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BEARD — Mervin E. Beard, 93, of Elm Avenue, Little York, N.Y., died Aug. 26, 2010, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on at 1 p.m. Monday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment with military honors will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Homer. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
FISH — Samuel G. Fish Sr., 88, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 25, 2010, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. At Mr. Fish’s request there are no calling hours.
PRESTON — Robert John Preston Sr., 61, of McGraw, N.Y., died Aug. 25, 2010, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
WAINWRIGHT — Myra M. Wainwright, 83, of Willowbrook Manor, Dryden, N.Y., and formerly of Cortland, died Aug. 25, 2010, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main Street, Dryden. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday prior to the funeral.

BODINE — Cynthia Rachel (Norte) Bodine, 54, of Chazy, N.Y., died Aug. 9, 2010, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. Abiding by Cindy’s wishes, there were no calling hours or funeral service.
HEATH — Raymond E. Heath, 84, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 25, 2010, at Cortland Regional Medical Center after a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barth Funeral Home, 42 E. Main St., McGraw. Interment will be in McGraw Cemetery.
RICOTTILLI — Irene Ricottilli, 89, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 24, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

COX — Kenneth C. Cox, of The Villages, Florida, died Aug. 12, 2010. Services at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland, to be announced.
MEAD — Laurie S. Mead, 47, of Cuyler, N.Y., died Aug. 22, 2010, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Burial will be in Truxton Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
SCHREFFLER — Robert G. Schreffler, 60, of Homer, N.Y., died Aug. 21, 2010, at home. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Virgil Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Friday prior to the service.

HALL — a son, Mason Raymond, 7 lbs. 5 oz., Aug. 7, 2010, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., to T.J. Hall and Kate Carpenter, 449 Iradell Road, Trumansburg, N.Y.
PINKOSKI — a daughter, Bailee Elizabeth, 4 lbs. 3oz., Aug. 4, 2010, in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y., to Francis J. Pinkoski III and Jerika Dellow, McGraw, N.Y.
SHELTON — a son, Maxwell George, 7 lbs. 6 oz., June 23, 2010, to Joe and Erika Nettleton Shelton, 3612 Goose St., Locke, N.Y.
VAN OSTRAND — a daughter, Samantha Nicole, 8 lbs. 7 oz, Aug. 15, 2010, to Wilbur E. Van Ostrand Jr. and Patricia L. Lamson, Blodgett Mills, N.Y.

CHRISTY — Dana C. “The Mad Greek” Christy, 60, of East Keeney Road, Cuyler, N.Y., died Aug. 21, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11a.m. on Friday in Atwater Cemetery, Route 41, Homer. Friends may call at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
CORDARY — Isabel A. Cordary, 71, of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 20, 2010, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday with a funeral to begin 2 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.
HICKLEN — Edwin Scott Hicklen, 46, of 2510 Kohne Road, Dryden, N.Y., an employee of Borg Warner, died Aug. 22, 2010, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services are being arranged through Berry Hill Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Dryden.

KLEIN — Frank Xavier Klein Jr., 86, died Aug. 21, 2010, in Solon, N.Y., after a long illness. A private service will be held in San Francisco at a later date.
SONNACCHIO — Gloria A. Sonnacchio, 56, of 22 Isabel Drive, Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 22, 2010, at University Hospital in Syracuse after a long-term illness. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.
VANSLYKE — Norma V. VanSlyke of Maine, N.Y., and formerly of Homer, died Aug. 21, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to services.
WARREN — Elaine A. Warren, 79, of German, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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