Stella N. Beckley of Ithaca, formerly of Interlaken, passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on Friday, March 5, 2010 at the age of 91.

Stella was born on May 5, 1918 in Buffalo, daughter of the late Peter and Antoinette Pichur.  She was raised in Catteraugus County and was retired from Willard State Hospital.

In addition to her parents, Stella was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Beckley; a son, William Beckley; two sisters, Victoria Smith and Ida Mindler; and two brothers, Walter Piker and Joseph Pichur. She is survived by her son, Terry A. Beckley of Ithaca and his partner, Tim Bergan; a sister, Jennie Bednarek (Steve) Czesek of Freedom; and many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Stella's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be private in Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg

The family asks those who wish to remember Stella in the form of a contribution to kindly consider Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.