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Death and Birth Notices

February 20, 2016

CARPENTER — Ralph E. Carpentier, 85, died Feb. 19, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in East Hampton. Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Services, Whitney Point.
JAMES — Ruth Hazzard James, 90, of Annapolis, Md., died Feb. 14, 2016. There will be no memorial service.
LAWRENCE — Judy A. Lawrence, 69, of Squires Apartments, Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 18, 2016, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. There will be no calling hours or services at this time. Graveside services will be held in Cortland Rural Cemetery in the spring.

 

February 19, 2016

BENEDICT — Edith M. Benedict, 90, of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2016 at the Cortland Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at the United Presbyterian Church in Cortland. Spring interment will be in McGraw Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the church prior to the services.
LAWRENCE — Judy A. Lawrence, 69, of Cortland, N.Y., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

February 18, 2016

BENEDICT — Edith M. Benedict, 90, of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2016, at the Cortland Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home in Groton.
WAKULA — Thaddeus “Tedd” Wakula, 85, formerly of Wadsworth Street in Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 16, 2016, at the Cortland Regional Nursing Facility. Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment with military honors will take place in the spring in the St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Groton.

February 17, 2016

BENSON — Russell Fay Benson Sr., 95, of Groton, died Feb. 14, 2016, at the Beechtree Center for Nursing in Ithaca. Born May 3, 1920, in Groton, he was a son of the late Chandler and Marjorie Buck Benson. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 114 Burleigh Drive, Ithaca, with Matt Haney officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Spring burial will be in West Groton Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St.,Groton.
DELEE — Gail E. DeLee, 73, of Otselic, died Saturday,Feb. 13, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, N.Y. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter.
HOYT — Freeman M. Hoyt, 96, of Marathon, N.Y., formerly of Wallkill, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2016, in Cortland, N.Y. Mass and burial are private. Arrangements are by Nichols Funeral Home, 7323 119th St., Whitney Point, N.Y. 13862.
REJMAN — Hendrick “Hank” F. Rejman, 94, of VeniceCenter, N.Y., died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Hospicare, Ithaca,N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 a.m. Saturday,Feb. 20, 2016, at the Shakelton Funeral Home, 418 Main St., Aurora, N.Y. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to Saturday’s service. Interment will take place in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, with full military honors in the spring.

February 16, 2016

BENSON — Russell F. Benson, 95, of Groton, died Feb. 14, 2016, at Beech Tree nursing facility in Ithaca, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel funeral home,115 Williams St., Groton, N.Y.
TOWERS — Judy A. Towers, 71, of Homer, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2016, with her family at her side. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave.

 

February 15, 2016

BENNETT — Rosalie M. Bennett, 74, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2016. A calling hour will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday followed directly by a funeral service at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Spring burial will take place in Scott Union Cemetery.
BISHOP — Steven L. Bishop Sr., 63, of Locke, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2016, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A memorial service will immediately follow calling hours.
TYRRELL — Romayne Finney Tyrrell, 93, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2016, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Cortland. Burial will be held at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.

 

 

 


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