Miscellaneous Tompkins County, New York Obituaries


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Donald D. "Smokey" Wagner, 77 formerly of Lansing, NY died Friday evening, June 
30, 2001 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse, New York.
Born August 29, 1923 in Lansing (Myers) NY, he was the son of the late Edward 
and Blanche Inman Wagner.  Mr. Wagner was employed by International Rock Salt 
(now known as Cargill, Inc.) as a Salt Bagger and served in The United States 
Army from 1943-1945 and in the United States AirForce from 1950 to 1954. He 
received five battle stars for his service.
Surviving Mr. Wagner are one son, Donald Wagner, Jr, of Danby New York, a 
niece, a nephew and many cousins.  His extended family includes Mabel Teeter of 
Groton, NY, May Brown and Mike Martin both of Locke, NY.  He was preceded in 
death by his parents and one brother, Edward Wagner, Jr.
Graveside Funeral services are schueduled at 10:00am Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 
Pine Grove Cemetery, Lansing, New York.  Rev. Martha E. Swords will officiate. 
No public calling hours are scheduled.

Mildred L Miller, 79 of 194 East Miller Road, Ithaca, NY died Tuesday morning, 
June 19, 2001 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, NY.
Born May 13, 1922 in Candor, New York, she was the daughter of the late George 
and Hazel Smith Cowles.
Mrs. Miller was a former Town Supervisor for the Town of Danby and had also 
served as Town Clerk for a number of years.  She was employed as a bookkeeper 
for Speno Ballest of Ithaca, New York and for several other local businesses. 
She was a member of The American Legion Ladies Auxillary, Ithaca Post # 221 and 
Candor Post # 907.
Funeral services will be Saturday 11:00am at The Danby Federated Church, 1859 
Danby Road, Ithaca, NY.  Rev. Charles Hakes will officitae.  Private interment 
will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor, New York.  The family will receive 
friends at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME, INC, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing  on Friday, 
June 22, 2001, between the hours of 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Strong of Ithaca, NY, Jane Kennedy of 
Ellettsville, IN., two sons, Sanford "Butch" (Gloria) Miller of Ithaca and 
Brian Miller of Ithaca, one brother, Richard (Edith) Cowles of Auburn, NY, 9 
grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Memorial may be directed to The Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Road, 
Ithaca, NY 14850.
Josephine Conlon Ernstein, 97, of 56 Conlon Road, Lansing died early Monday 
morning, June 11, 2001 at The Groton Nursing Facility.
Memorial services are scheduled for SATURDAY, June 23, 2001 , 3:00pm at THE 
LATER DATE IN ASBURY Cemetery, LANSING.  There are no calling hours.
Ruby L. Hagin Grove, 94 of 220 Woodsedge Drive, Lansing died Tuesday evening, 
May 22, 2001 at Cortland Memorial Hospital.
Born June 24, 1906 in Lansing, she was the daughter of the late Robert and 
Maude Van Demark Hagin and the widow of Thomas Henry Grove who died in November 
of 1966.  Mrs. Grove was employed as a Telephone Operator for New York 
Telephone and had also worked at The Ithaca Journal in the classified 
advertising department.  She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, 
Mrs. Grove is survived by her daughters; Barbara (Donald) Loughridge of Salem, 
Oregon, Susan (Robert) Pierce of King Ferry, New York, 8 grandchildren, 5 great 
grandchildren and one great great grandson.  In addition to her husband, she 
was preceded in death by a daughter Sandra La Fave, December 1963 and a brother 
Carol Hagin, February, 1994.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 10:00am at The Lansing 
Funeral Home, Inc.  Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery, Lansing.  The 
family will receive friends on Wednesday morning 9:00am to 10:00am at the 
funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Salvation Army, 150 North Albany 
Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Thelma Mae (nee Appel) Schaffer, 81 of 1145 Warren Road, Ithaca, New York 
formerly of Allentown, PA, passed away on May 16, 2001 in Cayuga Medical Center 
at Ithaca, NY, surrounded by her loving family. She was a beloved daughter, 
wife, mother grandmother and sister.
 Thelma was born August 31, 1919 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Harry and Lizzie 
Mae (nee Leh) Appel. On April 8, 1939 she married Francis "Curly" Schaffer with 
whom she shared 57 years together before he passed away in 1996.  In 1985 
Thelma and Curly moved from Allentown to Lansing to live with their daughter 
and her family.  Thelma was a homemaker most of her life and dedicated herself 
to family.  Thelma, affectionately known as Mimi to her grandsons and their 
friends, loved to go to sporting events to watch her grandsons play or coach.  
Her warmth, humor and courage will remain in the hearts of those who knew her.
Thelma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Gail and Henry Neubert of 
Lansing, NY; grandson Hank Neubert and his fiance Amanda Verba; grandson Thomas 
Neubert and his fiance Jessica Taylor of Euclid, Ohio; sister, June 
Appel,sister and brother-in-law Lois and Dick Frain, brother and sister-in-law 
Merritt and Betty Appel, sister-in-law Mary Appel, sister-in-law Ruth Appel and 
numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and parents, Thelma was 
predeceased by her brothers Harry, Lewis and Kermit.
Funeral services are private.  There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions in memory of Thelma Schaffer may be directed to Lansing 
Recreation Program, Town Hall, Lansing, New York 14882.
LANSING:  Laurie Hyde-Tull, 42,of 86 Dates Road, Lansing died Saturday 
afternoon, May 12, 2001 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York. Born 
September 10, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of Mary Jane 
(nee Oldenburg) of Metairie, Louisiana and the late Dr. Paul Hyde.  Laurie was 
a parishioner of All Saints R. C. Church, Lansing, a member of The American 
Society of Clinical Pathologists and had been employed as a Registered Medical 
Technologist at Cornell Univeristy, College of Veterinary Medicine.
In addition to her Mother, Laurie is survived by her husband, James W. Tull of 
Lansing, two sons Joshua Paul Tull, Zachariah James Tull, two daughters, 
Jessica Lee Tull and Sarah Jane Tull all of Lansing, one brother Patrick 
(Marybeth) Hyde of Galena, Illinois and one sister Amy Maduell of Baton Rouge, 
Services are scheduled for Wednesday, 10:00am At All Saints R. C. Church, 347 
Ridge Road, Lansing.  The family will receive friends immediately following the 
Mass in the church fellowship hall.  There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Franziska Racker Centers, 3226 
Wilkins Road, Ithaca, New York 14850.
David R. Doria, 85 of 955 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died Wednesday 
afternoon, July 11, 2001 at The Hospicare Residence of Ithaca.
Born January 15, 1916 in Chateaugay, NY he was the youngest of seven children, 
son of the late Wallace and Edith McGibbon Doria.  Mr. Doria served his country 
in the United States Army from 1942 to 1943 when he was honorably discharged. 
Prior to his retirement, he was a bus driver for the Lansing Central School 
System, had been a car and boat salesman and owned and operated a Hardware 
Store in Lansing.  The Doria's spent winters in Florida for 10 years and in the 
early nineties, returned permanently to Lansing.  Mr. Doria will be missed by 
those whose lives he touched and will be remembered as an eager provider of 
peppermint candies.
Mr. Doria is survived by his wife of 61 years, Leona (nee Teeter) of Lansing, a 
daughter Lynne (John) Siddell of Lansing, his grandsons, Steve, Kris and Ken 
Funeral services will be Sunday, July 15, 2001, 1:00pm at The LANSING UNITED 
METHODIST CHURCH, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing.  Interment will follow in North 
Lansing Cemetery.  Calling hours on Saturday are private.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Hospicare, 172 East King Road, 
Ithaca, NY 14850.
Herbert "Bud" Howell, 78 of 1067 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died late 
Wednesday afternoon, July 11, 2001.
Born October 26, 1922 in Ithaca, he was the son of the late C. Ward and Matilda 
Meyer Howell.  Mr. Howell was a graduate of Ithaca College, where he received 
his BS in Business.  He was employed as a Loan Officer for Farmers Production 
Credit, Ithaca, NY, retiring in 1985.  Mr. Howell served his country in the 
United States Army from 1941 to 1945, when he was honorably discharged.  For 
his esteemed service, he received a Silver Star, Purple Heart and Combat 
Infantry Badge.  Serving as Lansing Town Supervisor from January 1, 1986 to 
December 31, 1987, Mr. Howell serrved on the Lansing and BOCES school boards, 
served as former President of The Ludlowville Pine Grove Cemtery, Lansing, was 
secretary and treasurer of Lansingville Fire Company, treasurer of The Lansing 
Senior Citizens Unit and was a founder of the Lansing Rod and Gun Club.  He was 
devoted to his town and country.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Ernestine (nee Lord) Howell of Lansing, two 
sons, Charles (Pamela) Howell of Moravia, Rodney (Cynthia) Howell of Lansing, a 
daughter Amy (William Schempp) Christopher of Lansing, two brothers, Charles 
and James (Phyllis) Howell both of Lansing, his grandchildren, C. Christopher, 
Richard, Timothy, Terry, Todd and Nicole Howell, Angela Christopher and seven 
great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons Matthew (1981) and 
Dwight (1973), and a sister Barbara Rohm(1998).
family will receive friends on FRIDAY, between the hours of 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to HOSPICARE, 172 East King Road, Lansing or the 
American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT. 06150-1160.
CORTLAND:  Donald H. Smith, 81 of 41 Clayton Avenue, Cortland, NY died Friday 
afternoon, July 20, 2001 at his residence.  His family was at his side.
Born November 4, 1919 in Pompey, New York, he was the son of the late Fay and 
Ruth Hodges Smith.  Mr. Smith served his country in The United States Navy from 
April 28, 1942 to January 4, 1946, when he was honorably discharged.  Employed 
as a Salesman for Prudential Insurance Company, Mr. Smith was a member of The 
Cortland Country Club, VFW, Post #2354, Cortland and had served as Chairman for 
The Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Cortland.
Surviving are his wife, Beatrice (nee Fabrizio) of Cortland, a son, Dr. Stewart 
(Bruchell) Smith of Williamsville, NY, two daughters, Cynthia (Rick) Monroe of 
Solon, NY, Susan (Kent) Edwards of Cortlandville, 7 grandchildren and 2 great 
Funeral services and calling hours are private.  He will be buried on Monday 
morning in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cortland, New York.
Contributions may be directed to The Caring Community Hospice, 11 Kennedy 
Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045.
Marilee C. (nee Vorwald) Grey, 49 of Dart Drive, Ithaca, New York died 
Wednesday afternoon at 5:00pm at her residence.  Her family was at her side.
Born February 2, 1952 in Cortland New York, she was the daughter of Ava (nee 
Hulslander) Vormwald of Ithaca, New York and the late Philip Vormwald. A 1970 
graduate of Ithaca High School, Marilee was employed as an Administrative 
Assitant in the Registrars'Office of the Hotel School at Cornell University. 
She attended Christ Chapel in Ithaca,New York.
In addition to her Mother, she is survived by her husband Bradley C. Grey of 
Ithaca, two sons Kevin of Etna and Aaron of Ithaca, a daughter, Krisitn of 
Dryden, two brothers Jerry (Cecile) Vormwald of Largo, Florida, Tom (CarolSue) 
of Clifton Park New York, two sisters, Sherry (Ray) Codner of Land O Lakes, 
Florida, Jill (Steve) Craft of Monroe, North Carolina and her grandchildren, 
Kailee and Jacob.
Funeral services were held Saturday, 10:00am at Christ Chapel, 160 Graham Road, 
Ithaca. Interment was in Willow Glen Cemtery, Dryden, New York.  Calling hours 
were held Friday evening from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Memorial contributions may be directed to The American Cancer Society, 57 Front 
Street, Binghamton,  New York 13905, Hospicare of Ithaca, 172 East King Road, 
Ithaca, New York 14850, Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, New 
York 14850 or The Make A Wish Foundation.
Helen D. Robinson, 71 of 798 South Plain Street, Ithaca, New York, died 
Saturday, August 4, 2001 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born July 21, 1930 in New York City, she was the daughter and only child of 
Albert and Mildred Schildroth Robinson.  Raised in Danby, New York, she was 
employed at Cornell University.
Miss Robinson is survived by several cousins and a number of close friends. 
Cremation arrangements with inurnment at Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, New York 
will be held at a later date.
Charles D. Balog, Sr., 60, of 2 Milliken Road, Lansing, New York died suddenly, 
Sunday evening, September 2, 2001 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born January 4, 1941 in Caldwell, Ohio, he was the son of Nellie Jennings Balog 
of Zanesville, Ohio and the late John Balog, who died April 2, 1992.  Mr. Balog 
was employed as an Engineer for NCR of Ithaca and Harmac of Buffalo, NY. He 
served his country during the Vietnam War and was a member of BPOE #636, 
Ithaca and The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 377, Dryden, NY. A devoted 
family man, Mr. Balog was an avid fisherman, golfer and enjoyed time spent on 
his boat.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Balog is survived by his wife Jolan (nee Papp) 
of Lansing, NY, three sons, Charles "Buddy" (Stacey) Balog of Auburn, NY, Chris 
(Joye) Balog of Lansing, Chad(Lori) Balog of Auburn, NY, one sister, Carolyn 
(Richard)Waite of Zanesville, Ohio, his grandsons Zachary and Nicholas Balog 
and Tyler and John Johnson, several nieces, nephews, cousins and an aunt and uncle, 
Marion Barnhouse and Charles Jennings.
The family will receive friends at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 32 Auburn 
Road, Lansing, NY on Wednesday, between the hours of 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  Funeral 
services are scheduled for 1:00m Friday at THE BOLIN FUNERAL HOME, 1271 Blue 
Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio (740.452.4551). The family will receive friends two 
hours prior to the funeral service on Friday, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Balog may be directed to Hospicare, 172 
East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Arthur A. Craig, Jr., 59 of 1613 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died Sunday 
morning, October 28, 2001 at University Hospital, Syracuse, New York.
Born March 26, 1942 in Dryden, New York, he was the son of the late Arthur A. 
Sr. and Ellen Drake Craig.  A devoted family man, Mr. Craig was employed as a 
Truck Driver for G and L Trucking Company of Locke, was a Vietnam veteran, a 
former member of the Lansing Fire Department and was an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include his wife Martha (nee DuMond) of Lansing, three sons, Edward 
Craig of Tempe, Arizona, William Marshall of Lansing, Gordon (Shera) Marshall 
of Interlaken, one daughter Debbie Moshier of Richford, four brothers Jimmy of 
Rochester, Charles and Bobby, both of Ithaca, Mike of South Carolina, three 
sisters Dawn Messenger  and Susan Craig both of Enfield, MaryJane Craig of 
South Carolina, his grandchildren, Greg, Courtney, Jonathon and Justice Craig, 
Steffanie (Pop Pop's little girl), Scott (favorite trucking buddy), Justin and 
Brandon Marshall and Robbie Moshier.
Funeral services will be held Friday evening, 6:00pm at THE LANSING FUNERAL 
HOME, INC.  Interment will be private.  The family will receive friends on 
Friday, between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
Mr. Merton E. Doyle, age 88 formerly of 515 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 
died Monday evening, October 29, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY.
Born September 25, 1913 in North Lansing, New York, he was the son of Dennis 
and Mabel Boyer Doyle and the widower of Mildred Doyle who died December 29, 
1998.  He had been employed as a Purchasing Agent for Precision Tool and Die 
Company, South Lansing.
Mr. Doyle is survived by a niece, Amelia Wimer of Ithaca and a step daughter, 
Jane Acker of Jamesville, New York.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning and will be private.  Interment 
will be in North Lansing Cemetery, Lansing, NY.  There are no calling hours.
Helen M. Apgar, age 67 of 31 Drake Road, Lansing,New York died Monday evening, 
October 29, 2001 at her residence.
Born February 19, 1934 in Inkerman, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the 
late Anthony and Mary Stankevich Karvalis and the widow of Paul Apgar, who died 
March 25, 1995.  She had been employed as a Mail Clerk for NYSEG, Ithaca.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathleen Rubens of Lansing, Susan Apgar and 
Mary Alice Vorhis both of Trumansburg, NY, one brother Danny (Kathy)Karvalis of 
New Jersey, three sisters, Pauline Karvalis and Mary (Pete) Bellanco both of 
Pittston,PA., Jean Loiacono of Pennsylvania and 6 grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Friday at The Lansing United Methodist 
Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing.  There are no calling hours.  The family 
will receive friends immediately following the service, in the fellowship hall 
of the church.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Apgar may be made to Hospicare, 172 East King 
Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, Foodnet 2422 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 or 
The American Cancer Society, 57 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
Harriet Alpert, 54 who loved to read, travel and be with her friends and family 
over a cup of coffee, died peacefully in her sleep, late Saturday evening, 
November 3, 2001 at her residence.  She was surrounded by her family and many 
Harriet is survived by her partner, Susan Eschbach, their two sons, Mariellen 
Langworthy and her sister Phyllis Goldenberg.  She was the daughter of the late 
Monroe and Anne Hochmann Alpert.  She will also be missed by countless friends 
and colleagues who have shared her love of family, community and her commitment 
to social justice.
Funeral services will he held MONDAY, 1:00pm at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME, INC. 
32 AUBURN ROAD, LANSING with Rabbi Lisa Freitag-Keshet officiating.  Graveside 
services will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca.  The family will be sitting 
Shiva following services.
Contributions in memory of Harriet may be directed to The Southern Poverty Law 
Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. Kindly omit flowers.
Harold "Shorty" Howell, age 87 of 199 Ludlowville Road, Lansing, New York died 
Thursday morning, November 15, 2001 at his residence.
Born December 13, 1913 in Ithaca,New York, he was the son of the late Clarence 
and Florence Middaugh Howell. A life resident of the Groton - Lansing area, Mr. 
Howell was employed in the maintenance department of the Lansing Central School 
System and had also served as a school bus driver.  Prior to his employment 
with the school system, he was employed by Begacres Farms, serving as a 
deliveryman for 30 years and for a short time with Luce Farms of Ithaca.  He 
was a memeber of the Lansing United Methodist Church and a charter member of 
the Almeda Lansing Fire and Ambulance Company.
Mr. Howell is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Charlotte (nee Calhoun) 
of Lansing, son Harold (Helen) of Groton, daughters Nancy Milligan and Judy 
(Pete) Barron all of Lansing, sister Harriet Moon of Arizona, 6 grandchildren 
and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm Sunday at the Lansing United Methodist Church, 
32 Brickyard Road. Lansing.  Interment will follow in Lansingville Cemetery.  
The family will receive friends at the Lansing Funeral Home, Inc. 32 Auburn 
Road, Lansing on Saturday, between the hours of 3:00pm and 6:00pm.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lansing United Methodist Church, 
32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, NY 14882,Groton Fire Deparment Ambulance Fund,  108 
East Cortland Street, Groton, NY 13073 or the charity of ones choice.
Jean Thomas Bausman, 89 of 24 Elm Street, Trumansburg, New York died Friday 
morning, December 7, 2001 in Ithaca, New York.
Mrs. Bausman was born July 13, 1912 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, daughter of 
the late James and Verna Irwin Smith. She was a former member of the Order of 
The Eastern Star,  an avid supporter of numbers charities and was honored to 
have had many of her poems published. Her husband, Arthur Frederick Thomas, 
preceded her in death in 1972.  Mrs. Bausman had lived in Trumansburg for 
eighteen years, moving from Ovid, New York.
Surviving are her daughters, Deborah Meeker of Newfield, New York, Rebecca 
Allsbrooks of Bullard,Texas,her son, Arthur Thomas Bausman,  her sister 
Virginia Scher of Willow Street, Pennsylvania and five grandchildren.
Funeral services with interment in Union Cemetery, Ovid, New York will be 
private.  The family will receive friends at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 32 
Auburn Road, Lansing on Wednesday, between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
Kindly omit flowers and consider contributions to Akwesasne Freedom School, 
Attn: Martha Lickers, Box 290, Roosevetown, New York 13683 or Kanatsiohareke, 
Attn: Tom Porter, 4934 State Highway # 5, Fonda, New York 12068.
Richard Daly of 53 Myers Road, Lansing, NY., died Thursday evening, December 
20, 2001 at Cayuga Medical Center of Ithaca.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Friday, 10:00am at All Saints R. 
C. Church, 347 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York.  The family will receive friends 
on Thursday at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, between 
the hours of 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Mr. Daly was born February 7, 1938 in Middletown Ohio, a son of the late Frank 
and Cecilia Holland Daly and the widower of Irene Daly who died December 29, 
2000.  He was an Independent Interpreter for Cornell University Press , had 
previously taught French History at Ithaca College and was a communicant of All 
Saints R. C. Church of Lansing.
Survivors include his sons, Christopher (Lorraine) of Scottsdale, Arizona, 
Gregory of Encinitas, California, two brothers Lawrence (Jean) of Bowling 
Green, Ohio and Chares (Joyce) of Louisville, Kentucky.
Memorials may be directed to Hospicare, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, New York 
Frieda Buhl Michel, 97 of 658 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died at 10:35am, 
Friday, December 21, 2001 at Lakeside Nursing Home in Ithaca, New York.
Mrs Michel will be buried with her first husband, Karl Buhl in Stamford 
Cemetery, Stamford, New York.  The service will be held in the spring.
A native of Germany, she was born March 24, 1904 and had been employed as a 
Cook for Grottewitt Childrens Camp, Stamford, New York.
Survivors include her daughter Madeline Dean of Lansing, New York, two sisters 
Betty Haardt and Virginia Lukas both of Middle Village (Queens) New York and 
four grandchildren.
Vera M. Keim, 92 of 1198 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died Sunday evening, 
January 6, 2002 at Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home, Ithaca, New York.
Services will be Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at THE LANSING UNITED METHODIST 
CHURCH, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, New York.  Private interment will be held 
Wednesday morning in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lansing.  There are no calling hours.
Mrs. Keim was born August 21, 1909 in Leeton, Missouri, a daughter of the late 
Elmer and Edith Funderburg Arnold. She was the widow of Floyd Keim who died May 
5, 1978.  Her family moved to Lansing in 1914.  She was employed as a Cafeteria 
Lady at The Lansing Central School System, was a member of The Lansing United 
Methodist Church and a former member of the Church of the Brethren, King Ferry, 
New York.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Adams of Modesto, California, her 
grandchildren Diane (Glenn) Withiam of Lansing, Harvey Brandt of Phoenix, 
Arizona, Bob (Karen Klein) Brandt of Byfield, MA., Carol (Eric) Hager of 
Portland, Maine, Debbie Harden, Becky Remillard, Susan Perez and Terri Ewald 
all of California, and fifteen great grandchildren; including Kate, Ana and 
David Withiam of Lansing, Sarah Lois Feeney of Phoenix, AZ., Emma and Clara 
Brandt of Byfield, MA., Noah Hager of Portland, Maine.  In addition to her 
husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester, Earl and Floyd 
Kindly omit flowers and consider memorial contributions to The Lansing United 
Mehtodist Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, New York 14882

Mr. Robert M. Ferris, III, 92 of 518 Savage Farm Drive, Ithaca, New York, died 
early Sunday morning, January 27, 2002 at his residence.
Mr. Ferris was a native of Montclair, New Jersey and had resided in Cayuga 
Heights, New York for the last five years.
Funeral services will be private and interment in Chilmark Cemetery, Martha's 
Vineyard, MA. will be in the spring.
Charlotte J. Ruzicka, age 73 of Sperry Lane, Lansing, New York died suddenly, 
Saturday, February 16, 2002 at her residence.
Born June 11, 1928 in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late 
Bart and Clara Pinnau Smith.  Charlotte had been employed by Smith-Corona, 
Tompkins County Hospital (now Cayuga Medical Center)as a Nurses Aide and most 
recently as a bookkeeper, in business with her husband Ben.  Charlotte loved 
her family and her family was her life.  She will be remembered as a beloved 
wife, a devoted Mom and a wonderful Nana.  She will be missed so much by us all.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Bernard "Ben" of Lansing, her four 
daughters Brook (Ray Melvin), Karen (Jim) Mc Millen, Monica and Lisa (Tim 
Farrell) all of Lansing, New York, two brothers Jack (Dorothy) Smtih and Roland
(Pat) Smith all of Moravia, four sisters, Shirley (Bill) Gilbert, Patty (Robert)
Wagner all of Allentown, PA., Doris Hill of Cincinnatus, NY, Colleen (Bert) 
Hilliard of Lansing, her grandchildren Haleigh and Dana Ruzicka and Aurora Mc 
Millen, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A sister, Aubey Smith, preceded 
her in death.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, 1:00pm at THE LANSING FUNERAL 
HOME, INC. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lansing. The family 
will receive friends on Tuesday, between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
Memorials may be directed to The American Hearth Association, 100 Northern 
Concourse, North Syracuse, New York 13212.
Mrs. Bertrice Louise Favaloro, age 95 of Ithaca, New York died Monday morning, 
March 4, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, NY.
Born March 8, 1906 in Freeville, New York, she was the daughter of the late 
L.B. and Edna Moseley Sutliff.  Mrs. Favaloro was employed as a Registered 
Nurse at Tompkins County Hospital (now Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca) and in 
earlier years had been employed at The Reconstruction Home of Ithaca, Brooklyn 
Jewish Hospital and Bellevue Hospital, NYC.  She was a parishioner of St. 
Catherine of Siena R.C. Church and had also faithfully attended services at All 
Saints R. C. Church, Lansing and Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Edna and Lewis Favaloro-Cramer of 
Ithaca, New York, her grandchildren, Victoria Wright and Thaddeus Rubens and 
four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, 10:00am at All Saints 
R. C. Church, 347 Ridge Road, Lansing.  Interment in Willow Glen Cemetery will 
be delayed.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday afternoon, between 
the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00pm at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME, INC., 32 Auburn 
Road, Lansing.
Memorials may be directed to Birthright of Ithaca, 210 Center Street, Ithaca, 
New York 14850
Helen Elizabeth Hurd, age 91 of 505 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died at 
8:32am, Sunday, March 10, 2002 at a local nursing facility in Ithaca, New York.
Born February 20, 1911 in Ithaca, she was the daughter of the late Chester and 
Ida May Merrill Tyler and the widow of David L. Hurd, who died October 10, 
1996.  Mrs. Hurd was a 1929 graduate of Ithaca High School,  and a former 
member of The Hawthorn Rebekah Lodge # 163, Ithaca.  Prior to her retirement, 
she was employed as an Administrative Assistant with the New York State 
Cooperative Extension at Cornell University.
Her survivors include a son, Thaddeus (Marge) Hurd of Lansing, NY, three 
grandchildren Todd Hurd of South Charleston, West Virginia, Phaedra (Aaron) 
Arellano of Huntington Beach, California, Sherry Michael of Jenkinstown, 
Pennsylvania, several cousins, nephews and nieces, including Rosa Murray of 
Ithaca, New York, with whom Helen shared a very close and special relationship.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11:00am at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME, INC.
Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery will private.  The family will receive friends 
on Tuesday, between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm, at the funeral home, 32 
Auburn Road, Lansing, New York.
Kindly consider the American Cancer Society, 57 Front Street, Binghamton, New 
York 13905, in loving memory of Mrs. Hurd.
Mrs. Mildred F. Ford, age 94 of 24 Franklyn Drive, Lansing, New York, formerly 
of Trumansburg, New York died early Thursday morning, March 14, 2002 at a 
nursing facility in Ithaca, New York.
Born April 26, 1907 in the Town Of Minden, New York, she was the daughter of 
the late Thomas A. and Lula Weyland Francis and the widow of William R. Ford, 
who died November 12, 1989.  Mrs. Ford was a graduate of Fort Plain High School 
and Albany Medical Center, school of nursing.  She had been employed as a 
Registered Nurse for Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca and was previously on 
staff at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.  A charter member of the Albany 
Alumni Association, Mrs. Ford was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist 
Survivors include her sons, William R. Ford and his wife Laura of Lansing, New 
York, Robert Ford of Ecletic, Alabama, her sister, Thelma Granger of Fort 
Plain, New York, four grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces 
and nephews.
Funeral services and interment in Frear Memorial Park, Ithaca, New York will be 
private.  Family calling hours will be held on Sunday at THE LANSING FUNERAL 
HOME, INC. 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, New York 14882.
Memorial contributions may be directed to charity.
Neal R. Stamp, 83 of Ithaca, New York passed away Friday, March 15, 2002 after 
a sudden illness.
Mr. Stamp was born in Watkins Glen,NY, the son of Nelson M. and Mae Broderick 
Stamp. He graduated from Cornell University in 1940 and received a Law degree 
from Cornell in 1942.  After serving in the United States Army in North Africa 
and Italy from 1942-1945, he went into private law practice in Rochester, NY.
In 1947, Mr. Stamp returned to Cornell to join the staff as Associate Legal 
Counsel.  In 1959, he rose to the position of Secretary of both the Corporation 
and the Board of Trustees of Cornell University.  From 1962 until 1979, Mr. 
Stamp served as University Counsel for Cornell.  He continued as Senior Counsel 
to the University from 1979 until his retirement in 1984.
Mr. Stamp was a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar 
Association, The Tompkins County Bar as well as the Association of the Bar for 
the City of New York.  He helped found the National Association of College and 
University Attorneys. He served on its executive board for several years and as 
the President from 1976-1977.  He was a Director of The Cornell Research 
Foundation as well as the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory.
Mr. Stamp was active in the community as well, throughout his lifetime.  He 
served on the Board of Trustees of The Tompkins County Hospital for many years 
and was President of the Board from 1961-1962. He was a Director of The First 
National Bank and held the position of Chairman from 1978-1984.  Mr. Stamp also 
served on the Board of Challenge Industries and was on the founding board of 
the Cornell Association of Professors Emeritus.  He was also a sponsor of the 
Cornell Plantation.
More recently, Mr. Stamp served on the Tompkins County Foundation and the 
Senior Citizen’s Directors Board.  He was also a member of the Ithaca Rotary 
Mr. Stamp was predeceased by his siblings, Florence Carpenter, Iva Bower and 
Charles N. Stamp, Sr. of Watkins Glen, NY and Mrs. Charlotte Hayes of Montour 
Falls, NY.
Mr. Stamp is survived by his wife Maja (nee Cavetz) Stamp of Ithaca, NY., his 
niece Gayle (Thomas) Digan of Vienna, VA.his nephew Thomas (Eleanor) Stamp of 
San Bernadino, CA. and their children.
A memorial service for Mr. Stamp is being planned for May and will be announced 
at a later date.  Contributions in his memory may be directed to the Cornell 
Plantations, One Plantations Drive, Ithaca, New York 14850.

Sister Mary E. Wintish of All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Lansing, New York 
died this morning, March 20, 2002 in Rochester, New York.
A public viewing will be held Thursday, March 21, 2002 at All Saints Roman 
Catholic Church, 347 Ridge Road, Lansing between the hours of 3:00pm and 7:00PM.
A Vigil Service will be held in the parish hall at 7:00pm.
A complete obituary will be available later today.
Frederick Marc Coleman, age 54 of 408 Columbia Street, Ithaca, New York died 
suddenly on Saturday, March 30, 2002 while skiing at Sugarbush Ski Resort in 
Warren, Vermont.
Born November 4, 1947 in Freeport (Long Island)New York he was the son of 
Evelyn (nee Liebowitz) Coleman of Boynton Beach, Florida and the late Jerome 
Coleman who died in 1993. Also preceded in death by his brother Roger in 1998.
Mr. Coleman was a Counselor for Family Counseling Services of Cortland County 
and had previously been employed as a Career Counselor in the Pace Program and 
Tompkins Cortland Community College.  One of his many joys in life was writing 
and playing music.  He performed with his brother Jeff in a band called The 
Coleman Brothers.
In addition to his Mother, he is survived by a son Robin of Ithaca, New York, 
his loving partner Carole Dennis of Ithaca, his brothers Jeff of Ithaca and Dan 
(Paula Michaels) of Chapel Hill, NC, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be Wednesday, 1:00pm at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME INC. 32 Auburn 
Road, Lansing, New York.  Rabbi Michael Faber will officiate.  Interment will 
be private.
Memorials may be directed to an Educational Trust being established for his son 
and may be mailed to Jeff Coleman, ESQ, 107 South Plain Street, Ithaca, New 
York 14850
Mr. W. C. "Bill" Johnson, age 86 of 83 Freese Road, Ithaca, New York died 
Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, New Yor
Born September 3, 1915 in New Sweden, Maine, he was the son of the late Axel 
Herman and Lillian Anderson Johnson. Mr. Johnson moved to New York State in 
1947 and was employed as a warehouse Manager for Cornell University Campus 
Store. He retired in 1980. He had previously been employed as a Production 
Manager for Clark Seed Farms in Richford, New York. 
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife Claudette “Sis” (nee Teaney) of Ithaca, his 
children, including Donnita (Douglas) Hovey of Ithaca, his brother, Frederick 
(Goldie) of Lakeland, FL, and a cousin Hampy Johnson of New Sweden, ME.
Funeral services and interment will be private.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Johnson may be directed to Maine’s Swedish 
Colony, POBox 50, New Sweden, ME 04762 or The Varna Community Association, PMB# 
67, 322 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Rita K. Vignaux, 88 of 1470 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, New York died early 
Wednesday morning, May 1, 2002 at the Hospicare Residence of Ithaca.
Funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow.

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 
Memorial Hospital.
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

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