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Lisk - Donald J.
Passed away on April 27, 2019, at age 88. He was predeceased by his father Sidney Lisk; his stepfather, Herbert Kohman; and his mother, Sophia Grace (Keller) Kohman. Don was born in Buffalo, NY on May 12, 1930. He earned his B.A. in chemistry at the University of Buffalo in 1952. He completed his M.S. ('54) and Ph.D. ('56) in soil chemistry at Cornell University. Don was the Director of Cornell's Toxic Chemicals Laboratory from 1956 until 2004, when he retired as a Professor Emeritus. Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nanette (Riester) Lisk of Freeville, NY; daughters Sue Lisk of Silver Spring, MD, Marion (Bryan) French of Conesus, NY, Eileen Lisk (David Long) of Saint Petersburg, FL, son Tom (Robin) Lisk of Mukilteo, WA; and grandsons Jacob French, Noah French and Bryan Mendives. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 375 George Road, Freeville, NY. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-6pm, Friday, May 10, 2019 at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 Main Street, Dryden, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Alzheimer's Association or Holy Cross Church in Freeville, NY. Online condolences www.perkinsfh.com