Calvin D. Volbrecht, age 86, of Lansing, NY, passed away June 5, 2011.
Born March 5, 1925, he was a son of the late Arthur and Eva (Keener) Volbrecht, Sr.
After graduation from High School, Cal proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.Â Upon returning to Lansing, he was married to his loving wife of 63 years, Edith Davis Volbrecht.Â Cal worked for several years with his brothers in the Volbrecht Lumber Co., was a self employed carpenter and worked for a time in the maintenance department of the Ithaca City School District.Â He began his own scrap metal yard with the intent of working on his own vehicles, but it quickly expanded, and he was proud of having spent over 50 years as a âscrapperâ.Â Cal was a 47 year member of Lansing Masonic Lodge #774 where he served as a Past Master, District Line Officer and Assistant Grand Lecturer; a member of the Ithaca Moose Club and the American Austin Bantam Club.Â Cal spent many hours, with the help of friends, restoring his 1938 Austin Bantam, which won many trophies over the years.Â He was a former member of the Lansing Fire Department and Lansing Senior Citizens.Â Cal enjoyed over 50 years of bowling in Groton with the Smith Corona League.Â He was also an avid card player and took up the sport of golfing at the age of 70.
In addition to his parents, Cal was preceded in death by an infant son, Edwin Volbrecht; four brothers and six sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Davis Volbrecht; son, Doug (Debbie) Volbrecht of Lansing; daughter, Callean Hile of Dryden; grandchildren, Jennifer (Matthew) Hardy of Liverpool, NY and James Volbrecht of Groton; great grandchildren, Ashley Hardy and Stephanie Volbrecht; and a brother, Marshall Volbrecht, formerly of Lansing, now of KS.
Cal is also survived by a very large extended family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Calsâ memory to Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850; Beechtree Care Center, Activities Fund, 318 S. Albany St., Ithaca, NY 14850 or American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VAÂ 22311.
Family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday, June 8th from 12-2pm at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY.Â A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Sam Neno, with Masonic rites will begin at 2pm at the funeral home.Â Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at North Lansing Cemetery.