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Death and Birth Notices

GLASSFORD — Ruth Irene Glassford, 83, of Solon, N.Y., died Friday, May 9, 2008 at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw.
SULLIVAN — Jere N. Sullivan, 87, of Bakersfield, Calif., died Tuesday, May 6, 2008. A memorial service is planned at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 7100 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, Calif.

DiGIOVANNA — Anthony J. DiGiovanna Sr., 90, died after a brief illness May 7, 2008 at McLean Healthcare in Simsbury. A Mass will be at         10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Main Street (Route 4), Unionville, Conn. Burial will follow in West Cemetery, Bristol. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at DuPontFuneral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol.
HOLT — James L. Holt, 66, of Homer, N.Y., died May 8, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse after an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with internment at Glenwood Cemetery in Homer. A celebration of his life will be held at the community building, behind the Homer Fire Dept. following the funeral services. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
THIESEN — Lena E. Thiesen, 91, of 2473 Page Green Road, Virgil, N.Y., , May 7, 2008 at University Hospital, Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Virgil United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Virgil Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.

BANEWICZ — To John and Stacy Banewicz, Cortland, N.Y., a son, Noah Thomas, 7 lbs. 8 oz., May 1, 2008.
SPIESS — To Jason T. Spiess and Shocta Fairweather, 6 Homestead Ave., Apt. 12, Cortland, N Y., a son, Jayden Tyler, 5 lbs. 10 oz., April 24, 2008.
WEEKS — To Scott Anthony and Jessica Lynn Brown Weeks, 9 Woodcrest Drive, Cortland, N.Y., a son, Tristin Anthony, 7 lbs. 2 oz., April 15, 2008.
WELSH — To Nicholas and Suzanne Golicki Welsh, McGraw, N.Y., a son, Kelan William, 9 lbs. 7 oz., April 7, 2008.
ZORETICH — To Joseph III and Sarah A. Bell Zoretich, Bentleyville, Pa., a son, Joseph IV, 8 lbs. 3 oz., May 5, 2008, in Washington, Pa.

AMES — Donald F. Ames, 92, of 75 Broad Avenue South, Naples, Fla., and Cortland, N.Y., died May 4, 2008. A memorial service will be held in Cortland at a later date.
BARANSKA — Eva R. Baranska, 90, of Truxton, N.Y., died Feb. 20, 2008. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Truxton Cemetery.
BURNETTE — Ruth Burnette, 83, of Truxton, N.Y., died Jan. 30, 2008. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Truxton Cemetery.
DAHLHEIMER — Harry Dahlheimer, 83, died March 5, 2008. There will be a celebration of life ceremony in his memory at SUNY Cortland’s Jacobus Lounge in Brockway Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. The Dahlheimer family warmly invites friends and colleagues to join in rememberance of Harry’s good life.
KING — Donald “Adam” King, 48, of Apalachin, N.Y., died May 5, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital. Memorial services will be held at Heritage Hall, corner of Route 26 and Main Street, Cincinnatus, at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, at the convenience of the family.
THIESEN — Lena Thiesen, 91, of 2473 Page Green Road, Cortland,N.Y., died May 7, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden.
TRACY — William “Bud” F. Tracy, 69, of McGraw, N.Y., died May 6, 2008, at University Health Science Center, Syracuse. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church.
SEARS — Margaret C. Sears, 79, of Preble, N.Y., died Jan. 3, 2008. Spring burial will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. The Briggs-Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
STUPKE — William Albert Stupke, 67, of Port Huron, Mich., died April 22, 2008, in Marwood Nursing and Rehab following a long illness. Burial will be in Hope Falls Valley in the Adirondack Mountains, Northville.
WING— Anna M. Wing, 74, of 1902 State Route 13, Cortland, N.Y., died May 6, 2008. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in the McLean Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

ALEXANDER — Jean Walser Alexander, 85, of Homer, N.Y., died May 4, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. on May 17, in St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer. Friends may call following the Mass in St. Margaret’s Church Hall. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.
BISHOP — Barbara S. Bishop, formerly of Marcellus, N.Y., died March 2, 2008. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Marcellus.
HIGHHOUSE — Vera L. Highhouse, 87, a lifetime resident of Hortonville, N.Y., died May 1, 2008 at the Cortland Care Center, Cortland. Funeral services will be at noon on Monday at Stewart-MurphyFuneral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Galilee, Pa. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.
WEBSTER — Ruth F. Webster, 98, of Homer, N.Y., died March 3, 2008. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Homer Congregational Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

DOUGHTY — To Corey and Christina Marie Ward Doughty, 160 Main St., Cortland, N.Y., a son, Kameron Aurther, 9 lbs. 1 oz., April 16, 2008.
WITTY — To Travis Witty and Tamara Kelley, 400 Jefferson Road, Apt. 20, Cortland, N.Y., a daughter, Chloee Ann, 6 lbs. 15 lbs., April 24, 2008.

ALEXANDER — Jean Walser Alexander, 85, of Homer, N.Y., died May 4, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.
ALLEN — Rita “Marie” M. Allen, 97, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died May 4, 2008. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery.
BAKER — Lena M. Perrine Baker, 78, of Moravia, N.Y., died Feb. 24, 2008. Interment services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in East Venice Cemetery. Arrangements are with Shurtleff Funeral Home, Genoa, N.Y.
BALMAS — Thelma J. (Tobi Sands) Balmas, 69, of Silver Springs, N.Y. and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died May 4, 2008. A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile. Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
CZERENDA — Marilyn Ida Czerenda, 79, of Etna, N.Y., died May 4, 2008. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden.  Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
LACEY — Norman Glen Lacey, 89, of Dryden, N.Y., died May 4, 2008. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.
REYES — Gloria Reyes, 83, of Cortland, N.Y. and formerly of Groton, died May 3, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.
REYNOLDS — Thomas R. Reynolds, 63, of Marathon, N.Y., died May 4, 2008. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Marathon. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery at a later date.

ALLEN — Rita “Marie” Allen, 97, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died May 4, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
BAKER — Lena M. Perrine Baker, 78, of Long Hill Road, Moravia, N.Y., died Feb. 24, 2008. Interment services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in East Venice Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Genoa.
HINKLE— Bernice C. Hinkle, 78, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 2, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, Cortland Street, DeRuyter. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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