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Lansing Funeral Home
Saturday December 29th, 2018
10:30am - 11:30am

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Memorial Service

Lansing Funeral Home
Saturday December 29th, 2018

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Kathleen Marie Homa

Kathleen Marie Homa, 71, passed away at home on December 18, 2018, following a brief illness. Born in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of the late John Homa and Irene Fedor Homa. Kathleen grew up in Ithaca and was a 1965 graduate of Ithaca High School, attended SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Buffalo, learned reiki and other healing arts, gardening, herbology, photography, and pursued many artistic endeavors. Kathleen relocated to the West Coast for nearly one-half of her life after college. She worked for many years at Head Start in Eugene. She maintained connections with many friends in Oregon—a place she always planned to visit again. She returned to Tompkins County to be closer to her family. Kathleen was an environmental advocate, animal lover, and healer.

Kathleen is survived by her brother, John Homa, Jr. (Joy) of Maryland;  niece, Jessica (Dan) Homa Greenwood and their children, Joshua and Rebecca, of Massachusetts; cousins and their families, most originating in the Binghamton, NY or Pennsylvania area; Deborah Homa of Lansing and loving friends and colleagues from New York and the West Coast.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lansing Funeral Home, with a memorial service immediately following at the funeral home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kathleen’s memory to a charity of your choice. Kathleen was a generous supporter of environmental and animal causes.

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Although I was three thousand miles away I felt we were close. Kathleen called me often. I felt she was lonely. She was angry about things, cried a lot . I wished that I was closer so I could hug her. I have osteo in my back and she was always searching for herbs and such that could relieve my pain. I wish that I could of helped HER and her pain. I loved Kathy ( I know she didn't like to be called that) I always slipped up though but she would always let it slide.

Sandra Decker Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM

As I listened to the music for Kathleen's tribute, I wept. It was so her, at her best, and most alive. We will miss her presence but never be without her spirit.

Luther and Dolly Chergosky Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

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