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Edith L. Volbrecht

Edith L. Volbrecht, 89, of Lansing, passed away on May 10, 2018, at Beechtree in Ithaca.

A lifelong Lansing resident, Edith was born at home, the only child of the late Jearold and Katherine Lucas Davis. After graduating high school, Edith was married for 63 years to Calvin Volbrecht, who preceded her in death in 2011. Edith was employed for over 30 years with the Lansing Central School District as a teacher’s aide, and many may remember her as the lady in the information booth at Pyramid Mall, where she enjoyed several years of employment. Edith loved sewing and cooking, especially trying out new recipes on family members. She was family oriented, and was patient, calm and kind…..and always looked for the best in people.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edith was preceded in death by an infant son, Edwin Volbrecht.

She is survived by her son, Doug Volbrecht (Debbie) of Lansing; daughter, Callean Hile of Dryden; grandchildren, Jennifer Hardy (Matthew) of Liverpool, James Volbrecht of Groton; her pride and joy great granddaughters, Ashley Hardy and Stephanie Volbrecht; as well as a large extended family.

Family will be present to receive friends from 4 – 6 pm, Thursday, May 17, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. A graveside service, officiated by Sam Neno, will be held at 2pm, Friday, May 19th, at North Lansing Cemetery in Lansing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to either Beechtree, 318 S. Albany St, Ithaca, NY 14850; Lansing Community Library, 29 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY 14882; or SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca.

The Volbrecht family would like to extend a very special thank you to Beechtree, especially the 3rd floor staff for all the wonderful and loving care provided to Edith (our GG). We will all miss her beautiful smile and her requests for PB&J.


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