Death and Birth Notices

SYKES — Malcolm B. Sykes, 76, husband of Elaine L. (Mules) Sykes, of Staunton, Va., died April 1, 2010, at his residence. A memorial service will be conducted May 8, 2010, at the residence.

GROBLENY — Evelyn Pearl “Grandma” Grobelny, 97, of Locke, N.Y., died April 5, 2010, at the Howd Nursing Home, Moravia after a long illness. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be in Bird Cemetery, Locke.

MEYER — Phyllis H. Meyer, 73, of 1451 Carter-Slocum Road, Marathon, N.Y., died April 6, 2010, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
REILLY — James F. Reilly, 90, of Marathon, N.Y., died April 6, 2010. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen’s Church, Marathon. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorn. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at A.C. Baker and Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon.

BUSH — Judith Evans Bush, 71, of Sunset Drive, Homer, N.Y., died April 4, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. Interment will follow in the Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
MARANO — Michael Marano, 76, died April 5, 2010. Everyone who wishes to help remember Mike is welcome to join his family at the Whitney Point American Legion at 4 p.m. Friday.
McDERMOTT — Marcia Spaeth McDermott, 81, of Brevard, N.C., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died March 30, 2010. No services are planned.
STEPHENS — Albert L. Stephens, 70, of Florida, formerly of Marathon, died April 6, 2010, in Port Orange, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home.

CHILSON — a son, Kayne Michael, 8 lbs. 6 oz., March 25, 2010, to Clyde Chilson and Lacey Hallstead, 2406 Marybelle Road, Lot 12, Tully, N.Y.
GRAVES — a son, James Richard, 6 lbs. 12 oz., March 23, 2010, to Richard Graves Jr. and Krystal Hinkley, 7004 E. Keeney Road, Truxton, N.Y.
PARTIGIANONI — a daughter, Cara Ann, 6 lbs. 2 oz., March 27, 2010, to Joe Partigianoni and Margaret O’Connell, 85 Greenbush St., Cortland, N.Y.
STONE — a daughter, Makenzie Lynn, 6 lbs. 7 oz., March 26, 2010, to Shane and Shawna Stone, Preble Road, Preble, N.Y.
WARD — a son, Sean Edward, 7 lbs. 4 oz., March 20, 2010, to Joseph C. and Lita Ward, 17 Kilian Drive, Danbury, Conn. The father is a former Cortland resident.

FARR — Norman E. Farr, 73, of Deltona, Fla., formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died April 1, 2010, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
GIFFORD — Leslie P. Gifford, 61, of McLean, N.Y., died April 5, 2010. A party in honor of Leslie P. will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the McLean Fire Station.

GRAHAM — Stella M. Graham, 89, of South Otselic, N.Y., died April 1, 2010, at the Cortland Care Center. Services will be at noon Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

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