May 13, 2016
BENNETT — Rosalie Bennett, 74, died Feb. 13, 2016. A graveside service will held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Scott Union Cemetery. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.
ECCLESTON — Susan Fairchild Eccleston, 59, of Selkirk, N.Y., died May 12, 2016. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery.
OSBORNE — Gerald Rodney Osborne, 74, of Whispering Pines, N.C., died May 7, 2016. There will be no services.
WOOD — Larry Gene Wood, 68, of South Otselic, N.Y., died May 6, 2016, in Weston, Fla. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. A private memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Thursday.
May 12, 2016
ECCLESTON — Susan Fairchild Eccleston, 59, of Selkirk, N.Y. and formerly of McDonough, N.Y., died May 12, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
ELLIS — John R. Ellis, 94, of Cortland, N.Y., has died. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wright- Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cortland. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery Homer.
NICHOLAS — Meredith Elaine Nicholas, 4-day-old daughter of Geoffrey and Samantha DeLia Nicholas, died May 8, 2016, in the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Syracuse. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Interment will follow in Scott Union Cemetery, Route 41, Scott.
May 11, 2016
HOLLENBECK — Lorraine “Lori” Sue Hollenbeck, 66, has died in Knoxville, Tenn. No services will be held. There will be a gathering to share memories of her life with her closest family and friends from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Truxton Senior Center (Methodist Church), 3670 Route 13. All who knew her are welcomed to attend.
ELLIS — John R. Ellis, 94, died May 9, 2016, at home. Funeral services will at 10 a.m. Monday at the United Presbyterian Church in Cortland. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home. A complete obituary to appear in Thursday’s edition.
ENDRESS — Maria Margaret Endress, 90, formerly of East Randolph, N.Y., died May 9, 2016, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. There will be no calling hours. A memorial burial service will be held at the East Randolph Cemetery at a later date.
May 10, 2016
BLAIR — Holly Virginia Blair, 72, of Brook Drive, Cortland, died May 3, 2016, at Cayuga Ridge Nursing Facility, Ithaca. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Homer American Legion, 63 South Main St., Homer.
DAFOE — Elliott Steven Dafoe, 32, of Portland, Maine (formerly of Homer, N.Y.), died May 8, 2016, in Portland. The funeralMass will be held at 11 a.m. May 14 at St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer, N.Y. The family will receive friends and relatives for calling hours at St. Margaret’s from 4 to 7 p.m. May 13. Interment will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Homer, N.Y.
DUGAN — Professor George R. Dugan, of Homer, N.Y.,died April 27, 2016, at home, after a long illness. A celebration honoring George’s life will be held at the Center for the Artsin Homer, N.Y., at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016.
GROVER — Mary Lou Grover, 74, of Cortland, died May 8, 2016, at Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on June 11, 1941, a daughter of thelate Johnathon and MaryTudi Matusko. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard FuneralHome, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Cortland County Hospice,11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, N.Y. 13045.
JEFFERS — Dr. Peter M.Jeffers, 77, of MillerDr., Homer, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse.The family will receive friends and relatives at the Homer Congregational Church, 28 South Main St., Homer, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Memorial services will be held at 11a.m. Saturday at the church.
MARION — Betty Marion, 99, of Irish Settlement Road, Freeville, N.Y., diedNov. 22, 2015, at Cayuga Medical Center. Memorial services for “Betty” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday,May 14, at The First Presbyterian Church of Dryden. Burial will be private in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. The family will receive their friends at church after the memorial service.
THRASHER — Adelaide S. Thrasher, 94, of Cortland, died May 8, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Interment will follow in McGraw Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
TONER — William J. (“Bill”) Toner, 72, died ThursdayMay 5, 2016, after a briefillness. At Bill’s request,there will be no formalservices.
May 9, 2016
BENEDICT — Edith M. Benedict, 90, of West Main Street, McGraw, died Feb. 17, 2016. Committal services will be held on 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the McGraw Rural Cemetery. Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, has care of arrangements.
SALTSMAN — Thelma Helga Saltsman, 93, of Gainesville, Fla., died May 2, 2016. A memorial service will be held July 16 in New York. Further details will be provided later.