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Line of Duty Tribute

Grace Christian Fellowship Church
Wednesday July 17th, 2019

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Daryl Lynn Pace

Daryl Lynn Pace, 36, of Cortland, NY, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at her home, while surrounded by her loving family.

Daryl was born in Johnson City, NY, on November 12, 1982.  She was a graduate of Homer Central School Class of 2000 and received her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Cortland in 2008.  For the past ten years, she has served as a paid firefighter for the City of Ithaca Fire Department.  Daryl loved the fire service, helping the community and educating the youth.  She was active in all aspects of the job and always wanted to be where the action was.  Her past few weeks were spent with family and friends and she was a fighter until the very end.  In her spare time, Daryl was a proud participant of the 911 Stair Climb and a member of the Ithaca Siren’s Ice Hockey League who enjoyed any and all outdoor activity including kayaking and hiking.

She is survived by her mother, Rebecca Hopkins, of Cincinnatus; her stepparents, Barbara Just and Steven Douglas of Cortland; siblings, Anthony Pace of Solon, Jessica (Jesse Frost) Bergeron of Homer and their son, Grayson, and Alton Pace of Buffalo.  She also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, and cousins, including special cousins, Kathryn Morgan and her daughter Alayna of Lisle, and Chris Ufford of DeRuyter.

Daryl was predeceased by a brother, Matthew Huff, in 2012.

In keeping with the tradition of a lost firefighter, a “Line of Duty Tribute” for Daryl will be held at Stewart Park, Ithaca, NY, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.  Those wishing to remember Daryl with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Cancer Resource Center, 612 W. State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 or by visiting their website at www.crcfl.net.

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Dear Barb & Steve,

Lindsey, Kyle, and I are so very sorry to learn of Daryls passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend to the kids and a beautiful person with so much passion for her career. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Debbie McGee Jul 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daryl Pace

Mike & Lee Stith Jul 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daryl Pace

Destra and Ernest Kastning Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

I'm sorry Becky

Lyndsey Jul 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daryl Pace

Nancy Bunting-Casias Jul 12 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Steve and Barb,
Frank and I are so sorry to hear about Daryl's passing. Sending warm thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time.
Frank and Lisa

Frank and Lisa Yager Jul 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daryl Pace

Denise Zimmermann Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM

Becky, I'm so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn't know Daryl, I know you and I connected instantly over horses, military service and our hockey-playing daughters (both for SUNY Cortland). I cannot even begin to imagine your pain and loss. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for you. You are strong and you raised a strong, courageous daughter - may that strength help see you through the coming days and months.

Kitty Cummings Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daryl Pace

Rosemary Lang Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daryl Pace

H. Brown Jul 11 2019 12:00 AM

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