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Death and Birth Notices

PLESS — a daughter, Ariahna Lilith, 6 lbs. 5 oz., Aug. 5, 2012, to Adrian and Nichole Freed Pless, Homer, N.Y.
SHEVCHUK — a daughter, Lillyana Grace, 7 lbs. 4 oz., July 10, 2012, to Walter and Oksana Shevchuk, 996 McLean Road, Cortland, N.Y.
WEEKS — a son, Cooper Glen, 6 lbs. 6 oz., July 27, 2012, to Robert Jr. and Kelli Terwilliger Weeks, Moravia, N.Y.
WHITMORE — a son, Patrick Robert, 7 lbs. 5 oz., Aug. 3, 2012, in Nyack, N.Y., to Steve and Katie Haarmann Whitmore, Pearl River, N.Y. The partents are former residents of Groton.
WOODMAN — a daughter, Kendall Alexis Marie, 7 lbs. 12 oz., July 23, 2012, to Kristoffer Woodman and Donielle Marie Brown, 41 N. Fulton St., Homer, N.Y.

ADAMS — Leah May King Adams, 88, died Aug. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall, Route 221, Marathon. The family will receive friends at the A.C Baker Funeral Home in Marathon from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
BLEWETT — James R. Blewett, 85, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 9, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Groton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday preceding the service.
TOWNSEND — John V. Townsend, 44, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Aug. 6, 2012, at Crouse Hospital. Services will be noon Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

ADAMS — Leah May King Adams, 88, died Aug. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
WHORRALL — Judy L. Whorrall, 49, of South Otselic, N.Y., died Aug. 8, 2012, at her home. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, South Otselic. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

KNECHT — Russell E. Knecht, 75, of McGraw, N.Y., died Aug. 6, 2012, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A service will be 4 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will be in McGraw Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service.
SEAMANS — Roselyn Marie Seamans, 73, of Homer, N.Y., died Aug. 6, 2012, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. In keeping with Rosie’s wishes there are no calling hours.

LEONARD — Ethel Leonard, 82, of Cortland, N.Y., died July 22, 2012. A memorial service will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 106 North Main St., Cortland, at 4 p.m. Saturday.
MARTIN — Margaret “Candy” Martin, 55, of McDonough, N.Y., died Aug. 3, 2012. A celebration of Candy’s life will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Durkee Park.
STEARNS — Gladys Goddard Stearns, 93, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 5, 2012. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Homer. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.

BANSE — Andrew M. Banse, 94, of North Fort Myers, Fla., died May 19, 2012, at the Calusa Harbour Nursing Health Care Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Graveside services will be noon Saturday at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
GAILOR — Fuji Gailor, 73, of Baldwinsville, N.Y., died Aug. 3, 2012, at home. Services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at New Comer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main St., N. Syracuse. Friends may call 5 to 6 p.m. prior to the service.

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