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Death and Birth Notices

COON — Florence F. Coon, 92, of Lincklaen, N.Y., died March 5, 2009. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
O’HARA — Nona A. O’Hara, 90, of Clinton, formerly of Marathon, N.Y., died March 3, 2009. Relatives and friends may call at the Heintz Funeral Home, 10 East Park Row, Clinton on from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday A memorial service for Nona will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation. Services will continue in Marathon on Saturday at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, where visitation will take place from 9:30 – 11 a.m. with her memorial Mass beginning at 11 a.m. Interment in Marathon Cemetery will take place in the summer.

POLANKO — Nicholas James Polanko, 89, of 10 Kellogg Road, Cortland, N.Y., died March 4, 2009, at his home. At Nick’s request, no public services are planned. Burial will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery.
WANISH — Norma B. Wanish, 85, of N. Lamont Circle, Cortland, N.Y., died March 4, 2009, at Cortland Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday prior to the services at the funeral home.

BENDER — Winifred Bender, 102, formerly of the Hazel Carpenter Home, died Feb. 25, 2009, in the Crouse Community Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main St., Oneida. Spring interment will be in Stockbridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral service.
COFFIN — Joanne (Hansel) Coffin died March 2, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. Seeing to her wishes, she will be buried in the spring at East Homer Cemetery with the love of her life, Pete Coffin, at a date to be determined.
OSTERHOUDT — Beverly McCumber Osterhoudt, 77, of King St., Homer, N.Y., died March 3, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Briggs Hall Memorial Home in Homer. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

COON — Timothy James Coon, 55, died March 1, 2009. Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Friday. Interment will be held at McLean Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
HALSTEAD — Dora R. Halstead, 97, of Cortlandville, N.Y., died Feb. 24, 2009, at the Cortland Care Center. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A service will follow at 3 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home. Spring burial will be in the East Homer Cemetery.
ZHE — Guy Irvin Zhe, 87, of Grottoes, Va., formerly of Virgil, N.Y., died Feb. 26, 2009. Services will be held at 2 p.m. March 14 in the McLean Community Church, 50 Church St., McLean.

DOWNES — Barbara M. Downes, 70, of Hillside Drive, Cortland, N.Y., died March 2, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior at the funeral home.
WHITEMAN — Paul Davis “Whitey” Whiteman, died Sunday, March 1, 2009. No services per his request. Burial at Ocean View Cemetery, Port Angeles, Wash.

BOWMAN — Mildred W. “Millie” Bowman, 86, of Lamont Circle, Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 26, 2009, surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cortland. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
HALL — John M. Hall Sr., 82, of Salt Road, Summerhill, N.Y., died Feb. 28, 2009. A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Moravia. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
HOLLER — Irene Holler, 93, of Virgil, N.Y., died Feb. 27, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.
KEATOR — John G. Keator, 55, died Feb. 26, 2009, at his home in Taylor, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in Wayside Rest Cemetery, Pharsalia, at the convenience of the family in the spring. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
LYON — Mr. William “Bill” F. Lyon of Meadow Drive, Homer, N.Y., died Feb. 27, 2009, at Francis House in Syracuse, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 13 Court St., Cortland. Prayers of committal will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Clyde in the spring. In keeping with his wishes, there are no calling hours.

 

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