Roderic S. Neno, of 172 Munson Rd., passed away at home on Monday, May 4, 2009, at the age of 76.

Born June 2, 1932, in Auburn, NY, Rod was a son of the late James H. and Nellie (Tubbs) Neno.  A graduate of Lansing High School, Rod was employed for over 30 years at the Ithaca Journal, retiring in 1995 as the Assistant Circulation Director. 

A lifelong Lansing resident, he and his wife of more than 50 years, Dona (Snapp) Neno, raised their family at their Munson Rd. home.  He was an avid reader and liked to experiment with creative writing as well. Rod most enjoyed using hunting as an excuse to be outdoors on his property.

 In addition to his wife, Dona, he is survived by a son, Sam (Penny) Neno of Lansing; a daughter, Sue (Scott) McArthur of Holley, NY; grandchildren Elly, Emmett and Erin Neno of Lansing, and Tessa and Derek McArthur of Holley, NY.  Rod is also survived by a brother, John (Alice) Neno of Ithaca, and a large extended family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Neno II.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Rod in the form of a contribution are asked to kindly consider The Parkinson Foundation of Syracuse, 4224 Trotwood Lane, Clay, NY 13041, or The American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.

Family will be present to receive friends on Saturday, May 9, 2009, from 1-2pm at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. A memorial service, officiated by Rev. William Gottschalk-Fielding, will follow at 2pm.  Prayers of committal will be at North Lansing Cemetery.