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Death and Birth Notices

January 2, 2016

FORKEY — Walter D. Forkey Sr., 79, of Lisle, N.Y., died Dec. 29, 2015. No services will be held. Arrangements are in the care of Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point.
GEESEY — Robert Geesey, 78, of Coats, N.C., and formerly of McGraw, N.Y., died Dec. 30, 2015, at the Central Harnett Hospital, Lillington, N.C. A graveside service will be held at the McGraw Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw.
KNAPP — Norman L. Knapp, 86, died Dec. 30, 2015, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A celebration of Norman’s life with an open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Bible Baptist Church, 15 West Road, Cortland. Friends and family are invited to come encourage the family during these hours.

December 31, 2015

COBURN — Earla Brock Coburn, born in 1927 in Lackawanna, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2015, at her home in Foxdale Village, State College, Pa. A memorial service will be held at the auditorium at Foxdale Village at 2 p.m. Jan. 16, 2016, followed by a 3 p.m. reception in the community room at the FoxdaleApartments.
NEAL — Herbert I. Neal, 95, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 29, 2015, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 2, 2016, at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc. There are no calling hours.
SPENCER — Michael Wayne “Mad Dog” Spencer, 67, of Cortland, died Dec. 27, 2015, in Ithaca, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 7, 2016, at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Friends are invited to call from 1 to2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in the spring.

December 30, 2015

HUMPHREY — Clifford S. Humphrey, of Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2015, at Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Cortland. Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A calling hour prior to the service will be from 2 to 3 p.m.
NEAL — Herbert I. Neal, 95, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 29, 2015, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland. There are no calling hours. A full obituary will run at a later date.
NEGUS — Leslie E. Negus, 76, died Dec. 29, 2015. Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, N.C., followed by a service at noon. Interment will be at Forest Lawn East Cemetery.

 

December 29, 2015

ALEXANDER — Lee R. Alexander, 89, of West Brandywine, Pa., and formerly of Dryden, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Interment will follow at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.
BABCOCK — Dr. Stuart Babcock passed away Dec. 14, 2015, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Fla. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
BARANELLO — Margaret Rose Baranello of Kings Park, N.Y., died Dec. 24, 2015. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony’s Church, Cortland. There will be no calling hours. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, Warners, will be private.
DEMPSEY — Jason R. Dempsey, 34, of Indicate, N.Y. and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2015. Services are private.
FREEMAN — Karen C. Freeman, 62, of Locke, N.Y., died Dec. 17, 2015. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Locke Fire Department banquet facility.
GODDARD — Donald E. “Don” Goddard, 81, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 27, 2015. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will take place in Atwater Cemetery after the funeral service.
JOHNSON — Donna L. Johnson, 67, of Freetown, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2015. Private services are under direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Whitney Point.
KALEVA — Elva Kaleva, 93, a resident of Crouse Community Center in Morrisville, N.Y. died Dec. 21, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Homer Avenue Methodist Church in Cortland followed by a private burial at Greensprings Cemetery in Newfield.
SPENCER — Michael Wayne “Mad Dog” Spencer, 67, died Dec. 27, 2015, in Ithaca. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Wright Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

December 28, 2015

AINSLIE — E. Virginia Ainslie, 91, of 51 Port Watson St., Cortland, N.Y. and formerly of 50 Cayuga St., Homer, died Dec. 25, 2015 in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Interment will follow in Scott Union Cemetery, Scott. There will be no calling hours.
BROWN — David K. Brown, 75, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Dec. 21, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
DELIGATO — L. Joyce Deligato, 88, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2015, in Marathon. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home in Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel prior to services.
DERBY — Ruth E. Derby, 81, formerly of Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2015, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. There are no calling hours or services.
HUNTER — Bobby L. Hunter, 76, of Lick Street, Groton, N.Y. died Dec. 25, 2015, at Crown Center Nursing Facility in Cortland. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Groton Rural Cemetery.
MARTIN — Jean C. Martin 79, of Preble, N.Y., died Dec. 26, 2015, at her home. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Preble Congregational Church in Preble.

 


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