|RICHARD G. WARNER
Mr. Richard G."Dick" Warner, 79 of 1483 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca died
afternoon, May 10, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochesterm New
Born November 1, 1922 in Washington, DC. he was the son of the late
Clara Darling Ayers Warner. A graduate of McKinley Technical High School
Washington DC, he graduated from The Ohio State University, earning
Bachelor's Degree (summa cum laude) and a Master's Degree from the
Agriculture. Mr. Warner served his country during World War II and
honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in the Field Artillery.
his PhD at Cornell University in Animal Nutrition in 1951. His professional
career began as an Assistant Professor in Animal Nutrition in the Department
Animal Science at Cornell University in 1951, from which he retired
Professor in 1989.
His community service included his membership at The First Presbyterian
of Ithaca, the Ellis Hollow Community Center and the Ithaca-Cayuga
of which he was past president.
Survivors include his wife Barbara "Bibs" (nee Dean) of Ithaca, his
Patricia (Dr. Jerome) Kurent of South Carolina, Sherry Warner of New
Candace (Bruce) Herring of Qubec , Tamara (Robert) Ause of California,
granddaughters, two brothers Philip (Marie) of Maryland, William (Georgienne)
of Nebraska, many nieces, nephews and friends who were an intricate
part of his
A memorial service, honoring the life of Dick is schedulded for Saturday,
8, 2002 at The First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, 315 North Cayuga
Ithaca. Inurnment in East Lawn Cemetery will be private.
There are no calling
Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 315 North
Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 or the Fund for Excellence in the Department
Scince, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853.
Mr. Arthur Wilson, 86 of 26 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York died Saturday
afternoon, 1:30pm at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born July 1, 1915 in Ludlowville (Lansing) New York, he was the son
of the late
Noble and Margaret Krantz Wilson. Prior to his retirement, he
was employed as
a sheet metal worker at Wheaton's Sheet Metal Shop, Ithaca and had
been involved in the operation and management of the former Howland's
White Store, South Lansing. He served in the United States Army
an honorable discharge for his faithful service.
Survivors include his wife Freda (nee Howland) of Lansing, one son
(Charlotte) Wilson of Lansing, one daughter Susan (Bill) Shepardson
Beach, Virginia, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and numerous
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 3:00pm at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME,
Interment will follow in North Lansing Cemetery. Calling hours are
between the hours of 1:00pm and 2:45pm at the funeral home.
ROBERT L. JONES
Robert L. Jones, age 72 of Van Ostrand Road, Groton, New York died
Monday evening, May 27, 2002 at Cortland Memorial Hospital, Cortland,
Born February 8, 1930 in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of the
late George and
Luella Campbell Jones. Mr. Jones served in the United States
during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged for his service
26, 1952. He was employed as the Operations Manager of Pyramid Mall
previously been employed as Director of Operations for Challenge
Mr. Jones was an avid outdoorsman, whose hobbies included boating,
Survivors include his wife Carol (nee Sellers) of Groton, his daughters
McDermott and Lucinda Jones both of Groton, his sons Bradley
PA, David (Robin) of Groton, Rodney of Groton , Douglas of Appalachin,
sister Barbara (Paul) Howard of North Syracuse, 8 grandchildren, two
and one niece.
The family will receive friends at The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc.,
Road, Lansing on Thursday evening between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
memorial service is scheduled at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson
Susquehanna, PA on Saturday, 2:00pm. Interment in Lanesboro Cemetery,
Lanesboro, PA. will be private. The family will receive friends one
to the service at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Jones may be directed to Korean War
Memorial, 900 Ohio Drive S. W., Washington, DC
Mr. Jearold Davis, age 97 of 509 Van Ostrand Road, Groton, New York
10:35am, Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Survivors include his wife of 73 years Katherine (nee Lucas) of Groton,
daughter Edith (Calvin) Volbrecht of Lansing, two grandchilren and
Funeral services will be at 12:00pm Friday at THE LANSING FUNERAL HOME.
Interment will follow in North Lansing Cemetery. The family will receive
friends on Friday morning from 11:00am to 11:45am at the funeral home,
Auburn Road, Lansing, NY.
ALEX CIMA, Jr.
Alex Cima, Jr. passed away Friday afternoon, June 14, 2002 at
Residence. He died peacefully with family at his side.
He was a determined,
loving and forgiving person.
Alex Cima was born March 28, 1930 in Ithaca, a son of the late Alessandro
Rosina Bucci Cima. He attended Ithaca Schools, graduating
in 1949. He was a
lifelong resident of Tompkins County.
Following graduation, he joined the Naval Reserve and worked for Acme
Alex married Joyce White in 1951 and they had three sons together.
for NYSEG as a certified welder and 1st class repairman from 1953-1965.
left NYSEG to create Cima Builders and Developers in the town of Lansing
1965. He built several homes around the county finally concentrating
development, Sky Acres in the Town of Lansing. He married Candace
1985. They developed the Horizons in the Town of Lansing, the
community in Lansing. It combined custom homes, rental units
and a pool and
tennis club. He was a builder who loved to build.
Beyond his career, Alex was involved in several other activities.
children, he had been involved as a leader in Cub Scouts and as a coach
Ithaca Youth Hockey Association. He had served on the original
organized the Tompkins-Cortland Home Builders Association. Alex
was a charter
member of the association and became the first member to receive honorary
lifetime membership in 1993. He loved to fly his airplane and
had served on
the board of directors of the East Hill Flying Club. He was a
past member of
the Lansing Zoning Board of Appeals and the Lansing Planning Board.
member of the Lansing Housing Authority, Alex sat on the construction
that oversaw construction of Woodsedge Senior Living Facility.
He and Candy
created Small Comforts Foundation, a program that provides VCRs and
patients at Cayuga Medical Center and Hospicare.
Alex is survived by his wife and children,Candace (nee Bryant) of Ithaca;
Michael in Fort Collins, Colorado; Donald (Pam) in Dayton, Ohio; Robert
residing in Haverford, Pennsylvania, Laura Cima Stanbro (Bill) of Ithaca
David in Midlothian, Virginia. He has seven grandchildren.
Long, Gloria Howell and Virginia Georgia and brother Ron Cima also
along with several nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him
Services will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Saint Catherine
Siena R. C. Church. There are no calling hours. Interment
will be private.
Contributions in memory of Alex Cima may be directed to Hospicare,
King Road, Ithaca 14850 and Small Comforts Foundation, One Leslie Lane,
EVA M. WELCH
Eva M. Welch, 54 ,of 411 West Green Street, Ithaca entered into
Monday morning, June 17, 2002 at Rosewood Heights Health Center, Syracuse.
Born October 25, 1947 in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late
Annie Mae Dibbles Mushatt and the widow of Ralph Welch, who died January
Eva was employed at McGraw House, Ithaca for many years and was a member
Kingdom Business Apostolic Church.
Survivors include her sons, Joe Nathan, Ralph Jermaine, Shannon
Welch, her daughters, Donya Welch-McDonald, Darlene and Dora Lee Welch
Diane Woodard, her brothers Joe Lee Butler, Cody Mushatt, her sisters
Byrd, Sarah Carthon, Mary Bradley, Faye Mack, Deborah Mushatt, Linda
Betty Mushatt and 21 grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she
preceded in death by her daughter, Valerie Collins.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 1:00pm at The Seventh Day Adventist
1219 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca. Interment will follow in Frear
The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the church.
ETHEL W. SAMPSON
Ethel W.Sampson of Savage Farm Drive, Ithaca died Thursday morning,
2002 at Kendal at Ithaca.
Miss Samson will be cremated and her cremated remains will be buried
Samson Family Plot at Spring Grove Cemetery, Northampton, Mass.
A memorial service at Kendal at Ithaca will be announced in the future.
MICHAEL SCOTT TOBIN, JR.
Michael Scott Tobin, age 34 of 2412 Texas Valley Road, East Freetown,
died this morning, July 11, 2002 at 4:35am. His family was at
Born April 19, 1968 in Cortland, New York he was the son of Linda (nee
Nelson of East Freetown, New York and Michael Scott Tobin, Sr. of Homer,
Michael was employed by the Golden Skillet Restaurant in Cortland,
until his illness prohibited him from continuing serving people.
Private funeral services will be observed and Michael will be cremated
STANLEY JOHN SOBUS
Mr. Stanley Sobus, of Ten Sperry Lane, Lansing, New York died this
August 3, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
HusbLANSING: Mr. Stanley John Sobus, 83 of 10 Sperry Lane, Lansing
Saturday evening, August 3, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born May 2, 1919 in Auburn, NY, he was the son of the late Stephen
Wojnar Sobus and the widower of Ouidafe (nee Justice) Sobus who died
During WWII, Mr. Sobus left high school to serve his country in The
States Army from 1942 to 1945, when he received and honorable discharge.
returned to Auburn, completed his high school education and continued
College. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Health
Education. In 1951, Mr. Sobus began a career with The Lansing Central
System that spanned 26 years. He retired in 1977 as Athletic
Director and had
served as Coach for varsity football, basketball and baseball.
Coach Sobus was
a dedicated educator who was passionate not only with coaching, but
the personal connections with students, families and community.
varsity football coaching mark was 109-32-8. His teams won nine
Conference championships and he had six undefeated teams. In 17 baseball
coaching years his teams were undefeated four times in 1953, 1963,
1965.His overall baseball coaching record was 104-46. When he coached
basketball teams his best were 1951-1952 and 1955-1956. In 1952
Tri-County champion and Section 4C titlist. His 1955-1956 team
won the Tri-
Matt Christopher, author of many children’s books dedicated “The Team
Couldn’t Loose” to Coach Sobus after his team had 3 successive unbeaten
He was also deeply honored to have the distinction of having the stadium
The Stanley Sobus Field at Lansing Central Schools.
Mr. Sobus was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca,
member of the Lansing Lions Club . He was inducted into the Lansing
Fame and The Section IV Hall of Fame of the Southern Tier.
Survivors include his daughters, Macye (Robert) Fitzpatrick of Newfield,
Margaret “Peggy” (James) Sweazey of Lansing, Pamela Sobus-Tuck of Powder
Springs, Georgia, Mari Elizabeth Sobus of Ithaca, his brother Joseph
Flats, his sisters Bobbie Polniaszek and Josephine Raimonte both of
his grandchildren, Melanie, Melissa and Patrick Sweazey, Rachel Fitzpatrick
(Uriel Peterson), Elijah May Sobus and Megan Marie Sobus, several nieces
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00am at
Conception R. C. Church. Interment will follow in Pine Grove
Lansing. The family will receive friends at The Lansing Funeral
Home, Inc., 32
Auburn Road, Lansing on Tuesday, between the hours of 2:00pm to 4:00pm
7:00pm to 9:00pm. (www.lansingfuneralhome.com)
Contributions in memory of Mr. Sobus may be directed to The Stanley
Memorial Fund, C/O M & T Bank, 2248 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca,
CATHERINE G. PEO
Catherine G. Peo, age 75 of 111 Simsbury Drive, Ithaca, New York died
morning, August 13, 2002 while visiting family in Erieville, New York.
Born in Syracuse, New York on September 14, 1926, she was the daughter
late Joseph and Lillian Cayea Gushlaw and the widow of Joseph Peo,
who died in
Funeral arrangements are incompete at this time and will be announced
their completion. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial
HARRY A. UHL, JR.
Groton: Harry A. Uhl, Jr. 27 of 41 Goodman Road, Groton died
morning, August 17, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center. Harry died
sustained in a hit and run boating accident on Cayuga Lake.
Born December 20, 1974 in Ithaca, he was the son of Harry A. Uhl, Sr.
and the late Deloris (nee Leopolski) Uhl who died November 9, 1999.
employed as a Machinist for Borg-Warner, Ithaca and had previously
employed by Kolar Machine Shop. An avid outdoorsman, his passions included
Track stock car racing, snowmobiling, hunting , fishing. Harry
was an avid fan
of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. At one time, he operated RNH Music Factory,
jockey and karoake business with his brother.
In addition to his father Harry A. Uhl, Sr (Jerry Ford) of Groton,
include his brother Rick (Kathy Woodhull) of Genoa, his sisters,
Bartlett (Roger Auer) of Groton, Cindie (James, Jr.) Bobnick of Willseyville,
JoAnn (Jeffrey) Davis of Lansing, Michelle (Dick) Stark of Lansing,
nephews, cousins and numerous friends including Mark(Stacey)Maybee.
also be missed by his beloved dog Dale-E.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 11:00am at The Lansing United Methodist
Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing. Interment will follow in
Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, between
the hours of
5:00pm to 8:00pm at The Lansing Funeral Home,Inc. 32 Auburn Road, Lansing.
DARIESS ETHAN ALLEN
Dariess Ethan Allen, 15 of 2250 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca died
evening, October 1, 2002 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident
Born February 16, 1987 in Ithaca, he was the son of Pamela (nee
Rockett (Dewrail) and Henry (Smokey) Allen , both of Ithaca.
Dariess was a
tenth grade student at Ithaca High School where he enjoyed being involved
basketball, track, playing clarinet and was also involved in tae kwon
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Dameon
sister Cherrelle Rockett and his step brother Daquan Rockett, all of
and on his fathers side, he is survived by his extended family,Matthew
Okeechobee, FL, Keocean Lashea Allen of West Palm Beach, Fl., his grandmother
Sarah Carthon of Ithaca, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services and calling hours are private. Interment will be in
Memorial Park, Ithaca. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday,
2002, 6:00pm at Kulp Auditorium at The Ithaca High School. A reception
held immediately following in the Student Activities Center.
LILLIAN GALE BLAYDA
San Antonio, Texas: Lillian Gale Blayda, “Pud” age 83 of
San Antonio, Texas,
a former long time resident of Newfield died Monday evening, October
at her residence.
Born February 18, 1919 in Newfield, she was the daughter of the late
Miriam (nee Anderson) Gale and the widow of Thaddeus Blayda, who died
A 1935 graduate of Newfield High School, she attended The William School
Business in Ithaca in 1936. Mrs Blayda was involved in the operation
Seabring Inn for many years. Pud’s psychic awareness and abilities
presented to many people throughout the world as she followed her insights
the laws of nature and the human kind.
Survivors include her daugher, Kathleen Blayda of Spring Valley, CA.
, her son
Bruce of Newfield, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded
death by a son Thaddeus J who died in 1974.
Graveside funeral services will be Monday, 11:00am at Woodlawn Cemetery,
Newfield. The family will receive friends at The Lansing Funeral Home,
Auburn Road, Lansing on Sunday, between the hours of 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Blayda may be made to the S.P.C.A.
County, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
CARL B. TEETER
GROTON: Carl B. Teeter, 80 of 390 Van Ostrand Road, Groton, NY
Sunday morning, November 3, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born December 2, 1921 in Newfield, he was a son of the late Maynard
Dennis Teeter. Mr. Teeter was employed as a truck driver for
The Town of
Lansing and was a member of The Lansing United Methodist Church. He
country during WW II in the United States Airforce and received an
discharge on December 2, 1945. Mr. Teeter enjoyed memberships
Carrington Fuller Post #800, American Legion, Groton, VFW Post # 666,
The Montour Mechanics Club, The Rod and Gun Club of Lansing and was
member of the Lansing Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife Thelma (nee LaBar) Teeter of Groton, his
Nancy (Jack) Banfield of Groton, a god son Gregory Clark of Burdett,
daughters Pam Lott and Becky Clark both of Montour Falls, his grandson
(Regina) Banfield and his great grandson Tyler James Banfield, several
nephews, cousins and many close friends, including JoAnn and Chris
Tim and Barbara Terrell. His brothers Harold, Clifford, Clayton and
two sisters Wilma Dayton and Theresa Georgia, preceded him in death.
Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11:00am at The West
Cemetery, Private calling hours will be held on Tuesday for the
Contributions in memory of Mr. Teeter may be directed to Hospicare,
King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Lansing Funeral
32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY
LANSING: Beverly M. French, 63 of 53 Ford Hill Road, Lansing,
NY died Sunday
evening, November 3, 2002 at Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca.
Born March 5, 1939 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the
Charles and Frances Townsand Merrill. Mrs. French was employed
as a Secretary
in the Cooperative Extension Department of Cornell University.
She also served
as Assistant to the Director of the Lansing Recreational Department
Town of Lansing.
Survivors include her husband Jack of Lansing, her daughter Kathleen
Cortland, her sons Jack Jr. (Sue) and Wayne (Cindy) all of Lansing,
brothers Richard Merrill of Buffalo, Robert Merrill of Largo,
FL, her sisters
Sandy Haring of Tobyhanna, PA, Susan Allen of Baltimore, MD, her grandchildren,
Matt, Wendy, Shelley, Katrina, T.J., Brittany, Nicholas Carrie and
great grandchildren. Her brother Paul Merrill preceded her in
Services will be Wednesday, 6:00pm at The Lansing United Methodist
Brickyard Road, Lansing. Interment in Lansingville Cemetery will
The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediately
Contributions in memory of Mrs. French may be directed to The Lansing
Recreational Department, P.O. Box 186, Lansing, NY 14882.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Lansing Funeral
32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY
SOPHIA J. STILLERMAN
Sophia Jacowitz Stillerman, 81 of 450 Savage Farm Drive, Ithaca, New
Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.
Born July 26, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the
and Ida Barkan Jacowitz. She was a retired college Librarian
and had been
employed by Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey.
Survivors include her husband Manuel Stillerman of Ithaca, her daughter
Zusman of Newfield, New York, her sons Matthew of Ithaca and Joshua
MA., her sister Myra Suib of CT.
Private funeral services are scheduled for Friday morning at The Lansing
Funeral Home, Inc. 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, New York.
MARYANNE T. TALLETT
Maryanne T. Tallett, 65 of 94 Bartlett Avenue, Cortland died Thursday,
14, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY.
Born July 27, 1937 in Auburn, New York, she was the daughter of the
and Helen Castellano Renzaneth. Maryanne was a loving
wife, mother and
grandmother who will be dearly missed not only by her family but by
Survivors include her husband Dudley of Cortland, her daughter Cheryl
Sigler of Cuyler, NY, her sons Mark (Deborah) of East Freetown, NY,
(Danya) of Shelton Springs, WA, her brother Frank (Mary) Renzaneth
Pittsford, NY and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be Monday, 11:00am at The Barth Funeral Home, 42 East
McGraw, NY. Interment will follow in Valley View Cemetery, South
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, between
hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Tallett may be directed to The American
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Lansing Funeral
32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY