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Death and Birth Notices

McCONNELL — a son, Quinton Jay, 7 lbs. 5 oz., May 16, 2012, to Daniel McConnell and Tonya Proulx, Virgil, N.Y.
McCORMICK — a son, Luke Daniel, 10 lbs. 4 oz., May 12, 2012, to Jared and Sonya Norte McCormick, 944 Old Stage Road, Groton, N.Y.
MORSE — a daughter, Jocelyn Elizabeth, 8 lbs. 1 oz., May 14, 2012, to James Jr. and Jennifer Guard Morse, 10 Maple Ave., Homer, N.Y.

ADAMS — Mildred Allen Adams, 95, of Hoxie Gorge, N.Y., died May 24, 2012, at the Crown Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. A service will be at noon Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Blodgett Mills. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home.
BEARD — Sarah E. Beard, 90, died Jan. 11, 2012, at McHarrie Point in Baldwinsville, N.Y. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Truxton Cemetery.
BROWN — Stephenie Y. (Clark) Brown died May 23, 2012. There will be no calling hours and a private service will be held at the family Hilltop Homestead, Skaneateles, at a later date.
COMFORT — Laurence Comfort, 74, of Naples, Fla., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died May 25, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

BLATCHLY — Phyllis Carpenter Blatchly died Oct. 13, 2011, in Florida. Memorial services will be held graveside at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Groton Cemetery.
LaVINE — Kenneth J. LaVine, 79, of Ocala, Fla., died May 21, 2012, at O.R.M.C., Ocala, Fla. A service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel, 606 SW 2nd Ave., Ocala, Fla.

BENNETT — Robert F. Bennett 89, of Blodgett Mills, N.Y., died May 22, 2012, in Syracuse. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in McLean Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.
FREELOVE — Arthur Freelove, 87, of McLean, N.Y., died May 22, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Blodgett Mills. Graveside services with military honors will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Marathon Cemetery. Calling hours will be 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

FRENCH — Gary L. French, 65, of Williams Street, Groton, N.Y., died May 19, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Apostolic Church, 103 Starr Road, Cortland. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
HOLLISTER — Eleanor Warner Moulton Hollister, 88, died May 21, 2012, at her home in Anaconda, Mont. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the services at the church.
MILLER — Dorothy Miller, 92, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 22, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. At Dorothy’s request there will be no calling hours or services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is serving the family.
OVERBAUGH — David W. Overbaugh, 67, of Chipman Corners Road, Locke, N.Y., died May 22, 2012, at Strong Memorial Hospital. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Burial will be in the Willow Glen Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services.
WEAVER — Robert James Weaver Sr., 75, of West Buffalo Street, Ithaca, N.Y., formerly of Lansing, died May 22, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 10117 Route 90, Genoa. Interment will follow in West Genoa Cemetery, King Ferry. There are no calling hours.

FOLEY — Francis J. Foley, 81, of Tully, N.Y., died May 20, 2012, at his home. Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Leo’s Church, Tully. Interment will be at St. Leo’s cemetery. Friends may call at Hartwell Funeral Home, 461 Route 281, Tully from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
FRENCH — Gary L. French, 65, of Williams St., Groton, N.Y., died May 19, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Apostolic Church in Cortland, 103, Starr Road. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
VanBENSCHOTEN — Paulette Komanecky VanBenschoten, 64, of Whitebridge Circle, Homer, N.Y., died May 20, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Funeral services for Paulette will be at noon Thursday, from the Plis Funeral Home, 220 State St., Auburn and 12:30 p.m. in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Half Acre. Friends may to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

CRANDALL — Judith L. Crandall, 61, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died April 20, 2012. A private family memorial is being arranged on Friday at the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cortland. Friends are invited between 1 and 2:30 p.m. to reflect and share memories of Judy’s life. Burial will be in the Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland.
CUSICK — Catherine L. Cusick, 81, of 12 Tannery St., Marathon, N.Y., died May 18, 2012. Services will be at noon on Tuesday at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Marathon. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church.
FRENCH — Gary L. French, 65, of Williams St., Groton, N.Y., died May 19, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.
NATOLI — Anita A. Natoli, 84, of 21 Pomeroy St., Cortland, N.Y., died May 18, 2012. Services will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home. 69 N. Main St., Cortland.
SNYDER — Howard W. Snyder, 63, of McLean, N.Y., died May 19, 2012. Burial and memorial services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.
WHITE — Sandra L. White, 70 of Truxton, N.Y., died May 18, 2012, at Upstate at Community General Hospital in Syracuse. A service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in DeRuyter. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery, Hamden. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter..

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