Russell J. Falter

May 10, 1943 ~ September 30, 2019 (age 76)


Russell J. Falter, of Highland Rd., Cortland, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the age of 76.

A lifelong area resident, Russ was born on May 10, 1943, a son of the late Charles and Gladys Pall McCandless.

He was employed for many years at Smith Corona and retired from the Cortland County Nutritional Program, where he was employed as a cook.

Russ was a longtime member of the Homer Lodge #2506 BPOE. He was a big fan of Tiger Woods and SU basketball, but his pride and joy was tending to his beautifully landscaped lawn.

Surviving is his wife, Linda E. Braun Falter; children, Marjorie Falter (Rich), Russell Falter (Kathy), Michael Lucas, Andrew Lucas (Tammy), Timothy Lucas (Katie), Marsha Lucas Novak (Steven), David Lucas (Lindsay), John Sackett (Jenna), Jason Sackett (Teri), BillieJo Sackett Hawn (Bradley). Also surviving are several loving grandchildren and a great grandchild on the way; a sister, Denise (Daniel) Covich; his brother, Bill (Donna) McCandless as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Russ was predeceased by a son, Pfc. Shawn Falter; a daughter, Cynthia Leonard; two grandchildren, James and Jessica Leonard; a sister, Julia Falter and two brothers; Keith and Chuck McCandless. 

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12:00 – 3:00PM at the Homer Elks Lodge, 82 Cortland St., Homer. The Elks Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 2:45PM

Memorial contributions in Mr. Falter’s name may be directed to the Shawn Falter Memorial Scholarship, c/o Homer Education Foundation, PO Box 174, Homer, NY 13077 or to Gold Star Peak, Inc., PO Box 772413, Eagle River, AK 99577-2413 ( “Gold Star Peak” was named to honor the families who lost a loved one while serving in the military.


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Celebration of Life
October 5, 2019

12:00 PM
Homer Elks Lodge #2506
82 Cortland Street
Homer, NY 13077

Elks Memorial Service
October 5, 2019

2:45 PM
Homer Elks Lodge #2506
82 Cortland Street
Homer, NY 13077


Shawn Falter Memorial Scholarship, (c/o Homer Education Foundation)
PO Box 174, Homer NY 13077

Gold Star Peak, Inc.
PO Box 772413, Eagle River AK 99577-2413

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