Lake View Cemetery (Ithaca, New York)

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Lake View Cemetery
605 E Shore Dr, Ithaca, New York
CountryUnited States
Find a GraveLake View Cemetery
The Cornell Family mausoleum, designed by William Henry Miller

Lake View Cemetery is a historic cemetery in the city of Ithaca, in Tompkins County, New York named for its original view of nearby Lake Cayuga.


The cemetery was established in 1894. It includes an Egyptian Revival style mausoleum / receiving vault, a distinctive serpentine road system and architectural works by William Henry Miller and Liberty Hyde Bailey.[1]

Lake View Cemetery was hit with a series of embezzlement scandals in the twenty-first century. In 2006, a groundskeeper pled guilty to stealing $87,709 from the cemetery.[2] In 2014, a former caretaker and president of Lake View Cemetery was charged with embezzling over $50,000 and "selling or giving away" much of the cemetery's equipment.[2]

Notable burials[edit]

Given its proximity to Cornell University, the cemetery includes a number of significant figures from the university's history, including members of the Cornell family, and the graves of faculty members.


  1. ^ "Cemetery History". Lake View Cemetery. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Hart, Glynis (March 19, 2014). "Lakeview Cemetery Tries to Regroup After Embezzlement". Retrieved September 14, 2019.

Coordinates: 42°27′25″N 76°29′44″W / 42.457080°N 76.495510°W / 42.457080; -76.495510