Death and Birth Notices


July 27, 2013

BROWN — Russell W. Brown Sr., 87, of New Holland, Pa., died July 26, 2013, at Lancashire Hall, Lititz, Pa. There will be no services.
JONES — Lettie Dietrich Jones, 92, of Florida, a former Marathon resident, died July 24, 2013. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Marathon. Interment will be in Texas Valley Cemetery. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
SCHICKEL — Marion Cockrell Schickel, 93, of 85 Ferguson Road, Dryden, N.Y., died July 26, 2013, at home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Church, 375 George Road, Freeville. Friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the family home, 85 Ferguson Road, Dryden.
WHEELER — Mary E. Wheeler, 83, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 19, 2013, at Beechtree Nursing Facility, Ithaca. Services will be on Aug. 11 at United Presbyterian Church in Cortland at noon on Aug. 11, followed by a celebration of Mary’s life at the home of her daughter, Terry Gay, at 16 Morningside Drive, Cortland. Interment will be in Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls at a later date.


July 26, 2013

YALE — Stanley G. “Muggy” Yale, 73, of South Otselic, N.Y., died July 25, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


July 25, 2013

None to report.


July 24, 2013

COOK — A memorial service for Roselyn D. Cook, who died on June 28, 2013, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Homer Congregational Church.


July 23, 2013

BRIGGS — Roberta A. Briggs, 77, of Creekside Village in Beaverton, Ore., died July 7, 2013. A celebration of her life will be 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, followed by a luncheon at Cortland First United Methodist Church on Route 222 in Cortland.
LaBAR — Hannelore C. LaBar, 78, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 21, 2013. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cortland Rural Cemetery. A gathering will follow at Cort-Lanes on Tompkins Street.
McCORMICK — John C. “Jack” McCormick, 80, of Liverpool, N.Y., died July 16, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Services were handled Friday by Sears-Middleton-Jones Funeral Home.
MUSCARA — Philomena E. Muscara, 88, of Cedar Grove, N.J., died July 19, 2013. Services and interment were Monday.
TEFFT — Joanne Tefft, 66, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 18, 2013, at her home. A graveside service will be at the convenience of the family.
THOMPSON — Mr. Kim B. Thompson, 52, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 13, 2012, at Loretto Rest in Syracuse. Services and burial were private and at the convenience of his family. Arrangements were under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.
WILTSIE — George H. Wiltsie, 90, of Newfield, N.Y., died June 13, 2013, at Cayuga Medical Center. There will be a private graveside family memorial.


July 22, 2013

HELLER — Samuel “Sam” Heller Sr., 82, of McGraw, N.Y., died July 18, 2013, in Buffalo Veterans Hospital. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, in McGraw Community Building, 15 Clinton St., McGraw, followed by a celebration of Sam’s life. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the McGraw Community Building.

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