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Gerald F. Detzer

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Detzer, Gerald F.

Gerald F. Detzer, 78, of Pine Hollow Road, Locke (Town of Genoa), died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 11, 2014. A lifelong resident of Pine Hollow, Gerald was born in his family home on May 1, 1935, the son of the late Floyd Detzer and Florence Nettleton Detzer. Gerald spent most of his life as a dairy farmer, and in 1988 he went to work for the Cayuga County Highway Department at the Venice barn. Gerald was known for being a good neighbor and for his keen sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by many. Gerald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn Stewart Detzer, whom he married on June 18, 1960; his daughters, Susan and Sharon Detzer; his twin sister, Geraldine (Fred) Parker of Oklahoma; his sisters, Barbara Leonard and Marjorie Utter of Genoa; and many nieces and nephews. Honoring Gerald's wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Gerald's memory be made to the Genoa Fire Department Rescue Fund, PO Box 82, Genoa, NY 13071 or to Four Town First Aid Squad, PO Box 28, Moravia, NY 13118. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, NY assisted the family.

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Published in Ithaca Journal on Mar. 15, 2014
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