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Obituary of Raymond W. Little


With very heavy hearts Raymond W. Little 85, passed away on May 6, 2024 at Cortland Park and Rehabilitation nursing home. Raymond was born on October 19, 1938 to his parents Walter C Little and Dorothy Iva Greene in Elmira Heights NY.


Ray is survived by the love of his life his wife Dorothy of 52 years. Children Jeff, Fred, Hilda (Butch), Iva, Hazel and Debbie. 15 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his children Daniel and Walter.

Ray served with the National Guards and Marines with an honorable discharge. He worked at Durkee’s bakery for many years until they closed their doors and moved his family to Locke NY where he worked at Adam Baum egg farm until he settled into the Cortland City School District as a proud custodian until he retired in 1996.

Ray was very kind hearted and always had a smile on his face. He would go the extra mile to help anyone in need. He loved fishing and hunting, playing pool. He will be so deeply missed and forever in our hearts.

Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.

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