LINDA L. LUCE 1952 -2002
MORAVIA: Linda L. Luce, 50 of 2145 Rockefeller Road, Moravia, formerly a life
long resident of Lansing died early Tuesday morning, May 7, 2002 at Cortland
Born April 20, 1952 in Ithaca, New York, she was the daughter of the late Earl
and Ella Besteader Hall. Linda was employed as a Postal Worker for the United
States Post Office at Locke, NY.
Survivors include her children Laurie (Steve) Cooper of Moravia, Loretta Luce
of Westport, IN., Larry (Rebecca) Luce, Jr. of Blaine, TN, her brothers Donald
Hall of Groton, Robert (June) Hall of North Lansing, her sisters Viola
(Douglas) Oltz of Auburn, NY, Loubelle Shantie of Raymondsville, NY, Loretta
Lucenti of Concord, NC and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday 9:45am at The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc. The
family will receive friends on Thursday, between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00pm
at the funeral home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing.
Contributions in memory of Linda may be directed to the American Cancer
Society, 57 Front Street, Binghamton,NY 13905
RICHARD G. WARNER 1922 - 2002
Mr. Richard G."Dick" Warner, 79 of 1483 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca died Friday
afternoon, May 10, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochesterm New York.
Born November 1, 1922 in Washington, DC. he was the son of the late Kenneth and
Clara Darling Ayers Warner. A graduate of McKinley Technical High School in
Washington DC, he graduated from The Ohio State University, earning a
Bachelor's Degree (summa cum laude) and a Master's Degree from the College of
Agriculture. Mr. Warner served his country during World War II and was
honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. He earned
his PhD at Cornell University in Animal Nutrition in 1951. His professional
career began as an Assistant Professor in Animal Nutrition in the Department of
Animal Science at Cornell University in 1951, from which he retired as
Professor in 1989.
His community service included his membership at The First Presbyterian Churh
of Ithaca, the Ellis Hollow Community Center and the Ithaca-Cayuga Rotary Club,
of which he was past president.
Survivors include his wife Barbara "Bibs" (nee Dean) of Ithaca, his daughters,
Patricia (Dr. Jerome) Kurent of South Carolina, Sherry Warner of New York,
Candace (Bruce) Herring of Qubec , Tamara (Robert) Ause of California, six
granddaughters, two brothers Philip (Marie) of Maryland, William (Georgienne)
of Nebraska, many nieces, nephews and friends who were an intricate part of his
A memorial service, honoring the life of Dick is schedulded for Saturday, June
8, 2002 at The First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, 315 North Cayuga Stree,
Ithaca. Inurnment in East Lawn Cemetery will be private. There are no calling
Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 315 North Cayuga
Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 or the Fund for Excellence in the Department of Animal
Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853.
ARTHUR WILSON 1915 - 2002
Mr. Arthur Wilson, 86 of 26 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died Saturday
afternoon, 1:30pm at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born July 1, 1915 in Ludlowville (Lansing) New York, he was the son of the late
Noble and Margaret Krantz Wilson. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as
a sheet metal worker at Wheaton's Sheet Metal Shop, Ithaca and had previously
been involved in the operation and management of the former Howland's Red and
White Store, South Lansing. He served in the United States Army and received
an honorable discharge for his faithful service.
Survivors include his wife Freda (nee Howland) of Lansing, one son Floyd
(Charlotte) Wilson of Lansing, one daughter Susan (Bill) Shepardson of Virginia
Beach, Virginia, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and numerous nephews
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 3:00pm at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Interment will follow in North Lansing Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday,
between the hours of 1:00pm and 2:45pm at the funeral home.
ROBERT L. JONES 1930 - 2002
Robert L. Jones, age 72 of Van Ostrand Road, Groton, New York died suddenly on
Monday evening, May 27, 2002 at Cortland Memorial Hospital, Cortland, New York.
Born February 8, 1930 in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of the late George and
Luella Campbell Jones. Mr. Jones served in the United States Marine Corps
during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged for his service on July
26, 1952. He was employed as the Operations Manager of Pyramid Mall and had
previously been employed as Director of Operations for Challenge Industries.
Mr. Jones was an avid outdoorsman, whose hobbies included boating, fishing and
Survivors include his wife Carol (nee Sellers) of Groton, his daughters Melissa
McDermott and Lucinda Jones both of Groton, his sons Bradley of Susquehanna,
PA, David (Robin) of Groton, Rodney of Groton , Douglas of Appalachin, his
sister Barbara (Paul) Howard of North Syracuse, 8 grandchildren, two nephews
and one niece.
The family will receive friends at The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc., 32 Auburn
Road, Lansing on Thursday evening between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00pm. A
memorial service is scheduled at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Avenue,
Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, 2:00pm. Interment in Lanesboro Cemetery,
Lanesboro, PA. will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior
to the service at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Jones may be directed to Korean War Veterans
Memorial, 900 Ohio Drive S. W., Washington, DC
JEAROLD DAVIS 1905 - 2002
Mr. Jearold Davis, age 97 of 509 Van Ostrand Road, Groton, New York died at
10:35am, Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years Katherine (nee Lucas) of Groton, his
daughter Edith (Calvin) Volbrecht of Lansing, two grandchilren and two great
Funeral services will be at 12:00pm Friday at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME.
Interment will follow in North Lansing Cemetery. The family will receive
friends on Friday morning from 11:00am to 11:45am at the funeral home, 32
Auburn Road, Lansing, NY.
LETA FRANCES BECKER 1917 - 2004
Leta Frances Becker, 86 of 101 Bundy Road, Ithaca, New York died on Tuesday
evening, February 3, 2004 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Funeral services will be Saturday 2:00pm at The Dryer Funeral Home, 101 First
Street, Holly, Michigan. Interment will follow in Gardner Cemtery, Fenton,
Mrs. Becker was the mother of Karen Milligan of Ithaca, New York.
ALBERT E. BEDWORTH 1924 - 2004
Ithaca, New York?Albert E. Bedworth, of Ithaca, New York, died January 27,
2004, after a long illness. He was 79. He is survived by his wife of 55
years, Shirley Franklin- Bedworth; his son, Dr. David A. Bedworth and his
fiancee, Theresa L. Lamberton, of Cadyville, New York; his grandchildren, Jodi
Bedworth-Holgado and grand-son-in-law, Joseph Holgado, of Ontario, New York;
and Michael D. Bedworth and his wife, Amber Callahan-Bedworth, of Fairport,
New York; his sister June Robbins, of Syracuse, New York; his brother-in-law,
Louis Withiam, of Ithaca, New York; his sister-in-law, Gerry Bedworth, of
Syracuse, New York, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bedworth is also
survived by his great- grandchildren: Jakob, Logan, and Emma Holgado.
Albert Bedworth was born on November 2, 1924 in Utica, New York. He was
predeceased by his father, Dr. William Bedworth, of Syracuse, New York; his
mother, Martha Reichel-Bedworth, of Marathon, New York; his sister, Martha
Bedworth-Withiam, of Ithaca, New York; and his brothers, William Bedworth and
Robert Bedworth, both of Syracuse, New York. He was also predeceased by his
sister-in-law, Mary Alice Bedworth, the wife of his brother William, and sister
of his wife, Shirley.
Mr. Bedworth was a veteran of World War II, serving in the India-Burma-China
Theater. As a member of the Army Air Corps, he was one of the pioneers in the
implementation of radar technology.
Mr. Bedworth received his Bachelor?s degree in Health and Physical Education
from Cortland State Teachers College in 1951, and his Master?s degree in
Science Education from the same institution in 1956. He also did post-graduate
studies in Cornell University and Syracuse University.
Mr. Bedworth taught in the Eden, New York Central School District, after which
he spent a year working for Bristol Laboratories in Syracuse, New York. He
then taught in the Forestport, New York Central School District before
accepting a teaching position in the Ithaca City School District in 1953. His
tenure in Ithaca lasted for seventeen years. During that time, he taught
health education in the Ithaca Senior High School. He also served as Director
of Health Education for the district, and developed the structure for, and
served as BOCES Health Coordinator beginning in 1967. This regional model for
the coordination of health education has served as a model for the State and
the Nation in both school health and community health education activities.
During the summers of 1960-1967 he was also a visiting professor of health
education in the State University College at Plattsburgh; and between 1967 and
1970, he was an adjunct professor of health education in the State University
College at Cortland. He also held adjunct teaching appointments in Cornell
University and Russell Sage College.
While in Ithaca, Mr. Bedworth served in a variety of public service positions,
particularly dealing in the area of public health. Most notably, he served as
President of the Tompkins County Mental Health Board. He also served as
President of the New York State Council of Health Education; and, in Ithaca, he
served as president of the Ithaca Teachers Association. In addition, he was a
curriculum consultant to many school districts across New York State.
In 1970, Mr. Bedworth accepted a position with the New York State Education
Department as Associate in the Bureau of Health and Drug Education Services.
He continued in that role until his retirement in 1979. During this time, he
and his wife resided in Hillsdale, New York. While in Albany, he was honored
by the American Cancer Society for directing the development of the State?s
Cancer Education Curriculum. He was also a charter member and the first
Executive Director of the New York State Federation of Professional Health
Educators. In the late 1980?s, Mr. Bedworth served as Treasurer of the
Adirondack Council for Research, Experimentation and Services. For many years,
he was also a member of the American Public Health Association, and the
American School Health Association.
Mr. Bedworth was founder and Executive Editor of the Journal of Drug Education,
still a highly respected health journal. He was also an author of four college-
level health and drug education textbooks. At the time of his death he was
working on other health education manuscripts; including Bedworths? Standard
Cyclopedic Dictionary of Health Education, which will be published in the near
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 10:00am at Immaculate Conception
R.C. Church. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca, New York.The
family will receive friends on Friday between the hours of 2-4pm and 7-9pm at
The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc., 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY An announcement
will be published at a later date regarding donations in his memory.
He will be highly missed by his family, his friends, his professional
colleagues, and the thousands of students whom he touched. He was a devoted
husband, father, grandfather, teacher and colleague. He was the last health
ROBERT SAMUEL SMITH 1920 - 2004
Robert Samuel Smith, 83 of 60 Wedgewood Drive, Ithaca, New York died suddenly
on Sunday evening, January 25, 2004 in Ithaca.
Services will be Thursday, 11:00am at The First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca,
315 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Interment in East Lawn Cemetery will be
Contributions in memory of Mr. Smith may be directed to Hospicare, 172 East
King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 or Cornell Plantations, One Plantation Road,
Ithaca, NY 14850