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2019 Obits

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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Thomas, Esther L.

Esther L. Thomas of Mecklenburg passed away peacefully at Cayuga Ridge on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the age of 89. Esther was born in Ithaca on April 3, 1930, a daughter of the late Leon and Ruth Grover. She worked for many years at the Tower at Ithaca College as...

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Ellis, Edric M. “Ed”

Edric M. “Ed” Ellis, age 70, passed away unexpectedly on October 6, 2019. Edric was born in Fostoria, Ohio on August 21, 1949, a son of the late William and Margaret Ellis.  He spent his career working as a manager at NCR, Deanco, McQuay and lastly Pall Corporation...

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MacDougall, Harold S. “Mack”

Harold S. “Mack” MacDougall, age 94, passed away at Hospicare of Tompkins County on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Harold was born in Ithaca on July 26, 1925, a son of the late Harrison Claude and Dorothy (Sherman) MacDougall. Harold was a retired machinist from Morse...

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Schurman, David A.

David A. Schurman, age 79, of Trumansburg, NY, passed away Sept. 22 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.Calling hours will be held Friday, Sept. 27, 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, Trumansburg. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 28, 11:00 am...

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McFall, Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M. McFall passed away at Hospicare in Ithaca on September 16, 2019, at the age of 100. Born in Peoria, Illinois on March 6, 1919, Elizabeth was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Shlefer) Frankenstein. Elizabeth is survived by her children; Linda (Bob)...

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Lodinsky, Robert (Louis)

Robert (Louis) Lodinsky, age 85, passed away at his residence in Trumansburg on September 11, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Louis Andrew (born in Hungary) and Vivian (Kelly) Lodinsky of Tonawanda, NY. Robert followed his passion for the...

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