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Death and Birth Notices

CLOSSON — a daughter, Brynn Haylee, 8 lbs. 9 oz., Nov. 29, 2008, to Elijah Closson and Jenna Bush, Cincinnatus, N.Y.
THOMPSON — a son, Jonathan Robert, 6 lbs. 12 oz., Nov. 17, 2008, in Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, N.Y., to Robert and Kathleen Driscoll Thompson, Genoa, N.Y.
WILKINSON — a son, Bryce Patrick, 8 lbs. 9 oz., Dec. 2, 2008, to Alan and Andrea Gioia Wilkinson, 20 Sharpsteen Road, Groton, N.Y.

DENSMORE — Jo-An T. Densmore, 61, of 3 Lamont Circle, Town of Cortlandville, N.Y., died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Pomeroy St., Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Cortland. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.
ELLIOTT — Deborah L. Elliott, 53, of Cortland, N.Y., died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008. Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
FOSTER — Wayne C. (Pappy) Foster, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. A memorial celebration will be held at the Marathon American Legion on Saturday, Dec. 13 at noon.

ABDALLAH — Rose Abdallah, 89, of Levydale Park, Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 4, 2008, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, 13 Court St., Cortland. Interment will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
BOMBARD — Mr. Frederick H. Bombard, 64, of St. Stephen’s Church Road, Mt. Pleasant, N.C., died Dec. 4, 2008, at CMC-Northeast. A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Gordon Funeral Home, 8559 Cook St., Mt. Pleasant, N.C. Burial will follow at Cabarrus Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
EFIMENCO — Dr. Nicholas Marbury Efimenco, 93, died in the intensive care unit of Suburban Hospital, Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18, 2008. He requested that there be no funeral or memorial services.
PHELPS— Donald C. Phelps, 87, of Mead Road, Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 4, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 N. Main St., Homer. Interment in East Homer Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral Monday.
PIKE — Paul Pike, 61, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2008, at his residence. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

MOSIER — Keith N. Mosier, 48, of Hunts Corners Road, Marathon, N.Y., died Dec. 2, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2:15 p.m. on Friday from the Marathon Central School. Burial will be in Parker Street Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 Main St., Marathon from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday.

COLAW —Eugene “Gene” Edward Colaw died at his home in Cortland, N.Y., Nov. 30th, 2008.There will be an informal gathering to celebrate his life from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday in the upstairs meeting room of Grace Episcopal Church, 13 Court St., Cortland.
DODGE — John E. Dodge, 87, of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 27, 2008. Friends and relatives may attend a Celebration of Life service on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira at 2:30 p.m. A viewing will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
TRYON — Gerald R. Tryon, 75, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2008. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the A.C. Baker Funeral Home in Marathon. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the spring at the Marathon Rural Cemetery.

ADAMS — Robert Wilson Adams, 91, died on Nov. 29, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, from A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home, 26 E. Main Street, Marathon. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery at later date. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. on Friday.
ANDERSON — Stanley Anderson, 90, Cincinnatus, N.Y., died Dec. 1, 2008, at the Rosewood Senior Citizen’s Home in Cincinnatus. Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. There will be no prior calling hours. Burial will be in Lower Cincinnatus Cemetery.
MORRIS — Hazel Morris, 85, of Groton, N.Y., formerly of Cortland, died Nov. 29, 2008. At Hazel’s request there are no calling hours or services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
NOBLES — Shera Nobles, 61, of Pinecrest Drive, Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2008, in Syracuse after a courageous battle with cancer. At her request there are no services at this time. A celebration of life will be announced in the spring at the convenience of the family.
SIMMONS — Bruce J. Simmons, 52, of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2008, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call from noon to 1:15 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will take place in the Virgil Cemetery in the spring. A gathering of friends will be held on Wednesday following service at the CNY DSO, 36 Owego St., Cortland

MOTT — Virginia Splane Mott, 83, of Franklin St. Road, town of Sennett, N.Y., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles. Burial will be in Soule Cemetery, Sennett. Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with O.E.S. services at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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