Cherie Morse, Ithaca, NY; his nieces and nephew, Nichoal Parkin-Volbrecht, Florida, Amber and Timothy Westfall, Groton, NY, Erin and David Piscitelli, Baldwinsville, NY, Andrew Bryant, Arizona; his great niece, Julie Piscitelli; his several aunts, uncles and cousins. Gary was born in Ithaca, NY on April 26, 1953, the son of Marshall and Effie (Poel) Volbrecht.
He was a graduate of Lansing High School and was a self employed woodsman, following in his fathers footsteps. Gary had a creative artistic ability that he expressed through his drawings, calligraphy, and woodworking. He was an exceptional friend whose generous spirit made him always willing to help others and especially care for his family. Gary loved nature, the outdoors, the forest, and living simply in his cabin by the creek.
Linda Kay Lawrence
Tuesday, 28 November 2006
Slaterville Springs – Linda Kay Lawrence, age 59 of Slaterville Springs, a retired employee after 34 years of service with the Book of the Month Club in Mechanicsburg, PA died Sunday evening at Cayuga Medical Center. Linda was born on February 5, 1947 in Carlisle, PA, a daughter of the late Edward Dewith and Betty Mae Giles.
Linda attended Carlisle area schools, a graduate of the Class of 1966. Her greatest hobbies were BINGO and card playing.
Wellington H. “Bill” Bachelor
Tuesday, 21 November 2006
Wellington H. “Bill” Bachelor, 81, of Lansing, NY, passed away on Sunday November 19, 2006, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor (Burun) Bachelor; his four daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Bill Ortlieb, Herkimer, NY, Pat and Kevin Vincent, Veronica Horton, Cindy and Chuck Bower, all of Lansing, NY; his son and daughter-in-law, Willy and Michelle Bachelor, Lansing; his grandchildren, Loreen and Nate Hobart, Amy Ortlieb, Caleb and Catlain Vincent, Stephanie and Arnold Vasquez, Jonathan Horton and Misty, Chad and Anthony Bower, Kaysee, Tyeler, Jordan, Mackenzie Bachelor; his great grandchildren, Alexa, Victoria, Gavin.
Gertrude M. Sherman
Monday, 19 March 2007
Gertrude M. Sherman, 92, formerly of Sayre, PA, passed away at Groton Nursing Facility, Groton, NY, where she had been residing. She was predeceased by her husband, George “Art” Sherman; and her brother, Paul Wolcott.
Gertrude is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Diane Kone, Lansing, NY; her grandchildren, Theresa Jedrysik, Toni Shea, Amy Phanhthalath, Jeremy Kone; eight great grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Bill Wall, Sheshequin, PA; sister-in-law, Mary Wolcott; and many nieces and nephews. Gertrude was born in Sayre, PA on May 6, 1914, the daughter of the late Earl and Grace (Morley) Wolcott. She was a lifelong resident of the Valley, working at Blue Swan Mills in Sayre, and later retiring from Robert Packer Hospital as switchboard operator.
Marjorie S. Judway
Thursday, 01 March 2007
Marjorie S. Judway, 96, passed away on February 21, 2007. Born April 24, 1910, in London, England, the only child of Cecil William and Maud Montague Southby. In 1911, the English economy was struggling and one day a gentleman walked by watching her father paint. As he left, he said “young man, would you like to come to America and work for me at Cornell University?” Stunned, thrilled, after discussing it with his wife, they started to pack and got passage on the “unsinkable” ship, the Titanic, for her maiden voyage on April 15, 1912.
When he told her mother, she told him “I can’t go, I just read in the Almanac there is to be a ‘disaster at sea’ in mid-April.” Those three words turned her father’s world upside-down, but he did contact the Cunard office, getting passage on the sister ship, the Olympic, sailing three weeks early, arriving April 1, 1912 in New York City and not going through Ellis Island.
Leroy Smiley Sr.
Tuesday, 27 February 2007
ITHACA – Leroy Smiley Sr., age 64, of Ithaca, went home to glory and to united with loved-ones on February 23, 2007 unexpectedly. He was born August 6, 1941 in Daphne, AL, the son of the late Millie and Commie Smiley Sr. Prior to his illness, he retired from Seal Right Inc. of Fulton after 25 years of service.
Mr. Smiley leaves behind to mourn his passing two daughters, Theresa Watson and Samantha Grover; three sons, Leroy Smiley Jr., Vernell Smiley, and Charles Smiley; two brothers, Aaron Smiley and Commie C. Smiley Jr.; four sisters, Betty Barron, Odester Ellerbee, Leler Steward, and Millie Smiley; an uncle, George (Erma) Smiley; an aunt, Estelle Benson; five grandchildren. He is predeceased by two sisters, Roxie Smiley and Julia Collins; one brother, John Smiley, who went home to glory on January 19, 2007. He also leaves behind to mourn, five special friends, Mike and Patty, Frenchie, Johnnie, Muff and a very special friend, Wanda Watkins.