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Death and Birth Notices

PERKINS — Paul P. Perkins, 86, of 15 Evergreen St., Dryden, N.Y., died June 20, 2008 at his residence after a one-year illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at The First Presbyterian Church of Dryden. Burial with military honors provided by members of the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home Ritual Team will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden. Members of Dryden Lodge will conduct Masonic services at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
VERRICO — Pauline Verrico, 89, of 232 Main St., Cortland, N.Y., died June 20, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. There are no calling hours. Funeral services and burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery will be private.
WETMORE — Colleen Louise Hulbert Wetmore, 45, of 234 North Gwinnett St. Ext., Lyons, Ga., died June 16, 2008 in Lyons. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday from the Stewart Funeral Home Chapel of Vidalia. Interment followed in Forrest Lawn Cemetery near Swainsboro, Ga. The family received friends at the funeral home beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday until the funeral hour.

COLLINS — Patricia A. Collins, 61, of Ithaca, N.Y., died June 18, 2008, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. A funeral service will be held at the Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, at 1 p.m. on Monday. Burial will follow in North Lansing Cemetery. Friends may call at the Lansing United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. on Monday.
PERKINS — Paul P. Perkins, 86, of 15 Evergreen St., Dryden, N.Y., died June 20, 2008 at his residence after a one-year illness. Arrangements will be announced by the Perkins Funeral Home.
WARNER — Carol E. Warner, 58, of South Street, McGraw, N.Y., formerly of Groton, died June 18, 2008 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Private graveside services will be held Wednesday in the West Groton Cemetery.

McKOWN — To Stephen and Stacey Apostle McKown, 505 Connemara Drive, Cary, N.C., a son, Alexander William, 6 lbs. 9 oz., June 2, 2008, in Cary, N.C. The father is a former Cortland resident.
NATALE – To Michael A. and Amy A. Natale, 67 Central Ave., Cortland, N.Y., a daughter, McKenzie Marie, 7 lbs. 12 oz., May 29, 2008.
QUAILE – To Jeff Quaile and Jill Haines, 7041 Route 41, Homer, N.Y., a son, Owen Davis, 8 lbs. 13 oz., June 9, 2008.
SHILLIFF – To Cory and Rebecca Burvee Shilliff, PO Box 667, Marathon, N.Y., a son, Colly John, 7 lbs. 5 oz., June 8, 2008.

BENNETT — Richard Duane Bennett Jr., 61, of Murray, Ky., died June 14, 2008. Services will be held 1 p.m. June 26 at the Bible Baptist Church, Cortland, N.Y. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.
MATSON — William H. Matson, 66, of Cortland, N.Y., died June 17, 2008. Services will be noon Friday at the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland. Interment will follow in Bird Cemetery, Locke. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the funeral home.
WARNER — Carol E. Warner, 58, of McGraw, N.Y., died unexpectedly June 18, 2008 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.

PENDELL — To Michael and Darcie Verfuss Pendell, 1584 Texas Valley Road, Marathon, N.Y., a daughter, Aliviah Grace, 7 lbs. 9 oz., June 3, 2008.

KINGSBURY — John Edward Kingsbury, 84, died  April 17, 2008, while on a trip to Charlottesville, Va. A memorial service will be held at the Homer Congregational Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
NORRIS— Evelynne E. Norris, 92, of Marcellus died June 16, 2008 at the home of her son in Marcellus. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, at the Plis Funeral Home, 33 North St., Marcellus. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Skaneateles. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

BRECHT — Shirley A. Brecht, 71, of Beam Hill Road, Dryden, N.Y., died June 16, 2008 at University Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Perkins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 55 West Main St., Dryden.
BUSHAW — Stephen E. Bushaw, 60, of Deposit, N.Y., and formerly of East Homer, died June 11, 2008. Services were held in Harpersville on June 15, 2008.
HAMPTON — Ilean Hampton, 79, previously of DeRuyter N.Y., died June 16, 2008 at Northwoods at Cortland. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday prior to the service at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc.
HOLLISTER — Keith T. Hollister, 80, of Sayre, Pa., and North Port, Fla., died Feb. 19, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden.
VANDUSEN — Richard Van Dusen Sr., 85, of Homer, N.Y., died June 14, 2008 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

FIORILLE — George Fiorille, 89, of 25 West Cayuga St., Moravia, N.Y., died June 14, 2008, at home. There will be a Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Francis Church, Auburn. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark Street Road, Auburn.
MATIJAS — Florence Morris Matijas, 82, of New Hope and recently of Cortland, N.Y., died June 13, 2008, at the Cortland Care Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the WadeFuneral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
PROPER — Carl B. Proper, 76, formerly of Moravia, N.Y., died March 17, 2008, in Bonita Springs, Fla. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sand Hill Cemetery, Dresserville.
VAN ALSTINE — Jean B. Van Alstine, 86, a longtime resident of the Village of Dryden, N.Y., died June 14, 2008, at the Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at The First Presbyterian Church of Dryden. Burial will be private in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden. Jean’s family will greet their friends at a luncheon to be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church immediately after the service.

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