Obituary for David R. Cornell
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David R. Cornell

August 25, 1935 ~ September 5, 2017 (age 82)

David R.  Cornell, 82, of Middlebury Center, PA, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born August 25, 1935 in Rome, NY the son of the late A. Nate and Marie (Cummings) Cornell. David was married to Janet L. (Bliss) Cornell for 59 years.  She preceded him in death, March 10, 2013.

David was the eldest of the Cornell brothers, with Cornell Brothers, Inc. Middlebury Center, PA.   David was a member of United Methodist Church of Wellsboro. He was nearly a lifetime member of the Tyoga Country Club. David enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his grandchildren and great-grandson.

Surviving are his sweetheart, Marjorie Bergh; daughters, Cynthia Fitzgerald (Robert), Mansfield, PA and Suzy Novielli (Massimo), Fair Lawn, NJ; grandchildren, David Fitzgerald (Christy), Daniel Fitzgerald (Meghan), Edie Fitzgerald, Dominic Novielli, and Tyler Novielli; and great-grandson, Axel Cornell Fitzgerald; brothers, Dale Cornell, Tunkhannock, PA and Steve Cornell (Wendy), Middlebury Center, PA; sister, Barbara Cornell, Sarasota, FL; special family member, Suree Methmanus; and several nieces and nephews.  

Family and friends are invited to David’s Life Celebration, Saturday, September 9,2017 at 10:00 AM, on the 18th hole at Tyoga Country Club.

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Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901

Memorials may be made in David's name to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 Eight Ave, 7th Floor, New York NY 10001

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
September 9, 2017

10:00 AM
Tyoga Country Club
Pine Creek Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901

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