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Death and Birth Notices

KNEER — Janet Mar Kneer, 92, of Homer, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Homer United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the spring at Chenango Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.
SHARP — Dr. Paul Frederick Sharp, 91, died Feb. 19, 2009, at his home in Norman following a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, in Norman, Okla.

KIELBASINSKI — Arlene R. Kielbasinski, 76, of W. State Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
LADD — Mrs. Ilda E. Ladd, 81, of Utica Street, DeRuyter, N.Y., died Feb. 18, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, surrounded by her loving family. Memorial services will be held at the United Church of DeRuyter at 1 p.m. on Monday. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter.
RIPLEY — Susie M. Ripley of Cartersville, Ga., formerly of Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.

BARNES — Laura A. Poirier Leete Barnes, 86, of 6 Palmer Drive, Dryden, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will take place at Harford Mills Cemetery, Harford Mills. There are no calling hours.
ELLIS — Corday Anthony Ellis, 5 months old, died unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2009. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with services to immediately follow at Wade’s Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia.
GROSS — David John Gross, 60, of 23 Euclid Ave., Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Spring burial with full military honors will be held in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home chapel.
KNIFFEN — Arthur D. Kniffen Jr. died Feb. 18, 2009, in Zephyr Hills, Fla. In keeping with Arthur’s wishes, there are no services or calling hours.
STEVENS — Thelma V. Stevens, 86, of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 18, 2009. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the McGraw Methodist Church. At 12:45 p.m. an Eastern Star service will be held. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Spring burial will be in the Marathon Cemetery.
TUCKER — Melbourne P. Tucker Jr., 61, of Route 41A, died Feb. 15, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. There will be no calling hours or services at this time.

McALLISTER — The Rev. Carl Eugene McAllister, 96, died Feb. 15, 2009, at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
WOODWARD — Dennis Owin Woodward, 66, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 16, 2009, following an extended illness. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with a service to follow at 8 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

CRAIG — William C. Craig, 67, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 15, 2009. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Interment will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
TUCKER — Melbourne P. Tucker Jr., 61, of 1364 Route 41A, died Feb. 15, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

KINNER — Elizabeth Ann Kinner, 87, died Feb. 13, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the A. C. Baker & Son Funeral Home 26 Main St., Marathon. Burial will be held at Marathon Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
HUTCHINGS — Mrs. Dorothy Hutchings, 88, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, there are no services or calling hours. Spring interment in Atwater Cemetery, Homer will be private.
MERRICK — Onalee R. Merrick, 85, currently residing at the Cortland Regional Nursing Facility, died Feb. 13, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. The funeral service and burial will be private and held in the spring.
RUSSELL — Dorcas L. Russell, 82, formerly of 215 Sears Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 14, 2009, in the Cortland Regional Nursing Facility. Graveside services will be held in Virgil Cemetery when the weather permits. In keeping with the wishes of the family, there will be no calling hours.

 

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