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Ralph Samuel Maricle
Ralph Samuel Maricle, 89, of Cortland, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cortland, NY.
Born in Freetown, NY on December 11, 1925, Mr. Maricle was the son of the late Samuel and Rita Smith Maricle. He was a 1943 graduate of Marathon Central School and lived on the family farm in Freetown until 1961. After his retirement from farming, he owned and operated the store and post office in East Freetown. He also worked at Homer National Bank and Homer Men and Boys. He married Joyce Cardner, daughter of Harry and Cecile Cardner, and together raised four children. On February 12, 1982, he married Jane DeMott Jones and acquired an additional family of John and Bev Best and Bob and Peg Jones, all of DeRuyter, and many more exciting years happened. He was a member of the Texas Valley Grange, the Otselic Valley Lodge #659 F&AM, and the Knickerbocker Country Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and softball.
He is survived by his wife, Jane DeMott Maricle; and his children, Lynda (Les) Clark, Dale (Karen) Maricle, and Kim Bomysoad. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce; a daughter, Susan; a brother, Walter; sisters, Pauline Horsburg, Dorothy Cross and Lois Williams; and a special nephew, Bud Horsburg.
Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 12:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Maricle may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 910 Pierremont Rd., Ste. 410, Shreveport, LA 71106.
Ed and I send our most sincere sympathy to Ralph's family. We shared many years collecting memories with golf, bowling and dinners out. He was a dear friend and we are sorry he is no longer among us...but a very full life that he gave to so many.
Ed and Kathy Beardsley Nov 2 2015 12:00 AM
A TABLE BASKET was sent on October 26, 2015
And if times of loneliness bring sorrow and dismay, don't despair, for I am there.... Just a memory away..... .... from your Nieces and Nephews who's lives were brighter because of you. Godspeed, Much Love, 'Til we meet again
Expression of Sympathy Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM
I'm no longer by your side,
But there's no need to weep;
I've left sweet recollections
I'm hoping you will keep.
Eternal joy and memories
stay in our hearts forever,
strengthening our special bond
That parting cannot sever.
And if times of loneliness
bring sorrow and dismay,
don't despair, for I am there....
Just a memory away
~ Rita S. Beer
Such memories. How lucky are we that our lives were touched by this man and his kindness, love, and acceptance?
Forever in our hearts, Dear Uncle Ralph.
Angela Cardner, "Ang'er" Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM
A GRANDMA'S GARDENTABLE BASKET was sent on October 26, 2015
With deepest sympathy. from Gerald and Barbara Wood and family
Expression of Sympathy Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to all of Ralph's family. I am sure that he is now up there playing pool with Uncle John and my Dad once again. Or maybe he is sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee and playing Canasta with friends and family like they did on the Texas Valley farms years ago.
Ralph had a great life and he will be missed by all that knew him both in the country and the city.
Greg Harvey Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM
He will be deeply missed. Our prayers are with the family.
The McDonalds Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM
A GRANDMA'S GARDENTABLE BASKET was sent on October 25, 2015
To Lynda, Your dad was truly honored and respected and played a large part in me becoming a man. I was very fortunate to have known him. Our hearts go out to you, your brother and sisters. Steve & Cleo Burlingame
Expression of Sympathy Oct 25 2015 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy to Jane and all of Ralph's family. Ralph was a great neighbor and we enjoyed the conversations we had in the back yard. He was always upbeat and his love for Jane was always evident in how he spoke of her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Rich & Charlotte Burrell
Rich & Charlotte Burrell Oct 25 2015 12:00 AM
Please accept our condolences on the death Ralph. We remember him as a very special person who will surely be missed by his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chuck and Mary Green
Mary and Chuck Green Oct 25 2015 12:00 AM