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Death and Birth Notices

ASHFORD — Edith M. Ashford, 91, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 21, 2014, in Cortland Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Spring interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to the service.

FERGUSON — John F. “Fergie” Ferguson, 90, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2014, at the Cortland Park and Rehabilitation Nursing Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors.
STOKER — Morris H. Stoker, 89, of North Lamont Circle, Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2014, at home. Services and burial in Virgil Rural Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.

CARL — Regina Virginia (Trendowski) Carl, formerly of Mattydale, N.Y., died Feb. 18, 2014, at Crouse Hospital. The funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret’s, Brewerton Road, Mattydale. A prayer service will be Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Lakeland. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sears-Middleton-Jones Funeral Home Inc., 209 N. Main St. (Route 11), North Syracuse.
DATES — Irene B. Dates, 98, of Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 19, 2014, at the Beechtree Care Center, Ithaca. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Groton Community Church. Spring interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca.
SPENCER — Laura Hughes Spencer, of Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 14, 2013. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Homer United Methodist Church. A brief reception will follow.
TEFFT — Marlowe I. Tefft, 68, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 18, 2014, at the Cortland Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A burial will take place in the spring at the Pharsalia Cemetery.

CAHILL — Juanita Joyce Cahill, 77, of Lake Placid, Fla., died Feb. 6, 2014. Services will be March 24 in Lake Placid, Fla.
FAVALORO —Joseph D. Favaloro, 85, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 18, 2014, at the Crown Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation. Services and burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery will be private. There are no calling hours.
GUY — Pamela J. (Root) Guy, 71, of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 17, 2014, at her home. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Friends may call 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
UNDERWOOD — Ruth Joanne Underwood 87, of Glendale, Ariz., died Feb. 16, 2014. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Valley Bible Church, 4222 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Ariz.

CONGDON— Carl Lewis Congdon, 75, of Clifton, Va., died Feb 13, 2014. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Virgil Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
CORNWELL — Virginia B. Cornwell, 89, of Grove Street, Moravia, N.Y., died Feb. 15, 2014, at the Howd Nursing Home, Moravia. Services will be 5 p.m. Thursday in Christ United Methodist Church, Moravia. Spring interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the church fellowship hall.
DIETRICH — Eleanor A. Dietrich, 91, of McGraw, N.Y., died Feb. 16, 2014, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland. Services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery in the spring of the year. Friends may call 6 p.m. until the start of the service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
MALCHAK — Florence Howe Malchak, 95, of Homer, N.Y., died Jan. 18, 2014 in Arcadia, Fla. Interment will be in the spring.

UPLINGER — Lorna M. Thomas Uplinger, 85, of 120 Sykes St., Groton, N.Y., died Feb. 16, 2014, at the Groton Nursing Facility. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton. Services will follow at 2 p.m. Spring burial will in East Homer Cemetery.

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