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Death and Birth Notices

BILODEAU-COWAN — a daughter, Sophia Leighann Marie, 8 lbs. 5 oz., July 29, 2012, to Ryan Bilodeau and Jennifer Cowan, 158 Groton Ave., Cortland, N.Y.
HOPKINS — a daughter, Jaylynn Sahara, 6 lbs. 6 oz., Aug. 13, 2012, to Jason Hopkins and Stephanie Gleason, 202 Main St., Cortland, N.Y.
REDFIELD — a son, Rocco Matthew, 7 lbs. 15 oz., July 17, 2012, in Community General Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y., to Brian and Tina Redfield, Auburn, N.Y. The father is a former Cortland resident.
VAN DEE — a son, John Albert Jr., 7 lbs. 13 oz., Aug. 10, 2012, to John and Lisa Koekebacker Van Dee, 1760 White Bridge Circle, Homer, N.Y.

BROWN — Wilma M. Brown, 71, of Cincinnatus (Freetown), N.Y. died Aug. 24, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
TERWILLEGAR — Carleton John Terwillegar, 88, died Aug. 20, 2012.

PIEDIGROSSI — Phyllis Louise (Ryan) Piedigrossi, 64, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 20, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a memorial service in her honor, Sept. 13 at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

DUNHAM — Robert H. Dunham, 76, of Freeville, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca.
Robert was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Auburn, a son of the late Harold and Jane (Bergan) Dunham, and had been a resident of Freeville since 1963.
He had formerly owned Dunham’s IGA in Freeville for 12 years, and afterwards had been employed as a union meat-cutter for Great America, working at grocery stores in Dryden, Cincinnatus, and Tully. Bob was a US Navy veteran, a member of Great American Union Local #1 of Utica, a member of the New Testament Church of Peruville, and was a past communicant of Holy Cross Church in Dryden. In recent years, gardening and being with his grand-kids were the light of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gloria (Bouck) Dunham; two sons, Wayne (Peggy) of Groton, and Kevin (Melanie) of Nebo, N.C.; five grandchildren: Robert, Michaela and Holly Dunham of Groton, Anna Greene (Nathan) of Marion, N. C. and Noah Dunham of Nebo, N.C., a brother, David (Linda) Dunham, and sister, Margaret Dunham, both of Auburn; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by a brother, Gerard (“Jerry”) Dunham.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the New Testament Church of Peruville (Route 38 & 34B, Groton), with the Rev. John ller officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Groton Rural Cemetery.
Friends may call today at the church from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Freeville Fire Dept. Rescue Fund, to the New Testament Church of Peruville, or to the American Diabetes Association..
JUDD — Stanley H. Judd, 84, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Aug. 20, 2012, in his home in Truxton. Calling hours will be held at DeRuyter’s Smith Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. His funeral will be held at the Truxton United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday.

CHAMBERLAIN — Robert “Wilt” “Bobby” Chamberlain, 63, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 18, 2012, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.
GIBBS — Donald Jerome Gibbs, 74, died Aug. 17, 2012, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Cortland Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 106 N. Main St., Cortland.
EAKLE — Paul Eakle, 41, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 18, 2012, in Scranton, Pa. A calling hour will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, on Wednesday with a service to begin at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
SULLIVAN — Gordon A. Sullivan, 86, of Tully, N.Y., died Aug. 18, 2012, at VA Medical Center, Syracuse. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 2584 Field Lane, LaFayette. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
WAKEFIELD — Lloyd Elmer Wakefield Jr., 91, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., and Dryden,died Aug. 18, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center. A time of sharing will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Cortland Rural Cemetery. Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

DUNHAM — Robert H. Dunham, 76, of Freeville, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2012, at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Groton.
GIBBS — Donald J. Gibbs, 74, died Aug. 17, 2012, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
SHIELDS — Michael S. Shields, 58, of Brewerton, N.Y., formerly of Groton, N.Y., died Aug. 16, 2012. The family will greet friends at the Elm Tree Inn, McLean, at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Private interment services will be held prior.
STRAIGHT — Timothy E. Straight Sr., 51, of Pitcher, N.Y., died Aug. 17, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral service.
WAKEFIELD — Lloyd Elmer Wakefield, 91, formerly of Cortland and Dryden, N.Y., died Aug. 18, 2012. Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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