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Death and Birth Notices

LEONARD — Jesse Lee Leonard, 31, of 1063 Halstead Road, Cortland, N.Y. died March 15, 2012. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. There are no services.
PLUMMER — Jim F. Plummer, 65, of South Otselic, N.Y, died March 15, 2012, at Crouse Memorial Hospital, Syracuse. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of South Otselic. Friends may call at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
SANTINI — Mazie D. Santini, 95, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died March 15, 2012, at Rosewood Heights Nursing Home in Syracuse.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
SHATTUCK — Eric I. Shattuck, 95, of 42 Church St., Cortland, died March 14, 2012. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Wednesday.
SPRAGUE — Dr. June Elizabeth Sprague, a native of Charleston, S.C., and a longtime resident of Cortland, N.Y., died March 16, 2012, in the Allen Memorial Home in Mobile, Ala. Interment will be in the family plot in Marshfield, Mass. at a later date.
WIRE — Rosabell M. Wire, 76, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 16, 2012. Services and burial, in Elmwood Cemetery, Preble, will be private. There will be no calling hours.

BRANT — Christine Marie Brant, 45, of Elm Street, Groton, N.Y., died March 14, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Interment will be in Port Crane Cemetery at a later date.
RUCKER — Marian Cass Rucker, 95, died March 1, 2012, in her daughter’s home in Pueblo West, Colo. A celebration of her life was held in Pueblo West, Colo. She will be interred at a later date in Pitcher, N.Y.
SANTINI — Mazie D. Santini, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 15, 2012, in Syracuse. Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home and will be announced when complete.
SOPP — George M. Sopp, 56, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 14, 2012, at his home.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. There are no calling hours.

BULL — Robert F. Bull, 84, died March 6, 2012, at Newark Manor in Newark, N.Y. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Sampson Vererans Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.
EKHOLM — Joel James Ekholm, 69, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 10, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center-University in Charlotte, N.C. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Grace Christian fellowship, 1250 Fisher Ave., Cortland. A service will follow at the church at 4 p.m.

YOUNG — Patrick Curtis Young, 16, of Homer, N.Y., died March 12, 2012, at his home. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Marathon at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

EKHOLM — Joel James Ekholm, 69, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 10, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center-University in Charlotte, N.C. A funeral service was held today in Harrisburg, N.C., at Providence Baptist Church.
HARDING — Gladys H. Harding, 79, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died March 12, 2012, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday.
PERKINS — Brett F. Perkins, 39, of Burgett Drive, Homer, died March 12, 2012. In keeping with Brett’s wishes there will be no services.
UNDERWOOD — Archie S. Underwood, 88, of DeBary, Fla. died Feb. 29, 2012 at Halifax Health Hospice in Orange City, Fla. Burial services, with military honors, were held at the convenience of the family in Florida at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
VanINWAGEN — Doreen Bond VanInwagen, 83, died March 7, 2012, in Evergreen, Colo.

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 after a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Burial will be in Virgil Rural Cemetery. 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.
BEEBE — Doris J. Beebe, 83, formerly of Beach Road, Lansing, N.Y., died March 8, 2012 at the Groton Nursing Facility. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Groton Nursing Facility. Private interment will be at the Glenwood Cemetery in Homer.

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