Death and Birth Notices

RIVERS — Jerry Margaret Rivers, 82, died Oct. 6, 2011, at her home in Walden Place, Cortland, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, at Walden Place, 839 Bennie Road, Cortland.
WOOD — Carol F. Wood, 88, of Marietta, N.Y., died Oct. 4, 2011, at Community General Hospital. Per her wishes, arrangements are being made by Ryan Funeral Home of Marcellus. A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

STONE — Keith A. Stone, 38, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 5, 2011. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow at Cold Brook Cemetery. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

STOKER — Robert N. Stoker, “Stoke,” 89, of 18 Forrest Ave., Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 4, 2011, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal with full military honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

BELLARDINI — Joseph J. Bellardini Jr., 85, of Corning, N.Y., died Oct. 1, 2011, at home. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Corning. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Mausoleum in Corning.
GALLEY — Mary B. Galley, 97, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 2, 2011, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin, following a long illness. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery.
GATES — George (Pete) Gates, 85, of Marathon, N.Y. died Oct. 1, 2011. At George’s request, no services will be held.
HARVEY — Ida M. Harvey, 85, formerly of Homer, N.Y., died Oct. 1, 2011, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial to follow at the Texas Valley Cemetery.


DAVIS — Dorothy M. Davis, 97, of 144 Main St., Phelps, N.Y., died Sept. 29, 2011, at the Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic. Services will be 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Virgil Methodist Church, Virgil. There will be a reception following the service for family and friends to celebrate Dorothy’s life.
MOREY — Benjamin J. Morey, 27, of Groton, N.Y. died Oct. 1, 2011 at New York-Presbyterian, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. Services will be noon Wednesday at the Groton Community Church UCC. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Jamesville. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton.
PERRY — Gertrude (Trudy) Surette Perry, 97, of Walden Place in Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 30, 2011, in Cortland Regional Medical Center.
YOUNG — Margaret S. Young, 95, of Cortland, N.Y., died Sept. 30, 2011. Services will be 5 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cortland Rural Cemetery. A calling hour will be 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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