Ithaca, NY

Dolly S. Sewell, of Ithaca, passed away at Oak Hill Manor on November 29, 2016, at the age of 87 after battling Parkinson’s Disease for several years.

She was born March 21, 1929, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Dolly was the only child of the late Garner H. and Wilma A. Dahl Schurger.   She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a major in math.  She moved to New York City and worked at Mobil as a computer programmer analyst in the early days of computing.  She moved to Ithaca in 1970 and was employed at Cornell University where she was a Computer Analyst for 10 years.

Dolly was an avid gardener of flowers, herbs and vegetables.  She enjoyed the birds, and was very skilled in the science of astrology.

She is survived by her companion of over 50 years, Libby Gruppuso; and their dear friends, Mary Kelly and Cindy Pataki.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Oak Hill Manor, Karen Baker, and Patti Mosher for their support and loving care of Dolly.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dolly’s memory may be directed to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.

A funeral service, officiated by Father Matthew Binkewicz, will be held at 2pm, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY.  Burial at Rienzi Cemetery in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, will be at 11 am, Friday, December 9, 2016.