Ralph Samuel Maricle, 89, of Cortland, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cortland, NY.
Born in Freetown, NY on December 11, 1925, Mr. Maricle was the son of the late Samuel and Rita Smith Maricle. He was a 1943 graduate of Marathon Central School and lived on the family farm in Freetown until 1961. After his retirement from farming, he owned and operated the store and post office in East Freetown. He also worked at Homer National Bank and Homer Men and Boys. He married Joyce Cardner, daughter of Harry and Cecile Cardner, and together raised four children. On February 12, 1982, he married Jane DeMott Jones and acquired an additional family of John and Bev Best and Bob and Peg Jones, all of DeRuyter, and many more exciting years happened. He was a member of the Texas Valley Grange, the Otselic Valley Lodge #659 F&AM, and the Knickerbocker Country Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and softball.
He is survived by his wife, Jane DeMott Maricle; and his children, Lynda (Les) Clark, Dale (Karen) Maricle, and Kim Bomysoad. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce; a daughter, Susan; a brother, Walter; sisters, Pauline Horsburg, Dorothy Cross and Lois Williams; and a special nephew, Bud Horsburg.
Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 12:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Maricle may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 910 Pierremont Rd., Ste. 410, Shreveport, LA 71106.