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Death and Birth Notices

SEYMOUR — Frances M. Seymour, 78, of Cedar Street, Cortland, N.Y., died May 14, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Monday followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Private burial will be in the Cortland Rural Cemetery.
STABLER — Ruth Stabler, 91, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 31, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Cemetery in Homer.
WALKER — Deborah J. Walker, 64, died May 15, 2009. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by a service at 2 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

RUSSELL— Edward A. Russell, 70, of 223 Harford Road, Dryden, N.Y., died May 13, 2009, at the Groton Nursing Home, Groton. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. Burial will be private in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
SWEENEY— Albert James “Al” Sweeney, 87, of 5 Cherry Lane, Cortland, N.Y., died May 12, 2009. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. At the request of the deceased, there will be no calling hours.
TUCKER— Arthur D. Tucker, 84, of Haddonfield, N.J., died May 6, 2009. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End. Ave., Haddonfield, N.J., and again from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday in the parlor at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, 20 E. Kings Highway., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary. Interment is private.

CROFT — Helen Thurlow Croft, 45, of Ben Avon Heights, Pa., and formerly of Cortland, died May 10, 2009. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. today and Friday at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, Pa.
HILL — Bertha G. Hill of Groton, N.Y. died March 11, 2009. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Groton Rural Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.
LEONELLI — Neil Joseph Leonelli, 57, of Queensbury, N.Y., died May 8, 2009. A graveside service, with military honors, will take place 1:30 p.m. May 29, at Fairview Cemetery, in Canton, N.Y. There are no calling hours.
MORLOCK — Paula “Oma” Morlock, 100, of Cortland, died April 20, 2009. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Madison St., Cortland.
SPANO — Christine M. Spano, 89, of 35 Randall St., Cortland, died May 12, 2009 at the age of 89. There are no calling hours or funeral services. Private burial will take place in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
SWEENEY — Albert James (“Al”) Sweeney, 87, of 5 Cherry Lane, Cortland, died May 12, 2009 in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
TRIMM — Graveside services for Richard Trimm will be 11 a.m. Friday at Virgil Cemetery. Wright- Beard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MORGAN — Grace Viola (Trumpour) Morgan, 89, of West Cayuga St., Locke, N.Y., died May 11, 2009, at Mercy Rehabilitation Center, Auburn. Friends may call at the Milan Church, Locke, from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday with the funeral services following at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Kelloggsville Rural Cemetery.

BURTON — a daughter, Margaret Carolyn, 5 lbs. 9 oz., April 14, 2009, in St. Mary’s, Richmond, Va., to Christopher and Carolyn Hering Burton, 5602 Southern Pine Drive, Richmond, Va. The mother is a former Cortland resident.
GUERNSEY — a daughter, Gianna Mae, 8 lbs. 11 oz., May 4, 2009, to Brian and Rochelle Guernsey, McGraw, N.Y.

FISCHER — Katherine “Kitty” Fischer, 83, of The Village Park, Cortland, N.Y., died May 10, 2009. Friends may call for a time of remembrances, celebration and to raise a glass of champagne in Kitty’s honor from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Cortland Country Club.
GAVRAS — George J. Gavras, of Groton, N.Y., died Jan. 21, 2009. Graveside services with military honors will be at noon Saturday at the Groton Rural Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.
WILLIAMS — Alfred L. Williams Sr., 81, of Route 90, Locke, N.Y., died May 10, 2009, at Cortland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Burial will be in Bird Cemetery, Locke. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

DOTY — Betty V. Doty, 83, formerly of Virgil, N.Y., died May 9, 2009, at the Cortland Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with the Rev. Archie Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Virgil Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday prior to the memorial service.
LEWIS — Donald Robert (Bob) Lewis, 88, of 47 Parker Ave., Cortland, N.Y., died May 8, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family after a long illness. A memorial graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cortland Rural Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
MILES — Lawrence R. Miles, 88, of Sweeney Road, Homer, N.Y., died May 8, 2009, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral on Wednesday.
ROBERTS — Albert Weems Roberts Jr., 92, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 9, 2009, at his home. At the request of the deceased, there will be no calling hours. However, friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Albert’s life at the family home on Route 222 from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
WILLIAMS — Alfred L. Williams Sr., 81, of Locke, N.Y., died May 10, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Wade Funeral Home, Moravia.

 

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