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Henry L. McGORY

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Age 93, of 473 North Road, Freeville, NY passed away, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Beechtree Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ithaca, NY. Henry was born July 4, 1920 in Dryden, a son of the late Thomas L. and Mary O'Connell McGory. A life resident of Dryden/Freeville he was married to the former Betty Wilcox in Varna, NY on August 11, 1945. Henry was a farmer, garage mechanic, milk trucker, and school custodian at the Freeville Elementary School and an all around tinkerer. He enjoyed his family, friends and wood working. "Hank" could often be seen sitting in his yard watching the cars pass by on North Road. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Betty, at home; his children, Cheryl (Dale) Schutt of Sunset Beach, NC, Robert (Gail) McGory of Vero Beach, FL and Patricia (Roger) Morehouse of Homer; his brother, Donald (Margaret) McGory of Gainesville, FL and his sister, Nellie Beames of Cortland; grandchildren, Nick (Sonya) McGory, Courtney (Adam) Zuckerman, Erica (Brian) Sapienza and Aaron Morehouse; a great-granddaughter, Catelynn Zuckerman; sisters-in-law, Bertha, Carolyn and Marion McGory as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Thomas, Charles and John. Funeral services will be held at 10AM, Saturday, June 21 at the Perkins Funeral Home with Rev. David Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 PM Friday and from 9 to 10 AM Saturday at the funeral home, 55 West Main Street, Dryden, NY. Memorials are directed to the Southworth Library, P.O. Box 45, Dryden, NY 13053. www.perkinsfuneralhome.com

Published in Ithaca Journal from June 19 to June 20, 2014
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