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Death and Birth Notices

June 4, 2016

PHILLIPS — Dinah Joy Phillips, 62, of Ithaca, passed away June 2, 2016, at Beechtree Center for Rehab and Nursing. A calling hour will be 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, N.Y., 13045. A graveside service will follow at the East Homer Cemetery.
TAFT — Sheila M. Taft, 68, of Homer, died June 1, 2016, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Calling hours will be from10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 8, with a memorial service at noon. Services will take place at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland. Burial will follow in AtwaterCemetery.
WHITING — Ruth Lillian O’Neill Whiting, 94, died at Cortland Manor on May 30, 2016. A memorial service will be held at the United Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016. A reception will follow at the church. Private interment will be at a later date.

 

June 3, 2016

GOSLEE — Preston “Pret” Owen Goslee, 96, of Cortland, N.Y., died May 30, 2016. Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. June 11 followed by a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. at the Homer Avenue United Methodist Church in Cortland. A luncheon will be served at the church following the service.

 

June 2, 2016

CRANDALL — lIean A. “Flutie” Tiffany Crandall, 75, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y., on May 30, 2016. A celebration of lIean’s life will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter, N.Y. Calling hours are from 11a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services following. Burial will be at a later date.
FIGGOLARI — William (Bill) D. Figgolari, age 88, of Cortland, died May 23, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. Services will be at the convenience of the family, with committal in the Bird Cemetery, of Locke, N.Y. on June 2.
HOLDEN — Carol A. Holden, 72, of Cobb Street, Groton, N.Y., died May 30, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Interment will follow in Groton Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.
MEADE — M. Elizabeth “Beth” Meade, of Cortland, 88, died May 30, 2016. In keeping with her wishes, services and burial will be private.

 

June 1, 2016

ALVORD — Joseph Earl Alvord, 27, of Locke, N.Y., died May 27, 2016, in Butler, Pa. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton.
BUSHEY — Arlene Ruth (Lolly) Bushey of Cortland, N.Y., died May 28, 2016, in Cortland. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday followed by a service at 3 p.m. at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
CRANDALL — Ilean A.”Flutie” Tiffany Crandall, 75, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died May 30, 2016, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter.
GLEZEN — Virginia L. (Cassell) Glezen, 92, of Center Lisle, N.Y., died May 30, 2016. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Services, 2659 Main St., Whitney Point, and from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Friday at Center Lisle Congregational Church. Arrangements are in the care of James Shara at Sunset Memorial Services Whitney Point.
JAKUBEK — Jack Donald Jakubek, 22, of Newburgh, N.Y., formally of Monroe, died May 28, 2016, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. His life will be celebrated in private ceremonies in the near future.
LAWRENCE — Judy A. Lawrence, 69, of Cortland, N.Y., died Feb. 18, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Cortland Rural Cemetery.
MEADE — M. Elizabeth “Beth” Meade,  of Cortland, N.Y., died May 30, 2016, at Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. Arrangements will be announced by the Riccardi Funeral Home in Cortland.
YERKE — Joanne Lee Yerke, 57, of Brook Drive, Cortland, N.Y., died May 29, 2016, at Hospicare in Ithaca. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church, 375 George Road, Freeville. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. There are no calling hours.

 

May 31, 2016

HAYES — Joseph John “Joey” Hayes, 39, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of Cortland N.Y., died May 16, 2016, in Phoenix, Ariz. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. At the conclusion of calling hours, a sharing of memories will take place. A reception will follow at Cortland Loaves and Fishes. Burial will be private at a later time at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
KELLENBACH — Regina Kellenbach, 98, formerly of Groton, N.Y., died May 27, 2016, at the Cortland Park and Rehabilitation Center. Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. There are no services. Burial will be at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.

 


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