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Death and Birth Notices

BURKE — Helen B. Burke, 97, of 200 West South St., Groton, died Jan. 1, 2009, at the Groton Nursing Facility. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Shurtleff Funeral Home of Groton.
BUSH — James P. Bush, 66, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 2, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service.
DENNIE — Gale G. Dennie, 62, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 29, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at noon on Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday.
IRISH — Shirley A. Irish, 72, of 1824 Route 13, Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 1, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, will be delayed until spring. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday.
RIPLEY — Anna May (Dennis) Ripley, 88, of Otisco, N.Y., died Dec. 30, 2008. Services were held at Van Duyn Chapel on Friday.

IRISH — Shirley A. Irish, 72, of 1824 Route 13, Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 1, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
PARKER — Gladys M. Parker, 84, of Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 29, 2008. Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. from A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 E. Main Street, Marathon. Burial will be in Upper Lisle at a later date.

BEISH — Myrl Jean Beish, 79, of Millstream Court, Moravia, N.Y., died Dec. 29, 2008, at the Groton Nursing Facility, Groton following a brief illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Moravia. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Dresserville. There are no calling hours. A reception will follow the memorial services at the church parish hall.
COOK — Betty Joan Cook, 74, of 114 Irish Settlement Road, Dryden, N.Y., died Dec. 27, 2008, at the Groton Nursing Facility. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dryden Assembly of God Church. Private burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. There are no calling hours.
LEONARD — Hilda M. Leonard, 90, of North Main Street, Moravia, N.Y., died Dec. 28, 2008, at the Howd Rehabilitation-Extended Care Facility in Moravia. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Spring burial will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Moravia. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral service.

SMITH — Laura E. Smith, 87, of 116 N. West St., Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. In keeping with Laura’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

ALLEN — Richard D. Allen, 83, of South Street, Ithaca, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2008, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. A memorial service for Mr. Allen will be held at a date and time to be announced later in the spring.
WOODWARD — Patricia C. Woodward, 79, of 20 Burgett Drive, Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 27, 2008, at her home. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 North Main St., Homer. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

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