July 2, 2016
COUCH — Teresa (Terry) Stella Nowinski Peek Couch, 77, formally of Marathon, N.Y., died June 29, 2016, in Sevierville, Tenn. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pathways Church, Sevierville. A service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Middle Creek Methodist Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Rawlings Funeral Home.
PARKER — Donald Parker, 84, of Cortland, N.Y., died June 30, 2016. Funeral services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.
July 1, 2016
RUSSELL — Mercy Russell, 65, of Cortland, N.Y., died June 29, 2016. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
June 30, 2016
BOGARDUS — Leon J. Bogardus Jr., 81, of Ithaca, N.Y., died June 17, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., July 9 at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. A private interment will be later scheduled at Groton Rural Cemetery.
GAST — A memorial service and celebration for Jean Gast will be held Saturday at the South Otselic United Methodist Church. Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church followed by the memorial service from 11 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be served by the church following the service. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the DeRuyter Hillcrest Cemetery.
RIZZO — Virginia R. Rizzo, 84, of Homer, N.Y., died June 24, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Prior to the funeral Mass, friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.
SHORE —Dudley N. Shore, 70, of Virgil, N.Y., died June 27, 2016, at the Groton Nursing Facility. There will be no calling hours or services. Shurtleff Funeral Home in Groton is handling arrangements.
June 29, 2016
HOLMBERG — Erma Ruth Barker Fitch Holmberg, 94, of Marathon, N.Y., died June 27, 2016. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Nichols Funeral Home, 7323 119th St., Whitney Point, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Marathon Methodist Church followed by a service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Marathon Cemetery.
FERRIS — Wayne P. Ferris, 69, formerly of McGraw, N.Y., and currently of Freeville, died June 27, 2016. Private services are with Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland.
June 28, 2016
AYERS — Gloria Joyce Ayers, 77, died June 21, 2016, at Augusta Nursing and Rehab Center in Fishersville, Va., after a brief illness. A memorial service will start at 11:30 a.m. July 9 at the Preble Congregational United Church of Christ.
GARV — Edward A. Garv, 73, of Buddy Drive, Moravia, N.Y., died June 11, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. July 5 at the Groton Assembly of God Church, 701 S. Main St., Groton. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the church.
GRANT — G. Edward “Ted” Grant, 86, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Monday, April 4, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla., after a short illness. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Panasci Family Chapel at Le Moyne College at 10 a.m. July 2. A reception will follow immediately after the Funeral Mass. The Rite of Committal and burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery in Cortland in a private service for the family that afternoon.
GRAY — Patricia A. Gray, 80, of Homer, died June 25, 2016, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. In keeping with Pat’s wishes, services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
SCHLENKER — Paul W. Schlenker, 87, of Tully, N.Y., diedJune 24, 2016, at home. Services will be private and at the convenience of family.
June 27, 2016
MARKS — Ronald L. Marks, 80, of Howell Road, Locke, N.Y., died unexpectedly June 26, 2016, at Cayuga Medical Center. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Burial will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery.
RIZZO — Virginia R. Rizzo, of Cortland, N.Y., died June 24, 2016. Arrangements by Riccardi Funeral Home will be announced when complete.
SCHLENKER — Paul W. Schlenker, of Tully, N.Y., died June 24, 2016, at home. Arrangements by Riccardi Funeral Home will be announced when complete.