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Ralph B. "Bud" Ness

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Ness, Ralph B. "Bud"

Trumansburg: Ralph B. "Bud" Ness passed away on Saturday, February 5th, 2011, in Crystal River, FL. He was born on April 3rd, 1928 in Bath, NY to William and Marion Ness. He was predeceased by his brother, William and has a younger brother, Richard of Jamestown, NY. Bud was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Beverly H. Ness of 62 years. Bud and Beverly founded Ness Funeral Home in Trumansburg in 1950. Bud generously served the Trumansburg community as village trustee, as mayor, and was the village clerk for 11 years. Bud was a school bus driver for Trumansburg Central School for 17 years. In 1992, he retired and entrusted the ownership of Ness Funeral Home to Joseph L. Sibley. In addition to his wife, Bud is survived by his four children and their families: Christopher "Kipper" and Mary Ness of Lockport, NY, and their 5 children, Matt and Heather Ness of Trumansburg, NY, and their 2 children, Mark B. and MarieElena Ness of Ambler, PA and their 3 children, and Regina "Reggie" and Doug Langley of Avondale, PA and their 2 children. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Bud enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing. He was also a longtime member of the Trumansburg Golf Club, the Rotary Club and the Elks club. Calling hours will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, February 11th, at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home 23 South St, Trumansburg. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 12th, at St. James the Apostle Church, 17 Whig St, Trumansburg with the Rev. John Tokaz, OFM Cap. as celebrant. The family graciously accepts either flowers or contributions in Bud's memory to the , 17 Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057. For additional information, please contact the funeral home at 1-888-534-5446 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-888-534-5446      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or www.ness-sibley.com

Published in Ithaca Journal from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2011
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