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Helen Long

Helen Rumsey Long, 94, of Ithaca, passed away on December 17, 2020, at Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home, Ithaca, NY. Mrs. Long was born September 26, 1926, in Ithaca to Lloyd and Elizabeth (Bock) Rumsey.  She was the widow of William H. Long, who died August 4, 1997.

Helen is survived by a daughter, Karen E. Lease of Lancaster, PA, and a step-son, William Long, of Cape Cod, MA.  She is also survived by a grandson, Jeremy (Stephanie) Lease, and three granddaughters, Kate, Annie, and Bethany Long.

At the request of Mrs. Long, there will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be in Budd Cemetery.

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Helen was a roommate to my mother at Oak Hilll for a short time. She was a gift to my sister and I when we visited our mother daily. Helen's friendliness and kindnesses made our time there much more pleasant then it could have been.
I looked forward to watching Jeopardy with her.
Fay Benson

Fay Benson Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Karen so sorry to hear of Helens passing. We had quite a few years working together at Cortland Paving and so enjoyed her.

Barbara Reynolds Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

I miss our rides. I miss your smiles ... especially when you get us lost and I miss your voice and our historical tours of ithaca back in the day. You are loved and cared for by many of us, but now, we want you to rest peacefully.

Donna Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM