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Death and Birth Notices

BAYS — Frances B. Bays, 93, formerly of Route 392, Cortland, N.Y., (town of Virgil) died March 8, 2012, at the Cortland Memorial Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. A firemen’s auxiliary prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
OSBORNE — Pearl E. Osborne, 93, died March 8, 2012, at her home. There will be no services.
RAPKO — Helen Rose Rapko, 91, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 1, 2012. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Mosaic Church in Cortland.
TUTTLE — Marvin Patrick Tuttle, 56, of 6313 East Homer Baltimore Road, died March 8, 2012. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3725 Fairview Drive Cortland. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral at the church.
WAKULA — Helen Doris Wakula, 86, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 8, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Groton.
WESTFALL — Rita M. Westfall, 94, of Binghamton, N.Y., died March 9, 2012, at Good Shepherd-Fairview Home. A funeral Mass will be offered at the Church of Saints John and Andrew, Vestal Avenue, Binghamton at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. Friends may call at the Church of Saints John and Andrew from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday.

FERRIS — Richard “Dick” Ferris, 74, of Homer, N.Y., died March 7, 2012, at Crown Nursing Home where he had been a resident. Honoring Richard’s wishes there will be no services. Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date.

FERRIS — Richard B. Ferris, 74, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 7, 2012, in Cortland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home.
HAINES — Glenna Haines, 84, died March 7, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Lincoln Avenue, Cortland, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. A private graveside burial will be held.
MacPHERSON — Eleanor C. MacPherson, 88, of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., died March 4, 2012, in Watertown. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

BLACK — Dallas R. Black, 26, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died March 5, 2012, at his home. Friends may call at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
BUSH — William “Bill” Bush, 78 of 804 Sabal Palm Drive, Cassellberry, Fla., died March 3, 2012. A memorial service of celebration of life will be held in the near future in Sidney. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

LAGSTROM — Judith A. (Sharp) Lagstrom, 66, of 139 E. Cortland St., Groton, N.Y., died March 1, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 530 Sears Road, Cortland.
RAWSON — Lauretta A. Rawson, 90, of Smith Road, Groton N.Y., died March 5, 2012, at her home. A service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
ROGERS — Sue (Driscoll) Rogers. 57, died March 2, 2012. A private service will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home, Whitney Point, N.Y.
UNDERWOOD — Archie Underwood, formerly of Marathon N.Y., died Feb. 29, 2012. Burial was Monday at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

CANESTARO — Louise C. Canestaro, 99, died March 2, 2012, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Lucian Urbaniak serving as celebrant. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the church prior to Mass.
VARENGO — Emanuel N. Varengo, of Cortland, N.Y., and formerly of Syracuse, died March 1. 2012. Services will be private and under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

 

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