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Death and Birth Notices

BOWERING — Robert George “Bob” Bowering, 74, of Wilton, Maine, died Oct. 14, 2012, at home. A celebration of his life will be held today from 4-8 p.m. at the Wilton American Legion Hall, Main Street, Wilton. Cremation services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High St., Wilton.
DEERING — Chester B. Deering, 87, died Oct. 19, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott. Burial will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Allen Memorial Home from 1 p.m. Sunday until the service time at 3 p.m.

BIVIANO — a daughter, Abigail Grace, 6 lbs. 12 oz., Oct. 7, 2012, to Michael and Rebecca Obrist Biviano, Cortland, N.Y.
COCHRAN — a son, Lucas Anthony, 8 lbs. 8 oz., Oct. 7, 2012, to Melissa Cochran, 5 Morgan Drive, Cortland.
GRIFFITHS — a son, Derick Allen Jr., 7 lbs. 14 oz., Sept. 15, 2012, to Derick Griffiths Sr., and Elizabeth Rawson, 6247 Lacey Road, Apt. 4, Moravia, N.Y.
ROOT — a daughter, Eden Marie, 9 lbs. 15 oz., Sept. 11, 2012, in Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y., to William Root and Shannon King Root, 170 Madison St., Cortland, N.Y.
WHIBLE — a son, Bracyn DeWitt, 8 lbs. 6 oz., Sept. 14, 2012, to Chad Whible and Brittany Mattoon, 3972 Route 13, Truxton, N.Y.

CURRIE — Joseph Henry Currie, 66, a native of Preble, N.Y., died Oct. 10, 2012, in Sebring, Fla. Funeral arrangements are private.

LYON — Daisy M. Lyon, 88, of Moravia, N.Y., died Oct. 17, 2012, at Cortland Regional Nursing Facility. Funeral services will be held noon Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery. A calling hour will be held 11-12 p.m. prior.
MOSCICKI — Eric W. Moscicki, 54, of Homer, N.Y., died Oct. 13, 2012, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer.
PRESTON — Donald F. Preston, 69, of Killawog, N.Y., died Oct. 16, 2012. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Nichols Funeral Home in Whitney Point. A Christian service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Church in Whitney Point.

CRANDALL — Joyce L. Crandall, 92, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Oct. 14, 2012, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. There are no calling hours.
FAILING — William Failing, 58, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 10, 2012. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. There are no services. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, has charge of arrangements.

JEWELL — Elizabeth Amelia (Harvey) Jewell, 92, of Winston-Salem, N.C. and formerly of Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Oct. 12, 2012, at her home. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Lower Cincinnatus Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
McNEIL — Henrietta Huxford McNeil died Oct. 13, 2012, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles.
MEADORS — Adolphus Meadors, 89, of Homer, N.Y., died Oct. 9, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden.
MILLER — William N. Miller, 87, a longtime resident of McGraw, N.Y., died Oct. 14, 2012, in the Valley View Manor Nursing Home, Norwich. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer.
SCHOTT — William W. Schott, 58, of Clearwater, Fla., died Aug. 12, 2012. A celebration of his life and a reception will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Genoa Fire Dept., 10015 State Route 90, Genoa.

DAY — Norma J. Day, 89, formerly of 51 Port Watson St., Cortland, N.Y., and most recently of the Cortland Care Center, died Oct. 13, 2012, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center.Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main Street, Homer. Burial will be in in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, following the funeral. Friends may call 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.
KOEKEBACKER — John M Koekebacker, 59, of Groton, N.Y., died Oct. 8, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital. Private funeral arrangements were held at Shurtleff Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Groton.
McMAHON — Shirley (Sandy) McMahon, 86, died Oct. 13, 2012. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer.
MENAPACE — Rita B. Menapace, 83, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 11, 2012, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility.Services and burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Homer will be private and at the convenience of family. There are no calling hours.
MOSCICKI — Eric W. Moscicki, 54, of Mountainview Dr., Homer, died away on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home
RUMSEY — Richard “Lipps” Rumsey Sr., 63, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 13, 2012, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Blodgett Mills.Friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

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