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Hy Bley, 87, died on June 15, 2012 at Cayuga Medical center after suffering a stroke. A graveside service was delivered by Rabbi Scott Glass at Lakeview Cemetery.
He was predeceased last year by his wife of 60 years, Harriett Bley. He leaves behind his daughter, Jane Bley Ridley and her husband, Ken; his son, Jonathan Bley and his beloved granddaughters, Julia Ridley and Esther Bley.
Hy was one thing above all: An artist. He worked his entire professional life at ABC TV doing Emmy Award winning work and heading their graphic arts department for many years. In his personal life, he never stopped drawing, painting, carving, creating.
Hy was a lifelong New York City resident who loved his adopted hometown of Ithaca, where he lived for the last 16 years. He was a loving and generous soul, and we miss him.
Published in Ithaca Journal on July 28, 2012