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Lorin "Lefty" L. Hardy

Lorin “Lefty” L. Hardy, 78, of Lansing, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, while surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Torrington, CT, he was the son of the late Lorin G. and Dorothy Bramen Hardy.  Following high school, Lorin enlisted in the US Army, where he proudly served his country from 1958 to 1962.  After being honorably discharged, he married Marguerite Wightwood on October 26, 1963.  Lorin was employed at Cargill in Lansing for several years before joining the Laborer’s Union Local 785 in Ithaca, where he retired after 32 years. 

The most important thing in life to Lorin was his family, and he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He also had a passion for fishing, golfing, gardening, bowling, and playing horseshoes.  He was a Dallas Cowboys football fan and NY Mets baseball fan.  Lorin was also a member of the American Legion, and enjoyed reading their publications.

In addition to his loving wife of 54 years, Marguerite, Lorin is survived by his daughters, Kelly Hardy (Todd Laribee) of New Hartford, NY, and Laurie (Alex) Stewart of Locke, NY; grandchildren, Crystal, Andrew, Keiley, Kyle, Tracey and Elizabeth; ten great-grandchildren; and brother, Gordon (Ann) Hardy of Bynum, AL.

In keeping with Lorin’s wishes, services will be private.  For those who wish, please plant a tree in his memory, or consider a contribution to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, 612 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, or online at www.crcfl.net.

To share a memory, please visit the online memorial at www.lansingfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lorin "Lefty" Hardy

Stephannie Burlew Nov 28 2018 12:00 AM

Lefty was the best horseshoe player in the neighborhood and an all around great guy! We will all miss him and send our broken hearts to all of you!

Liz Vastbinder Sep 15 2018 12:00 AM

Dearest Kelly & family...we only visited with your dad just a few times. But each of those times he was always so kind and such a gentle-man . You were blessed with a wonderful dad..carry those memories in your heart forever. Love always Joanie & Dave

Joanie DeGeorge Sep 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorin "Lefty" Hardy

Kelly Sep 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorin "Lefty" Hardy

Dawn Merrill Sep 14 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you...
With sympathy,
Janet Grasso

Janet Grasso Sep 14 2018 12:00 AM