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Death and Birth Notices

ELSTER — Dawn M. Elster, 76, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 23, 2014, in Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service.
LEACH — Lola J. Leach, 81, of East River Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 23, 2014, in the Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland. Interment in Atwater Cemetery will be delayed until spring. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer.
PARKS — Donna E. Parks, 70, of McDonough, N.Y., died Jan. 24, 2014, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

CONTENTO — Leonard Contento, 95, died Jan. 22, 2014, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Homer United Methodist Church, 16 Cayuga St., Homer. Friends may call 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer.
EDWARDS — Anita Edwards, 71, formerly of McGraw, N.Y., and currently of Cortland, died Jan. 23, 2014, at University Hospital, Syracuse. There are no calling hours or services. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.
MARET — Atu P. Maret, 60, died Jan. 20, 2014. A private celebration of her life will be 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Brooks residence.

KING — William S. King Jr., 92, of Gulf Hill Road, McLean, N.Y., died Jan. 21, 2014, at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the McLean Community Church. Burial, delayed until spring, will be in McLean Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

ALLEN — Sharon A. Allen, 64, of Marathon, N.Y., died Jan. 18, 2014, at home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
BUCKLAND — Louise Marie Buckland, 85, of West Dryden Road, Freeville, N.Y. and formerly of Berkshire, died Jan. 21, 2014, at home. Services will be held in Virgil Rural Cemetery when the weather permits. There are no calling hours.
WARING — William George Waring (Bill), 74, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 21, 2014, at home. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church.

ALLEN — Sharon A. Allen, 64, of Marathon, N.Y., died Jan. 18, 2014, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
CROZIER — G. Richard “Dick” Crozier, 66, of Kennedy Street, Woodford, Va., formerly of Tompkins Street, Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 28, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. A service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 341 Main St., Oneida. Interment will be in the spring at Arlington National Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
FORTNUM — Emily Waters Fortnum, 76, died Jan. 19, 2014, at home. A private family service will be held with interment in upstate New York.
PHILLIPS —Dr. Gail Phillips, 77, of Rockaway Township, N.J., died Jan. 19, 2014, at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, N.J. Graveside services are 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bertini-Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 North Main St., Cortland.
WHEELER — Kenneth Charles Wheeler, 90, of Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 19, 2014, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday with a funeral service to begin 3 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Spring burial will at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

ANGELL — Sally B. Angell, 59, of Manlius, N.Y., died Jan. 16, 2014, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Open Door Baptist Church in New Woodstock. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter.
EVENER — Sarah C. Evener, 87, died Jan, 17 at the Groton Nursing Facility. Graveside services will be announced in the spring. Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.
KRINER — Gloria Oliver Kriner, 87, of Peruville-South Lansing Road, Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 17, 2014, at her home. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Groton Rural Cemetery.
STAUBER — Pamela “Pam” Stauber, 57, of Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 16, 2014, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. There are no services.

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