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Leonard M. Moore

June 28, 1942 — February 16, 2023

Lansing, NY

Leonard Mac Lean Moore passed away at home as was his wish on Thursday, February 16, 2023.


At the time of his death, he was 80 years old, having inspired many people throughout his lifetime.  He was a teacher to many souls and believed in sharing the knowledge he had gained, with anyone who was willing to learn.


An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he is surely riding in his final resting place.


He is survived by his sister and husband, Pauline (Moore) and Chet Davis, his son and wife Robert and Olivia Moore, his daughter and husband Rebecca (Moore) and Todd Pyhtila, stepdaughter Pearl Cornell, stepson Carl Cornell, stepdaughter and husband Ramona Cornell and Michael Herbster, in addition to numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nephews, and friends.


Len, Lenny, or Leonard as he was known, was a veteran of both the United States Army, (1960 to 1966), and United States Navy, (1982 to 1984). 


He was a retiree of Emerson Power Transmission of Ithaca, New York, after 35 years of service as a master maintenance machinist.


Widely known in the community for his years of selfless dedication and service to various organizations, he will be profoundly missed by all.


He is at peace at last, and the family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Hospicare & Palliative Care as well as Lansing Funeral Home.


Leonard would appreciate any monetary contributions be sent to:


Ithaca Community Recovery Inc.

518 W. Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850


A memorial service will be held, Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 1 pm to 4 pm with a dish to pass at:


Tabernacle Baptist Church

1019 N. Cayuga Street

Ithaca, NY 14850.


The entire family would like to express their gratitude to all of Leonard’s friends who have helped them during this difficult time. It is greatly appreciated.


Epitaph by Merrit Malloy


When I die

Give what’s left of me away

To children

And old men that wait to die.


And if you need to cry,

Cry for your brother

Walking the street beside you

And when you need me,

Put your arms

Around anyone

And give to them

What you need to give to me.


I want to leave you something,

Something better

Than words

Or sounds.


Look for me

In the people I’ve known

Or loved,

And if you cannot give me away,

At least let me live in your eyes

And not on your mind.


You can love me most

By letting

Hands touch hands

By letting

Bodies touch bodies

And by letting go

Of children

That need to be free.


Love doesn’t die,

People do.

So, when all that’s left of me

Is love,

Give me away.



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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Saturday, February 25, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tabernacle Baptist Church

1019 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850


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