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Death and Birth Notices

ELLSWORTH — Ray D. Ellsworth, 89, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 1, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. o noon prior to the service at the funeral home.
JOHNSON — Sharon A. Johnson, 64, of 22 Taylor St., Cortland, N.Y., died July 1, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the chapel of the Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St., Cortland.Prayers of committal will follow in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday prior to services in the funeral home chapel.
JONES— Frances I. Jones, 86, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 2, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in East Homer Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the funeral home.
MAXSON — Hubert A. “Watt” Maxson Sr., 74, of West Cheningo Road, Truxton, N.Y., died July 3, 2008, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call from 2 to 4:45 p.m. prior to the services.
RYAN — Gerald Ryan, 78, of 3902 River Ave., Newport Beach, Calif., died unexpectedly June 28, 2008. Services were July 2, 2008. He was a former Homer resident.
SMITH — Winonah W. “Nonie” Smith, 84, of Fairhaven Road, Homer, N.Y., died July 4, 2008, at Northwoods Care Facility. Arrangements will be announced by the Wright-BeardFuneral Home.

FOOTE — Rowland A. “Brud” Foote Jr., 75, of Williamstown, N.J., died July 1, 2008. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from          11 a.m. to noon on Monday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Main Street and Carroll Avenue, Williamstown, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon. Entombment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken, N.J.
JOHNSON — Sharon Johnson of Cortland, N.Y., died July 1, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.
TRAPHAGEN — Sherry Jones Traphagen, 27, of Freeville, N.Y., died July 1, 2008. Friends may call at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The memorial service will be held at a later time privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.
TVAROHA — Robert G. Tvaroha Sr., 89, of Groton, N.Y., died July 1, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. A memorial service will be at         11 a.m. on Monday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Interment will be in the West Groton Cemetery at a later time. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday prior to the service.

LUM — Marjorie J. Lum, 81, of Pitcher, N.Y., died June 30, 2008, at University Hospital, Syracuse, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m.
TVAROHA — Robert G. Tvaroha Sr., 89, of Groton, N.Y., died July 1, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
RINALDI — Mrs. Angela P. “Angie” Rinaldi, 93, formerly of Stewart Place, Cortland, N.Y., died July 1, 2008, at the Cortland Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 9:25 a.m. on Monday from the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of PaduaRoman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
SOLIONGCO — Jasmine Renee Soliongco, 6, of Tully Truxton Road, Tully, N.Y., died June 29, 2008, in Georgia from a motor vehicle accident. Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Hartwell Funeral Home, 11 Clinton St., Tully. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the service Friday.
SPACE — William T. Space, 64, formerly of Horseheads, N.Y., died June 30, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service will be at        1 p.m. Sunday at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira.

LEE — Lloyd “Tom” Lee, 51, of Port Watson Street, Cortland, N.Y., died June 28, 2008. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with a service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Cortland Rural Cemetery.
LUM — Marjorie Lum, 81, of Pitcher, N.Y., died June 30, 2008, at University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

DRAPER — Charles H. “Chuck” Draper, 73, of Route 90, Locke, N.Y., died June 26, 2008, at Robert Packer Memorial Hospital, Sayre, Pa., after a brief illness. A celebration of Chuck’s life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Burial will follow in the Bird Cemetery, Locke. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
HAMILTON — Grant L. (Shorty or Bud) Hamilton died June 1, 2008, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, N.Y. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire, with members of the Dryden Veteran’s Memor­ial Home Ritual Team officiating and providing military honors.
HART — Earl L. Hart, 87, of 114 Madison St., Cortland, N.Y., died June 27, 2008. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cortland. Interment will follow in the Cortland Rural Cemetery, which will be followed by a reception for family and friends in the reception hall of the United Presbyterian Church. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
LEWIS — Robert F. Lewis, 87, formerly of 10 Kellogg Road, Cortland, N.Y., died June 28, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church in Cortland. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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