ROBERT M. FERRIS, III
Mr. Robert M. Ferris, III, 92 of 518 Savage Farm Drive, Ithaca, New York, died
early Sunday morning, January 27, 2002 at his residence.
Mr. Ferris was a native of Montclair, New Jersey and had resided in Cayuga
Heights, New York for the last five years.
Funeral services will be private and interment in Chilmark Cemetery, Martha's
Vineyard, MA. will be in the spring.
CHARLOTTE J. RUZICKA
Charlotte J. Ruzicka, age 73 of Sperry Lane, Lansing, New York died suddenly,
Saturday, February 16, 2002 at her residence.
Born June 11, 1928 in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late
Bart and Clara Pinnau Smith. Charlotte had been employed by Smith-Corona,
Tompkins County Hospital (now Cayuga Medical Center)as a Nurses Aide and most
recently as a bookkeeper, in business with her husband Ben. Charlotte loved
her family and her family was her life. She will be remembered as a beloved
wife, a devoted Mom and a wonderful Nana. She will be missed so much by us all.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Bernard "Ben" of Lansing, her four
daughters Brook (Ray Melvin), Karen (Jim) Mc Millen, Monica and Lisa (Tim
Farrell) all of Lansing, New York, two brothers Jack (Dorothy) Smtih and Roland
(Pat) Smith all of Moravia, four sisters, Shirley (Bill) Gilbert, Patty (Robert)
Wagner all of Allentown, PA., Doris Hill of Cincinnatus, NY, Colleen (Bert)
Hilliard of Lansing, her grandchildren Haleigh and Dana Ruzicka and Aurora Mc
Millen, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A sister, Aubey Smith, preceded
her in death.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, 1:00pm at THE LANSING FUNERAL
HOME, INC. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lansing. The family
will receive friends on Tuesday, between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
Memorials may be directed to The American Hearth Association, 100 Northern
Concourse, North Syracuse, New York 13212.
THELMA M. SCHAFFER
Thelma Mae (nee Appel) Schaffer, 81 of 1145 Warren Road, Ithaca, New York
formerly of Allentown, PA, passed away on May 16, 2001 in Cayuga Medical Center
at Ithaca, NY, surrounded by her loving family. She was a beloved daughter,
wife, mother grandmother and sister.
Thelma was born August 31, 1919 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Harry and Lizzie
Mae (nee Leh) Appel. On April 8, 1939 she married Francis "Curly" Schaffer with
whom she shared 57 years together before he passed away in 1996. In 1985
Thelma and Curly moved from Allentown to Lansing to live with their daughter
and her family. Thelma was a homemaker most of her life and dedicated herself
to family. Thelma, affectionately known as Mimi to her grandsons and their
friends, loved to go to sporting events to watch her grandsons play or coach.
Her warmth, humor and courage will remain in the hearts of those who knew her.
Thelma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Gail and Henry Neubert of
Lansing, NY; grandson Hank Neubert and his fiance Amanda Verba; grandson Thomas
Neubert and his fiance Jessica Taylor of Euclid, Ohio; sister, June
Appel,sister and brother-in-law Lois and Dick Frain, brother and sister-in-law
Merritt and Betty Appel, sister-in-law Mary Appel, sister-in-law Ruth Appel and
numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, Thelma was
predeceased by her brothers Harry, Lewis and Kermit.
Funeral services are private. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions in memory of Thelma Schaffer may be directed to Lansing
Recreation Program, Town Hall, Lansing, New York 14882.
CHARLOTTE CALHOUN HOWELL 1915 - 2003
Charlotte Calhoun Howell, 87 of 199 Ludlowville Road, Lansing, New York died
Satrurday morning at 5:45am at the home of her daughter in Lansing.
Born November 29, 1915 in Ludlowville (Lansing) she was the daughter of the
late John and Sarah Pender Calhoun and the widow of Harold "Shorty" Howell, who
died November 15, 2001.
Mrs. Howell was employed in the Food Service Department at The Lansing
Elementary School for many years, was a member of the Lansing United Methodist
Church and a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Almeda Lansing Fire and
Survivors include her daughters, Judy (Pete) Barron , Nancy Milligan both of
Lansing, her son Harold (Helen) Howell of Groton, six grandchildren and seven
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11:00am at The Lansing United Methodist
Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing. Interment in Lansingville Cemetery will be
delayed. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, between the hours of
1:00pm and 4:00pm at The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc., 32 Auburn Road, Lansing,
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Howell may be directed to Hospicare, 172 East
King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 or Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard
Road, Lansing, NY 14882.
JERRY KRAUSS 1944 - 2003
Jerry Krauss, age 57 of 110 North Aurora Street, Ithaca died at 12:40am,
Saturday, January 18, 2003 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be anounced tomorrow.
GEORGE HAINES STEVENS 1928 - 2003
George Haines Stevens H74 of 373 Conlon Road, Lansing died suddenly on Saturday
morning, January 18, 2003 at St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, NY.
Born August 9th, 1928 in Mt. Kisco, NY, he was the son of the late Hiram and
Eleanor Haines Stevens. Mr. Stevens was employed as a Science teacher with the
Lansing Central School System and retired 1990. He was a member of the
Unitarian Church of Ithaca and both the State and National Teachers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (nee Schubert) of Lansing. His son, Lee of
Boulder, CO, his daughters, Amy (Thomas) Miller of Lexington, MA, Karleen
(David) McAllister of New Providence, NJ, Sarah (Richard) Goy of Bethlehem, PA
and seven granddaughters.
Services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday at The Lansing United Methodist Church, 32
Brickyard Road, Lansing. Interment will be private. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Stevens may be directed to a scholarship fund at
The Lansing Central School Systems, 300 Ridge Road, Lansing, NY 14882
JOAN WAGNER MULONDO 1939 - 2003
ITHACA: Joan Wagner Mulondo, 63 of 209 Second Street, Ithaca, New York died at
4:30am, Monday, January 20, 2003 at her residence. Her father preceded her in
death by four hours at his home in St. George, Utah.
Born April 23, 1939 in Escalante, Utah, she was the daughter of the late Paul
and Alda Schow Cardon. Joan was a Director of Musicians for World Harmony and
was intstumental in founding “Africa in Ithaca”. She was a member of The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include her husband Samite Mulondo of Ithaca, her daughter Ana Wagner
of New York City, her sons David (Angelee) Wagner of Las Vegas,NV, Paul
(Vanessa) Wagner of Ithaca, Jon of Nairobi, Kenya, Kurt of Tokyo, Japan, her
brothers Farrell (CarolJoy) Roundy of Taft, CA., Paul (Karen) Cardon of
Columbus, OH, several aunts, uncles and cousins and 10 grandchildren. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Ladine
Services will be Friday, 1:00pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 114 Burleigh Drive, Ithaca. A private burial will be held. There are
no calling hours.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc.,
32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY.
ARLYN D. ROUNDS 1928 - 2003
LANSING: Arlyn D. Rounds, 74 of 91 Drake Road, Lansing, New York died at
7:04am on Monday, January 20, 2003 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca..
Born December 28, 1928 in Cortland, he was the son of the late Roland and Daisy
Rideout Rounds. Mr. Rounds was employed in the Maintenance Department at
Ithaca College and retired after 20 years of service. He also was a carpenter
for many years, working with numerous contracting firms and enjoyed bowling. He
served in The United States Airforce and received an honorable discharge.
Survivors include his wife Helen (nee Palmer) of Lansing, his daughter Cindy
(Jack) Stull of Lansing, his sons, Bill of Groton, Philip (Loretta) of
Walworth, NY, his sister Audrey (Eugene) Palmer of Locke, NY and twelve
Private funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at The Lansing
Funeral Home, Inc. Rev. Alan St. George will officiate. Interment in Hayts
Cemetery will be private. There are no calling hours.
CECILE A. KAUPP 1907 - 2003
LARGO, FLORIDA: Cecile A. Kaupp, 95 a former long time ithaca resident, died
at 7:55pm on Saturday evening, January 25, 2003 at her residence in Largo,
A Mass of Christian burial will be Tthursday, 11:00am at All Saints Church, 347
Ridge Road, Lansing. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca. Calling
hours will be private.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Kaupp may be directed to the Lansing Community
Library Center, 27 Auburn Road, Lansing, ny 14882
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lansing Funeral Home, Inc.,
32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY
ROBERT R. WHIPPLE 1926 - 2003
Robert R. Whipple, 76 of 112 East Shore Circle, Ithaca, New York died at
10:50am, Saturday, February 1, 2003 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born December 23, 1926 in Ithaca, NY, he was the son of the late George and
Margaret Sheehan Whipple. A 1945 graduate of Ithaca High School, Mr. Whipple
had been employed as a research support specialist at Cornell University for 40
years, retiring in 1989. He was president of the Cornell Club of Ithaca for
several years and served as president of the Lansing Senior Citizens Unit in
1995. For many years, he was a “Proud Coach” of the Kiwanis Little League
Baseball Team that he named “The Fall Creek Cardinals”. Coaching his boys from
T-Ball through the Babe Ruth League and being referred to as “Uncle Bob”
brought him great delight. He was also a founding member of the DeWitt
Genealogy Society and was most proud of writing his family genealogy book
titled “ The First Whipples of America and Their Decedents”. He provided copies
to his family and to the Tompkins County Library. He enjoyed visiting Ipswith,
MA., where his ancestors first arrived in America in the early 1600’s from
Bocking, Essex, England. Mr. Whipple competed in the New York State Senior
Games receiving many gold medals in Track and Field events.
Mr. Whipple is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Elizabeth (nee Kordas)
Whipple; brother George (Helen) Whipple; cherished nieces and nephews Patricia
(Michael) Hampton, Debra (Michael) McCarthy, Lynn (Ronald) Davenport, George
(Jennifer) Whipple, Gerald (Janet) Frand; great nieces and nephews; Megan
Hampton, Julia Whipple, David Whipple, Kevin McCarthy, Dylan Davenport, Casey
Davenport; cherished nephew and niece Stephen Kordas and Marlene Kordas Avery;
cherished great nephews and niece Brett, Aaron and Alycia Avery to whom he was
regarded as their spiritual grandfather.
A prayer service will be Wednesday, 11:00am at the Lansing Funeral Home.
Burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery will be delayed. The family will receive
friends on Tuesday between the hours of 4:00pm and 7:00pm and on Wednesday, one
hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY.
(www.lansingfuneralhome.com) Contributions in memory of Mr. Whipple may be
made to the American Cancer Society, 57 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905 or
Hospicare,172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY, 14850.
JONATHAN H. PERKINS 1938 - 2003
Jonathan H. Perkins, 64 of 1548 West Danby Road, Newfiled, New York died at
3:15am on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced.
DR. ROBERT ELZWORTH WILKINSON 1916 - 2003
Dr. Robert Elzworth Wilkinson of Kendal at Ithaca, New York died at 2:12pm on
February 13, 2003.
Visitation Sunday, February 16th, 2003 between the hours of 2:00pm and 5:00pm
at the Kendal Residence.
A Memorial service will be held at Kendal and will be announced. Burial in
Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca will be delayed and private
JOHN F. SIDDELL 1940 - 2003
Mr. John F. Siddell, age 62 of 120 Asbury Road, Lansing, New York died at
1:30pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born October 25, 1940 in Torrington, Connecticut, he was the son of the late
Francis and Mary Urban Siddell. Mr. Siddell moved to Lansing from Hollywood,
Florida,to assist his wife, in the care of her parents, David and Leona Doria.
He was employed as a Foreman in the construction industry.
Survivors include his wife Lynn (nee Doria) his daughter Jessie Lynn Siddell of
CT., his sisters Jane Gondolfo of Alabama, Frances Sarasin of New Port Richie,
FL, his granddaughter,Desiree, his step sons Stephen, Kenneth and Kristopher
Stevens, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside funeral services will be held at St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington,
CT, at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Siddell may be directed to Hospicare, 172 East
King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc.,
32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY
JOSEPHINE CONLON ERNSTEIN
Josephine Conlon Ernstein, 97, of 56 Conlon Road, Lansing died early Monday
morning, June 11, 2001 at The Groton Nursing Facility.
Memorial services are scheduled for SATURDAY, June 23, 2001 , 3:00pm at THE
LANSING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, LANSING, NEW YORK. interment WILL BE AT A
LATER DATE IN ASBURY Cemetery, LANSING. There are no calling hours.
B. WENDELL HAUTANIEMI 1923 - 2003
B. Wendell Hautaniemi, 79 of 2776 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca died Wednesday
afternoon, March 12, 2003 at his residence.
Born August 25, 1923 in Newport, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late
Bruno Hjalmar and Wendla Konola Hautaniemi. Receiving his B.A. in Electrical
Engineering from Tufts University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Mr.
Hautaniemi first became employed at Harvey Radio in Cambridge. Massachusetts.
It was at this time that he met Dorothea Quinn and five months later, they were
married on March 20, 1943. He served his country in The United States Navy
from August 1944 until April 1946, when he was honorably discharged for his
faithful service. Mr. Hautaniemi had been employed by General Electric in the
late 1950s and was one of the founders of ITHACO, retiring in 1983. He served
as President of Scanco, Inc. of Ithaca. Mr. Hautaniemi was a member of the
Ithaca Power Squadron, East Hill Flying Club, The Lansing Lions Club and
thoroughly enjoyed time spent sailing in the Bahamas which he did four weeks a
year, for a long period of time.
Mr. Hautaniemi is survived by his wife Dorothea (nee Quinn) of Ithaca, his
children, Wendell (Shirley) of Oxnard, CA, Wendla (Paul) Windt of Chelmsford,
MA., Jeanne Hautaniemi of Providence, RI., Richard (Susan Mehr) of Lansing,
Claudia Hunter of Cambridge, MA., Brian ( Dr. Cindy) of Old Lyme. CT., Dr.
Susan Hautaniemi of Ann Arbor, MI, Annmarie of Louisville, KY., 1 step sister,
Katherine Miranda of Buffalo, two cousins, Ilona Niemi of Montana, Richard
Niemi of California, 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by a grandson, Peter on April 20, 1972.
Services will be held Sunday, 4:00pm at The William Henry Miller Inn, 303 North
Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY. The family will receive friends immediately
following the service.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Hautaniemi may be directed to The Lansing Lions
Club, PO Box 343, Ithaca, NY 14882 or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for
Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163
THOMAS PATRICK TURNER 1967 - 2003
Thomas Patrick Turner, 35 of 600 Warren Road, Ithaca, New York died Saturday
morning, 7:20am at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born July 1, 1967 in Patterson, New Jersey, he was the son of John and Deborah
(nee Sanford) Turner. Thomas was employed as a Librarian at Mann Library on
the campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
A Memorial Service will be held, 2:00pm Satuday, April 5, 2003 in The Princeton
Room at The Statler Hotel on the Cornell University Campus.
STUART PRICE CRAMER 1911 - 2003
Mr. Stuart Price Cramer, age 91 of 1175 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, New York died
at 2:30am, on Tuesday morning, April 15, 2003 at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
WENDY YANIELLO 1950 - 2003
Wendy Louise Yaniello, 52, of 450 Hayts Road,Ithaca, NY, passed away on Easter
Sunday April 20, 2003. Wendy was surrounded by her loving family &
devoted friends. She is survived by 3 sisters& 1 brother, Sue Yaniello of
Ithaca, NY,Bonnie Poarch of Gillett, Pa., Bill Irish of Towanda, Pa.and Elaine
Bergman of Sayre, Pa., 16 nieces & nephews, 23great nieces & nephews, who she
adored and who brought her great laughter, love & joy. She is also survived by
her son Joseph that she lost to adoption in 1970 and by uncountable dear
friends who she loved as family. Wendy was a woman of great wisdom, compassion,
humor and love. She touched everyone who knew her, and opened her heart
readily with a kind word, a soothing touch or a witty joke.
A celebration of Wendy’s life will be held Saturday April 26, 2003, from
1:00pm to 4:00pm at Close Hall,1872 Trumansburg Rd..(Rt. 96 ) Jacksonville, NY
5 miles past Cayuga Medical Center. Everyone is welcome to participate in a
reflection and sharing ceremony at 2:00 PM.
In celebration of Wendy’s 14 years of recovery, the family asks that memorial
donations be made to Alcoholics Anonymous World Service,Grand Central Station,
PO Box 459, New York, NY 10163.
Funeral arrangenents are under the direction of The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc.
32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY
HERBERT C. OAKES 1927 - 2003
Herbert Charles Oakes Sr. passed away peacefully at the Cortland Memorian
Hospital in Cortland, NY, on Wednesday, April 23, 2003. He was 75 years old.
He is survived by his dear friend, Margaret Neely; sons, Bailie Vinson Oakes
and Herbert Charles Oakes Jr. and wife Natalia; and grandson, Leopold Vinson
Genel Oakes, all of Houston, TX; sister, Betty Loraine Oakes Muka and husband
Arthur A, Muka of Ithaca, NY and their children and grandchildren, including
Bill and Diane Duthie and sons John and Danny Duthie, and Chris and Wendy Muka
and their children Kelsey Ida, Haliegh Christine and Nathan Lowell Muka, all of
Lansing, NY, Stephen Arthur and Cheryl Muka and their children Philip
Christopher and Natalie Joy Muka, Dr. Martha Ann and Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Ives
and their children, Graham Chester Arthur, Megan Laurel and Joel Jeffrey Ives
of Arvada, CO, and Deborah Susan and Franscisco DeAmorim and her children R.J.
and Brittany Bettina Wilcox of Sarasota, FL. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Herbert LaFern Oakes and Loraine Lillian Coppedge Oakes; and brother,
Mr. Oakes was born on November 17, 1927, in Manhattan, KS. He graduated from
Classen High School in Oklahoma City in 1945 and was a member of the school
debating team and the Pi Chapter of the Alpha Omega Fraternity. He was a high-
jump star. He graduated from Oklahoma University, Norman, OK, in 1950, with a
BS Degree in Civil Engineering. At OU, he was head of tutoring for the Athletic
Department, earned a Pumice Aggregate Research Scholarship and received a
scholarship in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC).
He also started and built a vending machine business there. During the summer
months, he worked as a truck driver for his father who owned Oakes Materials
Company in Edmond, OK, a ready mixed concrete company. At OU, he became a
member of the Alpha Chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. he also became a
member of honorary fraternities, including Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Tau and Tau
After graduating from OU in 1950, he received his commission as a naval
Officer. He served three years in the US Navy, including destroyer during the
Korean War and attended the Gunnery Officers Ordinance School in Washington,
DC. He attained the rank of Lieutenant J.G. In 1951, he married Suzanne Vinson
of Tulsa, OK, the mother of their two sons. He graduated with an MBA from
Harvard Business School in 1955. he was secretary and treasurer of Vinson Steel
and Aluminum Company, Dallas, TX, from 1955 to 1960. He was a founder and 50%
owner of Southwester Match Company, Ft. Worth, TX, which became Atlas Match
Company from 1957 to 1960. He owned the Republic Drug Company, Denver, CO, from
1962 to 1970. Mr. Oakes was a successful business man and was president and
owner of several Houston companies, at various times, including Shepler
Equipment Company, Form-Rite Concrete Accessories Company, Cigarette Sales,
Inc., Sundries Wholesale, Inc., and R.B. Clause Lumber Company, Inc.
Mr. Oakes served on the board of Directors of several companies, including
Valhi, Inc., and K&M Tools, Inc. In addition, Mr. Oakes served as a member of
the National Board of Field Advisors of the Small Business Administration from
1955 through 1961. He also served as Executive Governor of the Houston Chapter
of Who's Who International. He also served as President of the Houston Downtown
Club of Toastmasters International. He was a long term member of St. Lukes
Methodist Church, and the Houston Racquet Club. Other memberships include River
Oakes Dance Club, Thalia Dance Club, and Agnes Maul Dance Club.
While he lived in Ithaca, NY since June of 2001, he with his sister, Betty,
were active members of three clubs of Toastmasters International, the Cayuga
Toastmasters Club, and the Southern Division Advanced Club, both of Ithaca, NY,
and the Susquehanna Club of Owego, NY.
Herb was a good and loyal, faithful, honorable, loving son, brother, father and
grandfather, who served his family, friends, schools, community and country
well, and of whom his family was always very proud. We will miss his gentle and
courteous ways, and will cherish our loving memories of him. We believe that we
will meet again with him and family who have gone before us in the beautiful
place of light and peace everlasting.
Friends are cordially invited to visitation with the family at Lansing Funeral
Home, Inc., 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY, on Rt. 34B, near the intersection with
Rt. 34, at Rogues Harbor Inn on Thursday, April 24, 2003, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Funeral services will follow from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held
at The George Lewis and Sons Funeral Home, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, Texas,
where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, at 2:00pm. Private
interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, TX.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggest the charity of your choice.