Obituary of Debra Terpolilli
TERPOLILLI, Debra H.
After a prolonged illness, she passed peacefully on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at age 60. A resident of Horseheads, she was born July 24, 1958 in Harvey, IL, daughter of the late Philip and Janice (Powers) Ham. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard on March 27, 2007. Deb is survived by her daughter Nicole Marie Terpolilli of Elmira Heights; grandsons Aronde Savann Terpolilli and Cayden Jamison Collier; brothers Martin (Melanie) Ham of Roanoke, VA, Roger (Denise) Ham of Hackensack, NJ and Scott (Susan) Ham of Somerville, AL; nephew Michael (Sally) Ham and their daughter Eleanor of Huntsville, AL. Deb graduated from Vestal High School in 1976 and Keuka College in 1980. She retired from Broome Developmental Services (1984-2014) and volunteered with the Elmira Community Kitchen. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, November 10th from 1 to 3 pm. Her memorial service will follow at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Deb through donations to the American Cancer Society or the charity of ones choice. From Deb: "I have valued each person for who they are & their gifts. I believe that fellowship is found in the simplest kindnesses, hugs & conversations; and through that we can all be an inspiration to one another"