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Ithaca Journal and Ithaca Daily Journal Obituaries



(Ithaca Daily Journal, Jan 22, 1895, p. 3, column 5)

WOOD- At her home in Ludlowville, Jan 19, 1895, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Juliet Wood, widow of the late Amasa Wood, aged 72 years. Interment in King’s cemetery, Ithaca, Jan 21, 1895.

(Ithaca Journal Thurs Aug 2, 1962, p. 2)

Mrs. Mae Madilyn Sherry

JACKSONVILLE- Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Madilyn Sherry of Jacksonville, who died Wednesday Aug 1, 1962 will be held Saturday when a High Mass of Requiem will be held at 9 St. James the Apostle Church, Trumansburg. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Daly City, Calif. She was the widow of Robert E. Sherry, who was the son of Louis Sherry, the famous restaurateur. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert Andress of Jacksonville and Mrs. Fred Andrew of ___oy, Ariz; three sons, Louis Sherry of Westport, Conn., Robert Sherry of Florida and Roaul __ozio of San Francisco, Calif., and __ grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Wagner Funeral Home. A Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

John W. Mespell

DRYDEN- John W. Mespell, 83, ___ Dryden Rd, died at Cortland Memorial Hospital Wednesday, Aug 1, 1962 after a long illness. He had made his home for many years with his sister, Mrs. __arl Givens of Gee Hill. He was born in Virgil, the son of William and Lucia Lormor Mespell. He was a graduate of the Moody ___ble Institute of Chicago and for several years served as minister of the Peterboro, Clockville, and ___bius Methodist churches. In addition to Mrs. Givens, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Cora ___cas of Cortland and a niece, Doris Mespell of Bridgeport. (runs off page)

Mrs. Clara Kassman

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Kassman of 115 N. Triphammer Rd., who died Tuesday July 31, 1962, were held Wednesday at the Herson Funeral Home. Burial was in Cty Cemetery. (runs off page)

Mrs. Leona M. Wellin

TRUMANSBURG- Mrs. Leona M. Wellin, 52 of Town Line Rd., died at her home Wed Aug 1, 1962, after a heart attack. She was a member and former deaconess of the First Baptist Church of Trumansburg, the Baptist Women’s Assn., Trumansburg Rebekah Lodge 336 and chapter 479 OES.
She is survived by her husband Harry D. Wellin; a son, Harry D. Wellin Jr. with the Air Force in Libya; her mother, Mrs. Angie Armstrong of Trumansburg; five sisters, Mrs. Winifred Dean, Mrs. Marjorie Bullivant and Mrs. Cathryn McFall of Trumansburg; Mrs. Barbara Bullivant of Interlaken and Mrs. Alice Visneyei of Melbourne, Fla; three brothers, Wilbur and Dale Armstrong of Trumansburg and Ralph Armstrong of Ithaca and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Samuel Rhode funeral home, Trumansburg. The Rev. Robert L. Rodgers of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home.

(Ithaca Journal-News Dec 26, 1924, p. FIVE)

Mrs. Abbie M. McLallen

Mrs. Abbie M. McLallen, 87, widow of the late David H. McLallen, died last night about 11 o’clock at her home near Trumansburg, after a brief illness. Surviving are two sons- H.C. McLallen and F.W. McLallen and one grandson- Robert M. McLallen. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, December 28, from the residence. Rev. Hugh Stuart, pastor of the Baptist church of Trumansburg, will officiate and interment will be made in Trumansburg.

Mrs. Catherine Horton

Mrs. Catherine Horton, 88, widow of Stephen Horton of Newfield, died Tuesday night  at the home of her daughter Mrs. Eugene Osterhout of Binghamton. She had been in failing health for a long time.
Surviving beside her daughter is one son, Harry Horton of Newfield. A prayer service was held this morning from the home of the daughter in Binghamton and the remains will be brought to Newfield Saturday for funeral services and interment at 2 o’clock. Rev J.C.B. Moyer will officiate, and interment will be made in Seabring Cemetery.

(Ithaca Journal Mon. Sept 12, 1983)

George D. Griffin

George D. Griffin, 74, of 402 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, died Saturday September 10, 1983 at home. The son of the late Mr. And Mrs. George Griffin Sr., he had been a lifelong resident of Ithaca.
Before his retirement, Mr. Griffin had been employed at Thayer Appliance Company for 42 years. He is survived by his wife, Nina Nichols Griffin, and a son, Wallis Griffin, of Lake Worth, Fla.
Funeral service will be at 2 pm Tuesday at the Van Order Funeral Home, Ithaca. The Rev. William Foster will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 pm today at the funeral home.

Nelson A. Cleveland

NEWARK VALLEY- Nelson A. Cleveland, 76, or RD #3, Route 38, a well-known Tioga County Republican Party leader and founder of the Newark Valley Golf Course, died Saturday Sept 10, 1983. Born May 15, 1907 in Newark Valley, he was the son of the late Albert and Velma Chrysler Cleveland.
Mr. Cleveland was retired from IBM in Owego and was a member and past president of the Quarter Century Club. He had served as Newark Valley Town Supervisor. In 1959, he founded the golf course and actively operated the course with his son Cleve.
He was a member of the Congregational Church of Newark Valley and B.P.O.E., Owego, and a former member of the Newark Valley Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Vera H. Blomquist Cleveland of Newark Valley; two sons: Cleve E. Cleveland of Newark Valley and Rennie Buckland of Reno, Nev.; a daughter Mrs. Richard (Dale) Neddo of Vestal; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Frieda) Fitch of Horseheads and Mrs. Marguarite Fulls of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Dorothy Cleveland of East Stroudsburg, Pa. And Mrs. Alice Cleveland of Susquehanna, Pa; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley. The Rev. Howard Horton will officiate. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Newark Valley Emergency Squad. The golf course will be closed Tuesday in memory of Mr. Cleveland.

Frances E. Rumsey

TRUMANSBURG- Frances E. Rumsey, 32, of 2750 Mecklenburg Rd Road Box 282, died Friday September 9, 1983, at Tompkins Community Hospital from injuries received after being struck by a vehicle in an Ithaca parking lot.
Mrs. Rumsey was born Oct. 2, 1950 in Montour Falls, the daughter of Louise Knapp Rumsey of Trumansburg and the late Floyd Rumsey. She had resided most of her life, in the Enfield and Trumansburg areas. She had been employed at NCR and attended the Enfield Methodist church.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gerald K.Carpenter of Trumansburg; a stepsister, Barbara Lanning of Florida; several aunts, uncles, cousins and one niece. Funeral services will be at 1 pm Tuesday in the Rhode-Covert Funeral Home in Trumansburg. The Rev. Vernon T. Hood, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Trumansburg, will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg. Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 pm today at the funeral home.

Alice M. Armstrong

TRUMANSBURG- Alice M. Armstrong, 83, or Ardale Road, died Saturday September 10, 1983 at Tompkins Community Hospital. She had worked many years at Allen Wales, now NCR.
Mrs. Armstrong is survived by two sons: Richard Armstrong of Trumansburg, with whom she had resided, and Edgar Armstrong of Newfield; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 am Tuesday at the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. The Rev. Margaret Smith, pastor of the Newfield United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Newfield. Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 pm today at the funeral home.

Mildred N. Ball

INTERLAKEN- Mildred N. Ball, 51, of Townline Road, died Sunday Sept 11, 1983, in the Groton Residential Care Facility following an extended illness.
Mrs. Ball had worked in the payroll department at Cornell University. She was a member of the Reynoldsville Methodist Church where she had been a former organist. She is survived by her husband, Donald P. Ball of Interlaken; two daughters, Kathleen Elaine Ball and Amy Jacqueline Ball, both at home; her mother, Mrs. Edith Havens of Burdett; three sisters: Marilyn Wellman of Newark; Sharon Wellman of Burdett and Mrs. Carlton (Carol) Fenton if Ithaca; a brother, David Wellman of Burdett; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm Wednesday at the Royce Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. The Rev. Daniel Corretore will officiate. Burial will be in Hector Union Cemetery, Burdett. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Willie H. Ojala

SPENCER- Willie H. Ojala, 68, died Sunday, Sept 11, 1983, in Weltonville of an apparent heart attack. Born June 9, 1915, in Montreal, Wisc., Mr Ojala was a retired dairy farmer and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church.
Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Bertha Ojala of Spencer; a sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Jill Irish of San Carlos, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Wilma Ojala of Spencer; an aunt, Mrs. Allina Orlich of Englewood, Calif; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Carlton Hilbert officiating. Calling hours and a prayer service will be held from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday in the Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or to the Spencer Emergency Squad.

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