Clifton J. Little Jr. 71 of Marathon passed away July 13, 2011 at Cortland Regional Medical Center.
Cliff was born May 23, 1940 in Cortland, the son of the late Clifton and Ina Kelsey Little.
Cliff served his country with the US Navy, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bird watching, but most of all he enjoyed spending time volunteering at the country music park.
Cliff is survived by his wife of 36 years Frances Youmans Little of Marathon, his children Jeffrey Little of Ithaca, Steven (Kathy) Little of Cortland, Matt (Missy) Little of Cortland, Vickie (Bill) Stebbins of Ithaca, Kristi (Bruce) Boda of Ithaca, Luann Frost of McGraw, Rebecca (Toby) Little of Homer, brothers Leon (Cindy) Little of Marathon, Gary ( Laurie) Little of Cortland, sister Joyce (Joe) Lovendusky of Homer, 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild , several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents Cliff was predeceased by his son Timothy, granddaughter Jennifer Lynn, sisters Gladys and Lenora, and brother joseph.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home 9 Lincoln Ave with the Reverend Allan J. Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in Cortland Rural Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call from 12:00 ââ€š¬ââ‚¬Å“ 1:00 pm prior to the service
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Cliffs name is asked to consider the Lime Hollow Nature Center or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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The Class of 1959 would like to express our grief of looosing a classmate. We send our condolences to Cliffs family. We all have fond memories of Cliff. We are sorry for y0ur loss. God bless.
Cliff, Even though I never got to know you as well as I would have liked, I will also miss you. We had many a good discussion on our NY Yankees, I will miss them. p.s. See if you can nudge a foul ball (or 2 or 3) back into fair territory for a homer from up there, eh? Bill Stebbibs
We offer our Heartfelt sympathies to the Family of Cliff Little. God will help you through this time. God Bless all of you.. Tom and Susie Pawelko
So sorry for your loss. Cliff was a special person and truely will be missed. He was such an asset at Cortland Care Center, when I worked there....many a wall paper border we put up! Barbara Dufresne Edeker
We wish to give our condolences and sympathy to the family of Cliff Little. We are sorry for your lose.
CHS CLASS OF 1959
My condolences to Cliff's entire family. I will always remember his love for fishing, his willingness to help others whenever he could, and his great sense of humor. It was a great pleasure to travel many times to Senneterre, Quebec with Cliff, Stevie, & Leon looking for "Luther" and "Walter". Thanks for the good times Cliff. R.I.P. Sam Hall