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Obituary of Dorothy Sovocool


Dorothy Edsall Sovocool, 88, passed away in the evening on March 20, 2022. She was born on May 28, 1933, a daughter of the late Bethel and Norman Edsall, and resided at the Guthrie Cortland Medical Center for the past few years.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters Karla (Lance) Hoag, and Charlene Sovocool all of Groton, grandchildren Alan Sovocool, of Dryden, Douglas Nelson (Erin Estelle)of Auburn, Caitlin Hoag (Troy Cobb), Arastina Rumsey both of Ithaca, and Gina (Matt) Williams, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is predeceased by her late husband William Sherwood, a son Stuart Sovocool, step brothers Francis and Ted Fowler, sisters Gladys Case, and Mary Carpenter, and her dog Rusty.

After graduating from Dryden Central School, she worked at Cornell University in Food Service. In later years, she decided to work for NYSEG in the same position.
She enjoyed doing crafts, making floral arrangements, and couldn’t wait for spring so she could work on her small flower garden to plant and implement birdhouses, and other ornaments. She just loved to watch the different birds and butterflies come into her garden.

There are no services. A private burial will be held in the spring.

Contributions can be made to the SPCA of Tompkins County at http://www.spcaonline.com/.

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