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Death and Birth Notices

SILLS — a daughter, Ellie Grace, 7 lbs. 13 oz., Feb. 2, 2012, in Smithtown, N.Y., to Noah Sills and Dana Labiento, 23 Taylor Ave., Centerreach, N.Y. The father is a former Cortland resident.
SNYDER — a daughter, Truth Ambrose, 8 lbs. 1 oz., to Stephen and Shana Kleckner Snyder, 408 S. Main St., Groton, N.Y.

JONES — Lyston K. Jones, “Lystie,” 74, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 10, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be private. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.

KEECH — Jean Louise Keech, 86, of Freeville, N.Y., died Feb. 8, 2012. Bangs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
PERRY — David H. Perry, 70, of Moravia, N.Y., died Feb. 8, 2012. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 7127, Grove St. Ext, Moravia. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to services at the VFW.
TVAROHA — Mary E. Tvaroha, 68, of Sovocool Hill Road, Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 8, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Groton. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

TVAROHA — Mary E. Tvaroha, 68, of Sovocool Hill Road, Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 8, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

GALLAGHER — Jack O’Bannon Gallagher, 17, of Main Street, Freeville, N.Y., died Feb. 6, 2012. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Freeville United Methodist Church. Burial will be private at Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends are invited to call from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.
MARTIN — Joseph Edward Martin, 84, of Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 6, 2012, at home. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. A funeral service will be held immediately following the calling hours. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca.
WOODARD — Joyce I. Woodard, 78, of Bone Plain Road, Freeville, N.Y., died Feb. 7, 2012, at the Groton Nursing facility. A funeral service will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Friends may call from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Private interment will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.

QUAIL — a daughter, Brooklyn Danielle, 7 lbs. 3 oz., Jan. 25, 2012, to Nathan Quail and Kristal Nowalk, 30 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, N.Y.
ROBERSON — a son, Isaiah Douglas, 6 lbs. 6 oz., Jan. 31, 2012, to Daniel and Heather Storie Roberson, 6 Medes Place, Apt. C, Cortland, N.Y.

GILBERT — Kenneth R. Gilbert, 55, of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 4, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland. A service will be 7 p.m. Thursday in the McGraw United Methodist Church, McGraw. Spring burial will be in East Homer Cemetery, East Homer.
MARTIN — Joseph E. Martin, 84, of Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 6, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.
RIESE — Ruby Jane Riese, 88, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 5, 2012, at the Cortland Care Center. Services will be held at noon on Friday at Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the McLean Cemetery.

GILBERT — Kenneth R. Gilbert of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 4, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Cente. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw.
MANTELLA — Annabelle Mantella, 83, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 4, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A calling hour will be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday with services at 2 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Following the service everyone is invited to continue celebrating Annabelle’s life with her family at Cort-Lanes, 391 Tompkins St., Cortland.
MONROE — Burton T. “Bud” Monroe, 71, of North Lamont Circle, Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 4, 2012, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Seven Valley Christian Church, 14 Spring St., McGraw. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer.
PULLING — Quinton “Herbie” Pulling, 93, formerly of Harford, Ithaca and Sidney, N.Y., died Feb. 4, 2012, at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Oxford. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will follow in Harford Mills Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
RIESE — Ruby Jane Riese, 88, formerly of McLean, N.Y., died Feb. 5, 2012, at the Cortland Care Center after lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.

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