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Justin R. Root

February 23, 1997 ~ February 16, 2023 (age 25) 25 Years Old

Justin Root Obituary

Justin Richard Root of Trumansburg passed away in Rochester on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the age of 25.

Justin was born on February 23, 1997 in Elmira, a son to Ronald and Jo-Ann (nee Tomao) Root. He graduated from Charles O. Dickenson High School in Trumansburg and while in school played football, basketball, and golf. He also attended TST Boces where he studied welding under Randy Jackson. When Justin was passionate about something he invested completely in it. He would spend hours hunting and fishing which led to an interest in taxidermy. Justin’s big heart and care free personality will forever be cherished by family and friends.

Justin is survived by his mother, Jo-Ann Root; father, Ronald Root; maternal grandmother, Maria Tomao; paternal grandmother, Beatrice Root; uncle, Christopher Tomao; godmother, Marianne Solinas; best friend, Letty McFall; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

The family will be present to receive friends from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. A Memorial Service will immediately follow, at 1:00pm, at the funeral home. A Celebration of Justin’s Life will be announced at a later date.

The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Justin’s memory to kindly consider the Brain Injury Association of NYS, 5 Pine West Plaza, Suite 506, Albany, NY 12205. His family would like to extend a special thanks to Jessica Morley of BIANYS for her assistance and advocacy for Justin over the past several years. 

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March 25, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ness-Sibley Funeral Home
23 South Street
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Memorial Service
March 25, 2023

1:00 PM
Ness-Sibley Funeral Home
23 South Street
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Please note
A Celebration of Justin's life will be announced at a later date


Brain Injury Association of NYS
5 West Pine Plaza Suite 506, Albany NY 12205
Tel: 1-518-459-7911


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