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Lawrence D. Eldredge
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.
Dear Gail & Family, I was saddened to hear about Larrys passing. I worked for Larry at IBM during the 1980s and was his Project Staff Assistant. I remember Larry always sharing stories with me about his walleye fishing with his brother and his band, The Velvet Touch. Larry was a great guy and Manager and will be missed.
John L. Sokolewicz Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM
So saddened to hear of Larry's passing. We grew up together on Parsons Ave. I shall always cherish all our childish shenanigans. Even back then he loved music. He and his sis Charlotte would play Heart and Soul on the family piano and let me get in on the action too. His mom would give us the best huge chocolate chip cookies to munch on after the recital. So many precious memories too numerous to convey. Rest easy my dear friend and fly with the angels.
Angela Signorelli-Wallan Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
We are sorry to have read of Larry's passing.I will always remember our fun times at our parties and at our class reunions.Larry was a good man.
Norma and Ted Peck Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
We were sorry to read of Larry's passing.We had so many fun memories from our younger years.We enjoyed our house and our class reunions.Larry was a good man.
Norma and Ted Peck. Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
We Were so sorry to read of Larrys passing.I will always remember our fun times in our younger years.Our house parties and our class reunions.Larry was a good man!!
Norma Peck Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Eldredge
Grant & Lori Preston Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Larry. I will never forget the time we were dancing the minuet in 2nd grade. We always shared good laughs together. I can still remember him laughing at me saying "look how mad the cows look". Rest in peace dear friend.
Rog Green Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM
Larry was my big brother and always watched out for me and and protected me. He sat with me in the lunchroom
in elementary school when I was too shy to go there. I will miss him so much but know that he is with the
Lord and hopefully with the rest of my family there.
Charlotte Campbell Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM
I knew Larry since kindergarten. Since our names were similar, we always sat near each other. He was a great guy and will be greatly missed.
Bob Eldred Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM
Larry was a person you wanted to remember. His love for his dear Gail and family touched all our hearts. U.E. was a better place for having them graduate in our class. Please know I was saddened to read of his passing. Generous and caring and, so dependable. His life, Gail's life is an example of God's Love.
Carolyn Warner Doolittle Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM