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Death and Birth Notices

BERGMAN — a son, Richard Thomas, 6 lbs. 15 oz., Aug. 17, 2008, to Jentre Bergman and Tiffany Crowley, 5214 Route 11, Homer, N.Y.
KNABE — a daughter, Kaylla Gianna, 8 lbs. 12 oz., July 16, 2008, to Paul and Jodie Norwood Knabe.
SLOUGHTER — a son, John Edward, 8 lbs. 8 oz, July 28, 2008, to John Charles Sloughter Jr. and Stephanie Ann Meier-Sloughter, 47 1/2 Park Ave., Cortland, N.Y.
SPADA — a son, Enzo Ray, 7 lbs. 10 oz., Aug. 27, 2008, to Joseph and Bethany Eggleston Spada, Homer, N.Y.
WHITT — a daughter, Alexia Ann, 8 lbs. 12 oz., Sept. 7, 2008, to Nicholas and Sarah Bewley Whitt, 14 Wall St., Apt. C, Homer, N.Y.

KODYA — Beverly J. “Midge” Kodya, 72, of 5016 N. Main St., Homer, N.Y., died Friday, September 19, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
RAY —  Michael J. Ray, of Greenbush St., Cortland, NY, passed away today at his home. Arrangements by Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, are incomplete, and will be announced in the Monday edition of the Cortland Standard.
SHARPSTEEN — Shirley J. Sharpsteen, 63, of Peruville Rd., Groton, NY, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday in the Wade Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Moravia. Burial will be in Bird Cemetery, Locke. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday prior to the funeral service.

HUME— Dorothy E. Hume, 73, of 597 West Dryden Road, Freeville, N.Y., died Sept. 17, 2008, at the Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca after a long illness. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.
McGINNIS — Mrs. M. Dorothy McGinnis, 85, of McGraw, N.Y., died Sept. 17, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday from the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.
PENROSE — Norval A. Penrose, 82, of Marathon, N.Y., died Sept. 18, 2008. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon.
SWEENEY — Gretchen A. Sweeney, 67, of Blue Creek Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 18, 2008. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Friends may call Saturday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

BOWEN — Larry Bowen, 68, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and most recently of McGraw, died Sept. 16, 2008. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at the MacPherson Funeral Home, 5 Whig St., Newark Valley. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley. Friends may call prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
CHRISTOFFERSON — Marjorie I. Christofferson, 89, of Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 17, 2008, in Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Wright-BeardFuneral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Friday prior to the service.
CRAMER — Corena “Gen” Cramer, 92, died April 24, 2008. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer.
ELDRED — Ricky D. Eldred, 50, of Zephyr Hills, Fla., formerly of Groton, N.Y., died Sept. 16, 2008 at Crouse Irving Hospital in Syracuse. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Groton City Church. Interment will be at a later date in the Truxton Cemetery.
OAKS — Mrs. Dazalene M. Oaks, 92, of Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 16, 2008, at Northwoods at Cortland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

ELDRED — Ricky Dean Eldred, 50, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Groton, N.Y., died Sept. 16, 2008, at Crouse Irving Hospital in Syracuse after a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
GUTCHESS — Emily O’Keefe Gutchess, of West Lake Road, Homer, N.Y., and Naples, Fla., died Sept. 13, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, Court Street, Cortland. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
KEAGLE — Thelma C. Keagle, 98, of Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 16, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow in Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.
McGINNIS — Mrs. M. Dorothy McGinnis, 85, of McGraw, N.Y., died Sept. 17, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Riccardi Funeral Home when complete.
OAKS — Mrs. Dazalene M. Oaks, 92, of Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 16, 2008, at Northwoods in Cortland. Arrangements will be announced by Riccardi Funeral Home when complete.
WOOD — Michael C. Wood Sr., 61, of Lime Hollow Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 15, 2008, at his home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church with Monsignor Michael Minehan officiating. Burial will follow at Virgil Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A prayer service will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

FRANCO — To Stephen and Janine Batzing Franco, 4328 Cosmos Hill Road, Cortland, N.Y., a daughter, Lauren Diane, 6 lbs. 15 oz., Aug. 25, 2008.
SPADA — To Joseph and Bethany Eggleston Spada, Homer, N.Y., a son, Enzo Ray, 7 lbs. 10 oz., Aug.27, 2008.

COSTELLO — Barbara C. Costello, 68, of Estero, Fla., died Sept. 13, 2008, in Orlando after a courageous battle with cancer. There will be a memorial service filled with music in Orlando at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, planned for 1 p.m. Saturday. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Minoa. There are no calling hours.
Klimaszewski — Walter Klimaszewski died Sept. 14, 2008. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday with a Service of Remembrance conducted by the family and friends at 1 p.m. following visitation at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Interment will be in the Groton Rural Cemetery.
NASCEDKA — Walter “Walt Nash” Nascedka, 73, of Columbia, S.C., died Sept 12, 2008. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at St. John Neuman Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, S.C. 29223. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Columbia.
SMITH— Mary Louise Smith, 98, of Red Bank, N.J., died Sept. 12, 2008. There are no calling hours and a memorial service for family only will be held on Sunday.

GUTCHESS — Emily O. Gutchess, 74, of Cortland and Homer, N.Y., died Sept. 13, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Arrangements are in complete and will be announced by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc.
HUDSON — Harry F. Hudson, 88, of 7450 Fair Haven Road, Homer, N.Y.,  died Sept. 13, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 North Main Street, Homer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Church in Homer. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery following the service.
SANJULE— Arlene Spencer San Jule of Cortland, N.Y., died Aug. 28, 2008. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Cortland, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Friends may call before the Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
SMITH — Frederick L. Smith, 63, of South Glens Falls, N.Y., died  Jan. 21, 2008, at his home while surrounded by his loving family. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Jan. 23, 2008, at St. Michael the Archangel, S. Glens Falls. Burial was at the Gerald Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.
STORRIER — John E. Storrier, 75, died Sept. 13, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. At John’s request, there will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
WISOR— Martha M. Wisor, 92, of Blodgett Mills, N.Y., died Sept. 13, 2008, at the Cortland Care Center. A complete obituary and memorial service information will appear at a later date. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., is handling the arrangements.

 

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