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Death and Birth Notices

DETRICK — H. David Detrick, 45, of Syracuse, N.Y., died July 1, 2009, after a long courageous battle with brain cancer. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Goddard-Crandall-Shepardson Funeral Home, 3111 James St., Syracuse, and at 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
HOWARD — Emmett E. Howard, 89, of 26 Samson St., Cortland, N.Y., died June 30, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call 12 to 2 p.m. Monday prior at the funeral home.
PRESTON — Howard E. Preston, 83, of McGraw, N.Y., died today at the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
RICH — Barbara E. (Hicks) Rich, 66, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 2, 2009, at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton. Calling hours will be 5 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

BLACK — Richard E. Black, 80, of Harford and formerly Cortland, N.Y., and Plant City, Fla., died July 1, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main Street, Dryden. Burial will be private in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
BROWN — Betty B. Brown, 84, of Cortland Road, Groton, N.Y., died June 30, 2009, at the Groton Nursing Facility after a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced after the holiday by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
HOWARD — Emmett E. Howard, 89, of 26 Samson St., Cortland, N.Y., died June 30, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Victory Christian Church on Douglas Road, Cortland. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday prior to the service. In honor of Charlie, casual dress is encouraged. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at the Victory Christian Church following the service.
RIPLEY — Emily Josephine Ripley, 82, of McGraw, N.Y., died July 1, 2009, in Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. A celebration of her life will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in McGrawville Baptist Church. Interment will be in McGraw Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church.
TORREY — Garry L. Torrey, 62, of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Jan. 17, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. A graveside service with military honors will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Westview Cemetery, German. Arrangements are under the care of the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
VALENTINE — Durward Leslie Valentine, 95, of Morris, N.Y., died June 30, 2009, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. There will be no calling hours and services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will follow in Cooks Cemetery, West Oneonta. Arrangements are by the Johnstown Funeral Home of Morris.

BURKGREN — Bradley Keith Burkgren, 47, of Groton, N.Y., died. Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Funeral services in celebration of Brad’s life will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Groton Community Church United Church of Christ, 204 Cortland St., Groton. A burial will be held at the Groton Rural Cemetery following the service.
McKAY — Thomas L. McKay, 33, of Cortland, N.Y., died June 27, 2009, at his home. Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday with calling hours 10:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
STURMER — Charles W. Sturmer, 50, of Cortland, N.Y., died June 27, 2009, in Middleburg, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Victory Christian Church on Douglas Road, Cortland. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday prior to the service.

DuBRAVA — Mary Jane (Favaloro) DuBrava, 78, of Marathon, N.Y., died June 29, 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Church in Marathon. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call at St. Stephen’s Church from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Thursday.
PARKER — Nancy Durgin Parker, 95, of Marathon, N.Y., died June 27, 2009, with her family by her side. A celebration of her life and friendship will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Marathon Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery.

TRINKL — Gloria R. Trinkl, 80, of Pomeroy Street, Cortland, N.Y., died June 26, 2009, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A private graveside service will be held in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Groton, with the Rev. Scott Kubinski officiating. There are no calling hours.
WHITED — Albert A. Whited, 87, of Marathon, N.Y., died Lakeside Nursing Home on June 27, 2009. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the A.C. Baker and Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon. Interment will be in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

 

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