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Death and Birth Notices

HOPKINS — Howard J. Hopkins, 83, of Route 13, Cortland, N.Y., died May 29, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery in Homer. There are no calling hours.
TOBIN — Robert E. Tobin, “Uncle Bob,” 92, died May 29, 2008. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Bob will be laid to rest next to his beloved Rose in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer.

CLARK — To Gregory Jr. and Elizabeth Zelsnack Clark, 120 Cornish Stage Road, Cornish, N.H., a daughter, Cassandra Lynn, 8 lbs. 1 oz., May 22, 2008.
GIORDANO — To James and Julie Peck Giordano, 29 Crandall St., Cortland, N.Y., a son, Nicholas James, 9 lbs., May 15, 2008.

FRENCH — Mrs. Frances Crain French, 94, of Forest City, N.C., died May 13, 2008, at Rutherford Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on June 27 at McLean Rural Cemetery, McLean, with the Rev. David Nicholls officiating.
KURAS — Aniela Kuras, 87, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 28, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated 10 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Church of Cortland. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
MURRAY — David L. Murray, 38, of Union Street, Cortland, N.Y., died May 29, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday prior to the service.
PERFETTI — Antoinette P. Perfetti, 89, of 40 Franklin St., Cortland, N.Y., died May 28, 2008 at her home. Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

QUATTRO — Anthony G. “Tony” Quattro, 81, of 25 Locust Ave., Cortland, N.Y., died May 28, 2008, at Walden Place in Cortland. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at Scott Union Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
PERFETTI — Antoinette Perfetti, of Franklin Street, Cortland, N.Y., died May 28, 2008, at her home. Arrangements, under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, will be announced when complete.
SHIELDS — Kathleen Marie Shields, 50, of Youngstown, N.Y., died May 20, 2008, in Niagara Hospice House after a long illness. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church in Youngstown. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

ELMER — Charlotte R. Elmer, 90, of Sheds, N.Y., died Jan. 17, 2008. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
GRISWOLD — Marion L. Griswold, 93, formerly of 2456 Gee Hill Road, Dryden, N.Y., died May 27, 2008, at Cortland Care Center. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Church in Cortland. Interment will follow in Virgil Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to services at the church.
OROS — Joseph J. Oros, 80, of Cortland, N.Y., and formerly of Cincinnatus, died May 26, 2008. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the Heritage Hall, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in Cincinnatus Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening.
POTTER — Bernard W. Potter, 86, died May 25, 2008 surrounded by his loving wife and family at University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Truxton United Methodist Church, Route 13, Truxton. A reception will follow at Labrador Mountain, Route 91, Truxton. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

JENSEN — Barbara D. Jensen, 70, of Bell Lane, Freeville, N.Y., died May 21, 2008 at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Funeral services were at noon today at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Friends called from 11 a.m. to noon today. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Oneonta.
OROS — Joseph J. Oros, 80, of Cortland, N.Y., and formerly of Cincinnatus, died May 26, 2008 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
POTTER — Bernard W. Potter, 86, of Truxton, N.Y., died May 25, 2008 at University Hospital in Syracuse. Arrangements will be announced by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc.
RUSSELL — Geraldine K. Russell, 93, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 24, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the United Presbyterian Church in Cortland. Interment will follow in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
VANPATTEN — Johann C. Van Patten, 85, of Preble, N.Y., died May 25, 2008 at the Cortland Care Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

 

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