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Lawrence D. Eldredge

May 17, 1942 — April 13, 2020

Lawrence D. Eldredge, 77, of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away at his home on Monday, April 13, 2020, while surrounded by his family.

Larry was born in Endicott, NY, on May 17, 1942, the son of the late Earl and Thirma Penrose Eldredge.  He was a 1960 graduate of Union Endicott School.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus where he served on various committees over the years.  He retired from IBM in 1992 after 30  years of service and was a member of the IBM Quarter Century  Club.  Larry had an unbelievable passion for music and, in his early years, played in a band; performing at many weddings, churches, and reunions.  He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and living at the lake.  A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail Eldredge; and his sons, Bill (Julie) Eldredge of Saugerties, Scott (Deanna) Eldredge of Williamsport, PA, and David (Cindy) Eldredge of Berlin, WI.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Joel Eldredge, Mandy (Alex) Perry, Emily Eldredge, Nathan (Jolie) Eldredge, Rebecca Eldredge, and Carl (Stefanie) Eldredge; his great-grandchildren, Phoebe, Jethro, Ezra, and Aria; brothers, William Eldredge of Ocala, FL and Richard (Joan) Eldredge of Cincinnatus; a sister, Charlotte Campbell of Fuquay-Varina, NC; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert; and sisters, Jean, Shirley, and Pearl Ann.

Due to the restrictions from Covid-19, private family services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Entombment will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, NY.  A public celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry’s memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Services, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045 or to the Missionary Program at the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, P.O. Box 220, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.

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