Donald A. Dill

Donald A. Dill

Ovid - Donald A. Dill, age 79, a longtime resident of Elm Beach, passed away on March 12, 2021, following an extended illness.

A graveside service with Masonic Rites will be held at Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg on Saturday, May 15th at 12PM.

Please join the family in a celebration of Donnie's nearly 80 years at the South Seneca Sportsmen's Club on Yarnell Road in Ovid at 1PM for a pulled pork and Cornell Chicken BBQ.

Donnie was born in Niagara Falls on May 17, 1941, the oldest son of the late Howard and Sally Dill. He was entrusted to the care of Cyrus P. and Marguerite E. Lee of Sheldrake at a very young age. He was a 1959 graduate of Interlaken Central School and was a Boys State delegate his senior year. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Ithaca College in 1965 and had a long career at Cornell University as a purchasing agent, retiring in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his adoptive parents; and a brother, Richard Dill.

For information and the complete obituary, contact Covert Funeral Home at 607-869-3411 or visit

Posted online on May 09, 2021