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Obituary of Ernest H. (Ernie) Creeden


Ernest (Ernie) H. Creeden, 63, of Dryden passed away July 6, 2023, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca after a short battle with cancer. Ernie was born August 19, 1959, in Middletown, NY. The son of the late Ernest T. and Gloria G. Creeden.

An avid outdoorsman, Ernie loved to be outdoors hunting and fishing, with hunting being his true passion. He would spend as much time in the woods as possible during turkey and deer season. He said he always loved to watch and listen to the woods “wake up” and he enjoyed nothing more than hunting along side his son Jason and his brother Greg.

Ernie had many hobbies including reading, gardening, and beekeeping but his greatest love was his family. Happiest when his home was loud and busy, filled with his children and grandchildren.

A dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife Jody, his daughters Gloria (Nick Straniero), Danyel (Eric Farino), Jamie (James Falcon), Tia Pudney, and his son Jason (Amanda Creeden). And his seven grandchildren, Savanna, Zabelle, Mia, Stella, Nora, Leah, and Elijah, as well as his beloved Doberman Zeke.

A private funeral service will be held at Green Hills Cemetery in Dryden.

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