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Death and Birth Notices

KICKERY — a daughter, Kyleigh JoAnn, 8 lbs. 3 oz., Jan. 21, 2012, to Paul Jr. and Ashley Helwig Kickery, 6 Sunset Ave., Cortland.
PRESTON — a son, Xanden Jacob, 6 lbs. 14 oz., Nov. 23, 2011, in Wilson Regional Medical Center, Johnson City, N.Y., to Jacob and Heather Diaz Preston, Marathon, N.Y.

COBB — William “Bill” Cobb, Sr., 58, of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 2, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday with a funeral service to begin 11 a.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will be in the Atwater Cemetery, Homer.
CROSS — Stanley Cross, 80, of Route 221, Harford, N.Y., died Feb. 3, 2012, at his residence. At Stan’s request, private services will be held. Burial will be in Virgil Rural Cemetery, Virgil. There are no calling hours.
TESORI — Lucile M. Tesori, 88, of Rockledge, Fla., died Jan. 26, 2012.

TESORI — Lucile M. Tesori, 88, of Rockledge, Tenn., died Jan. 26, 2012.

HAVINGTON — Walter E. Havington, 96, of 839 Bennie Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 1, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

MATIJAS — Jennifer L. Matijas, 45, of Moravia, N.Y., died Jan. 29, 2012, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia.
THOMAS — Earl D. Thomas, 86, of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2012, at Groton Nursing Facility. There will be no calling hours or services. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

HALLSTEAD — Alicia Ann Hallstead, 58, of East Freetown, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2012, in Syracuse. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday with a memorial service to begin at noon at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
HIGGINS — Marian Meleita Higgins, 89, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2012, at Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Cortland. Services will be held Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. in Cortland. Viewing will be held at noon with the service to follow at 1 p.m. Weather permitting; interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
STANDISH — Margaret Elizabeth Standish, 49, of 5929 Webb Road, Willet, N.Y., died Jan. 29, 2012. At Margaret’s request, there will be a private memorial service. Her wish was for family and friends to celebrate her life with her family on May 5 at her home.
THOMAS — Earl D. Thomas, 86 of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2012, at the Groton Nursing Facility. At Earl’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A casual memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
TRASS — Neal W. Trass, 71 of Georgetown, N.Y., died Jan. 29, 2012. Services celebrating his life will take place at The First Baptist Church on Route 26 in Georgetown. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday with a funeral service immediately following.

FRIEND — Sara A. Friend, 58, of Cruthers Road, Locke, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2012. A Christian Mass of Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Groton at 10 a.m. Friday. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
JOHNSON — Juanita L. Johnson, 69, formerly of Pharsalia, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2012, at the NYS Veteran’s Home in Oxford. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Old Center Cemetery, Pharsalia, in the spring. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
STANDISH — Margaret Elizabeth Standish, 49, of Willet, N.Y., died Jan. 29, 2012, at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
WURZEL — Pauline Burgess Nase Wurzel, 88, of Dryden, N.Y., died Jan. 27, 2012. Memorial services will be held at noon Thursday at the Dryden United Methodist Church of Dryden. Burial, delayed will be in Willow Glen Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the church, 2 North St., Dryden.

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