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Obituary of Ellis G. Withey


Ellis G. Withey, 93, of South West St., Homer, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 8, 2019 in the Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical Center.

A lifelong area resident, he was born July 22, 1925 in Solon, he was the son of the late Clark and Myrtle Ellis Withey.

To say Ellis was a car enthusiast, would be an under-statement. For many years, he owned and operated Withey’s Repair in Homer. He was a mechanic, body man, builder and a man who appreciated a finely built car. Ellis was a founding member of the Cortland Antique Car Club.

Surviving is his loving wife of 73 years, Louise A. Withey; his children, Marjorie L. (Richard) Jenney of Virgil; David E. (Arlen) Withey of Groton; Donald C. Withey of Cortland and Dale W. (Nancy) Withey of Homer; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ellis was predeceased by a sister, Betty Webber and two brothers, Elwyn and Harley Withey.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer.

Graveside services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Withey’s name may directed to the Homer Fire Department, PO Box 58, Homer, NY 13077 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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