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Death and Birth Notices

CASS — Richard G. Cass, 85, of McGraw, N.Y., died July 26, 2012, in Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw. Interment will be in McGraw Cemetery.
TURNAGE — Marian (Fabrizio) Turnage, 90, of Liverpool, N.Y., died. There will be no calling hours per Marian’s request. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

CONGER — John “Jack” M. Conger, 60, formerly of Groton, N.Y., died July 24, 2012, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. A celebration of his life will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
DOWNING — Edgar C. Downing, 91, died July 23, 2012, in the VA Medical Center in Brockton, Mass. A funeral service will be held in the John Wesley Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St., Falmouth, Mass., at 11 a.m. Monday. Visiting hours are omitted at the request of the family. Interment will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
POTTORFF — Janet L. Pottorff, 53, of Cuyler, N.Y., died July 20, 2012. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday prior to services.
STRAUF — Gerald E. Strauf, 89, of Homer, N.Y., died July 25, 2012, in Syracuse. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday prior to services.
VERRICO — Cosmo A. Verrico, 91, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 24, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held noon Tuesday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday prior to services.

HAMMOND-FISK — a daughter, Anastasia Marie, 7 lbs. 10 oz., June 25, 2012, to Robert Fisk and Joy Hammond, 3749 Preston Road, Cincinnatus, N.Y.
PORTER — a son, William Andrew, 8 lbs. 15 oz., July 20, 2012, to Andrew and Stacy Hayes Porter, 23 Elm St., McGraw, N.Y.
STEVENS — a son, Liam Howard, 7 lbs. 13 oz., June 9, 2012, to Jeremy and Katie Howard Stevens, 1020 Sovocool Hill Road, Groton, N.Y.

MORGIA — Josephine Morgia, 92, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 23, 2012, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. Monday in St. Anthony’s Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the church prior to the funeral Mass.
VERRICO — Cosmo Verrico, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 24, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home and will be announced when complete.

CONGER — John “Jack” M. Conger, 60, formerly of Groton, N.Y., died July 24, 2012, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
ELLIOTT — Edward “Ed” Elliott, 54, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 23, 2012. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. There are no services.
PARKER — Carl Eugene Parker of Auburndale, Fla., formerly of Dryden, N.Y., died July 23, 2012. Due to Carl’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.
SMITH — Rosezella M. Smith, 70, of McLean, N.Y., died July 21, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Per her request, there will be no services.

CATALDO — Henry Fabrizio Cataldo Sr., of Boca Raton, Fla., died June 21, 2012.
GRISWOLD — Robert Griswold, 58, of Preble, N.Y., died July 20, 2012. At Robert’s request, there will be no calling hours or services.

MORGIA — Josephine Morgia, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 23, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland.
REOME — Richard B. Reome, 64, of Truxton, N.Y., died July 20, 2012 at home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
RUMSEY — Marie Rumsey, 93, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 20, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center Nursing Facility. Friends may call noon to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday with a funeral service to begin 2 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Blodgett Mills.
STEVENS — Albert A. Stevens, 93, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 20, 2012, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

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