ITHACA, N.Y. — Did you know The Ithaca Voice now publishes obituaries? Here is a look at recent notices.

The Ithaca Voice has started publishing free obituaries. Anyone interested in submitting one can email Find more in our Obituaries section.

The Very Reverend Seraphim Poulos (John Poulos)

The Very Reverend Seraphim Poulos (John Poulos) fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, July 27, 2018. Father Seraphim was the son of Peter and Patty Caroombas Poulos. He was born in Groton, N.Y. on May 26, 1950 and at the age of 2, his family moved to Ithaca, N.Y. Father Seraphim graduated from Ithaca High School in 1969 and pursued his studies in theology at a number of seminaries and universities which culminated in a Doctor of Ministry Degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Read more here.

Past Obituaries: Week of July 23 – 27

Elizabeth Jane Gilbert 

Elizabeth Jane Gilbert entered this world surrounded by love on November 5, 2015 and left her loved ones heartbroken and eternally thankful for the gift of her life when she passed unexpectedly at home on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Read the full obituary.

Jeffrey M. Owens

Jeffrey M. Owens (JeffO) passed away peacefully at the age of 63 on July 22, 2018, with family by his side after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Read the full obituary.

Kelsey O'Connor

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