Debra Narde

Obituary of Debra Ann Narde

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Of Sebring FL formerly of Elmira 

Age 70, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness.    Debbie was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Bille Joan (Knight) SchmidtShe is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas E. NardeShe is also survived by son and daughter-in-law Luke Narde and Lauren Lougher of Freeville NY with their daughter Katrina Narde; stepson Thomas Narde of Austin TX; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Brown of Naples ME, Sandra and Vance Parker of Horseheads, Barbie Schmidt of Elmira, Mary Ann Steers of Horseheads, Julie and Ray Strong of Horseheads; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Sandy Narde of Webster NY, Joan (Chuck) Ruhmel of Big Flats; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Debbie was predeceased by twin brothers, Timothy and Thomas Schmidt; nephew Kyle Steers; and niece Tara Pradon. 


Debbie was a 1971 graduate of Elmira Free AcademyShe had worked as a TSA agent at the Ithaca/Tompkins Airport for 5 years and then Elmira Corning Airport for another 5 years.   

She had a fun spirit, a kind and loving heart and an inquisitive mind. She loved Quentin Tarantino films, red wine, a good book, a great conversation, football, and the beach, but most of all she loved her family. She loved spending time with them whether it was on vacation, by the pool, at a family picnic, or playing games around the tableDebbie loved to dance and would be the first one to try to get her sisters up and dancing at any eventShe knew how to have fun and was able to make friends and talk to anyone, anywhere she wentDebbie always brought the fun and the love.  She was loved by so many and will be dearly missed and never forgotten.  

Funeral services for Debbie will be held this coming SummerThe day, date and times will be announced prior to the services.   Those wishing may remember Debbie with a donation to the Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy Institute, P O Box 931517, Cleveland OH 44193-1655, the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira NY 14903, or a charity of one’s choice.     

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