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Obituary of Harlen L. Desotell


Mr. Harlen L. Desotell, 61. of Cortland passed away at home on Sunday April 28, 2024 with his loving wife Laurie at his side. Born Jan 26, 1963 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Harlen was a 
Cortland resident for many years.


Harlen had faithfully served his country in the United States Army and was employed as a Process Engineer at Cortland Plastics. Harlen began a 25 year working relationship with Dave Kevit. it was through their work together that brought Harlen to Cortland to begin his career with Cortland Plastics International.

Survivors include; his wife; Laurie at home, his father; Kenneth Desotell, Sr. of Morrisonville, N.Y. and his mother; Georgianna Bouyea of Plattsburgh; his son; David A. Desotell of Geneva, N.Y.
a brother; Kenneth (Lisa) Desotell, Jr. of Plattsburgh and three grandchildren; Zachary, Addison and Lily Desotell.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday at 5 p.m. from the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland with Rev. Joseph Zareski officiatting. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. prior to services.

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