The Obit For Jake Cady

Cady Sr., Gerald R. "Jake"

Published in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on 5/24/2009

Gerald R. "Jake" Cady Sr. of Auburn Age 76, formerly of Elmira and Endicott, NY, currently of Auburn, NY, passed away on May 22, 2009.

He was born in Elmira, NY on April 17, 1933 to the late Francis and Mahalia (MacMillan) Cady. Jake was predeceased by his wife, Ann Cady, in 1987; son, John Cady, in 1988; brothers, Butch Johnson and Thomas Cady; and sister, Sara Waite.

Survivors include his children, Gerald (Karen) Cady Jr. of Gloster, VA, Michael (Donna Jean) Cady of Rochester, NY, Marjorie (Richard) Hitchcock of Gillett, PA, Mary (Patrick) Mace of Alpine, NY and James (Tricia) Cady of Auburn, NY; daughter-in-law, Carol (Max) Rich of Horseheads, NY; 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brothers, Herbert, Elmer and Rodney Cady; sister, Patricia Hartman; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jake graduated from EFA in 1951 and then played semi-pro baseball for the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, but was a diehard Yankees Fan.

After baseball he joined the National Guard and then was employed by the NY Telephone Company and retired there after 36 years of service. Jake was an avid hunter, fisher and loved life on the lake. He loved to play the stocks and argue politics. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Elks and the American Legion.

He was a loving husband, father and especially grandfather who truly enjoyed his grandkids.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 26th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 27, at 10:45 a.m. in St. Mary's Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant.

Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all the health care staff in Elmira and Auburn for treating Jake as an individual and helping him live life to the fullest.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Red Cross.