Rodney C. Corey, of 136 Seven Mile Drive, Ithaca, passed away at Hospicare on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the age of 69.

Rodney was born on July 17, 1941 in Ithaca to John Rush and Lillian Mae Corey. He joined the United States Army in 1958 and served his country until he was honorably discharged 1961. Rodney worked as a salesman for Cooley Business Form in Rochester prior to his retirement.

Rodney loved spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. He also was an avid coin and stamp collector. Rodney enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, Wii bowling, and computers.

Rodney was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Rifle and Pistol Association.

Rodney was preceded in death by his father, John Rush; his childhood caregiver and grandmother, Mabel Corey; and a brother, Ricky Anthony. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Corey of Ithaca; mother, Lillian Mae Corey of Waverly; a son, Timothy Corey of Ithaca; a brother, Richard Anthony; a sister, Rose Irons; an aunt, Margaret King of Ithaca; and many nieces, nephews, cousins.

The family will be present to receive friends from 10:00 to 12:00pm on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 12:00pm at the funeral home. Prayers of committal and military honors will follow at Grove Cemetery.

The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Rodneys memory to kindly consider Hospicare, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.