August 27, 2016
BENJAMIN — Don “Benjie” Benjamin, 78, of Glen Aubrey, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. At Don’s request, no services will be held. Arrangements are in the Care of James Shara at Sunset Memorial Services.
RANTANEN LOWELL — A memorial service for Aino Alice Rantanen Lowell will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Cortland Rural Cemetery, 110 Tompkins St., Cortland. A reception will follow. RSVP by Aug. 31 email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-753-0705.
August 26, 2016
BUTLER — Timothy John Butler died Aug. 20, 2016. A service for the family and relatives will be held at at 5 p.m. Sunday at Maine Federated Church in Maine, N.Y.
GRINNELL — Arthur M. Grinnell Sr., 70, of Freetown N.Y., died Aug. 24, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, with calling hours to follow until 4 p.m., at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Calling hours will be followed by a dinner reception at the Methodist church on Homer Avenue.
August 25, 2016
BIASE — Thomas A. Biase, 55, of Clifton Springs, died Aug. 22, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of the services.
BOWEN — Thomas Edward Bowen, 47, of Bethesda, Md., formerly of Marathon, died Aug. 19, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Services, 2659 Main St, Whitney Point.
KIMBERLY — Carl C. Kimberly, 81, of McGraw, N.Y., died Aug. 23, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McGrawville Baptist Church, McGraw. Burial will be in McGraw Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the start of the service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
VORMWALD — Sheila O’Leary Vormwald, 69, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 22, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.
August 24, 2016
BIASE — Thomas A. Biase, 55, of Clifton Springs, N.Y., died Aug. 22, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
CAMPBELL — Robert W. Campbell, Ph.D., of Little York, N.Y., died Aug. 8, 2016. Memorial services were handled by D. L. Barber Funeral Home, Homer.
KIMBERLY — Carl Kimberly, 81, of McGraw, N.Y., died Aug. 23, 2016. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw.
TOWERS — Stephanie Jean Cota Towers died Aug. 9, 2016. Services were held privately for close family.
August 23, 2016
VORMWALD — Sheila Vormwald, of Cortland, N.Y., passed away Aug. 22, 2016. Arrangements under the direction of Riccardi Funeral, Cortland, will be announced when complete.
August 22, 2016
BARBASH — Professor Steven A. Barbash, of Lansing, died at Aug. 17, 2016. A celebration honoring his life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Treman Center in Ithaca.
BARRETT — Adrian “Sonny” D. Barrett, 81, of McDonough, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2016. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in Wayside Rest Cemetery, Pharsalia. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. Friday until the start of the service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
LIVINGSTON — Charles W. Livingston Jr., 77, of Marathon, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Nichols Funeral Home, 7323 119thSt., Whitney Point.
ROOT — Donald Theodore Root, 74, of Marathon, N.Y., died Aug. 18, 2016. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Marathon Baptist Church. Funeral will follow.
STECK — Janet Steck of Homer, N.Y., died Aug. 20, 2016. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riccardi Funeral Home. Calling hours will conclude with a brief prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Cortland Rural Cemetery on Tompkins Street the following morning at 11 a.m.