HAJNEY — a daughter, Tula Sarah Sofia, 7 lbs. 5 oz., Feb. 20, 2009, in Halmstad, Sweden, to Travis and Amanda Kristensson Hajney, 5318 Historic Sp. Drive, Concord, N.C. The father is a former McLean resident.
STOCKWIN — a son, Leo Anthony, 8 lbs. 11 oz., Feb. 11, 2009, in Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y., to Jeff and Celeste Leonard Stockwin, 1 Crescent Drive, Apalachin, N.Y.
WOODMAN — a daughter, Keiarran Faye, 6 lbs. 15 oz., March 3, 2009, to Jesse Anderson-Woodman and Zchantel Seymour, 200 Hatfield Road, Cortland, N.Y.
DONNELLY — Richard James Donnelly, 74, of 8 Meadow Drive, Freeville, N.Y., and formerly of Ossining, died March 26, 2009, at the Groton Nursing Facility, Groton. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Ithaca. There are no calling hours.
SNELL — Earl L. Snell, 68, of Ramah, Colo., formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died March 18, 2009, while fighting a courageous battle with cancer while his family was by his side.
CROW — Laura E.C. Crow, 87, died March 21, 2009, in Ithaca, N.Y. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on April 5 at the Masonic Lodge in Groton.
SEARS — Ellen N. Sears, 57, of Route 38, Dryden, N.Y., died March 24, 2009. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
LESPERANCE — Nelson “Bud” T. Lesperance, 62, of Marathon, N.Y., died March 22, 2009. There are no services
MacDONALD — Alan James MacDonald, 24, of 20 Louise Drive, Cortland, N.Y., died March 23, 2009, at SUNY University Hospital, following a long illness. Per his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Services will be at the discretion of the family.
SEARS — Ellen N. Sears, 57, of Route 13, Dryden, N.Y., died unexpectedly at her home on March 24, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
WASLEY — Sarah “Sally” Wasley, 93, of Homer, N.Y., died March 23, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
BERRY — a son, Jackson Lee, 8 lbs. 14 oz., Feb. 17, 2009, in Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, N.Y., to James and Krista McCracken Berry, 422 Locke Road, Groton, N.Y.
CARMAN — a son, Christopher Harry II, 7 lbs. 15 oz., March 20, 2009, to Christopher and Sara Carman, 10 Northcliff Road, Apt. 505, Cortland, N.Y.
FOX — a son, Cameron Matthew, 5 lbs. 1 oz., March 18, 2009, to Matthew Wayne Fox and Samantha Ann Reynolds.
MERRITT — twins, a daughter, Ashley Ann, 6 lbs. 4 oz., and a son, Brett James, 7 lbs. 5 oz., to Kevin and Rebecca Bush Merritt, 1850 Ahrens Road, Cortland, N.Y.
PARKER — a son, Hayden Benjamin, 9 lbs., March 19, 2009, to Derrick and Danielle West Parker, 8 1/2 South Ave., Cortland, N.Y.
SPAFFORD — a daughter, Paiton Summer, 7 lbs. 1 oz., March 18, 2009, to Ian Spafford and Chelsea Nicholas, 24 Hyatt St., Cortland, N.Y.
STECH — a daughter, Brianna Elizabeth, 7 lbs. 9 oz., March 11, 2009, to Frank and Tammy O’Bier Stech, 5214 U.S. Route 11, Unit 1045, Homer, N.Y.
BROOKHOUSE — Jack Brookhouse, 87, formerly of Freeville, N.Y., died March 22, 2009, at the Groton Nursing Facility. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced by the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden.
CONTE — Linda Aurand Conte, 65, of Panama City, Fla., died March 21, 2009, at a local hospital. There will be a memorial service held for Ms. Conte at a later date.
HOBART — Daniel L. Hobart Jr., 20, of Skinner Hill Road, Moravia, N.Y. died March 22, 2009, at his home. As requested by his family there will be no services.
JONES — Evelyn J. Jones, 98, of Sayre, Pa., died March 22, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, following an extended illness. Friends may call at the Calvary Baptist Church, 701 West Pine Street, Athens, Pa., from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Cortland Cemetery.
LEONARD — Jessica M. Leonard, 24, of 223 State St., Watertown, N.Y., died March 20, 2009, at her residence. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Valley View Cemetery, South Otselic. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.
WALKER — Carl G. Walker of Whitney Point, N.Y., March 20, 2009, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Nichols Funeral Home, 7323, 119th St., Whitney Point. Friends may call at Nichols Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
EPSTEIN — Pearl Chasnoff Epstein, 98, died March 22, 2009, at Cortland Regional Nursing Facility. Friends may call at Temple Brith Shalom at 117 Madison St., Cortland, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the same location.
MILLER — Barbara Keyes Miller, 78, of McGraw, N.Y., died March 21, 2009, at Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Emmanual Baptist Church, Ridge Road, Polkville. Interment will be in McGraw Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Barth Funeral Home, 42 E. Main Street, McGraw.
RABELER — Raymond Rabeler, 88, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 18, 2009. He is survived by son Bruce (Liz) Rabeler of Niwot, Colo., among others.