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2019 Obits

Van Valen, Jonathan Parker

pJonathan Parker Van Valen of Trumansburg passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the age of 22. Jonathan was born on May 23, 1997 in Cortland, a son to John Van Valen and Lisa Ann Touchet Van Valen. While attending Trumansburg High School, he was an...

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Ditzell, Dorothy J.

Dorothy J. Ditzell of Trumansburg went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the age of 86. Dorothy was born in Trumansburg on November 23, 1932, a daughter of the late Karl and Mildred (Edwards) Ditzell. She is...

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Taves, Deborah S.

Deborah Taves, age 57, passed away on November 21 after a brief illness at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born on July 7, 1962, in Oklahoma City, Debbie was the daughter of Edward and Alma Taves, who predeceased her. She is survived by her brother Michael...

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Gell, Ethel M.

Ethel Mary Gell, formerly of Trumansburg, passed away peacefully in Kendal at Ithaca on November 20, 2019 at the age of 89. Ethel, daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys (House) Seeley, was born May 4, 1930, in Syracuse. A 1948 graduate of Eastwood High School, Ethel...

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Bower, Hope C.

Hope C. Bower of Trumansburg, New York passed away peacefully at Seneca View Nursing on November 15th 2019, at the age of 95. Hope was born in Ithaca, on August 4, 1924, a daughter of the late Alvan and Helen (Thompson) Conde. She graduated from Trumansburg High...

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Reynolds, Elizabeth C.

Elizabeth “Betty” Clara (Bartholf) Reynolds of Trumansburg passed away peacefully on November 7, 2019 at the age of 89. Betty was born in Ithaca, New York on November 26, 1929. As a young child she briefly lived in New Orleans but returned to Ithaca and graduated from...

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Matson, Lawrence Robert “Bob”

Lawrence Robert “Bob” Matson passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the age of 79. Bob was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, as well as a caring educator. He loved the outdoors, whether looking at rocks or the stars, or hunting or fishing,...

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Bentz, David E.

David E. Bentz formerly of Ithaca passed away at the Sturgill Hospice House in Florida on November 1, 2019 at the age of 75. David was born in Ithaca on February 5, 1944 a son of the late Thoburn and Gladys (Kenna) Bentz. He worked for the City of Ithaca as a truck...

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Congdon, Barbara Porter

Barbara Porter Congdon of Ithaca passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the age of 97. Barbara was born in Ithaca on May 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Joseph and Harriet (Brake) Porter. She was a devoted wife to her late husband,...

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Friedlander, Betty

Betty D. Friedlander , 95, of Ithaca died Thursday, October 24, 2019 at home with her children at her side. Betty was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 22, 1923. She grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn with her 2 older sisters Esther and Hilda and younger...

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